At the earth's core - PDF novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1914)

At the earth's core by Edgar Rice Burroughs

At the earth's core by Edgar Rice Burroughs

At the Earth's Core is a 1914 fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, The author relates how, travelling in the Sahara desert, he has encountered a remarkable vehicle and its pilot, David Innes, a man with a remarkable story to tell.

In the first place please bear in mind that I do not expect you to believe this story. Nor could you wonder had you witnessed a recent experience of mine when, in the armour of blissful and stupendous ignorance, I gaily narrated the gist of it to a Fellow of the Royal Geological Society on the occasion of my last trip to London. 

Excerpt from the prologue:

You would surely have thought that I had been detected in no less a heinous crime than the purloining of the Crown Jewels from the Tower, or putting poison in the coffee of His Majesty the King. The erudite gentleman in whom I confided congealed before I was halfway through!— it is all that saved him from exploding— and my dreams of an Honorary Fellowship, gold medals, and a niche in the Hall of Fame faded into the thin, cold air of his arctic atmosphere. But I believe the story, and so would you, and so would the learned Fellow of tlie Royal Geological Society, had you and he heard it from the hips of the man who told it to me. Had you seen, as I did, the fire of truth in those grey eyes; had you felt the ring of sincerity in that quiet voice; had you realized the pathos of it all

the book details :
  • Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Publication date: 1914
  • Company: Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday

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