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The Poison Belt

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Three years after the events that took place in The Lost World, Professor Challenger urgently summons his fellow explorers (Professor Summerlee, Lord John Roxton, and reporter E.D. Malone) to a meeting. Oddly, he requires each to bring an oxygen cylinder with him.

What he soon informs them is that from astronomical data and just-received telegraphs of strange accidents on the other side of the world, he has deduced that the Earth is starting to move through a region of space containing something poisonous to humankind.

Shutting themselves tightly up in Challenger’s house, they start to consider what may be done. But as their countrymen start to drop, will their oxygen last long enough to determine and implement a solution?

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"No, it's not what you might call 'earty," said Austin, shaking his head and glancing up at the deplorable placard. "It wouldn't look well in a Christmas card. I beg your pardon, sir, for I haven't spoke as much as this for many a long year, but to-day my feelings seem to 'ave got the better of me. 'E can sack me till 'e's blue in the face, but I ain't going, and that's flat. I'm 'is man and 'e's my master, and so it will be, I expect, to the end of the chapter."

We had passed between the white posts of a gate and up a curving drive, lined with rhododendron bushes. Beyond stood a low brick house, picked out with white woodwork, very comfortable and pretty. Mrs. Challenger, a small, dainty, smiling figure, stood in the open doorway to welcome us.

"Well, my dear," said Challenger, bustling out of the car, "here are our visitors. It is something new for us to have visitors, i. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Oh, Sir Arthur...you sage, you luminary, you genius!! What a memorable, momentous achievement, my good chap! Simply stupendous!! It's just

A singularly superb accomplishment!!

Oh, forgive my loquaciousness, I don't mean to prattle on so (you certainly never would), but I just find it so spirited

Έκτο βιβλίο του Άρθουρ Κόναν Ντόιλ που διαβάζω και δηλώνω για ακόμα μια φορά ευχαριστημένος. Σε τούτη την ιστορία συναντιόμαστε ξανά με τους τέσσερις πρωταγωνιστές του άκρως ψυχαγωγικού και απολαυστικού μυθιστορήματος "Ο Χαμένος κόσμος", κάτι πολύ θετικό για μένα μιας και τους είχα συμπαθήσει ιδιαιτ

What’s a proper English gentleman to do when faced with the end of the world? Why, commence tea time, of course, because nothing settles the spirit, mind, and body quite like a nice hot cup of Earl Grey with a dash of milk, no sugar, please, in the face of global destruction.

Professor Challenger, th

Το πρώτο διήγημα πολύ καλό, το δεύτερο...οκ...more

Η Δηλητηριώδης Ζώνη είναι μία νουβέλα επιστημονικής φαντασίας του Άρθουρ Κόναν Ντόιλ, συγγραφέα της πασίγνωστης σειράς μυστηρίου Σέρλοκ Χολμς. Πρωταγωνιστές αυτής της σειράς μυθιστορημάτων είναι ο καθηγητής Τσάλεντζερ, ένας υπερόπτης ξερόλας σταλεγάκιας με χρυσή καρδιά και η παρέα του. Η νουβέλα αυτ

The story itself is less than 100 pages, so the plot description and the review itself will be short.
Professor Challenger discovered that the Earth will pass through the belt of poisonous ether (whatever that is).

Being a genius he was the only person who realized this and made some preparations. A

Δεν ξέρω πόσα αστεράκια του αξίζουν. Δεν το τελείωσα. Ξεκινάει καλά και με αρκετό χιούμορ. Είναι μικρό και θα μπορούσα να το τελειώσω, αλλά υποσχέθηκα στον εαυτό μου να μην πιέζομαι να διαβάζω βιβλία που δε με "κρατάνε" και το συγκεκριμένο ήταν ok, αλλά προς το παρόν το αφήνω στην άκρη. Ίσως στο μέλ

Liked it. I liked author's style. I also liked the character Professor Challenger, though he is arrogant. In fact, his arrogance is the reason of my liking. Also liked the story.

فكرة القصة جميلة بسيطة جدا من حيق الفكرة قديمة المصطلاحات، الفكرة تدور حول ان الكرة الارضية مرت بنطاق غازي سام تسرب للغلاف الجوي وتشبع به الجو وادى لحدوث حالة جنون عامة من ثم حالة هياج وقتل وتخريب شاملة للكوكب بالكامل، وتطورت الاعراض الى حالة موت مؤقته.
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جيدة :) ... في البداية كنت فاكراها حكاية من حكايات (شيرلوك هولمز) بعد ماشفتها موسومة بإسم (آرثر كونان دويل) لكن اتفاجأت بأنها رواية من روايات الخيال العلمي .. عبر (دويل) من خلالها عن لمحات من قناعاته و ايمانه ، و من المعروف
إن آرثر كونان دويل كان عضو في جمعيات روحانية بتعني بالاتصال بالأرواح .. أو ب

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