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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: his 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: She 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: Beside Tars
Tarkas at the rear of the column
10. Name of the heavy draught animals: Zitidars
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: Her own people
reject her because of her feelings and Dejah Thoris is asleep.
16. What made her mother different: Too 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: Her 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
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: Tars Tarkas
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,
3. Carter's theory on a man's way with women:
"In 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
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: That she accompany
them in their escape.
8. Distance to Dejah Thoris' city of Helium:
50 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 would expect
11. Carter's actions when Dejah and Sola did
not make the rendezvous place: He hides the thoats and leaps to Dejah's
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: Sarkoja.
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:
Tal 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
4. Last to leave the room after Tal Hajus' order
to be left alone with his captives: A reluctant Tars Tarkas
5. Tal Hajus' plans for Dejah Thoris: To ravish
and torture her for 10 days as an act of vengeance against the red race.
6. Reason Carter's only knocked Tal Hajus unconscious:
He 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 thoats.
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:
His long range radium rifle with 200 rounds of ammunition.
14. Carter's actions when he ran out of ammunition:
He takes off in leaps in the opposite direction from that taken by the
15. Significance of a protruding piece of quartz:
Carter trips over it and is beaten into submission by the pursuing green
CHAINED IN WARHOON ~ 10 Q
Description of Carter's captor: Dak Kova, a huge, scarred Warhoon jed decorated
with straps supporting human skulls and hands
2. Dak Kova's plan for Carter: He 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
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: A raid upon
a small Thark community in retaliation for the destruction of their incubator.
6. How Warhoons differed from Tharks: A smaller
horde but much more ferocious and warlike
7. Carter's long ordeal in Warhoon: Chained imprisonment
in the complete darkness of a dungeon surrounded by crawling creatures.
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: During
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 Warhoons.
7. Contents of the arena cages: Carter and Kantos
Kan, wild calots, thoats, mad zitidars, green warriors and many strange
8. Method of obtaining freedom: The 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
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
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 vegetable milk.
2. Carter's rescuer from a wild beast: Woola.
3. Woola's condition: Half starved.
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:
A 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
9. The function of the building: It 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: The
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: He and an
assistant each take half-year shifts keeping the battery of 20 radium
13. The length of a Martian year: 688 Earth days.
14. Security of the plant was guaranteed by:
150 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
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: He uses the telepathic
codes he has learned to open the doors to exit the building.
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: Convicts,
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:
Nearby 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: Go to
Zodanga and join the army or navy.
25. Parting gift for transportation: A small
domestic bull thoat to ride (horse size, gentle but otherwise a replica
of the huge wild thoat).
26. Carter's Martian hairstyle: Cut 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
28. Contents of Carter's side sack: Zodangan
29. The Zodangan monetary system:
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: Along a broad
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
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:
No 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
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
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: It 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: Sent by
Tardos Mors to find Dejah Thoris, who is held prisoner by Sab Than, prince
14. Why is Dejah Thoris was being held here:
Jeddak 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
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: 200 miles
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
24. The earthly group that the parade participants
resembled: North American Indiands - use abundant feathers and colour for
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 palace.
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
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:
To 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
12. Why Carter went into hiding: The 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 mind control.
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 quadrupled.
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:
He 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:
Because 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: Warhoons and Tharks.
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 Helium
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
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:
He 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 Thark warriors.
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:
A 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
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
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 with Carter.
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
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:
The 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
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
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 Helium
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:
Zodangan 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:
This 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:
A 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 Barsoom."
20. The precious jewel that the Jeddak of Helium
granted to Carter: Princess Dejah Thoris, his granddaughter.
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:
Serves 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
7. Condition of the assistant keeper: Assassinated.
8. Why the situationwas serious: Air 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:
Death from lack of oxygen.
11. Situation on the third day: People 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: Prepare 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
4. What was attached to her dead hand: a rawhide
thong attached to a long row of human skeletons hanging from the cave roof.
5. What happened when Carter touched the thong:
The 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:
His little study overlooking the Hudson river.
10. The special feeling he had on this night:
Mars seems to be calling again and he feels he will soon be united with
his princess on his beloved Mars
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