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The Olympic Games Fund (11 october 1913)

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The Olympic Games Fund is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in The Times on 11 october 1913.



The Olympic Games Fund

The Times (11 october 1913)

LETTER FROM SIR A. CONAN DOYLE.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.

Sir, — The progress of the Olympic Fund is sure and steady, but it must be admitted that it is slow. This is due, in my opinion, to the idea in the minds of the public that the Games are three years distant, so that they dismiss the subject from their immediate attention under the impression that there is plenty of time. But this is a fallacy. Seed time is rapidly passing. When harvest-time comes not all the money in England will buy the crop if it has not been planted now. Three years hence we, like every other nation, will be intensely interested in the great international contest in Berlin. We must see to it now, in this autumn of 1913, that we have not then to look back with bitterness and reflect that our preparations came too late.

Yours faithfully,

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
Windlesham,Crowborough, Sussex, Oct. 10.


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