I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's comments
Thank you for the detailed instructions. Looking forward to reading Chapter Two and receiving everyone's comments. One of the joys of Doyle's writing is that he creates characters with such reality, people have different responses to them.
Thank you for setting up this blog this is such a nice meeting place.
references in the paperback edition
One line in the first chapter I found puzzling.
a reference to Richard Burton, November 1925 – 5 August 1984) a Welsh actor, since Conan Doyle 1859-1930 would not have had known him to reference..page 3 .
Ned was writing a story at the Wigan coal mine after the explosion, and he also stopped to help the people down at the mine. page 8
Three men of note are admired by Gladys and Ned in the first chapter. They're Sir Richard Burton, a nineteenth century British officer and linguist, Robert Clive, an eighteenth century British soldier and administrator who was instrumental in the role of the British Empire in India, and a nineteenth century Welsh explorer of Africa, Sir Henry Stanley. Ned was looking for danger and adventure like these three men experienced so he could impress Gladys.
A weekly discussion group of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World"