When the news came of the discovery of gold at the south pole, nobody suspected that the beginning had been reached of a new era in the world's history. The newsboys cried "Extra!" as they had done a thousand times for murders, battles, fires, and Wall Street panics, but nobody was excited. In fact, the reports at first seemed so exaggerated and improbable that hardly anybody believed a word of them. Who could have been expected to credit a despatch, forwarded by cable from New Zealand, and signed by an unknown name, which contained such a statement as this:
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Published May 17, 2012
by Harper & Brothers.
Science & Math, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Professional & Technical.