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Robert William Chambers

In Search of the Unknown

Our narrator is hired by the New York Zoological Society to assist a professor who is in charge of their gardens and exhibits. He embarks on his search for a Great Auk, a species that was extinct for fifty or so years.
256 printed pages
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  • Dannihas quoted3 years ago
    It was on Sunday when I awoke to the realization that I had quitted civilization and was afloat on an unfamiliar body of water in an open boat containing—

    One light steel cage, One rifle and ammunition, One stenographer, Three ounces rosium oxide, One hound-dog, Two valises.
  • Dannihas quoted3 years ago
    The letter that started me—I was going to say startled me, but only imaginative people are startled—the letter, then, that started me from Bronx Park to the South
  • isiahkohne47has quoted6 years ago
    hunted the thimble in the moonlight with the pretty nurse

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