The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
goes away and never returns, what proof can we offer that
we did not kill him, should we be charged with the crime?
And if we let him go, and later he returns and gains his
throne, he will see that we are hanged anyway for treason.
"The safest thing to do is to put him where he at least
cannot come back to threaten us, and having done so upon
the orders of Peter, let the king's blood be upon Peter's
head. I, at least, shall obey my master, and let you two bear
witness that I did the thing with my own hand." So saying
he drew his sword and crossed toward the king.
But Captain Ernst Maenck never reached his sovereign.
The Mad King