Chapter Five of ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’

See Chapter One here, Chapter Two here, Chapter Three here, and Chapter Four here Chapter FiveThe End of the Known “You know I hate, detest, and can’t bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in … Continue reading Chapter Five of ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’

Chapter Four of ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’

See Chapter One here, Chapter Two here, and Chapter Three here Chapter FourThe Unexpected Outcome of a Museum Gala “Well, we’ve gone and done it, young fellah my lad.”-Lord John Roxton, The Lost World On the following evening, Perseus found himself at the Natural History Museum, dressed in a rented suit and tails, with a … Continue reading Chapter Four of ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’

Chapter Three of ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’

See Chapter One here and Chapter Two here Chapter Three“A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kind of Chance” These are the Four that are never content,that have never been filled since the Dews began–Jacala’s mouth, and the glut of the Kite,and the hands of the Ape, and the Eyes of Man.-Rudyard Kipling, The King’s Ankus             A steerage passage … Continue reading Chapter Three of ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’

Chapter Two of ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’

See Chapter One here Chapter TwoDead Man’s Gift “I was first mate, I was, old Flint's first mate, and I'm the on'y one as knows the place.”-Billy Bones, Treasure Island             Fourteen years later, Perseus Corbett was still a thousand miles from his heart’s desire.             He was standing on a pier in Istanbul, before … Continue reading Chapter Two of ‘Perseus Corbett and the Forbidden Valley’