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#1  crutledge 12-06-2008, 05:28 PM
Frederick Merrick White (1859-?) wrote a number of novels and short stories under the name Fred M. White, including the six 'Doom of London' science-fiction stories, in which various catastrophes beset London. These include The Four Days' Night (1903), in which London is beset by a massive killer smog; The Dust of Death (1903), in which diphtheria infects the city, spreading from refuse tips and sewers; and The Four White Days (1903), in which a sudden and deep winter paralyses the city under snow and ice. These six stories all first appeared in Pearson's Magazine, and were illustrated by Warwick Goble.
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NEWTON MOORE came into the War Office in response to a code telegram and
a hint that speed was the essence of the contract. Sir George Morley
plunged immediately into his subject.

"I've got a pretty case for you," he said. "I suppose you have never
heard of such a thing as the Mazaroff rifle?"
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