Hope and despair of attempted positivism

The London Times of Dec. 25, 1883, reported, in a translation from a Turkish newspaper, that a substance fell in Scutari on Dec. 2, 1883, in particles or flakes like snow. “‘It was found to be saltish to the taste, and to dissolve readily in water.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p70 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).