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The Hollow Globe; or , The World's Agitator and Reconciler: A Treatise on the Physical Conformation of the Earth, Presented through the Organism of M.L. Sherman, M.D., and Written by Wm. F. Lyon

Chicago: Sherman and Lyon, 1875


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WORLD BUILDERS. 343

the human mind is capable of contemplating the entire completion of any of the heavenly bodies.

Like all other events in history, there must have been a time in the history of universal world building, when it became necessary that our globe should be provided with a lunar companion, or we ' may say offspring; and there must have been great abundance of intelligent beings who were competent to understand that fact, as there was a time arrived when it was necessary that a steamship line should be established between San Francisco and China. When that occurred, there were great numbers who understood the necessity, and some were found who had the ability to construct or procure the vessels suitable to place upon the line, and although it was a project involving vast expense, enterprise and knowledge, we were not compelled to call upon the gods, or even go outside of America, to obtain the men, the means and requisite skill. So, when it is found that any of our planets need attendants, it will probably not be necessary to import from any distant orb, the ability requisite to construct them in accordance with correct principles, and to manage them successfully after they are so constructed.

It was, no doubt, well understood, previous to the glacial or drift period, that when all that vast amount of ice and water, which had accumulated upon our globe, had subserved their purposes, it would be necessary to remove the ice fields, and large quantities of water, so that fruitful fields and cheerful homes, and a busy population might exist where once was nothing but wide-spread desolation. They also understood that by the formation of a satellite, they could withdraw a large



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