An incident which occurred as nearly as I can estimate about three weeks after the disappearance
of Toby, convinced me that the natives, from some reason or other, would interpose every possible obstacle to my leaving them.
, had absolutely the audacity to acknowledge that on that very morning he had been out with his rifle deer-stalking, in the immediate neighbourhood of the pool where the blood-stained waistcoat had been discovered through the sagacity of Mr.
There are rumours of foul play in the matter, and it is said that the police have caused the arrest of the woman who had caused the original disturbance, in the belief that, from jealousy or some other motive, she may have been concerned in the strange disappearance
of the bride.
of all the fishing-boats that went out two days ago is not an ordinary circumstance.
So that is the tail end of the telegram which Godfrey Staunton dispatched within a few hours of his disappearance
Then there was his unaccountable disappearance
for weeks; there was von Horn's strange reticence and seeming ignorance as to the circumstances which brought the young man to the island, or his equally unaccountable disappearance
after having rescued her from Number One.
If he took to flight, his sudden disappearance
would be a suspicious circumstance in itself, and would therefore provoke inquiries which might lead to serious results.
We are as much astonished as you are at his extraordinary disappearance
At one time, about five years after the disappearance
, these stories of the supernatural became so rife, or through some attesting circumstances seemed so important, that some of Marion's most serious citizens deemed it well to investigate, and to that end arranged for a night session on the premises.
A second dose of poison--larger than the dose administered in the early morning--has been given during the absence of the nurse, and (observe) during the disappearance
also of Mrs.
Without doubt he was on my trail, for we had long since learned that my disappearance
had been cause of deep concern to the secret service of the Oligarchy.
At the dinner in the glade she had not failed to notice--what every body else had passed over--the absence at the festival of the hostess's brother-in-law; and more remarkable still, the disappearance
of a lady who was actually one of the guests staying in the house: in plainer words, the disappearance
I very well remember the sensation which was caused by the disappearance
of Captain Morstan.
By degrees the consequences of these phenomena showed themselves in the disappearance
of organized beings, and by the disappearance
On the slow and successive appearance of new species -- On their different rates of change -- Species once lost do not reappear -- Groups of species follow the same general rules in their appearance and disappearance
as do single species -- On Extinction -- On simultaneous changes in the forms of life throughout the world -- On the affinities of extinct species to each other and to living species -- On the state of development of ancient forms -- On the succession of the same types within the same areas -- Summary of preceding and present chapters.