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'Someone is tampering with the fabric of the human cell,'
The Doctor said darkly, 'perverting its secrets to his own purposes.'
Sarah Jane wants to meet her fellow journalist Rudyard
Kipling, and The Doctor sets the co-ordinates for England, Earth, in the
Victorian Age. As usual, the TARDIS materializes in not quite the right place,
and the time travellers find themselves pursued across Devon moorland by a huge
Children have gone missing; at the local boarding school, the
young Rudyard Kipling has set up search parties. Lights have been seen beneath
the waters of the bay, and fishermen have been pulled from their boats and
mutilated. Graves have been robbed of their corpses. Something is going on, and
Arthur Conan Doyle, the ship's doctor from a recently berthed arctic whaler, is
determined to investigate.
The Doctor and Doyle join forces to uncover a
macabre scheme to interfere with human evolution - and both Sarah Jane and
Kipling face a terrifying transmogrification.