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Disappearance

See also Abduction.
Arden, Enoch
missing for many years after being shipwrecked, returns to find his wife remarried. [Br. Poetry: “Enoch Arden”]
Atlantis
submerged legendary island kingdom; never located. [Classical Folklore: Walsh Classical, 37]
Bermuda Triangle
area of mysterious disappearance of ships and planes at sea. [Am. Hist.: The Bermuda Triangle]
Bierce, Ambrose
(1842–1914?) journalist and short story writer; disappeared into Mexico in 1913. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 294]
Crater, Judge
(Joseph Force Crater, 1889–1930?) Judge of N. Y. Supreme Court; vanished August 6, 1930. [Am. Hist.: RHD]
Drood, Edwin
nephew of John Jasper; mysteriously vanishes. [Br. Lit.: Edwin Drood]
Earhart, Amelia
(1897–1937?) aviatrix vanished in 1937 amid speculation and gossip. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 819]
Hoff a, Jimmy
(1913–1975?) Teamsters’ boss kidnapped and presumed dead. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1975), 573]
Louis XVII (1793–1795?) “lost
dauphin”; heir to French kingship imprisoned and probably abducted. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1617]
Mister Keen
tracer of lost persons. [Radio: “Keen” in Sharp, IV, 354]
Prospero’s banquet
vanishes after being shown to the hungry castaways. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Tempest]
Roanoke
Carolina settlement that twice vanished, leaving no trace (1587). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 430]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
Thus the appearance of new forms and the disappearance of old forms, both natural and artificial, are bound together.
On a search-warrant being issued for the examination of his room, clothes, and so forth, it was discovered that he had destroyed all his papers, and rearranged all his possessions, on the very afternoon of the disappearance. The watch found at the Weir was challenged by the jeweller as one he had wound and set for Edwin Drood, at twenty minutes past two on that same afternoon; and it had run down, before being cast into the water; and it was the jeweller's positive opinion that it had never been re-wound.
Inquiries being addressed to this gentleman (a physician of undoubted capacity and respectability), it turned out that he also had never seen Ferrari, having been summoned to the palace (as his memorandum book showed) at a date subsequent to the courier's disappearance. The doctor described Lord Montbarry's malady as bronchitis.
'You asked me if I accounted for the disappearance to myself,' Mrs Clennam sternly reminded him, 'not if I accounted for it to you.
"May I ask, in the meanwhile, whether you have yourself any theory to account for this young man's disappearance?"
"Tell me," I asked, as we rattled up Gray's Inn Road, "have you any suspicion yet as to the cause of the disappearance. I don't think that among all our cases I have known one where the motives are more obscure.
Of course, I had at the outset no particular reason to connect these journeys with the disappearance of Godfrey Staunton, and was only inclined to investigate them on the general grounds that everything which concerns Dr.
Holmes was endeavouring to utter a few words of consolation and to explain the alarm which had been caused to his friends by his sudden disappearance when there was a step upon the stairs, and there was the heavy, stern, questioning face of Dr.
I have now given the true disappearance of Philip Wickson, one-time oligarch, and, later, comrade in the Revolution.
Of particular concern for the protesters and human rights groups are the enforced disappearances previously orchestrated by the Chinese authorities.
'The UN stands ready to continue supporting the government of Sri Lanka in the fulfilment of this commitment,' Singer said in her statement to mark the International Day of Enforced Disappearances on Friday.
The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances was observed across the world on Aug 30 with Pakistan yet to implement different recommendations put forward by the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) after its visit to the country in 2012.