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:|
may we not repair at once to Hastor and get under way before
"We should lose no time, Prince," replied Kantos Kan.
"Already the people of Hastor are questioning the purpose of
so great a fleet fully manned with fighting-men. I wonder
much that word of it has not before reached Zat Arras. A
cruiser awaits above at your own dock; let us leave at--"
A fusillade of shots from the palace gardens just without cut
short his further words.
Together we rushed to the balcony in time to see a dozen
members of my palace guard disappear in the shadows of
The Gods of Mars