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THE LOST WORLD
By SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
CHAPTER XVI. Continued
"A Proccssion! A Proccssion !"
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" Dr. Illii rfi-ctl heard, in part ol
?' l-'or Ili-Jven ? .S.iki-. Shtll th.it Wnitlnw I" It.i.ircJ tlie Prtitcaaiir.
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,.:. ? ,,- ? ? . trenuou opjx Iriends i
s,,;:, .:?-.- ?? yere also made to pull him down. Bcii
enormotu ? ique, howev<?r, and [xi c -<?<! ol a
voitv, he tl '1 the tumult aml succeeded in I
h was clear, from th? momenl of his rising;, thal h<
of frit nd and mpathi r in the hall, thou I
minority in the audiem e. The attitudc of thi
public ini.li' ln- deserilied as one of attcntive neuti
?? \)v. i" ' bcRan his remarl
, iation of the .'ork both of I'- :? or C
| mnn ??!. e. 11. n ueh r? r, i ted thal an;
shtnihl have b< en read into hi rcmarks, which v
,1,. iro f. ?? ? ?:? I His jxi ?' ion, in fa? l
tialh ? thal taken by Profi or F
last iiiii ?tn. Al thal la Professor ("
;i had l'l.'ii queried by hi
thi . i ird iiim iclf with tl
; them to remain unquestioned. Wa- I i
(*Y< .' No,' aml prolon^ed interruption. durinR v
Challen^er wa-- lieard from the press 1">\ to ..
?;? I );? [Uin^worth into the .tn
? \ in things. N'ow
,>i1ht :m,l mon Inrtlini.' otu-s. Was this
;i tinal proof where the matters in que ti ?
inosi rcvolutionan and incredihlc char icl
ha<l ':..<-t: n ivnl examples of travelers n
unknown with eertain tah - which ' '?
readilv accepted. Wa the London '/.?
tute to plaee itself in this position? He admitt.
the memlxrs of the committee were men ol cha tcr.
Hut human nature was very complex. Even pr<
might be misled by the desire for notoriel Like
v..- all loved ln lutter in the light.
liked to !>i- in a jiosition to cap tha I
their rivals, and journalists were nol aversi
i n.nt' . e\en when imaginaii'?n had l i
the procc Each member of the commil
own motive for making the lx I ? ?
shaine!') !1?' had no desire to 1-. o
are!' and intcrruptii >n. I
"The corrolioration of these wondn m
of the mosl slender description. What .:'.;
to? Some photographs. Was it |
agc of ingenious manipulation photograpl
acccptcd a ? cvidcnce? What more! Wc h;
..!' a flighl and a descenl by ropes which :
the productioti of larger specimens. It was in niotis,
hut nol convincing. lt was understood thai l-"'-'1'
Roxton claimed !?? have the skull <>t' a phororl
11c could only sav that lu- would like t<> see I
"Lord Roxton: 'Is that fellow calhng me a
"The Chairman: 'Order! Order! Dr. Illingworth,
I musl direcl you to bring your remarkstoa conclusion
and tn movc your amendment.'
"Dr. Illingworth: 'Your Grace, I have more to
say; bul 1 bow to your ruling. I move, then, that,
while Professor Sttmmerlec be thanked for his int<
ingaddrcss, the wholcmattershallbe regarded as "non
proven," and shall bc referred back to a larger and pos
siblv more reliable committee of investigation.
TT is difficull to describe the confusion causedbythia
amendment. A large section of the audience ex?
pressed their indignation at such a slur upon the
travelers by n?>is\ shouts of dissenl and cries ol 'Dor?t
putit!' ?With.hau" Turnhtmout!' Ontheother
hand. the malcontcnts and it cannot bedenied that
they were fairly numcrous cheered for the amendment
with cries of 'Order!' 'Chair!' and 'Fair play!' A