Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HoD Part 2 Section 1 excerpts

"In a few days the Eldorado Expedition went into the patient wilderness that closed upon it as the sea closes over a diver. Long afterwards the news came that all the donkeys were dead." paragraph 3

"Going up the river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world when vegetation rioted on the earth and big trees were king." paragraph 4

"You lost your way on the river as you would in a desert and butted all day long against shoals trying to find the channel till you thought yourself bewitched and cut off for ever from everything you had known once--somewhere--far away--in another existence perhaps." paragraph 4

"We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness. It was very quiet there. At night sometimes the roll of drums behind the curtain of trees would run up the river and remain sustained faintly, as if hovering in the high over our heads till the first break of day." page 37 green book

"We were wanders on a prehistoric earth, on an earth that wore the aspect of an unknown planet." page 37 green book

"The prehistoric man was cursing us, praying to us, welcoming us--who could tell." page 37 green book