J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement (1884)
Arthur Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle’s imaginative solution to the mystery of the Mary Celeste (here named the Marie Celeste), which sailed from New York on November 7, 1872, and was discovered abandoned by the Dei Gratia on December 5. Nothing supernatural here, though Doyle invents some African superstition to account for the survival of the fictional Jephson. Originally published anonymously, this story was taken as a fact by some and hotly refuted by others.
Reviewed by: Nat Hocken