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Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground

Being a narrative of his wonderful descent to the subterranean lands; together with an account of the sensible animals and trees inhabiting the planet Nazar and the firmament.

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Author: Ludvig Holberg
Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,462 / 113 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 645
Added to site: 2009.01.25
mnybks.net#: 23231
Origin: gutenberg.org

Original title: Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum

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hich the inhabitants of the town called Florien. From its mouth, a mild and not unpleasant air issues at certain periods, as though the cave inhaled the breeze and gently sighed it forth again.

The learned in Bergen, especially the celebrated Abelin and Edward, had longed to examine it; but these latter, from their great age, being unable to perform so arduous a feat, used every occasion to induce the young and adventurous to attempt the exploration. Instigated, (and it was a foolish, and I might say, a wicked resolution,) instigated, I say, not less by the encouragement of these great men than by my own inclination, I determined to descend into the cave. The longer I thought of the matter, the firmer I became. I prepared every thing needful for the expedition, and on a Thursday, at the morning twilight, departed from the city. I started thus early, because I desired to finish my labors before dark, and make a report the same evening.

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