Leiningen Versus the Ants, a Short Story by Carl Stephenson. Leiningen Versus the Ants has ratings and 26 reviews. Gbolahan said: Read this some 25 years ago. Can’t remember where (a collection of short stories. Carl Stephenson creates a true monster tale in “Leiningen vs. the Ants,” and he intensifies the experience by writing in third-person omniscient point of view.

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And there, drifting in twos and threes, Leiningen’s men reached him. And near leiningfn farther mouth of the water ditch, where the stone mole had its second gap, the ocean swept the lost battalions into the river, to vanish forever.

As the numbers both of his men and his petrol sprinklers were severely limited, this rapid extension of the line of battle was becoming an overwhelming danger.

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During this outflanking movement by the wings, the army on the center and southern front remained still. The far bank of the river was too high for the waters to escape that way.

Leiningen got up on a chair. Return to Book Page. Once again they withdrew; once again petrol flowed into the ditch. Well, the leinibgen won’t start till morning. Think High Noon, Ayn Rand It was written in in German and translated by the author in This is a short va page radio script, based on the short story of the same name.

Screaming, frantic with pain, the peon danced and twirled like a dervish. While the besieged were concentrating upon the defence of the stretch opposite the wood, the seemingly unaffected line beyond the wood anfs become the theatre of decisive action. Leiningen is an industrious coffee plantation owner in Brazil.

The inundation rose higher and higher: If the blighters decided to rush the ditch, fill it to the brim with their corpses, there’d still be more than enough to destroy every trace of that cranium of his. For Leiningen had not erred when he decided he would fight elemental with elemental.


Leiningen Versus the Ants by Carl Stephenson

Thanks for telling us about the problem. As twilight began to fall, a cordon of ants marched around the petrol trench, but as yet leinihgen no move towards its brink. The discovery did not surprise Leiningen. Occhi Aperti rated it liked it Sep 14, Then he pulled out his watch. The girdle of flames held them back.

Leiningen Versus the Ants

This time the farmer did not trust to the alacrity of his messengers. And meanwhile Leiningen had made a discovery that vd him to the bone-petrol was no longer flowing into the ditch. As he lay there, with glazing eyes and lacerated face, he appeared a man returned from the grave.

But we’ll smash the beggars yet, don’t you worry. Jan 31, Barrett Goldflies rated it it was amazing. This water-filled ditch was one of the defence measures which Leiningen had long since prepared against the advent of the ants. But then such an on-looker would have reckoned only by lfiningen he saw–the advance of myriad battalions of ants lleiningen the futile efforts of a few defenders–and not by the unseen activity that can go on in a man’s brain.

The bridges over the concrete ditch were removed.

Leiningen Versus the Ants

He tried to rise. God, he couldn’t die like that! Rachel Ninnette rated it it was ok Sep 24, Issue spades to every man along the line facing the wood! He wasted no time bemoaning the inevitable. They lost no time; wherever they encountered bare flesh they bit deeply; a few, bigger than the rest, carried in their hind-quarters a sting which injected a burning and paralyzing venom.

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May 06, Jennifer rated it liked it. The ants were indeed mighty, but not so mighty as the boss. And every single one of antx a fiend from hell; before you can spit three times they’ll eat a full-grown buffalo to the bones. Here and there solitary ants had reached the ditch; they gazed at the petrol meditatively, then scurried back again. Since the petrol, unlike the water in the outer ditch, was perfectly still, the thee stayed where it was thrown.

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This was two miles from the point of invasion. One man struck with his spade at an enemy clump, did not draw it back quickly enough from the water; in a trice the wooden shaft swarmed with upward scurrying insects.

Anyway, I’m not an old woman; I’m not going to ths for it just because an elemental’s on the way.

I read this fun piece vss the ‘s. Leaves after leaves rustled down the slope into the water, where the current drew them away from the bank and carried them into midstream. Published first published December Add Leiningen Versus the Ants to your own personal library.

Because once viewed, the ant scene in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is never forgotten leuningen story becomes required reading for the death by killer ants phobic everywhere!

I was not really into it. There seems to be some debate as to whether or not this story is in the public domain with at least one site claiming that it is, but after modest research I have concluded that it is not.