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- He might have been the figure of the " Explorer," grim and hard and determined; silent and solitary in a land of silence and solitude, brooding over a region where " the trails run out and stop." - "The Everlasting Whisper", Jackson Gregory.
- He could have cut his way to fame as a soldier, struggled to it as an explorer, bullied for it in the courts, or built it out of stone and iron as an engineer. - "Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life", Arthur Conan Doyle.
- He said angrily to the Explorer, Don't you think the Pilot knows his job? - "Youth", Isaac Asimov.