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The Land That Time Forgot

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By Edgar Rice Burroughs.  An Excerpt:

"Look!" cried Olson.  "Would you look at the giraffe comin' up
out o' the bottom of the say?"  We looked in the direction he
pointed and saw a long, glossy neck surmounted by a small head
rising above the surface of the river.  Presently the back of the
creature was exposed, brown and glossy as the water dripped from it.
It turned its eyes upon us, opened its lizard-like mouth, emitted
a shrill hiss and came for us.  The thing must have been sixteen
or eighteen feet in length and closely resembled pictures I had
seen of restored plesiosaurs of the lower Jurassic.  It charged
us as savagely as a mad bull, and one would have thought it
intended to destroy and devour the mighty U-boat, as I verily
believe it did intend.

We were moving slowly up the river as the creature bore down upon
us with distended jaws.  The long neck was far outstretched, and
the four flippers with which it swam were working with powerful
strokes, carrying it forward at a rapid pace.  When it reached
the craft's side, the jaws closed upon one of the stanchions of
the deck rail and tore it from its socket as though it had been


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