"In the Rockhurst Tunnel: The Ganger's Story."
By Victor L. Whitechurch (1868-1933).
Illustrations by S. H. Vedder.
First appearance: The Harmsworth (London) Magazine, June 1901.
Short short story (6 pages, 4 illos).
Online at Hathi Trust (HERE).
(Note: Some text slightly faded near illos.)
". . . we'll give you a chance of seeing one of the biggest railway accidents known, and of telling your friends about it—if you're lucky enough to escape yourself, which I doubt."
Some men are willing to give their lives for their country, but how many would sacrifice their teeth?
- FictionMags has an extensive listing of The Reverend Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch's short fiction.
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