Once, even, had there been an eruption of strange four-legged, horned and hairy creatures, the images of which, registered in his brain, would have been identifiable in the brains of humans
with what humans
As a hawk dives for a songbird on the wing, so this great, human
bird dived for Bradley.
He was quite unaware already that he had ever been human
, and thought he was a bird, even in appearance, just the same as in his early days, and when he tried to catch a fly he did not understand that the reason he missed it was because he had attempted to seize it with his hand, which, of course, a bird never does.
I would see one of the clumsy bovine-creatures who worked the launch treading heavily through the undergrowth, and find myself asking, trying hard to recall, how he differed from some really human
yokel trudging home from his mechanical labours; or I would meet the Fox-bear woman's vulpine, shifty face, strangely human
in its speculative cunning, and even imagine I had met it before in some city byway.
Thus the word was enclosed in an edifice, but its image was upon its envelope, like the human
form on the coffin of a mummy.
Oh, how many seas round about me, what dawning human
The sum of human
wills produced the Revolution and Napoleon, and only the sum of those wills first tolerated and then destroyed them.
It was at about this time that I sighted a number of the half-naked warriors of the human
race of Pellucidar.
Religious sentiment, consecrating the natural affections and rights of the human
heart, above all that pitiful care and awe for the perishing human
clay of which relic-worship is but the corruption, has always had much to do with localities, with the thoughts which attach themselves to definite scenes and places.
They have not erected to themselves colossal statues upon pedestals of human
bones, to provoke and insult the tardy hand of heavenly retribution.
These creatures, to judge from the shrivelled remains that have fallen into human
hands, were bipeds with flimsy, silicious skeletons (almost like those of the silicious sponges) and feeble musculature, standing about six feet high and having round, erect heads, and large eyes in flinty sockets.
Secondly, that what is commonly called love, namely, the desire of satisfying a voracious appetite with a certain quantity of delicate white human
flesh, is by no means that passion for which I here contend.