The Thames Valley Catastrophe

The Thames Valley Catastrophe

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Two bicyclists, one a Londoner, the other an American geologist named Ward, out for a pleasant bicycle trip in the idyllic Thames valley, meet at a small village inn on the west bank of the Thames. Their parlor chat turns to the subjects of mountains and volcanic eruptions, and the difference between small vent-hole eruptions and large fissure eruptions. The Londoner speaks:

"Let us be thankful," I said, carelessly, "that such things don't happen in our own times."… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1897

Word count: 7,477 words (≈ 30 minutes)

Source: Project Gutenberg Australia

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

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