Dedication by Arthur Conan Doyle:
To my friend Major-General A. W. Drayson as a slight token of my
admiration for his great and as yet unrecognised services to astronomy
this little volume is dedicated.
Preface by Arthur Conan Doyle:
For the use of some of the following Tales
I am indebted to the courtesy of the proprietors of "Cornhill," "Temple
Bar," "Belgravia," "London Society," "Cassell's," and "The Boy's Own
Paper." A. Conan Doyle, M.D.