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In the forest, of course, though they knew not where. It might be on the tree over their heads, or on one close at hand or it might be afar off. In any case, they felt that a crisis was approaching. Both trembled, as they thought how soon they might be face to face with the hideous creature confronting it, or perhaps enfolded in its long hairy arms. And in such an embrace, how would it fare with them What chance of escape from it None They would be crushed, helpless as flies in the grasp of a gigantic spider. If the creature should come that way, and resolve upon assailing them, one or other, or both of them, would surely be destroyed. If only one, Henry had fully made up his mind who it should be. The brave boy had determined to sacrifice his own life, if need be, to save his sister. Firmly grasping the great musket, he said Sister Nell, if it come this way and offer to attack us, you keep out of the scrape. Leave everything to me. Go a good way off when you see me preparing to fire. 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To either side, however, the promised hills rose out of the jungle to heights exceeding the present flight altitude of the helicopter. Presumably the canyon from which the river was supposed to emerge lay in their path. So, at any rate, Lampert remarked and McLaughlin confirmed him. I d cruise pretty slowly from here on, the guide added. There are a number of hills on this side of the range. Even if you re not worried about running into one of them, you may want to examine them for exposed rocks. Mightn t it be better to find a spot to park before the sun goes down countered the pilot. It might. What I said still holds, though. You haven t much chance finding one inside the canyon without quite a long search, and it will be best to stay this side of the range until sunrise. Remember my trouble in finding a beach for the amphib while I was inside. All right. Can we land in jungle, though Not unless you want to fold the blades in flight and drop the last twenty to fifty feet. Hunt for a fairly high hill. They re usually somewhat bare on top, and you ll at mask for face least have room for the rotors to swing. If you don t like that, or can t find a suitable hilltop, land on the river and tie up to the shore but again, don t try that in the canyon. You re unlikely to find anything to tie up to. This machine has good lights, I suppose you realize but then, you know disposable breathing masks for air the planet. As far as I m concerned, what you say goes. Are the chances of a hill equally good on either side of the river Maybe a face mask for woodworking little better to the north. The ground looked higher that way when I came out of the canyon. Lampert obediently disposable breathing masks for air eased the flyer s course a trifle to the left, and.that he now saw, half standing, half crouching, only a short distance from his sister s resting place. 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He was restrained only by seeing that Helen, moved by an instinct of self preservation, had made an effort to save herself by gliding round the trunk of the tree, and seeking concealment on its opposite side. At the same time she had prudently ceased her cries and as the animal did not show any intention of following her, but rather seemed inclined to keep toward the edge of the lake, the boy bethought him that his best course would be not to discharge his musket until the ape should make some hostile demonstration. Saloo had told them that the brute is not always disposed to commence the attack upon man. If left alone, it will go its own way, except during certain seasons, when the females are fearful for their young offspring. Then they will assai.joint and pelvic region. They worked almost in silence, understanding each other perfectly, like an experienced surgical team and gradually the equivalent of a pelvic girdle and lower end of a spinal column were cleared sufficiently to show their general nature. It was at this point that the helicopter returned but neither man noticed the fact until McLaughlin had called several times from the open ladder hatch. They climbed silently and thoughtfully up to the flyer but Mitsuitei s first question started the talk flowing. It did not end for a long, long time. Krendall, with difficulty, held interruptions of his more volatile companion. There can be only the slightest doubt that this thing we re uncovering walked erect on two legs, he reported. The feet the way the pelvis is modified to support internal organs the fusing of the lowest vertebrae with the pelvic girdle to form a weight carrying foundation they all point the same way. The only thing hard to understand is the knee and ankle joints. If we had them, it would be virtually impossible for us to hold our legs rigid. Perhaps some really remarkable musculature Or a cartilage structure which has not been preserved, cut in Sulewayo. Or some such thing as that, would explain it. I don t know. The creature is good for several Ph.D. theses just as it lies and probably an equal number of nervous collapses when we get it out. I find myself strongly desirous of seeing its skull, remarked Lampert. Sulewayo glanced at him sharply. You, too asked the young paleontologist. I was hoping I was the bane face mask only one crazy enough to have thought of that. Mitsuitei smiled openly, an almost unheard of act for him. He said nothing for a moment, but everyone saw him and even McLaughlin understood the thought. After a sufficiently long pause, he asked a question. Have you uncovered enough of this creature s structure to guess at any evolutionary connection or lack of it with the amphibids we already know on this world I d hate to take any oaths, replied Krendall. The legs, which we ve seen most of, are different in detail but they at least correspond in general with what we find here. The only really significant point there would be the single shin bone. In that it resembles Viridian land life in general these animals don t have the separate tibia and fibula characteristic of the usual run of Earthly land vertebrates. It really proves nothing about what we re all thinking, of course. I am tempted to work with you gentlemen tomorrow, muttered the archaeologist. Why Didn t your investigation pan out It is harder for me to say than for you, so far
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