Dr. Ox wants to introduce a new gas lighting system in a small Flemish town. Free of charge. However something does not add up. Solely because Dr. Ox's goal is not as philanthropic as it seems. He conducts secret experiments on the effect of oxygen on all living creatures. The outcome is most certainly not expected.
What goes wrong in his project? Do people realize what a madman they have let in their town? Will Dr. Ox get what he deserves or he will manage to get away with it? The answer lies in Jules Verne's short science-fiction novel from 1874 "Dr. Ox's Experiment".