— [http://goo.gl/9SnrOI] This story is of a time beyond the memory of man, before the beginning of history, a time when one might have walked dryshod from France (as we call it now) to England,_______________________and when a broad and sluggish Thames flowed through its marshes to meet its father Rhine, flowing through a wide and level country that is under water in these latter days, and which we know by the name of the North Sea.
Up the river and well in sight of the hippopotami, a number of little buff-coloured animals dabbled in the water. There was no fear, no rivalry, and no enmity between them and the hippopotami. As the great bulks came crashing through the reeds and smashed the mirror of the water into silvery splashes, these little creatures shouted and gesticulated with glee.
"A STORY OF THE STONE AGE: UGH-LOMI AND UYA, THE CAVE BEAR, THE FIRST HORSEMAN," from Tales of Space and Time by the father of science fiction, nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in four different years (1921, 1932, 1935, 1946,), Herbert George Wells, PDF ::
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