The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
invitation I accompanied the Jeddak of Ptarth to his own apartments,
where we sat until daylight, while he listened to the account of
my experiences upon his planet and to all that had befallen
his daughter during the time that we had been together.
I found the father of Thuvia a man after my own heart, and that
night saw the beginning of a friendship which has grown until
it is second only to that which obtains between Tars Tarkas,
the green Jeddak of Thark, and myself.
The first burst of Mars's sudden dawn brought messengers from
The Warlord of Mars