The River of Death: A Tale of London In Peril

The River of Death: A Tale of London In Peril

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Another in the "Doom of London" series, in which the author sounds a clarion call of potential disasters that may fall upon the great city. Here he relates a tale of environmental contamination leading to a medical panic.

London in a year of severe drought; water level in the Thames river extremely low, blazing heat wave for 3 weeks in August; a Portuguese cargo ship sinks and contaminates a tributary of the Thames; 3 of the crew members are discovered to be dying… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1904

Word count: 8,706 words (≈ 35 minutes)

Source: Project Gutenberg Australia http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603561h.html

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)


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