The Land That Time Forgot

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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fifteen miles the first day, camping on the bank of a large
stream which runs southward. Game was plentiful and we saw several
varieties which we had not before encountered in Caspak. Just before
making camp we were charged by an enormous woolly rhinoceros, which
Plesser dropped with a perfect shot. We had rhinoceros-steaks for
supper. Ahm called the thing "Atis." It was almost a continuous
battle from the time we left the fort until we arrived at camp. The
mind of man can scarce conceive the plethora of carnivorous life in
this lost world; and their prey, of course, is even more abundant.

The second day we marched about ten miles to the foot of the cliffs.
Passed through dense forests close to the base of the cliffs. Saw
manlike creatures and a low order of ape in one band, and some of the
men swore that there was a white man among them. They were inclined to
attack us at first; but a volley from our rifles caused them to change
their minds. We scaled the cliffs as far as we could; but near the top
they are absolutely perpendicular without any sufficient cleft or
protuberance to give hand or foot-hold. All were disappointed, for we
hungered for a view of the ocean and the outside world. We even had a
hope that we might see and attract the attention of a passing ship. Our
exploration has determined one thing which will probably be of little
value to us and never heard of beyond Caprona's walls--this crater was
once entirely filled with water. Indisputable evidence of this is on
the face of the cliffs.

Our return journey occupied two days and was as filled with adventure
as usual. We are all becoming accustomed to adventure. It is beginning
to pall on us. We suffered no casualties and there was no illness.

I had to smile as I read Bradley's report. In those four days he had
doubtless passed through more adventures than an African big-game
hunter experiences in a lifetime, and yet he covered it all in a few
lines. Yes, we are becoming accustomed to adventure. Not a day passes
that one or more of us does not face death at least once. Ahm taught
us a few things that have proved profitable and saved us much
ammunition, which it is useless to expend except for food or in the
last recourse of self-preservation. Now when we are attacked by large
flying reptiles we run beneath spreading trees;

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