The Giant Rat of Sumatra

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Author: Richard L. Boyer
Publisher: W.H. Allen (1977)
ISBN-10: 0491023103
ISBN-13: 9780491023108
Condition: Very Good. General wear to DJ with some creasing along the top edge.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 22.3 x 14 x 2 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg

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The Giant Rat of Sumatra is a fictional giant rat, first mentioned by Arthur Conan Doyle in a 1924 Sherlock Holmes story, and later used in works by many other writers, this being one of them.

Dr. Watson made provision before he died that the story of the giant rat, one of the most remarkable of all Sherlock Holmes's cases, should be held in the vaults of a London bank until all the protagonists - who included one of the most distinguished families of the day - were dead. Holmes himself, in The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire, remarked that the world was not then ready to hear such a story.


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