The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Princess of Parms by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
As I pressed her dear lips to mine the old feeling of
unconquerable power and authority rose in me. The fighting
blood of Virginia sprang to life in my veins.
"It shall not be, my princess," I cried. "There is, there
must be some way, and John Carter, who has fought his way
through a strange world for love of you, will find it."
And with my words there crept above the threshold of my
conscious mind a series of nine long forgotten sounds. Like a
flash of lightning in the darkness their full purport dawned
upon me--the key to the three great doors of the atmosphere plant!
Turning suddenly toward Tardos Mors as I still clasped my