Speech with the Dead (article 6 august 1920)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Speech with the Dead is an erratum written by Arthur Conan Doyle published in The Times on 6 august 1920.


Speech with the Dead

The Times (6 august 1920)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writes stating that in the report published in The Times last Friday of his speech at the Spiritualists luncheon at the Holborn Restaurant, he is represented as saying:— "There were always the materialist, the Bible-quoters, and other critics, with their 'eternal putridity,' to be encountered." The correct version of his remarks is:— "There are two types of critics. One is the materialist who insists upon his right to eternal putridity ; the other is the gentleman with so deep a respect for the Bible that he has never really examined it."