…wherein we meet Fagin in his natural habitat: driving a crazy vehicle.
We launch the story with two pages, introducing not only Fagin, but also the amazing clockworks, the continent of Calypsitania, and the concept of “Moreaus.”
In this setting, the framing device of The Island of Doctor Moreau, that it is the manuscript found among the papers of Edward Prendick, and subsequently published upon his death by his nephew Charles Prendick, is considered to be factual.
Since the publication of the manuscript, a new organization has set about to continue the late Doctor Moreau’s work, with mixed results. Fagin, born an arctic fox but surgically and chemically altered, educated, and “elevated” to being a man, is one of their most promising subjects.