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:|
Solan it was to one side with implicit confidence that he must turn
to meet my new line of attack, and turn he did, so that now we
fought with our sides towards the coveted goal--the great switch
stood within my reach upon my right hand.
To uncover my breast for an instant would have been to court
sudden death, but I saw no other way than to chance it, if by so
doing I might rescue that oncoming, succoring fleet; and so, in the
face of a wicked sword-thrust, I reached out my point and caught
the great switch a sudden blow that released it from its seating.
The Warlord of Mars