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Before Adam [NOOK Book]

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A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor.

But to return. From the edge of the forest I saw the caves in the bluff, the open space, and the run-ways to the drinking-places. And in the open space I saw many of the Folk. I had been straying, alone and a child, for a week. ...
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Overview

A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor.

But to return. From the edge of the forest I saw the caves in the bluff, the open space, and the run-ways to the drinking-places. And in the open space I saw many of the Folk. I had been straying, alone and a child, for a week. During that time I had seen not one of my kind. I had lived in terror and desolation. And now, at the sight of my kind, I was overcome with gladness, and I ran wildly toward them.
Then it was that a strange thing happened. Some one of the Folk saw me and uttered a warning cry. On the instant, crying out with fear and panic, the Folk fled away. Leaping and scrambling over the rocks, they plunged into the mouths of the caves and disappeared… all but one, a little baby, that had been dropped in the excitement close to the base of the bluff. He was wailing dolefully. His mother dashed out; he sprang to meet her and held on tightly as she scrambled back into the cave.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149063284
  • Publisher: Hillside Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/30/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 128 KB

Meet the Author

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing. Source: Wikipedia
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    London Departure

    An interesting take on evolution, written during a time when the concept was taking center stage. Enjoyed the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Decent

    Decent enough of a copy to read, less spelling errors than most copies. Story-wise, it's interesting enough. I was pleased with the writing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Interesting yet sad

    This book gives you a lot to think about. Good writing, but a bit abusive to the reader by battering around the protaginist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    Enjoyable

    Well put together, this copy has fewer errors than many scanned copies so was pretty easy to read. The story itself was well thought-out and a satisfying read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    A very meaningful little book

    Yes, I am a big Jack London fan. And this little book with it hidden metaphors, is typical of the genius of Mr. London. Although not meant to be so scientifically accurate, the meanings are presented in a brilliant manner. So for you Jack London fans or otherwise, enjoy the read.

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