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Out of the Earth

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Author: George Edrich
Published: 1957
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,501 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,369
Added to site: 2010.03.12
mnybks.net#: 26964
Origin: gutenberg.org

This is not a story about the Dero! This is a story about a lost people—a persuasive and haunting story about a people, in a not too distant future, who have been forgotten by history. And it is the story of a little group of courageous people, determined to prove that Death was a Myth!

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right, he promised.

When we were going back to sleep, Nina told me she had wondered why Theodor slept each time near someone else. He had probably thought by taking a little from each one of us, his stealing would not be noticed.

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Seventeenth Awake, 18 Juli 2207

The awakes and sleeps pass again and everything is as it was, except that our food and oil becomes less, and our tiredness greater. Several times during our walk we have found a little water in the passage. How wonderful it would be if we could so easily find more food and oil.

Although Bruno shows no sign that he wants to hurt Theodor again, Theodor is still terribly frightened of him, and stays as far from him as possible. Before each sleep, Doctor Dorn makes Theodor open his shoulder pack and show him the food he has left. His food is being used up as fast as ours is now.

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Eighteenth Awake, 19 Juli 2207

Eighteen awakes and sleeps we have walked in Black Passage. To the mind,

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.10.27
Sardo Weems
*****

A much better story than the blurb would lead you to believe. Seven traitors to the underground city are shut out into a dark tunnel with a few days supplies and left to die. It's their day-to-day story of how they do and what they find. Every character is well-drawn, the story is tense, and the ending ironic.

Worth a read.


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