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:|
"But the Torquasians did not frighten. They are lower
than the beasts--they know no fear. They rushed upon
our walls, and standing upon the shoulders of others
they built human approaches to the wall tops, and were
on the very point of surging in upon us and overwhelming us.
"Not an arrow had been discharged by our bowmen--we did
but cause them to run to and fro along the wall top,
screaming taunts and threats at the enemy.
"Presently I thought to attempt the thing--THE GREAT
THING. I centred all my mighty intellect upon the bowmen
of my own creation--each of us produces and directs as
Thuvia, Maid of Mars