THE CREATURE


In the beginning of time as the gasses cooled, the planet Earth became covered with oceans. As the waters receeded and continents were formed, life moved from the water to the land. From this primeval slime 150 million years ago came a Creature so horrible as to be unbelievable. At least ten feet tall, it was neither fish nor human but a hideous combination of both. Instead of hands and feet it had long webbed claws. It was completely covered with scales. Down the center of its back was a double row of fins. Its head was ghastly to behold. The eye's were without benefit of eyelids. The mouth was a wide slash across the face, constantly pulsating. There was no real nose. Where ears should have been there were gills throbbing like the mouth. As the earth went through its many upheavals the Creature dropped back into the slime. Millions of years passed and it remained in a suspended state. Then, from the time of the ancient Greeks tales of a dreadful sea monster came down through the centuries. These tales were attributed to the overactive imaginations of superstitious sailors. A group of oceanographers went to the Black Lagoon in the steaming Amazon jungle in search of rare fish and plantlife. They pulled up their fishing nets only to find them hopelesslyl torn. Donning oxygen tanks, two of the men went into the water to investigate. Suddenly, from the forbidding depths came a hideous being. The Creature of the legends had again risen from the slime. The divers drew their spear-guns but were powerless against its savage attack. With a brutal swipe of its clawed fin the Creature broke the neck of one diver. The other diver barely escaped a similar fate.

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