Sunday, 8 April 2012

Read:// Wellsathon 01 - The Stolen Bacillus

'Yes, here is the pestilence imprisoned. Only break such a little tube as this into a supply of drinking water, say to these minute particles of life that one must needs stain and examine with the highest powers of the microscope even to see, and that one can neither smell nor taste - say to them, "Go forth, increase and multiply, and replenish the cisterns", and death - mysterious, untraceable death, death swift and terrible, death full of pain and indignity - would be released upon this city, and go hither and thither seeking his victims.
 A short and sweet one to start off, telling of an anarchist's plans to poison the water supply with a deadly disease, not all goes to plan, and after a brief chase there is a twist to the tale.

Nothing much to say, it's lighthearted despite the topic, I'm not sure it was ever meant to be anything else, though it's hard to imagine how these stories read in their time.

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