The Stolen Bacillus: And Other Incidents (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1904 - 276 pages
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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

I found this book difficult to read due to the rampant prejudice imbued unnecessarily throughout its pages. Racist remarks aside though the stories were of a short length good for a quick read on a break or before bed. Read full review

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User Review  - J Eddy - Goodreads

Included in this volume are "The Stolen Bacillus," "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid," "In the Avu Observatory," "The Triumphs of a Taxidermist," "A Deal in Ostriches," "Through a Window," "The ... Read full review



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