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:|
of the tree from whence he had dropped so uncannily
upon the scene, and vanish as he had come, bearing away
their prisoner with him.
They were too well occupied in self-defense to attempt
to halt him, nor could they have done so other than by
the wasting of a precious bullet which might be needed
the next instant to turn the charge of a savage foe.
And so, unmolested, Tarzan passed from the camp of the
Abyssinians, from which the din of conflict followed
him deep into the jungle until distance gradually
obliterated it entirely.
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar