The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
have dead. If you are not all fools you will let me go
my way in peace and you will return to Opar with La.
I know not where the sacred knife is; but you can fashion
another. Had I not taken it from La you would have
slain me and now your god must be glad that I took it
since I have saved his priestess from love-mad Tantor.
Will you go back to Opar with La, promising that no
harm shall befall her?"
The priests gathered together in a little knot arguing
and discussing. They pounded upon their breasts with
their fists; they raised their hands and eyes to their
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar