Jules Verne quote about caution from Journey to the Center of the Earth - The commonest prudence would counsel immediate flight; but we did not come so far to be prudent.
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The commonest prudence would counsel immediate flight; but we did not come so far to be prudent.
 Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864). copy citation

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Author Jules Verne
Source Journey to the Center of the Earth
Topic caution escape
Date 1864
Language English
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Note Translated by Frederick Amadeus Malleson
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3748/3748-h/3748-h.htm

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“He maintained his course inflexibly.
Yet, if at our present distance from the animal, a distance of twelve leagues at the least, the column of water driven through its blowers may be distinctly seen, it must needs be of vast size. The commonest prudence would counsel immediate flight; but we did not come so far to be prudent.
Imprudently, therefore, we pursue our way. The nearer we approach, the higher mounts the jet of water. What monster can possibly fill itself with such a quantity of water, and spurt it up so continuously?” source
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