The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
stealthily, in the shadow of one of the great monoliths
that line the avenue where it entered the plaza opposite her!
Thar Ban, jed among the hordes of Torquas, rode
swiftly across the ochre vegetation of the dead sea-
bottom toward the ruins of ancient Aaanthor.
He had ridden far that night, and fast, for he had but
come from the despoiling of the incubator of a neighbouring
green horde with which the hordes of Torquas were
His giant thoat was far from jaded, yet it would be
well, thought Thar Ban, to permit him to graze upon
Thuvia, Maid of Mars