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:|
"Hold on a minute," admonished the American; "there
is yet one more condition of which I have not made mention."
"What, another?" exclaimed Leopold testily. "How much
do you want for returning to me what you have stolen?"
"So far I have asked for nothing for myself," replied Bar-
ney. "Now I am coming to that part of the agreement.
The Princess Emma von der Tann is betrothed to you. She
does not love you. She has honored me with her affection,
but she will not wed until she has been formally released
from her promise to wed Leopold of Lutha. The king must
sign such a release and also a sanction of her marriage to
The Mad King