The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne:|
of fading and faded leaves. Not a green leaf anywhere, and the
flowers - which were abundant enough in the tertiary period, which
first gave birth to flowers - looked like brown-paper flowers,
without colour or scent.
My uncle Liedenbrock ventured to penetrate under this colossal grove.
I followed him, not without fear. Since nature had here provided
vegetable nourishment, why should not the terrible mammals be there
too? I perceived in the broad clearings left by fallen trees, decayed
with age, leguminose plants, acerineŠ, rubiceŠ and many other eatable
shrubs, dear to ruminant animals at every period. Then I observed,
mingled together in confusion, trees of countries far apart on the
Journey to the Center of the Earth