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Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess
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I passed low
over a great dead city
of ancient Mars.
As I skimmed out
over the plain beyond
I suddenly came full upon
thousands of green warriors
engaged in a terrific battle.
Scarcely had I seen them
than a volley of shots was directed at me,
and with the green men’s
unfailing accuracy of aim,
my little craft was instantly a ruined wreck,
sinking erratically toward the ground.
I fell almost directly in the center of the
among warriors who had not seen my approach,
so busily were they engaged, mostly on foot
and sharpshooters on the outskirts picking
who momentarily became separated from the
As my machine crashed among them
I leapt to the ground with my longsword
ready to defend myself as best I could,
with a good chance of dying in any event.
I landed not far from a huge monster who
was engaged with three antagonists;
a glance at his fierce face, filled with
the light of battle,
showed me, much to my surprise, Tars Tarkas
He did not see me at first, as I was a trifle
then he was charged simultaneously by all
The mighty fellow made quick work of one of them, but in stepping back
he fell over a dead body behind him and was down
and at the mercy of the other two in an instant.
Had I not sprung between him and his foes, killing one in short order,
Tars Tarkas would have been gathered to his forefathers in moments.
The mighty Thark quickly regained his feet
and settled the other Warhoon.
He gave me one look,
and a slight smile touched his grim lips.
Touching my shoulder, he said,
“I would scarcely recognize you, John Carter,
but no other mortal upon Barsoom would have done
what you have for me.
I think I have learned that
there is such a thing as friendship,
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