The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
fact I know, that there are some truly ethereal creatures.
Tario is one, I am convinced. He has no existence except
in the imaginations of his people.
"Of course, it is the contention of all us realists that
all etherealists are but figments of the imagination.
They contend that no food is necessary, nor do they eat;
but any one of the most rudimentary intelligence must realize
that food is a necessity to creatures having actual existence."
"Yes," agreed Carthoris, "not having eaten to-day I can
readily agree with you."
"Ah, pardon me," exclaimed Jav. "Pray be seated
Thuvia, Maid of Mars