The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
the cliff-crest. Before me spread a rough mesa, liberally
sprinkled with large boulders. There was no village in
sight nor any living creature.
I drew myself to level ground and stood erect. A few
trees grew among the boulders. Very carefully I ad-
vanced from tree to tree and boulder to boulder toward
the inland end of the mesa. I stopped often to listen
and look cautiously about me in every direction.
How I wished that I had my revolvers and rifle! I
would not have to worm my way like a scared cat
toward Hooja's village, nor did I relish doing so now; but