Mrs. Piper's Credibility

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Mrs. Piper's Credibility is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the John O'London's Weekly on 27 march 1920.

Mrs. Piper's Credibility

Sir, — It is amusing to notice that so mild a phrase as "specious misrepresentation" arouses Mr. Clodd's anger. He is himself the most ill-mannered of controversialists. Everyone opposed to him becomes at once a "hussy," an "impostor," or a purveyor of "nauseous drivel." He has been known to put Dr. Crawford's D.Sc. in quotation marks, and to add, after an allusion to Sir Oliver Lodge and myself, "Knighthoods are cheap." And now he squeals at a very mild rap. It is truly comic.

Yours, etc.,