Letter to Arthur Smith Woodward (5 october)
My dear Woodward
I don't know about the Admiral, but I can assure you that what we saw was not a turtle — tho' the idea of a turtle without his shell did occur to me. I'm afraid that in zoology as in psychic matters I am drifting with the position where I can only answer objections by saying "I saw it."
All thanks for the valued book. I went to Bracklesham for fossils but find that the famous beds are submarine!
- Yours very sincerely
- A Conan Doyle