At the Earth's Core

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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me on the
ankle, and Dian made me come back to the cave. She said that I mustn't
exercise, or it might prove fatal--if it had been a full-grown snake
that struck me she said, I wouldn't have moved a single pace from the
nest--I'd have died in my tracks, so virulent is the poison. As it was
I must have been laid up for quite a while, though Dian's poultices of
herbs and leaves finally reduced the swelling and drew out the poison.

The episode proved most fortunate, however, as it gave me an idea which
added a thousand-fold to the value of my arrows as missiles of offense
and defense. As soon as I was able to be about again, I sought out
some adult vipers of the species which had stung me, and having killed
them, I extracted their virus, smearing it upon the tips of several
arrows. Later I shot a hyaenodon with one of these, and though my
arrow inflicted but a superficial flesh wound the beast crumpled in
death almost immediately after he was hit.

We now set out once more for the land of the Sarians, and it was with
feelings of sincere regret that we bade good-bye to our beautiful
Garden of Eden, in the comparative peace and harmony of which we had
lived the happiest moments of our lives. How long we had been there I
did not know, for as I have told you, time had ceased to exist for me
beneath that eternal noonday sun--it may have been an hour, or a month
of earthly time; I do not know.




XV

BACK TO EARTH


We crossed the river and passed through the mountains beyond, and
finally we came out upon a great level plain which stretched away as
far as the eye could reach. I cannot tell you in what direction it
stretched even if you would care to know, for all the while that I was
within Pellucidar I never discovered any but local methods of
indicating direction--there is no north, no south, no east, no west.
UP is about the only direction which is well defined, and that, of
course, is DOWN to you of the outer crust. Since the sun neither rises
nor sets there is no method of indicating direction beyond visible
objects such as high mountains, forests, lakes, and seas.

The plain which lies beyond the white cliffs which flank the Darel Az
upon the shore nearest the Mountains of the Clouds is about as near to
any direction as any Pellucidarian can

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