"The night was illuminated by the full moon, shining at the zenith of the Equator.
A small commercial aircraft, with eighty passengers onboard, was crossing the turbulent sky.
Upward and downward wind currents provoked frequent altitude variations that prevented the hostess from serving passengers their meal.
The deep forest cover was encompassed by the light of the moon and could be barely seen from the window of the plane.
For the entire length of the flight, the rainforest was the only image that appeared to the weary eyes of the passengers, gaining their emotions with its wild nature, unexplored by men: for almost three hours not a single dwelling could be seen, neither a road nor a sign of human existence."
The Diamond Dealer