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The Poison Belt, with The Disentegration Machine and When the World Screamed
The Poison Belt with The Disentegration Machine and When the World Screamed Author:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Cover of book, features author and title, along with the subtitle: "Together with, 'The Disentegration Machine' and 'When the World Screamed.' Original price of book: 50 cents. — Cover illustration features bearded man holding a pair of binoculars; in front of him sits a woman in a long, pink skirt who has her face in her hands. — Bottom of book ... more »cover reads, "A Professor Challenger Story"
DESCRIPTION ON BACK OF BOOK:
"The Poison Belt --
Professor Challenger imperiously summons his three best friends to come to his country house, each one to bring a cylinder of pure oxygen. When they arrive, the reason for this strange request becomes terrifyingly clear. Professor Challenger has become convinced that the earth is entering a poison belt of ether and that life upon this planet is doomed.
In a sealed room, to the sound of the slow hiss of escaping oxygen, Professor Challenger and his friends wait out the night as humanity prepares to meet its fate..."
"Also included in this volume are two other famous Professor Challenger stories: 'When the World Screamed' and 'The Disentegration Machine.' "