Material cut from the end of
The Man Who Shook The Earth
"Bueno!" he ejaculated. "And we
will have a great celebration when the hospital is dedicated, with you as the
guest of honor. All of Chile will want to see the man who has smashed the maker
"Cut out the celebration part," Doc told him. "Don't
depend on me being there."
The giant bronze man had no way of knowing it, but his
advance decision to stay away from the ceremonies dedicating the hospital was
destined to affect his future greatly.
It was at that ceremony that the mysterious horror which
men called the Blue Meteor was first to seek for Doc Savage.
A terror, spawned from the remote fastnesses of forbidden
Tibet, was the Blue Meteor. The fearsome thing first came to the earth from
outer space, passing over villages and cities, leaving behind it the weird
affliction which was unlike anything ever encountered by mankind.
The "living death," men called the horrible fate to which
the Blue Meteor condemned those unfortunates who chanced to come under its
Controlling the destinies of the Blue Meteor was a fiend,
the equal of whom for villainy, Doc and his five aids had never before
encountered. None had seen this master of evil; none knew his identity. He was
literally nothing but a name -- Mo-Gwei.
Doc and his group had met peril in many guises, but never
had danger come in the form which they were slated to meet in "Meteor
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