by H. G. Wells. Originally Published in The Weekly Sun Literary Supplement December 6, 1896. Monstrous denizens of the deep terrorize the residents of the Devonshire coast! CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 1 Until the extraordinary affair at Sidmouth, the peculiar species Haploteuthis ferox was known to science only generically, on the strength of a half-digested tentacle obtained near the Azores, and a decaying body pecked by birds and nibbled by fish, found early in 1896 by Mr. Jennings, near Land's End. In no department of zoological science, indeed are we quite so much in the dark as Continue reading