Amazing that this is written in 1924.
A professor accidentally found a growth rate.
The resulting egg would grow faster and then would continue to grow fast even without further exposure to this ray.
The professor has to give credit to the person who built the lab in order to get published.
Then problem come in the form that people misunderstood the study result.
Everyone want to know about this ray. So much so that bribery is offered.
Half way through and it is a nice little book.
Snakes. Horrifying snakes. A wrong delivery.
Reading this Classic Horror square.