The machine he came to this particular era and followed certain animals studying them right said les prints I tracked them through their entire existence noting.
Which of them lives longest very few how many times they mate not often life’s short when I.
Find one that’s going to die when a tree falls on him or one that drowns in a tar pit.
I note the exact hour minute and second I shoot a paint bomb it leaves a red patch on his hide we can’t miss it then I correlate our arrival in the past so that we meet the monster not more than two minutes before he would have died anyway this way.
We kill only animals with no future that are never going to mate again you see how careful we are but if you came back this morning in time said Echols eagerly you must have bumped into us our safari how did it turn out was it successful did all of us get through alive Travis.
And les Prince gave each other a look that’d be a paradox said the latter time doesn’t permit that sort.
Of mess a man meeting himself when such occasions threaten time steps aside like an airplane.
Hitting an air pocket you felt the Machine jump just before we stopped that was us passing ourselves on the way back to the future we saw nothing there’s no way of telling if this expedition was a success if we got our monster or whether.
Got out alive Echols smiled Paoli cut that said Travis sharply everyone on his feet they were ready to leave the machine the jungle was high and the jungle was broad and the jungle was the entire world for ever and forever sounds like music and sounds like flying tents filled the sky and those were pterodactyls soaring with cavernous grey wings gigantic bats out of delirium and a night fever Echols balanced on the narrow path aimed his.
Rifle playfully stop that said Travis don’t even aim for fun dammit if your gun should go off Echols flushed where’s our Tyrannosaurus les prints checked his wristwatch up ahead will bisect his trail in 60 seconds look for the red paint for chrissake don’t shoot till we give the word stay on the path stay on the path they moved forward in the wind of morning strange murmured Echols up ahead sixty million years Election Day over Keith made president everyone’s celebrating and here.
We are a million years lost and they don’t exist the things we worried about for months a lifetime not even born or thought about.
Yet safety catches off everyone ordered Travis you first shot Echols second Billings third Cramer I’ve hunted tiger wild boar Buffalo elephant but Jesus this is it said Echols I’m.
Shaking like a kid ah said Travis everyone stopped Travis raised his hand ahead.
He whispered in the mist there he is there’s his royal Majesty now the jungle was wide and full of twitterings rustlings murmurs and sighs suddenly it all ceased as if someone had shut a door silence a sound of thunder.
Out of the Mist one hundred yards away came to Wren asaurus rex Jesus God whispered Eccles Shh it came on great oiled resistent striding legs it towered thirty feet above half of the trees a great evil God folding its delicate watchmakers claws close.