Time Safari Inc. Safaris to any year in the past. You name the animal. We take you there
We guarantee nothing. Except the dinosaurs.This is Mr. Travis,your Safari Guide in the Past. He'll tell you what and where to shoot. If he says no shooting, no shooting. If you disobey instructions, there's a stiff penalty of another ten thousand dollars, plus possible government action, on your return
"Does this safari guarantee I come back alive?"
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Turn around,Walk quietly to the Machine. We'll remit half your fee.
We were fools to come. This is impossible.
The sign on the wall seemed to quaver under a film of sliding warm water. Eckels felt his eyelidsblink over his stare, and the sign burned in this momentary darkness. Warm phlegm gathered in Eckels' throat; he swallowed and pushed it down. The muscles aroundhis mouth formed a smile as he put his hand slowly out upon the air, and in that hand waved acheck for ten thousand dollars to the man behind the desk.
The Machine roared.They put on their oxygen helmets and tested the intercoms .Eckels swayed on the padded seat, his face pale, his jaw stiff. He felt the trembling in his arm sand he looked down and found his hands tight on the new rifle. There were four other men in the Machine. Travis, the Safari Leader, his assistant, Lesperance, and two other hunters, Billings and Kramer. They sat looking at each other, and the years blazed around them.
It came on great oiled, resilient, striding legs. It towered thirty feet above half of the trees, a great evil god, folding its delicate watchmaker's claws close to its oily reptilian chest. when Ekels saw the T-Rex he panicked. He backed out last minute and Travis told him that he could go back in the machine but not to go of the sliver path because it could affect the years
The Monster, at the first motion, lunged forward with a terrible scream. It covered one hundred yards in six seconds. The rifles jerked up and blazed fire. A windstorm from the beast's mouth engulfed them in the stench of slime and old blood. The Monster roared, teeth glittering with sun.The rifles cracked again, their sound was lost in shriek and lizard thunder. The great level of the reptile's tail swung up, lashed sideways. Trees exploded in clouds of leaf and branch. the Monster twitched its jeweler's hands down to fondle at the men, to twist them in half, to crush them like berries, to cram them into its teeth and its screaming throat. Its boulder stone eyes leveled with the men.
A sound on the floor of the Time Machine stiffened them. Eckels sat there, shivering. "I'm sorry," he said at last. "Get up!"cried Travis. Eckels got up. "Go out on that Path alone," said Travis. He had his rifle pointed, "You're not coming back in the Machine. We're leaving you here!" Lesperance seized Travis's arm. "Wait-" at that moment they relized that ekels's shoes had mu. that meantt that he had gone off the path.Eckels fumbled his shirt. "I'll pay anything. A hundred thousand dollars!" Travis glared at Eckels' checkbook and spat. "Go out there. The Monster's next to the Path. Stick your arms up to your elbows in his mouth. Then you can come back with us."
when they came back to the year 2055 they noticed some changes. the man behind the desk but not the same man before. A different man won the presidential election. He did not move. Eyes shut, he waited, shivering. He heard Travis breathe loud in the room; he heard Travis shift his rifle, click the safety catch, and raise the weapon. There was a sound of thunder.