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The Devil's Dictionary: Pre-adamite

by Ambrose Bierce
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PRE-ADAMITE

-n.

One of an experimental and apparently unsatisfactory race of antedated Creation and lived under conditions not easily conceived. Melsius believed them to have inhabited "the Void" and to have been something intermediate between fishes and birds. Little its known of them beyond the fact that they supplied Cain with a wife and theologians with a controversy.

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