Adrift in the Unknown or, Queer Adventures in a Queer Realm written by William Wallace Cook. First published in 1904-1906 by Frank A. Munsey Co. and now republished again in ePub file. This book has 19 chapters.
There could be no more fitting introduction to this most amazing narrative from the pen of James Peter Munn than that article in the Morning Mercury.
Munn, it is no breach of confidence to inform the reader, was a reformed burglar; although the author of two books which achieved large sales and were most favorably received by the reviewers—"Forty Ways of Cracking Safes" and "The Sandbagger's Manual"—Mr. Munn developed small skill with the pen, so that the breathless interest aroused by his revelations hangs more upon the matter than the style. The Mercury article should do its mite toward preparing the reader for what is to come.
In the first place, the story was what newspaper men call a "scoop."