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:|
when she came to that part which dealt with my interference with
the dator of the First Born her gratitude was quite apparent,
though I could see by her eyes that something puzzled her strangely.
I did not wonder at her attitude toward me while others were present;
but that she should have denied me while she and Thuvia were the only
occupants of the garden still cut me sorely.
As the examination proceeded I cast a glance at Thurid
and startled him looking wide-eyed and wonderingly at me,
and then of a sudden he laughed full in my face.
The Warlord of Mars