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:|
Ordinarily I am not given to long speeches, nor ever before
had I descended to bombast, but I had guessed at the keynote
which would strike an answering chord in the breasts of the
green Martians, nor was I wrong, for my harangue evidently
deeply impressed them, and their attitude toward me
thereafter was still further respectful.
Tars Tarkas himself seemed pleased with my reply, but his
only comment was more or less enigmatical-- "And I think I
know Tal Hajus, Jeddak of Thark."
I now turned my attention to Dejah Thoris, and assisting
her to her feet I turned with her toward the exit, ignoring