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Scènes préhistoriques

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Author: J.-H. Rosny
Published: 1888
Language: French
Wordcount: 4,822 / 23 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 491
Added to site: 2008.11.21
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nct de lutte et de calcul. Il songea que, après un tel combat, avide de repos et de nourriture, sans doute le spelaea n'inquiéterait pas sa retraite. Toutefois, il n'en avait aucune certitude, il réécoutait les légendes des vieillards disant, aux soirs de veillée, la haine du grand félin contre les hommes. Rare, en déchéance continue, il semblait avoir l'instinct du rôle des primates dans son extinction, il satisfaisait sa rancune confuse chaque fois qu'il rencontrait quelque individu solitaire.

Ces souvenances rôdant dans le cerveau du veilleur, il songeait lequel, en cas d'attaque, de l'abri ou de la rase savane serait préférable? Si l'un amortissait l'élan de la bête, l'autre rendait plus faciles le jet de la sagaie et les coups de la massue. Il n'eut pas à hésiter longuement: déjà le spelaea écartait les feuillages. L'homme bondit, son choix soudain décid&e

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