„We may have quartered through the earth’s crust and come out upon some tropical island of the West Indies,“ I suggested. Again Perry shook his head.
„Let us wait and see, David,“ he replied, „and in the meantime suppose we do a bit of exploring up and down the coast—we may find a native who can enlighten us.“ As we walked along the beach Perry gazed long and earnestly across the water. Evidently he was wrestling with a mighty problem. „David,“ he said abruptly, „do you perceive anything unusual about the horizon?“