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A Graphic Interpretation of
Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars
James Killian Spratt
The Escape Of The Dead
Then, for the first time,
I noticed a slight vapor filling the cave,
and a faintly pungent odor, and I could only assume
that I had been overcome by some poisonous gas ,
but why I should retain my mental faculties and
yet be unable to move I could not fathom . . .
The sound of approaching horses reached my ears. . .
I had not long to wait before a stealthy sound . . .
then a war-bonneted, paint-streaked face . . .
and savage eyes looked into mine.
The fellow . . . merely stood and stared.
as though turned to stone.
Suddenly . . . a moaning sound issued from
the recesses of the cave behind me.
The Indians turned and fled in terror,
Then, about midnight . . . moaning . . .
rustling of dead leaves.
I strove to break my bonds.
A snap --
. . . nausea . . .
And then something gave,
from the depths of the cave
. . . I leapt quickly through the opening
into the starlight of
a clear Arizona night.
Pausing upon the brink of the
ledge . . .
seemed to call across
the unthinkable void.
I stretched out my arms . . .
and felt myself drawn
with the suddenness of thought
through the trackless
immensity of space.
There was an instant of extreme
cold . . .
And utter darkness . . .
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