Out of Time's Abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Out of Time's Abyss

subjects: Science Fiction

Description

In Caprona, the land that time forgot, creatures from the world’s savage past live on—dinosaurs, cavemen, and the last remnants of Bronze Age barbarians. But the claws and fangs and sharp-edged spears guard a terrible secret. Out of Time’s Abyss is the story of a man who dares to uncover that secret. Crossing the last terrible barrier to the heart of Caprona, he enters a world of wonder, terror, and danger beyond imagining.

Excerpt

This is the tale of Bradley after he left Fort Dinosaur upon the west coast of the great lake that is in the center of the island.

Upon the fourth day of September, 1916, he set out with four companions, Sinclair, Brady, James, and Tippet, to search along the base of the barrier cliffs for a point at which they might be scaled.

Through the heavy Caspakian air, beneath the swollen sun, the five men marched northwest from Fort Dinosaur, now waist–deep in lush, jungle grasses starred with myriad gorgeous blooms, now across open meadow–land and parklike expanses and again plunging into dense forests of eucalyptus and acacia and giant arboreous ferns with feathered fronds waving gently a hundred feet above their heads.