The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
all in jeopardy here, and when we get your father back
something must be done to impress upon him the dangers to
which he exposes you as well as himself by his absent-mindedness."
"I quite agree with you," replied the girl, "and I am not
offended at all. Dear old papa would sacrifice his life for me
without an instant's hesitation, provided one could keep his
mind on so frivolous a matter for an entire instant. There is
only one way to keep him in safety, and that is to chain him
to a tree. The poor dear is SO impractical."
"I have it!" suddenly exclaimed Clayton. "You can use a
revolver, can't you?"
Tarzan of the Apes