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PRINCESS OF MARS
"To My Son Jack"
Written between July 1911 and
September 28, 1911
1. My First Adventure on Mars,
2. The Green Martians,
3. Dejah Thoris, Martian Princess,
4. Under the Moons of Mars
PULP MAGAZINE TITLE
Under the Moons of Mars (1912)
A Princess of Mars (A.C. McClurg,
Newspapers (1921): A Princess
Modern Mechanics (1929):
Carter of the Red Planet
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SOLA TELLS ME HER STORY ~ 25 Q
Zad's fate: Dead with Carter's sword buried
to the hilt in his breast.
2. Nature of Carter's wound: Zad's
sword has torn at an angle through the flesh and muscles of his left breast.
3. Reaction the tribe: Applause.
4. Reason for Carter's rapid recovery:
Thark women are adept at applying healing agents and dressing wounds.
5. Object that had saved Sola from a serious
wound from Sarkoja's dagger attack: One of
her metal breast ornaments.
6. Reason for Dejah Thoris' grief:
believes that John Carter is dead.
7. Only other people Sola had seen weep: Her
mother before being killed and Sarkoja as they dragged her off after today's
8. What is unusual about Sola's relationship
with her parents: She knew them.
9. Carter's station in the caravan:
Tars Tarkas at the rear of the column.
10. Name of the heavy draught animals:
11. Reason for so little noise created by the
huge procession: Enormous broad chariot tires
and padded feet of the animals on moss-covered sea bottoms.
12. Reason for no trace of their passing: Moss
springs back up and there is little dust on Mars -- and an absence of high
13. Reason the animals can go months without
water: They live off the moss which holds
moisture in its tiny stems.
14. Reason for Carter's nighttime visit to Sola's
chariot: To hear her life story.
15. Reason that Sola was lonely:
own people reject her because of her feelings and Dejah Thoris is asleep.
16. What made her mother different:
small for motherhood, less cold and cruel than those in the Thark society
she did not care for - roamed alone.
17. What she had in common with the young warrior
she met among the hills: Dislike of the cruelty
of their loveless society -- they became lovers.
18. How did Sola come to be: The
egg from her parents' forbidden love affair was hidden and hatched in a
secret tower where Sola was cared for by her mother's secret nightly visits.
19. Person who discovered the secret and reported
them to Tal Hajus: Sarkoja.
20. How Sola was spared death:
mother mixed her in with other newborns returning from the incubator.
21. Fate of Sola's mother: Attempting
to learn the identity of Sola's lover Tal Hajus tortured and killed her.
22. The made-up story of Sola's fate that Sarkoja
did not believe: Sola's mother had killed
her and thrown her to the white apes.
23. Reaction of Sola's father when he returned
from an expedition: None -- he hid all emotion
but hated Tal Hajus from then on for his cruelty.
24. Her father's knowledge of Sola's identity
and of Sarkoja's betrayal: None
25. The name of Sola's father:
WE PLAN ESCAPE ~ 15Q
1. Problems presented by the canals on their
return journey: To avoid red Martian troops
they cross these cultivated areas at night.
2. What Carter could see of these farmlands by
moonlight: Walled fields, low rambling farmhouses,
tall trees, penned animals, roadways.
3. Carter's theory on a man's way with women:
inverse ratio to his prowess among men."
4. Number of subjects under the control of Tal
Hajus, Jeddak of Thark: 30,000 divided into
25 communities, each with a jed.
5. After their reunion in Thark what Carter laid
at the feet of Dejah Thoris: His heart "beating
alone for you until death stills it forever."
6. Tal Hajus' plan for the captives, instigated
by the treacherous Sarkoja: They are to be
thrown to the wild calots (dogs) at the yearly games.
7. The prisoners' request of Sola:
she accompany them in their escape.
8. Distance to Dejah Thoris' city of Helium:
miles to the waterway and then 500 miles along the canal.
9. What Dejah Thoris created with the diamond
from her hair: A map of Barsoom: waterways,
cities, seabottoms, mountains
10. The escape plan: They
will leave tonight on two thoats and take a longer route than the Tharks
11. Carter's actions when Dejah and Sola did
not make the rendezvous place: He hides the
thoats and leaps to Dejah's second-story apartments.
12. Who set a trap for him: One
of Tal Hajus' chieftains and four warriors.
13. What they were planning to do with him: To
capture him and chain him beneath the jeddak's quarters.
14. Who was behind the betrayal:
15. Where was Dejah Thoris: "Safe"
in the arms of Tal Hajus.
A COSTLY RECAPTURE ~ 15 Q
Carter's means of entry to the headquarters of Tal Hajus: He
leaps to the unlighted third floor.
2. Scene in the great circular hall beneath him:
Hajus and his chieftains, warriors and women . . and Dejah Thoris
3. Description of Tal Hajus: An
enormous hideous thark with cold, hard, cruel, terrible features and not
a mark of dignity or pride.
4. Last to leave the room after Tal Hajus' order
to be left alone with his captives: A reluctant
5. Tal Hajus' plans for Dejah Thoris:
ravish and torture her for 10 days as an act of vengeance against the red
6. Reason Carter's only knocked Tal Hajus unconscious:
does not want to rob Tars Tarkas the sweet moment of revenge and chance
for becoming jeddak.
7. After reaching their mounts they made
their escape in what direction: Toward
the more distant waterway to the northeast.
8. Reason for the party's eventual fatigue: No
time to pack water and supplies for their non-stop flight and they eventually
9. One of their pursuers who caught up with them:
10. Event that forced Sola and Carter to go on
foot: The collapse of one of the fatigued
11. Why Carter decided to send Sola and the Dejah
Thoris on alone: They had been discovered
by a green war party.
12. Carter's actions when Dejah refused to leave
the man she loves: He kisses her, tosses her
onto the mount with Sola and sends them off.
13. Carter's defence against the green warriors:
long range radium rifle with 200 rounds of ammunition.
14. Carter's actions when he ran out of ammunition:
takes off in leaps in the opposite direction from that taken by the women.
15. Significance of a protruding piece of quartz:
trips over it and is beaten into submission by the pursuing green warriors.
CHAINED IN WARHOON ~ 10 Q
Description of Carter's captor: Dak Kova,
a huge, scarred Warhoon jed decorated with straps supporting human skulls
2. Dak Kova's plan for Carter:
is to battle a wild thoat in the great games.
3. Carter's role in the jed becoming jeddak of
the Warhoons: Dak Kova defeats jeddak Bar
Comas in a fierce battle over Carter's fate.
4. Funeral rites for the deceased jeddak: Body
left for three days, hands and head removed to decorate his successor,
cremation amid wild laughter.
5. The war party's original mission:
raid upon a small Thark community in retaliation for the destruction of
6. How Warhoons differed from Tharks:
smaller horde but much more ferocious and warlike.
7. Carter's long ordeal in Warhoon:
imprisonment in the complete darkness of a dungeon surrounded by crawling
8. Fate of Carter's jailer: Carter
kills him with a slack of chain when he brings food.
9. Sight that interrupted Carter's search for
the jailer's keys: Six pairs of eyes approaching
in the darkness
10. Noise that accompanied the retreat of the
eyes: A strange grating sound.
BATTLING IN THE ARENA ~ 15 Q
1. Reason for the failure of Carter's escape
plan: The jailer's body with the keys has
been dragged off into the darkness.
2. Carter's new cell mate: Kantos
Kan, a padwar (lieutenant) in the navy of Helium.
3. Event that interrupted his return to Helium
after they were attacked at Thark: All but
his ship were destroyed by enemy red men from Zodanga.
4. Result of his eventual return to Helium: Seven
great fleets were launched in search of Dejah Thoris among the northern
5. Where Kantos Kan had been captured:
his covert search for Dejah Thoris in the city of Warhoon.
6. Site of the great games: An
enormous unkept amphitheatre excavated below ground level that seats 20,000
7. Contents of the arena cages:
Carter and Kantos Kan, wild calots, thoats, mad zitidars, green warriors
and many strange beasts.
8. Method of obtaining freedom:
last one combatant surviving at the end of each of the 10 days of the games.
9. The first combatants: 12
green Martian females against a pack of 12 wild calots.
10. The two final combatants at the end of the
day: John Carter and Kantos Kan.
11. Kantos Kan's method of overcoming his giant
green adversary: Throws his sword twenty feet
into the heart of the warrior.
12. Carter's instruction to Kantos Kan before
they began the battle: Prolong the battle
until darkness falls.
13. Kantos Kan's method of disposing of John
Carter: He thrusts his sword between his arm
and his chest. Carter fakes death
14. Reward to Kantos Kan, the victor: Freedom.
15. Carter's plan of escape: He
crept out after the amphitheatre had cleared and hid out in the hills beyond
to await Kantos Kan.
IN THE ATMOSPHERE FACTORY ~ 30 Q
Description of Carter's journey to the nearest waterway: Two
weeks of stumbling night travel, fighting off wild beasts and living on
2. Carter's rescuer from a wild beast: Woola.
3. Woola's condition: Half
4. Discovery made by the starving travellers
on the 15th day: A gigantic building 200 feet
high and covering four square miles with one tiny entrance.
5. After pleading through a speaking tube by
what means was Carter allowed entry: Through
a long corridor secured by a series of 20-foot thick sliding doors.
6. What awaited Carter and Woola in an inner
chamber: Food and drink on a great stone table
7. Occupant who interrogated and examined Carter:
strange, dried up, little mummy of a man in a robe with a collar of gold
supporting a huge chest plate decorated in diamonds. In the centre of the
disk is mounted a strange stone that scintillates nine different and
8. Carter's communication advantage over the
man: While his own thoughts were private,
he could read the old man's every thought.
9. The function of the building:
contains the machinery which produces the artificial atmosphere which
sustains life on the planet.
10. The secret to the entire atmosphere creation
process: The ninth ray which special machinery
separates from the sun's rays and stores in the giant building.
11. The process that created atmosphere:
9th ray is treated electrically and the result is pumped to the five principal
air centers of the planet where contact with the ether of space transforms
it into atmosphere.
12. The old man's duty at the plant:
and an assistant each take half-year shifts keeping the battery of 20
radium pumps operating.
13. The length of a Martian year:
14. Security of the plant was guaranteed by:
foot-thick walls, 5' glass covering on the roof, and only two people ever
know the telepathic entry codes at any one time.
15. The reason for the old man's suspicion of
Carter: He believes that he has been tricked
into revealing the telepathic entry codes.
16. What function did the old man's talisman
perform: His protection in all parts of Barsoom.
17. The danger that Carter read in the old man's
good-night thoughts: A picture of the man
killing him with a dagger in his sleep "for the best good of Barsoom."
18. Carter's method of escape:
uses the telepathic codes he has learned to open the doors to exit the
19. The nature of the Martian house where Carter
found shelter: Home of government employees
surrounded by giant trees and which uses power from a radium engine to
raise it fifty feet on a large metal shaft each night.
20. People who did the farm labour:
POWs, delinquent debtors and poor bachelors.
21. The reason for bachelor debt:
Some are too poor to pay the high celibate tax.
22. Why Carter made no mention of Dejah Thoris:
Zodanga and Helium are at war.
23. Suggestion for a change of appearance made
by Carter's friendly hosts: To colour his
body with reddish oil to appear more Martian.
24. Suggestion for finding employment:
to Zodanga and join the army or navy.
25. Parting gift for transportation:
small domestic bull thoat to ride (horse size, gentle but otherwise a replica
of the huge wild thoat).
26. Carter's Martian hairstyle:
square at the back and banged in front.
27. Carter's new identity: He
wears metal and ornaments in the style of a Zodangan gentleman attached
to the house of Ptor
28. Contents of Carter's side sack:
29. The Zodangan monetary system:
money is issued by individuals as they require it and redeemed twice yearly.
If a man issues more than he can redeem, the government pays his creditors
in full and the debtor works out the amount in the government farms or
30. Carter's route to Zodanga:
a broad white turnpike.
AN AIR SCOUT FOR ZODANGA ~ 25 Q
The source of the water that filled the canals: Flow
from the poles' melting ice caps is stored in underground reservoirs and
then pumped through long conduits.
2. Explain how irrigated land was laid out: Tracts
of land make up cultivated districts stretching along either side of the
3. How the water was distributed to the fields:
a vast underground network of small pipes that take it directly to the
4. Reasons why the crops were always uniform:
droughts, no rain, no high winds, and no insects, or destroying birds.
5. Foods enjoyed by Carter: Steaks
and chops from domestic animals, fruits and vegetables entirely different
from anything on Earth.
6. News of Dejah Thoris: She
is the most beautiful woman on Barsoom and all Helium is mourning the loss
of their princess.
7. Expected fate of Helium: Zodanga
is about to overrun the city since the Helium forces are all out in search
of Dejah Thoris.
8. The reason Dejah Thoris was thought to be
dead: Her mount was found wandering near the
scene of a bloody conflict with the Warhoons.
9. Carter's reason for abandoning Woola: This
species has never been tamed by the red men so its presence in Zodanga
would cause problems.
10. The reason Zodanga's shops are not raised
for safety at night like their homes: Thievery
is unknown upon Barsoom but assassination is a major fear.
11. Description of Zodanga's plaza:
covers a square mile in city centre and is surrounded by the palaces of
the leaders as well as by public buildings, cafes and shops.
12. The first person Carter met in Zodanga: Kantos
13. Kantos Kan's mission in Zodanga:
by Tardos Mors to find Dejah Thoris, who is held prisoner by Sab Than,
prince of Zodanga.
14. Why is Dejah Thoris was being held here:
Than Kosis has made her voluntary marriage to his son the price of peace
between the countries and the only way to save Helium.
15. Unusual feature of the eating place they
visited: The food is untouched by human hands
and is ordered by the touching of tiny buttons.
16 How Carter passed the examination to
enter the air-scout squadron: Kantos Kan,
an accomplished airship pilot, takes the exam for him.
17. Description of the one-man craft that Kantos
Kan taught Carter to fly: 16 feet long,
two feet wide, three inches thick tapering to a point at each end. The
driver sits on a seat over the small noiseless radium engine.
18. The medium of buoyancy contained in the thin
metal walls of the craft: The 8th Barsoomian
ray, the ray of propulsion. The ray is found in all light and is the energy
that propels the light of the sun to the various planets. This ray when
reflected off Barsoom is a source of repulsion of gravity and can lift
enormous weights from the surface.
19. Fate of the first great battleship equipped
with the ray 900 years ago: Too great a
quantity was put into the reservoirs and the ship with its crew of 500
shot into space where it can still be seen in orbit around Mars.
20. An average speed of the flyer:
miles per hour.
21. An incident during Carter's first flight
that promoted him to residence in the Palace: He
uses his craft to rescue a downed pilot from three green warriors and later
he fights off two more.
22. The importance of the rescued Zodangan: He
is cousin of the Jeddak.
23. Purpose of the huge parade ceremony assembled
before the Jeddak: To confer honours on warriors
for bravery and distinguished service.
24. The earthly group that the parade participants
resembled: North American Indians - both use
abundant feathers and colour for decoration.
25. Result of the rescued flyer's conversation
with his cousin the jeddak: John Carter, air
scout, is promoted to padwar of The Guards and is to be quartered in the
I FIND DEJAH ~ 20 Q
1. Method used to light the jeddak's apartment:Imprisoned
rays of sunshine held between the ceiling and a ground glass panel below.
2. Area in which Carter was to stand guard: Behind
the tapestry hangings that encircle the room.
3. Property of the tapestry material:
view allowed Carter to see through them into the room.
4. The person escorted into the jeddak's apartment:
5. The princess, who had apparently changed her
mind, made a promise that: She will marry
the jeddak's son, Sab Than.
6. Dejah Thoris' reason for agreeing to marriage:
save Helium from attack.
7. Effect on Carter: His
dream of happiness is dashed and broken.
8. Reason for Carter's swordplay with four palace
guards: To get to Dejah Thoris.
9. Reason for Dejah Thoris' refusal to go with
Carter: She is bound by her promise of marriage
to save Helium.
10. Dejah's explanation of Carter's dishonourable
social blunder back in Thark: He called her
his princess before asking her hand in marriage and boasting that he had
won her through combat.
11. Why killing Sab Than would not help Carter's
cause: Convention dictates that she cannot
marry the man who kills her intended.
12. Why Carter went into hiding:
whole palace is on alert and he waits for nightfall to escape.
13. What the royal psychologist had read from
the minds of the dead guards: They
were killed by one man.
14. What the psychologist had read from the mind
of Dejah Thoris: Nothing as she has perfect
15. The man who suggested that the attacker was
John Carter: The cousin of the jeddak who
had been rescued by Carter.
16. Why they didn't trust Kantos Kan: He
is Carter's friend and is probably a Heliumite spy.
17. The order that made it difficult for Carter
to leave the city: The air patrol has been
18. Why they believed Carter was still in the
palace: Records show that no one meeting
his description has left.
19. Person Than Kosis decided to question more
thoroughly: Dejah Thoris.
20. What Carter accomplished after nightfall:
escapes the palace.
LOST IN THE SKY ~ 10 Q
1. Carter's reason for returning to the air patrol
quarters: To relate to Kantos Kan the news
of his meeting with Dejah Thoris.
2. Why Carter supported Kantos Kan's decision
to assassinate Sab Than: It is the only way
Carter can win Dejah Thoris.
3. How Kantos Kan planned to gain entry to the
palace: He discovered a secret passage from
the tower to Sab Than's quarters while on flight duty.
4. What Carter gained by scaling the machine
building and overcoming the rooftop guard: He
returns to Kantos Kan with two stolen flyers.
5. The destination to which Kantos Kan set the
compass on Carter's flyer: Helium.
6. Helium adaptation that gave their flyers an
advantage: A trick in the gearing of the craft.
7. Obstacles that Carter met on his escape flight
from the city: Searchlights, dozens of air
scout patrol craft, a large cruiser and a barrage of firepower.
8. Problem caused by the damage to Carter's flyer:
of a broken compass he cannot find Helium.
9. How Helium may recognized from the air: Two
immense circular walled cities seventy-five miles apart.
10. Description of Helium's twin towers: One
is scarlet, the other yellow -- each one rises one mile high from its city
TARS TARKAS FINDS A FRIEND ~ 15 Q
Carter's situation after being shot down: Battling
for survival in the middle of two tribes of warring green men.
2. Identity of the two tribes:
3. Name of the green man Carter assists: Tars
4. Result of their shoulder-to-shoulder, all-afternoon
battle: The Warhoons retreated at nightfall.
5. Another old friend that Carter met in Tars
Tarkas' quarters after their triumphant return to Thark: Woola.
6. Tars Tarkas' advice upon his return: Sarkoja
recognized Carter and told Tal Hajus. Carter must make his escape.
7. How did Tars Tarkas plan to help: He
will provide Carter with his pick of thoats and escort him to the nearest
8. Why Carter refused the offer:
It will probably mean death for Tars Tarkas -- Carter wants them both to
face the tyrant so Tars Tarkas can kill him.
9. How Carter convinced him that they should
go before Tal Hajas: He relates the story
that Sola had told him about her parents.
10. How Tars Tarkas convinced Sarkoja to take
the pilgrimage down the river Iss: He warns
her that Gozava's lover will seek vengeance tomorrow.
11. What Carter recommend in his speech to the
chieftains of Thark: He accuses Tal Hajas
of being unworthy and that he should be replaced by Tars Tarkas.
12. Who insisted that the jeddak fight Tars Tarkas
to defend his honour and position: Lorquas
Ptomel and the 20 Chieftains
13. Tars Tarkas' first act as the new jeddak:
makes Carter a full-fledged chieftain.
14. The battle plan that Tars Tarkas and the
chietains agreed to: Unite the green hordes
and form an alliance with Helium to attack and loot Zodanga . . and
free Dejah Thoris.
15. Leaving a force of 150,000 around the city,
what did Carter accomplish with a small force: They
scale the 75-foot wall, open the gates and make it to the palace without
firing a shot.
THE LOOTING OF ZODANGA ~ 15 Q
1. The first of the invaders to ride through
the Zodangan gates: Tars Tarkas leading 50
2. The sight that met Carter within the palace
audience chamber of Than Kosis: The immense
hall is packed with nobles and their women for an important royal ceremony.
3. Objects carried in by the jeddak's Guard:
great golden chain joining padlocked collars displayed on a scarlet silk
cushion followed by a display of official royal ornaments for the prince
and princess of Zodanga.
4. The procession that filed to the foot of the
throne: Dignitaries, officers and two figures
completely covered in scarlet silk.
5. The two people about to be joined together
in marriage by the gold chain and collars: Than
Kosis and Dejah Thoris.
6. Carter's reaction: He
leaps into the hall and severs the gold chain with his longsword.
7. His reason for not killing the attacking Sab
Than: The age-old custom of Barsoom that would
have separated him from Dejah forever.
8. Indication that "Zodanga has fallen": Tars
Tarkas and 50 warriors on thoats charge through the entrance portals of
9. Reason for Sab Than's sudden promotion to
jeddak: Than Kosis is killed in a sword fight
10. Fate of the Zodangans: The
red men all bravely fight to the death but Carter and the Tharks are victorious.
11. How Kantos Kan came to be imprisoned in the
dungeon: The air patrol had captured him before
he had reached the palace high tower.
12. Situation in the city: The
green men and Zodangans are battling in the streets.
13. Carter's incredible achievements inspired
by his love of Dejah Thoris: He has brought
the green hordes together to fight as allies of Helium.
14. What Carter felst was his greatest accomplishment:
winning of Dejah Thoris.
15. The promise of a princess made at chapter's
end: Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium and
John Carter, Gentleman of Virginia will wed.
THROUGH CARNAGE TO JOY ~ 20 Q
Result of the battle for Zodanga: The city's
forces are entirely destroyed or captured, thousands of airships are under
guard and looting has begun.
2. To what use were the airships put: They
are used to transport prisoners, green warriors and thoats to Helium to
rescue the city from Zodangan siege.
3. Event following their arrival at Helium: A
great air battle -- the airborne green men attack the Zodangan warships
and are assisted by Helium forces.
4. Reason for only small arms fire from the green
men's ships: They have no training in using
the naval gunnery of the ships but their small arms accuracy is deadly.
5. Result of the hour-long air battle: The
fleets of the green men and the Helium navy win a complete victory.
6. Fate of the commanders from each of the defeated
Zodangan airships: Following tradition they
voluntarily leap to their deaths.
7. Act that officially brought an end to the
conflict: The commander of the entire Zodangan
fleet leaps to his death.
8. News that signaled a great volley of cheers
from the Helium flagship: Dejah Thoris is
alive and wishes to board the flagship
9. Why the warriors of Helium held Carter in
awe: He has rescued their princess and has
managed to unite the fierce Tharks to defeat Helium's enemies.
10. Person with whom Carter was quick to share
all honours: Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark.
11. Carter's reason for not accompanying Dejah
Thoris to Helium: He must assist Tars Tarkas
in finishing the battle against the Zodangan land forces that still surround
12. Difficulties involved in unloading the thoats
from the transports: Without landing stages
being available the animals have to be lowered by slings.
13. Problems that faced the attacking Tharks:
land forces are well-entrenched, outnumber them 10 to 1 and the assisting
forces from Helium are late in arriving.
14. Event that turned the tide of battle to the
Tharks favour: The Helium allies attack from
the opposite direction.
15. The scene in Helium after the defeat of the
Zodangans: The triumphal procession of conquering
heroes is greeted with applause, gifts and adulation.
16. Why the Tharks generated the wildest excitement:
is the first time ever that an armed body of green warriors have entered
the gates of Helium.
17. The crowd's reaction to Carter:
Cries of his name fill the air, ornaments are bestowed upon him, and they
crowd around him in spite of Woola's ferocious appearance.
18. Carter's first impressions of Tardos Mors:
noble ruler - a perfect specimen of manhood: tall straight, muscled and
possessing a regal carriage and bearing.
19. The title bestowed upon Tars Tarkas by Tardos
Mors: "The greatest living warrior of
20. The precious jewel that the Jeddak of Helium
granted to Carter: Princess Dejah Thoris,
FROM JOY TO DEATH ~ 20Q
Reasons for the green warriors' 10-day stay in Helium: They
are feasted, entertained and loaded with costly presents.
2. Announcement made by Tars Tarkas before all
his chieftains: Sola is his daughter.
3. Reason for the return of Tars Tarkas and Sola
three weeks later: The marriage of John
Carter and Dejah Thoris.
4. Carter's activities for the next nine years:
in councils, fights in the armies of Helium as a prince of the house of
Tardos Mors and receives great adulation from the people.
5. Reason for the five year watch by 10 guards
on the palace roof: To guard the incubator
and snow-white egg containing the child of John Carter and Dejah Thoris.
6. The emergency dispatch brought to the jeddak
by airship: Wireless contact has been lost
with the keeper of the atmosphere plant.
7. Condition of the assistant keeper:
8. Why the situationwas serious:
pressure all over Barsoom is dropping, suggesting that the engines in the
pumping plant have failed.
9. Estimated time it wouild take to break into
the atmosphere plant to facilitate repairs: A
number of months.
10. Expected fate of every living thing on Barsoom:
from lack of oxygen.
11. Situation on the third day:
start to sink into unconsciousness
12. Place where the royal family and the incubator
had moved: The palace's sunken garden.
13. The only person not resigned to meeting death
from asphyxiation: John Carter.
14. Knowledge that Carter recalled about the
atmosphere plant: A series of nine long forgotten
sounds -- the key to the three great doors of the plant.
15. Carter's order to the jeddak:
Helium's swiftest flier for his use.
16. Carter's last image of Dejah Thoris as he
embarked on his frantic flight to the atmosphere plant: His
princess collapsing into unconsciousness.
17. Description of Carter's desperate flight
in his stripped down flier: Steering from
a prone position he skims low across the sea bottoms for maximum oxygen
and arrives at the entrance an hour before dark.
18. Progress of the crew trying to break through
the walls: Most are lying unconscious and
their labours have made hardly a scratch on the impenetrable walls.
19. Why Carter enlists the aid of one of the
collapsing workers: The man knows how
to start the pumping engines.
20. What Carter accomplished before he sank unconscious
upon the ground: He uses the nine thought
waves to open each of the three doors to the plant to allow the man to
crawl toward the pump room.
AT THE ARIZONA CAVE ~ 10 Q
What happened to Carter's clothes as he regained consciousness: They
crack and powder away as he sits up
2. Where he found himself: In a huge cave.
3. What he first found toward the back of the
cave: The mummified remains of a little old
woman with long black hair leaning over a small charcoal burner and a round
copper vessel containing greenish powder.
4. What was attached to her dead hand: A
rawhide thong attached to a long row of human skeletons hanging from the
5. What happened when Carter touched the thong:
skeletons swung producing a noise as of the rustling of dry leaves.
6. Cause for consternation when Carter stepped
out of the cave into the night: A new landscape with mountains and cacti-studded
valley and a different night sky with a stationary moon and a distant Mars
7. Questions that would plague Carter for 10
years: Were the pumps restarted? Did the vitalizing
air revive Dejah Thoris?
8. Source of Carter's wealth on Earth: The
gold deposit that he and Powell had discovered.
9. The place where Carter was writing the manuscript:
little study overlooking the Hudson river.
10. The special feeling he had on this night:
seems to be calling again and he feels he will soon be united with his
princess on his beloved Mars
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