Tales from the White Hart Author:Arthur C. Clarke This collection contains fifteen stories written by Clarke between 1953 and 1956. All of them take place in the London pub known as the White Hart, where a group of journalists, scientists, and "interested laymen" gathers every Wednesday evening for a pint of beer, a game of darts, and the latest tall tale from Harry Purvis. No one knows quite w... more »hat Harry's background is or what he does for a living, but he tells the strangest stories of science gone awry. One week it's the tale of the scientist who developed a working antigravity device, and the horrible fate that befell him . . . the next, the story of the property master who built ray guns for a science fiction TV show, until one of them worked a little too well.
"Did I ever tell you about the time I prevented the evacuation of southern England?" asks Harry. Order another pint, pull up a chair and get ready to hear another improbable tale.