The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
later the dangers of our search for Dejah Thoris within
the hostile city of Zodanga.
Then I had been an unknown wanderer upon a strange
planet, and he a simple padwar in the navy of Helium.
To-day he commanded all Helium's great terrors of the
skies, and I was a Prince of the House of Tardos Mors,
Jeddak of Helium.
He did not ask me where I had been. Like Hor Vastus,
he too dreaded the truth and would not be the one to
wrest a statement from me. That it must come some time he
well knew, but until it came he seemed satisfied to but
The Gods of Mars