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:|
"I would sooner mate with a white ape!" she cried,
when he would have urged his suit.
Astok glowered sullenly upon her.
"You shall mate with me, Thuvia of Ptarth," he
growled, "or, by your first ancestor, you shall have
your preference--and mate with a white ape."
The girl made no reply, nor could he draw her into
conversation during the balance of the journey.
As a matter of fact Astok was a trifle awed by the
proportions of the conflict which his abduction of the
Ptarthian princess had induced, nor was he over
Thuvia, Maid of Mars