Historical Reprints Fiction Underground City, The : The Child of the Cavern

Underground City, The : The Child of the Cavern

Underground City, The : The Child of the Cavern
Catalog # SKU1774
Publisher TGS Publishing
Weight 1.00 lbs
Author Name Jules Verne
 
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The
Underground City

The Child of the Cavern

by
Jules Verne

Jules Verne, a master of intrigue and imagination, wrote this little masterpiece of science fiction with the yearning for lost civilizations, such as Atlantis. Some of his books and thoughts became fact as generations wents by.. will this one?

Excerpt:

MANY superstitious beliefs exist both in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.

Of course the mining population must furnish its contingent of legends and fables to this mythological repertory. If the fields are peopled with imaginary beings, either good or bad, with much more reason must the dark mines be haunted to their lowest depths. Who shakes the seam during tempestuous nights? who puts the miners on the track of an as yet unworked vein? who lights the fire-damp, and presides over the terrible explosions? who but some spirit of the mine?

This, at least, was the opinion commonly spread among the superstitious Scotch. In the first rank of the believers in the supernatural in the Dochart pit figured Jack Ryan, Harry's friend. He was the great partisan of all these superstitions.

All these wild stories were turned by him into songs, which earned him great applause in the winter evenings. But Jack Ryan was not alone in his belief. His comrades affirmed, no less strongly, that the Aberfoyle pits were haunted, and that certain strange beings were seen there frequently, just as in the Highlands. To hear them talk, it would have been more extraordinary if nothing of the kind appeared.

Could there indeed be a better place than a dark and deep coal mine for the freaks of fairies, elves, goblins, and other actors in the fantastical dramas? The scenery was all ready, why should not the supernatural personages come there to play their parts?


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