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  • "Pfizenmayer wrote in Siberian Man and Mammoth (1939): 'Like men, the animals avoid this tundra, said to be bottomless; and all life dies out here. The Tunguses and the Yakuts are firmly convinced that the chief scheitan—the lord of hell—lives in the nether regions deep under these malignant swamps, and their tales about him tell of such places.'"

    —Richard Stone, Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant, (Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing, 2001), 30

    September 20, 2008