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  • And he remembered sunrise here on Arrakis—colored strata of the Shield Wall mellowed by dust haze.
  • He imagined it now—sealed off in strata of porous rock by the leathery half-plant, half-animal little makers—and the thin rupture that was pouring a cool stream of clearest, pure, liquid, soothing water into . A pre-spice mass!
  • Without even the safety valve of dreaming, he focused his prescient awareness, seeing it as a computation of most probable futures, but with something more, an edge of mystery—as though his mind dipped into some timeless stratum and sampled the winds of the future.
  • Awareness flowed into that timeless stratum where he could view time, sensing the available paths, the winds of the future . the winds of the past: the one-eyed vision of the past, the one-eyed vision of the present and the one-eyed vision of the future—all combined in a trinocular vision that permitted him to see time-become-space.
  • As facts grew into evidence, a creature emerged to explain these leathery scraps — a sandswimmer that blocked off water into fertile pockets within the porous lower strata below the 280∞ (absolute) line.

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  • The candidate reaches across social strata — from millionaires to the unemployed.
  • Re-orientation of rock strata occurs principally due to tectonic forces.

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