"That the earth?" repeated Michel Ardan, looking with all his eyes at the thin slip of his native planet.
The earth, with respect to the projectile, was entering its last phase.
-- The moon does not describe a circle round the earth, but rather an ellipse , of which our earth occupies one of the foci ; the consequence, therefore, is, that at certain times it approaches nearer to, and at others it recedes farther from, the earth; in astronomical language, it is at one time in
in reaching the point where the attraction of the earth and moon will be in equilibrio .
More uprightly and purely speaketh the healthy body, perfect and square- built; and it speaketh of the meaning of the earth
It was a fruitless search, however, in so far as antelope is concerned; but one night as I lay courting sleep at the edge of a little cluster of date-palms that surround an ancient well in the midst of the arid, shifting sands, I suddenly became conscious of a strange sound coming apparently from the earth beneath my head.
I ridiculed the assumption that there was an inner world and that these wires led downward through the earth's crust to the surface of Pellucidar.
121-139) But after earth had covered this generation -- they are called pure spirits dwelling on the earth, and are kindly, delivering from harm, and guardians of mortal men; for they roam everywhere over the earth, clothed in mist and keep watch on judgements and cruel deeds, givers of wealth; for this royal right also they received; -- then they who dwell on Olympus made a second generation which was of silver and less noble by far.
The earth bears them victual in plenty, and on the mountains the oak bears acorns upon the top and bees in the midst.
That night another invisible missile started on its way to the earth
from Mars, just a second or so under twenty-four hours after the first one.
Naturally, at first I took it to be the moon, but there is much to incline me to believe that what I really saw was the transit of an inner planet passing very near to the earth
While we were talking the mighty iron mole had bored its way over a mile into the rock of the earth