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At The Earth's Core - Chapter IX - THE FACE OF DEATH At The Earth's Core - Chapter IX - THE FACE OF DEATH

At The Earth's Core - Chapter IX - THE FACE OF DEATH
I MUST HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP FROM EXHAUSTION. When I awoke I was very hungry, and after busying myself searching for fruit for a while, I set off through the jungle to find the beach. I knew that the island was not so large but that I could easily find the sea if I did but move in a straight line, but there came the difficulty as there was no way in which I could direct my course and hold it, the sun, of course, being always directly above my head, and the trees so thickly set that I could... Long Stories - Post by : bannerca - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 970

At The Earth's Core - Chapter VIII - THE MAHAR TEMPLE At The Earth's Core - Chapter VIII - THE MAHAR TEMPLE

At The Earth's Core - Chapter VIII - THE MAHAR TEMPLE
THE ABORIGINE, APPARENTLY UNINJURED, CLIMBED quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated creature. Blood from the wounded reptile was now crimsoning the waters about us and soon from the weakening struggles it became evident that I had inflicted a death wound upon it. Presently its efforts to reach us ceased entirely, and with a few convulsive movements it turned upon its back quite dead.And then there came to me a sudden realization of the predicament in which I had placed myself. I was entirely within the power of the... Long Stories - Post by : Holly - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 2718

At The Earth's Core - Chapter VII - FREEDOM At The Earth's Core - Chapter VII - FREEDOM

At The Earth's Core - Chapter VII - FREEDOM
ONCE OUT OF THE DIRECT PATH OF THE ANIMAL, fear of it left me, but another emotion as quickly gripped me--hope of escape that the demoralized condition of the guards made possible for the instant.I thought of Perry, but for the hope that I might better encompass his release if myself free I should have put the thought of freedom from me at once. As it was I hastened on toward the right searching for an exit toward which no Sagoths were fleeing, and at last I found it--a low, narrow aperture leading into a dark corridor.Without thought of the... Long Stories - Post by : marketingtest - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 2752

At The Earth's Core - Chapter VI - THE BEGINNING OF HORROR At The Earth's Core - Chapter VI - THE BEGINNING OF HORROR

At The Earth's Core - Chapter VI - THE BEGINNING OF HORROR
WITHIN PELLUCIDAR ONE TIME IS AS GOOD AS ANOTHER. There were no nights to mask our attempted escape. All must be done in broad daylight--all but the work I had to do in the apartment beneath the building. So we determined to put our plan to an immediate test lest the Mahars who made it possible should awake before I reached them; but we were doomed to disappointment, for no sooner had we reached the main floor of the building on our way to the pits beneath, than we encountered hurrying bands of slaves being hastened under strong... Long Stories - Post by : Dale_Woodland - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 1559

At The Earth's Core - Chapter V - SLAVES At The Earth's Core - Chapter V - SLAVES

At The Earth's Core - Chapter V - SLAVES
AS WE DESCENDED THE BROAD STAIRCASE WHICH led to the main avenue of Phutra I caught my first sight of the dominant race of the inner world. Involuntarily I shrank back as one of the creatures approached to inspect us. A more hideous thing it would be impossible to imagine. The all-powerful Mahars of Pellucidar are great reptiles, some six or eight feet in length, with long narrow heads and great round eyes. Their beak-like mouths are lined with sharp, white fangs, and the backs of their huge, lizard bodies are serrated into bony ridges from their... Long Stories - Post by : WCarmier - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 2047

At The Earth's Core - Chapter IV - DIAN THE BEAUTIFUL At The Earth's Core - Chapter IV - DIAN THE BEAUTIFUL

At The Earth's Core - Chapter IV - DIAN THE BEAUTIFUL
WHEN OUR GUARDS AROUSED US FROM SLEEP WE were much refreshed. They gave us food. Strips of dried meat it was, but it put new life and strength into us, so that now we too marched with high-held heads, and took noble strides. At least I did, for I was young and proud; but poor Perry hated walking. On earth I had often seen him call a cab to travel a square--he was paying for it now, and his old legs wobbled so that I put my arm about him and half carried him through the balance... Long Stories - Post by : trhaffey - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 3540

At The Earth's Core - Chapter III - A CHANGE OF MASTERS At The Earth's Core - Chapter III - A CHANGE OF MASTERS

At The Earth's Core - Chapter III - A CHANGE OF MASTERS
WE MUST HAVE TRAVELED SEVERAL MILES THROUGH the dark and dismal wood when we came suddenly upon a dense village built high among the branches of the trees. As we approached it my escort broke into wild shouting which was immediately answered from within, and a moment later a swarm of creatures of the same strange race as those who had captured me poured out to meet us. Again I was the center of a wildly chattering horde. I was pulled this way and that. Pinched, pounded, and thumped until I was black and blue, yet I... Long Stories - Post by : supportb - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 1360

At The Earth's Core - Chapter II - A STRANGE WORLD At The Earth's Core - Chapter II - A STRANGE WORLD

At The Earth's Core - Chapter II - A STRANGE WORLD
I WAS UNCONSCIOUS LITTLE MORE THAN AN INSTANT, for as I lunged forward from the crossbeam to which I had been clinging, and fell with a crash to the floor of the cabin, the shock brought me to myself.My first concern was with Perry. I was horrified at the thought that upon the very threshold of salvation he might be dead. Tearing open his shirt I placed my ear to his breast. I could have cried with relief--his heart was beating quite regularly.At the water tank I wetted my handkerchief, slapping it smartly across his forehead and face... Long Stories - Post by : krissie20 - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 2116

At The Earth's Core - Chapter I - TOWARD THE ETERNAL FIRES At The Earth's Core - Chapter I - TOWARD THE ETERNAL FIRES

At The Earth's Core - Chapter I - TOWARD THE ETERNAL FIRES
I WAS BORN IN CONNECTICUT ABOUT THIRTY YEARS ago. My name is David Innes. My father was a wealthy mine owner. When I was nineteen he died. All his property was to be mine when I had attained my majority--provided that I had devoted the two years intervening in close application to the great business I was to inherit.I did my best to fulfil the last wishes of my parent--not because of the inheritance, but because I loved and honored my father. For six months I toiled in the mines and in the counting-rooms, for I... Long Stories - Post by : tboyack - Date : February 2011 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 787

The Chickadee The Chickadee

The Chickadee
The chickadees we have always with us. They are like the evergreens among trees and plants. Winter has no terrors for them. They are properly wood-birds, but the groves and orchards know them also. Did they come near my cabin for better protection, or did they chance to find a little cavity in a tree there that suited them? Branch-builders and ground-builders are easily accommodated, but the chickadee must find a cavity, and a small one at that. The woodpeckers make a cavity when a suitable trunk or branch is found, but the chickadee, with its small, sharp beak, rarely does... Short Stories - Post by : Panky - Date : December 2010 - Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read : 2503