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But what of Alice, and that other little life so soon to be launched amidst the hardships and grave dangers of a primeval world?
You are," I said,--"and you will forgive my directness of expression,--you are the Primeval Male
I sided with the geologist of the Expedition in the belief that this patch of skin had once helped to cover a Siberian elephant, in some old forgotten age--but we divided there, the geologist believing that this discovery proved that Siberia had formerly been located where Switzerland is now, whereas I held the opinion that it merely proved that the primeval Swiss was not the dull savage he is represented to have been, but was a being of high intellectual development, who liked to go to the menagerie.
Two hundred and forty miles of wild mountain and primeval jungle, of untracked plain, of nameless rivers, of deadly swamps and savage forests lay ahead of me, yet never had I been more eager for an adventure than now, for never had more depended upon haste and success.
Between him and destination lay a trackless wilderness of untouched primeval savagery where, doubtless in many spots, his would be the first human foot to touch the virgin turf.
For weeks he had forgotten so trivial a thing as gold, for he had been for the time a truly primeval man with no thought beyond today.
But then, of course, they have not been trained by stern necessity to cope with the emergencies and dangers of savage primeval life.
The most laborious task will be the proper inauguration of the government and the primeval formation of a federal code.