After this initial thrilling encounter with this simple yet effective and supposedly scientific account of the origin of man — your lecturer himself became a convinced young evolutionist. He yearned for more specific information. His father, himself a convinced evolutionist of many years' standing, readily encouraged him in this. Consequently, at an early age your lecturer had already studied some of the books of Charles Darwin, Sir Arthur Keith, J. G. Crowther, Ernst Haeckel, Julian and Thomas Huxley, H. G. Wells, and a score of others. In fact, by the time he had reached puberty, he had himself made gruesome-looking replicas of various extinct "ape men" — with which he attempted to convince his peers at school that the story of Adam and the apple was nothing but one huge myth.