The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
Tars Tarkas' cell, and there I stood with my longsword above
my head, grasped with both hands, that I might bring it down
in one quick cut upon the skull of the jailer as he emerged.
I dislike to dwell upon what followed after I heard the
footsteps of the man as he approached the doorway. It is
enough that within another minute or two, Tars Tarkas,
wearing the metal of a Warhoon chief, was hurrying down
the corridor toward the spiral runway, bearing the Warhoon's
torch to light his way. A dozen paces behind him followed
John Carter, Prince of Helium.
The two companions of the man who lay now beside the
The Gods of Mars