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:|
his improvised trumpet.
"Leave the ivory!" he cried. "Leave the ivory! Dead men
have no use for ivory!"
Some of the Manyuema started to lay down their loads,
but this was altogether too much for the avaricious Arabs.
With loud shouts and curses they aimed their guns full
upon the bearers, threatening instant death to any who
might lay down his load. They could give up firing the
village, but the thought of abandoning this enormous
fortune in ivory was quite beyond their conception--better
death than that.
The Return of Tarzan