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The Land That Time Forgot - Edgar Rice Burroughs

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Chapter 1


It must have been a little after three o'clock in the afternoon
that it happened--the afternoon of June 3rd, 1916.  It seems
incredible that all that I have passed through--all those weird
and terrifying experiences--should have been encompassed within
so short a span as three brief months.  Rather might I have
experienced a cosmic cycle, with all its changes and evolutions
for that which I have seen with my own eyes in this brief
interval of time--things that no other mortal eye had seen
before, glimpses of a world past, a world dead, a world so
long dead that even in the lowest Cambrian stratum no trace of
it remains.  Fused with the melting inner crust, it has passed
forever beyond the ken of man other than in that lost pocket of
the earth whither fate has borne me and where my doom is sealed.
I am here and here must remain.


After reading this far, my interest, which already had been
stimulated by the finding of the manuscript, was approaching
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