The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
the searching party saw nothing of it, nor did they dream
that their prey was so close before them.
By keeping the KOPJE between them and their pursuers,
Tarzan of the Apes managed to cover nearly a mile before
the men of Opar rounded the granite sentinel and saw
the fugitive before them. With loud cries of savage delight,
they broke into a mad run, thinking doubtless that they
would soon overhaul the burdened runner; but they both
underestimated the powers of the ape-man and overestimated
the possibilities of their own short, crooked legs.
By maintaining an easy trot, Tarzan kept the distance
The Return of Tarzan