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A Graphic Interpretation of
Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars
James Killian Spratt
My Advent On Mars
a strange and weird landscape.
I knew that I was on Mars . . .
The surface was covered with a carpet
of springy, ocher moss . . .
In the lesser gravitation
ludicrous in the extreme . . .
I was helplessly uncoordinated . . .
I landed sprawling . . .
My earthly muscles were too strong
for the low gravitation . . .
I was determined, however,
the low structure
which was the only evidence
of habitation in sight . . .
So I tried one of
was of solid glass
about four or five inches
in thickness, and --
beneath this were
several hundred large eggs . . .
Five or six had already hatched . . .
I saw . . . .
I gave a superhuman leap.
It carried me fully
thirty feet in the air . . .
Which landed me on the
far side of the domed enclosure.
the farther wall,
with extreme astonishment
for my prodigious leap.
They were conversing together
in low tones and gesticulations
and pointing toward me.
He was the one whose spear had so nearly transfixed me.
laying his weapons on the ground,
offered me an enormous metal armlet . . .
in a clear, resonant voice,
he made what
I thought to be overtures of peace,
although in a language
I could not understand.
Later I discovered
his name to be Tars Tarkas,
sub-chieftain of the Tharks . . .
with a deep bow,
and was handed up
behind one of
my new friend's companions . . .
they call their
vicious beasts "Thoats."
toward the hills in the distance.
The riders controlled their mounts telepathically,
using neither bits nor bridles, an
ability of all Martians in more or less degree . . .
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