To all appearance, they were a quiet, honest, well-meaning race
of people, cherishing no malice against individuals or the public for the wrong which had been done them; or if, at their own fireside, they transmitted from father to child any hostile recollection of the wizard's fate and their lost patrimony, it was never acted upon, nor openly expressed.
But, you will tell me, our race
have equal rights to mingle in the American republic as the Irishman, the German, the Swede.
Dejah Thoris related many interesting facts and legends concerning this lost race
of noble and kindly people.
There were, of course, well-soaped poles to be climbed by the boys and youths, races
to be run by the old women, races
to be run in sacks, heavy weights to be lifted by the strong men, and a long list of challenges to such ambitious attempts as that of walking as many yards possible on one leg-- feats in which it was generally remarked that Wiry Ben, being "the lissom'st, springest fellow i' the country," was sure to be pre- eminent.
We'll have a third race
of men, five inches high; a fourth race
, an inch high--"
The Temple of Issus is to the therns what the Valley Dor is imagined by the peoples of the outer world to be to them; it is the ultimate haven of peace, refuge, and happiness to which they pass after this life and wherein an eternity of eternities is spent amidst the delights of the flesh which appeal most strongly to this race
of mental giants and moral pygmies.
If the reader will sum up what we have hitherto briefly, very briefly, indicated, neglecting a thousand proofs and also a thousand objections of detail, be will be led to this: that architecture was, down to the fifteenth century, the chief register of humanity; that in that interval not a thought which is in any degree complicated made its appearance in the world, which has not been worked into an edifice; that every popular idea, and every religious law, has had its monumental records; that the human race
has, in short, had no important thought which it has not written in stone.
But this task had to be done with the rawest of raw material, done within the civilization of the dominant race
, and so done as not to run across race
lines and social lines that are the strongest forces in the community.
I only wish there was a real horse here for me to race
I wonder, David," he said at length, "as you are determined to carry out your wild scheme, if we could not accomplish something of very real and lasting benefit for the human race
of Pellucidar at the same time.
She had seen all these evidences of a civilization and brain-power transcending in scientific achieve-ment anything that her race
had produced; nor once had she seen a creature of her own kind.
It seems generally conceded that that race
which first reaches a point of evolution which permits them to produce young of their own species and of both sexes must dominate all other creatures.
The bell had rung for the principal race
of the day and the numbers were going up.
We shall be able to have a look at her before the race
, at any rate.
Thus, when you and I, asleep or dozing off to sleep, fall through space and awake to sickening consciousness just before we strike, we are merely remembering what happened to our arboreal ancestors, and which has been stamped by cerebral changes into the heredity of the race