By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Whilst the inventor Perry fires up his burrowing prospector, it runs uncontrolled, plunging him together with his younger protege into the centre of the earth. There, rather than being destroyed through the molten lava they anticipate finding, they realize an internal global of surprising savagery and unearthly good looks. right here strong dinosaurs nonetheless roam along beasts by no means noticeable on the planet above. And to their horror, they locate themselves without notice enslaved in a land the place people are governed via the reptilian and evilly clever Mahars. essentially the most profound early impacts at the technology fiction and delusion style, Edgar Rice Burroughs is now most famed for his Tarzan sequence, even supposing he wrote many stories that experience captured the imaginations of generations of readers, together with the Martian adventures of the Barsoom series, the Pellucidar series, of which this quantity is the 1st, and the tales of Carson on Venus.
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Precious lot of good it will do us," I growled back. "But my boy," he continued, "doesn't that temperature reading mean anything to you? Why it hasn't gone up in six miles. " "Yes, I'm thinking of it," I answered; "but what difference will it make when our air supply is exhausted whether the temperature is 153 degrees or 153,000? " But I must admit that for some unaccountable reason the stationary temperature did renew my waning hope. What I hoped for I could not have explained, nor did I try.
It was surrounded by a pack of some hundred wolf-like creatures--wild dogs they seemed--that rushed growling and snapping in upon it from all sides, so that they sank their white fangs into the slow brute and were away again before it could reach them with its huge paws or sweeping tail. But these were not all that my startled eyes perceived. Chattering and gibbering through the lower branches of the trees came a company of manlike creatures evidently urging on the dog pack. They were to all appearances strikingly similar in aspect to the Negro of Africa.
I asked. "It will be all the same to us in the end, David," replied Perry. "At the best our fuel will suffice to carry us but three or four days, while our atmosphere cannot last to exceed three. " "If the crust is of sufficient thickness we shall come to a final stop between six and seven hundred miles beneath the earth's surface; but during the last hundred and fifty miles of our journey we shall be corpses. " I asked. "Quite correct, David. " "I do not know. It all has come so suddenly that I scarce believe that either of us realizes the real terrors of our position.