THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU
Author : Herbert George Wells
I DO not propose to add anything to what has already been written concerning
the loss of the 'Lady Vain.' As everyone knows, she collided with a derelict
when ten days out from Callao. The longboat, with seven of the crew, was picked
up eighteen days after by H. M. gunboat 'Myrtle,' and the story of their
terrible privations has become quite as well known as the far more horrible
'Medusa' case. But I have to add to the published story of the 'Lady Vain'
another, possibly as horrible and far stranger. It has hitherto been supposed
that the four men who were in the dingey perished, but this is incorrect. I
have the best of evidence for this assertion: I was one of the four men.
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