Ray Bradbury a sound of thunder the sign on the wall seemed to quaver under a film of sliding warm water Echols felt his eyelids blink over his stare and the sign burned in this momentary darkness time Safari ink safaris to any year in the past you name the animal we take you there you shoot it a warm phlegm.
Gathered in echos throat he swallowed and pushed it down the muscles around his.
Mouth formed a smile as he put his hand slowly out upon the air.
And in that hand waved a check for $10,000 to the man behind the.
Desk does this Safari guarantee I come back alive we guarantee nothing said the official except the dinosaurs he turned 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 $10,000 plus possible government action on your return Eckles glanced across the vast office at a mass.
A snaking and humming of wires and steel boxes at an Aurora that flickered now orange now silver now blue there was a sound like a gigantic bonfire burning all of time all the years and all the parchment calendars all the hours piled high and set a flame the hand and this burning wood on the instant beautifully reverse itself echoes remembered the wording in the advertisements to the letter out of chars and ashes.
Out of dust and coals like golden salamanders the old dears the green years might leap roses sweeten the air well hair turn Irish black wrinkles vanish all.
Everything fly back to seed flee death rushed down to their beginnings Suns rise in western skies and set in glorious East’s moons eat themselves opposite to their custom all and everything cupping one in another like Chinese boxes rabbits into hats all and.
Everything returning to the fresh death the seed death the green death to the time before the beginning a touch of a hand might do it the merest touch of a hand.
Hellen damn Eccles breathed the light of the machine on his thin face a real time machine he shook his head makes you think if the election had gone badly yesterday I might be here now running away from the results thank God Keith won he’ll make a fine president of the United States yes said the man behind.
The desk we’re lucky if deutscher had gotten in we’d have the worst kind of.
Dictatorship there’s an anti everything man for you a militarist Antichrist anti human anti.
Intellectual people called this up you know joking but not joking said if deutscher became president they wanted to go live in 1492 of course it’s not our business to conduct escapes but to form safaris.
Anyway Keith’s president now all you got to worry about is shooting my dinosaur Echols finished it for him Rex the Thunder lizard the damndest monster in history signed this release anything happens to you we’re not responsible those dinosaurs are hungry Echols flushed angrily trying to scare me frankly yes we don’t want anyone going who will panic at.
Safari leaders were killed last year and a dozen hunters we’re here to give you the damnedest thrill a real hunter ever asked for traveling you back sixty million years to bag the biggest damn game in.