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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
A Study Guide for Fans and Researchers
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~ 30 Q ~ Spratt Graphic
Author of the manuscript: Captain Carter.
2. Relation to ERB: Uncle.
3. Age of ERB when he first met Carter: 5.
4. Place ERB first met Carter: Father's home
5. Opinion of Carter held by children and slaves:
They all admire and worship him.
6. Carter's height: 6' 2".
7. Carter's hair: Black and closely cropped.
8. Carter's eyes: Steel grey.
9. Carter's manners: perfect ~ Southern gentleman.
10. Carter's horsemanship: Magnificent.
11. Reason Carter left the Burroughs' Virginia
home: Civil War.
12. Length of absence: 15 years.
13. How he had changed when he returned: When
alone he gazes into space with great longing.
14. Carter's whereabouts after the war: Arizona.
15: Carter's occupation immediately following
the war: Prospecting and mining.
16 Where Carter moved after a year's visit with
ERB's family: A cottage overlooking the Hudson River in NY.
17. ERB's father's occupation: Owner and operator
of a chain of general stores in Virginia.
18. Carter's gift to ERB in 1885: Key to his
safe containing his after death wishes.
19. Carter's nightly ritual: He stands on a bluff
overlooking the Hudson with his arms outstretched to the heavens.
20. Date of ERB's last meeting with Carter: March
21. The watchman's discovery: Carter's still-warm
22. Location of Carter's body: Lying in the snow
on the bluff with his arms outstretched.
23. Coroner's verdict: Death by heart failure.
24. Contents of Carter's safe: "Burial" instructions.
25. Carter's "final" resting place: A ventilated
tomb in Virginia
26. What Carter wills to ERB: Carter's
estate and manuscript.
27: Manuscript directions: To be left sealed
and unread for 11 years and contents kept secret for 21 years.
28. Most unusual feature of the tomb: Can be
opened only from the inside.
29. Copyright date of the first hardcover release
of A Princess of Mars: 1917
30. Pen name of author on the first magazine
appearance of this novel in 1912: Norman Bean
THE ARIZONA HILLS ~ 20 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation I
Carter's age in years: Very old, over 100 years
2. Carter's age in appearance: 30 years
3. Number of times Carter had died: 2
4. Main life's occupation: Soldier of fortune
5. Years his body lay in an Arizona cave: 10
6. Name and title of the author of the manuscript:
Captain Jack Carter of Virginia (Confederate Army)
7. Prospector partner: Captain James K. Powell
8. Their important discovery in the late winter
of 1885: a multi-million dollar gold mine in Arizona
9. Powell's reason for leaving their Arizona
camp on March 3, 1866: to ride out to bring back men & equipment to
work the mine
10. Tribe to which Carter owed his knowledge
of Indians: Sioux in the north
11. Carter's armament: 2 colt revolvers and a
12. Previous bestowers of honours on Carter for
his military service: 3 republics, emperors and kings.
13. Powell's pursuers: 3 Apaches.
14. What Carter saw on the moonlit plateau: Indian
teepee camp with 500 warriors.
15. Powell's condition: Dead in the centre of
the camp, shot full of arrows.
16. Carter's reaction: Charges into the camp
with both guns blazing and rescues Powell's body
17. How he eluded his pursuers: His hoorse takes
a side trail.
18. What Carter found at the end of the trail:
3' x 4' cave opening.
19. Carter's first action after dismounting:
He tries unsuccessfully to revive Powell.
20. Carter's state at the end of the chapter:
He becomes drowsy from a strange gas and drops to the cave floor.
ESCAPE OF THE DEAD ~ 10 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation II
Carter's action upon hearing the approaching Indians: Tries to move but
2. Reason for Carter's state: A demobilizing
vapor with a strange odour.
3. Reaction of the Indians upon peering into
the cave: They flee in terror.
4. Actions of his horse in the late afternoon:
it moves down the trail in search of food and water.
5. Carter's midnight accomplishment: Following
his great effort to move, something "snaps" and he breaks free of his body.
6. What the now naked Carter first saw: His own
lifeless body lying on the cave floor.
7. What Carter heard: More rustling and moaning
sounds from the back of the cave.
8. What Carter did when he reached the cave mouth:
He breathes deeply, meditates, and gazes at the heavens.
9. Object to which he directed his outstretched
arms: The red planet, Mars, the god of war.
10. What Carter felt: He is drawn through the
extreme cold and utter darkness of space.
ADVENT ON MARS ~ 25 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation III
Sight that first met Carter on Mars: He is in a basin covered in yellowish,
soundless, moss-like vegetation with low hills in the distance.
2. Time of day: Midday.
3. Weather: Sunny and hot.
4. Structure 100 yards to the left: a low, walled
enclosure about 4' high.
5. Result of springing to his feet: the action
propels him three yards into the air.
6. Reason for difficulty in locomotion: Reaction
of his earth muscles to the lesser gravitation and lower air pressure of
7. Sight that first met him in the Martian structure:
Hundreds of large white hatching eggs, 2 1/2 feet in diameter.
8. Description of the bodies of the grotesque
creatures: Yellowish-green, hairless, large heads, long necks, scrawny
bodies with 4 arms and two legs.
9. Description of eyes: Blood red irises, dark
pupils, white eyeballs, protruding eyes on the sides of the heads that
can be independently directed.
10. Description of ears: Above the eyes and closer
together -- small, one-inch-long, cup-shaped antennae.
11. Description of noses: Longitudinal slits
in the centre of their faces, midway between their mouths and ears.
12. Description of teeth: Pure white, lower tusks
curve upward to sharp points ending halfway up the head - ferocious in
13. The warning of approaching danger: Rattling
of an attacking Martian's rifle against his metal spear which he was about
to impale Carter.
14. Description of Martian attacker: 15 feet
tall, 400 earth pounds, one of his two right arms held a 40 foot spear
with 2 legs straddling his mount.
15. Description of the Martian mount: Horselike,
hairless, dark slate colour grading to a vivid yellow at the feet, smooth,
glossy, white belly, controlled without bridle or reins, 4-legs per side,
10 feet tall at the shoulder, flat tail, gaping mouth from snout to the
long massive neck, heavily-padded and nail less feet.
16. Number of attackers: 10
17. Action that carried Carter to safety: His
100 foot hurdling leap to the other side of the incubator.
18. Reaction of the Martians: astonishment and
surprise and relief that their young were not harmed.
19. Reason Carter is taken captive and not killed:
he was seen as a freak or novelty.
20. Rifle description: Long barrel of white metal
alloy of steel and aluminum stocked with a very light hardwood that uses
small caliber, explosive radium projectiles with a range of 200-300 miles.
21. Action of all but one of the Martians: They
ride off 200 yards leaving one member to make contact with Carter.
22. Method of making contact: One unarmed Martian
walks toward him with outreached hand speaking words of greeting.
23. Martian's gift offering to Carter: A huge
24. Carter's response: Bows with hand over heart
and speaks in English -- reaches out his hand to take the armlet offering.
25. Carter's position at chapter's end: Mounted
behind a Martian as the troop rides toward the distant hills.
PRISONER ~ 25 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation IV
Reason for increase in elevation: Travelling out of old sea bottom to foothills.
2. Site of distant city: On low table land arising
out of mountain valley.
3. Sight in plaza in the city centre: A camp
of 900-1000 Martians.
4. Martian apparel: Naked but for ornaments.
5. Appearance of the women: Smaller bodies, 10-12
feet tall, lighter green in colour, larger tusks reaching to ears, rudiments
of toe and finger nails, all appear about the same age.
6. Ceremony taken at end of life for most Martians:
Pilgrimage down the river Iss.
7. Most common causes of death for Martians:
Duels, hunting, aviation and war.
8. Greatest hazard to the young green Martians:
Being captured by the ferocious white apes that live in the deserted buildings
9. Average life expectancy: 300-1000 years.
10. State of the planet's resources: Waning
12, Where the inclined ramp led: A huge building
of marble inlaid with old and precious stones ~ enormous chamber within
13. Inhabitants: 50 males with an enormous warrior
on a rostrum
14: Martian leader's garb: Metal ornaments, coloured
feathers, jewel encrusted leather trappings, white fur cape lined with
15. Unusual feature of the furnishings: Small
-- apparently built for people of Carter's size.
16. Name of Carter's captor: Tars Tarkas.
17. Captor's status or rank: Vice-chieftain
of the community, statesman, warrior.
18. Fate of Carter's rude "attacker": Knocked
down and out by Carter's punch to the face
19. Reaction of other Martians: Laughter and
20. Length of Carter's giant "sak": 150 feet
21. Carter's request after refusing do more saks:
He requires food and drink
22. Name of female assigned to Carter: Sola
23. Description of Carter's room: Large chamber
decorated with murals and mosaics, lighted by large windows, furnished
with litters of sleeping silks and furs
24. Response to Sola's hissing call: appearance
of a large, frightful 10-legged dog-like creature.
25. Description of the creature's head: frog-like
with huge jaws containing three rows of long, sharp tusks.
ELUDE MY WATCHDOG ~ 15 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation V
Duty of the strange beast summoned by Sola: Watch"dog" to guard and protect
2. Position taken by the beast: It lies across
3. Scenes conveyed by the murals on the walls:
Beautiful lush landscapes without evidence of living beings
4. Source of the milk-like food provided by Sola:
Large plant that draws moisture from the air, nutrients from soil and sun
5. A reason for lack of edible meat on Mars:
Only one rare mammal on the planet
6. Carter's source of warmth as he slept during
the extremely cold Martian night: Sola covers him in sleeping furs
7. Reason for times that Martian nights are brilliantly
lit: Two bright moons
8. Reason for times of such total darkness during
moonless Martian nights: Lack of atmosphere to diffuse starlight
9. Reason the Martian moons are so spectacular:
Close to the planet, one revolves every 7 1/2 hours, the other every 30
10. Artificial sources of light for the green
Martians: Torches, candles and a peculiar oil lamp that generates a gas
and burns without a wick
11. Other occupants of the room: Five females
(plus Sola and the guard animal)
12. The guard animal limited Carter to what area:
He can travel only within the city and not beyond
13. Surprising new characteristics of the animal:
Fleetest animal on Mars, intelligent, loyal and ferocious ~ used in hunting,
war and as a protector.
14. Place of Carter's temporary escape from the
guard animal: Seated on a window sill 30 feet up
15. Carter's captor: A colossal ape-like creature,
white and hairless except for an enormous shock of hair upon its head.
FIGHT THAT WON FRIENDS ~ 10 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation VI
White ape description: 15 feet tall, 6 limbs, very muscular, close-together
non-protruding eyes, high-set ears, snout and teeth resembled a gorilla.
2. Carter's rescuer: His Martian watch "dog".
3. Weapons Carter used to defeat the second "ape":
A fist to chin and stomach ~ stone cudgel to the head.
4. Witnesses to Carter's victory: Tars Tarkas,
Sola and four warriors.
5. Reason for the arrival of the onlookers: Sola
noted Carter's absence and informed Tars Tarkas who instigated a search
for the Earth man.
6. Carter exhibited the only qualities Tharks
respected: Physical prowess and bravery in battle
7. Near fate of Carter's badly wounded "watch-beast":
Under the orders of Tars Tarkas a Thark nearly kills the beast with a pistol
8. Carter's reaction to the execution attempt:
He knocks the pistol away and he and Sola lead the beast back to his quarters
9. Carter's only two Martian companions: Sola
and the dumb watchbeast.
10. State of the Martian cities and "seas" Carter
has seen, so far: Deserted cities and dried up sea bottoms
ON MARS ~ 25 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation VII
Activity in the plaza: Harnessing of huge mastodonian animals to three-wheeled
2. Number of animals hitched: 250
3. Chariot occupants: Female Martians heavily
decorated with metal, jewels, silks and furs.
4. Position of the driver: On the backs of the
5. Method of guiding and controlling the animals:
6. Reason for the simplicity of the Martian language
and the few words used in conversation: Highly developed telepathic powers
7. Destination of the single file cavalcade:
The incubator structure that Carter had seen on his arrival on the planet
8. Formation of the warriors in the cavalcade:
250 in front and rear with 30 outriders on each side
9. Position taken by the Martian "hounds": One
behind each chariot
10. Leader of the warriors: Lorquas Ptomel, their
enormous chieftain, or jed
11. Contents of the incubator structure: Teeming
with many hungry hatchling Tharks
12. Feat that Carter was ordered to repeat for
the jed: He leaps over the incubator as he had done on his first meeting
with Tars Tarkas
13. Procedure followed when the 4' baby tharks
were released: Prospective mothers at the end of the gauntlet line capture
them and take them to the chariots.
14. The role of the new "mothers": Teach the
young to talk and use weapons.
15. Importance of parental and filial love, and
humanitarian instincts: Of no importance and not in evidence -- only fighting
skills and ferocity are important.
16. Fate of the deformed and weak: They are shot
as they are a drain on community's resources.
17. Number of eggs delivered by each adult Martian
per year: 13
18. Number of eggs put in the air-tight incubators
every five years: 500 of the best.
19. Source of heat for the 5-year incubation
20. General location of the incubators: Hidden
in remote areas to avoid destruction by other tribes.
21. Location of the arid land area roamed
by this community of green Martians: Between 40 and 80 degrees south latitude
~ east/west borders formed by fertile areas ~ HQ in the SW corner at the
intersection of two canals.
22. Location of this tribe's incubator: In the
remote and uninhabited far north of their territory
23. Next day's mission of the warriors: Ride
to the cold subterranean vaults to move a new batch of eggs in storage
to the incubator
24. Carter's "classmate": The young Thark Sola
has picked at the incubator.
25. Carter's unusual telepathic ability: He can
read telepathic messages from everyone else but no one can read his
FAIR CAPTIVE FROM THE SKY ~ 15 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation VIII
Unusual actions following the cavalcade's return to the city: They scurry
to hide themselves and the chariots in the buildings
2. Cause of these actions: A fleet of airships
is approaching the city
3. Description of this fleet of 20 airships:
They sail in majestically with beings on the numerous decks, emblems on
the prows and a banners hanging stem to stern.
4. Action that followed: The green men fire on
them and the ships circle broadsided to return the fire.
5. Result of the green men's barrage: The disabled
ships retreated in flames with many killed.
6. Fate of the ship that drifted back to the
city: The warriors swarm the decks and bring it to the ground.
7. Loot recovered: Arms, ammunition, silks, furs,
jewels, stone vessels, sold and liquid foods, water... and a prisoner.
8. Final fate of the captured ship: Set afire
and released to drift away as a floating funeral pyre.
9. Effect of all of this on Carter: He is depressed
at the defeat and annihilation of the forces of what might be a kindred
10. Reason for the Martians' delay in returning
to their homeland in the south: Fear of a return attack from an air fleet.
11. Description of the prisoner's face: Beautiful
oval face, large and lustrous eyes, a mass of coal black, waving hair in
a strange coiffure
12. Prisoner's body: Slender, perfectly symmetrical
earth-like figure, light reddish copper-coloured skin, unclothed save for
13. Her reaction upon seeing Carter: Gives a
look of hope and renewed courage followed by a sign with her hand
14. Her reaction after Carter did not acknowledge
the sign: Utter dejection mingled with loathing and contempt
15. Her fate at the end of the chapter: She is
dragged into the depths of the deserted buildings.
LEARN THE LANGUAGE ~ 10 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation IX
Sola's reaction to Carter's meeting with the Red Martian girl: A strange
expression on a usually expressionless face.
2. Surprise presentation to Carter: A complete
warrior's outfit of arms, trappings, ornaments, etc.
3. Role of the Martian women: Training and education
of the young in defense and offense ~ they make everything of value used
by the tribe including ammunition and weapons.
4. Role of women in actual warfare: They act
as reserve warriors.
5. Role of men in society: Trained in the art
and strategy of war, ad hoc creation and enforcement of laws.
6. Carter believed that "In one respect at least
the Martians are a happy people; they have no: lawyers."
7. The guards' treatment of their female prisoner:
Unnecessary harshness and brutality
8. Carter's reason for his greater efforts in
learning the language: So he can communicate with the red prisoner
9. News from Sarkoja that Carter overheard: The
red prisoner is to be taken to Thark where she will be killed at Tal Hajus'
10. How Sola shocked the other females: She speaks
out in defense of the red prisoner and against her people's constant warfare
AND CHIEF ~ 20 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation X
Reason Sola gave for always being armed in the city: Many of the buildings
are peopled by the great white apes
2. Woola's orders: Bring Carter back dead or
alive if he tries to escape
3. Carter's actions toward Woola before he puts
him to a test: He puts his arms around him, strokes and coaxes while speaking
4. Woola's reaction: The beast rolls on his back
and plays and acts like a puppy.
5. Powell's experience that had prompted Carter's
last laugh on Earth: A horse bucked him off headforemost into a pot of
6. Effect of Carter's laughter on Woola: Fright,
since laughter among the green men signifies torture, suffering and death.
7. What this test determined about Woola: He
is Carter's totally devoted slave and will ignore the guard duties he has
been ordered to perform.
8. The red girl's reaction to Carter upon their
third meeting: She gives a haughty glance and then turns her back on him.
9. Why Carter found this action heartwarming:
It is an earth-like womanly reaction and he is glad to learn she has civilized
10. Way in which Sola was an atavism: She is
a precious reversion to a former type of loved and loving ancestor
11. Sarkoja's attitude toward the captive: Harsh
and brutal -- she cruelly jerks and pushes her showing hatred, ferocity
12. Reason Carter was allowed into Lorquas Ptomel's
council: They believe Carter is ignorant of their language and Tars Tarkas
puts a word in for him
13. The name and position of the red prisoner:
Dejah Thoris, daughter of Mors Kajak of Helium.
14. Type of expedition she had been on: A peaceful
scientific research to rechart air currents and take atmosphere density
tests to save the planet
15. Dejah Thoris' plea: Give up warring, nomadic
communist ways and return to the peaceful ways of their common ancestors.
16. A warrior's response that interrupted the
lure of her impassioned speech: Strikes her in the face, puts his foot
on her prostrate form and laughs.
17. Carter's reaction: he leaps upon the thark
pummeling his face.
18. How the warrior broke the Martian code of
honour: He attempts to draw his pistol -- one must fight with weapon of
19. After tending to Dejah's wounds what did
he learn from her about his rank: He has earned the rank, regalia and respect
due the Tharkian chieftain he had killed.
20. Who then took possession of Dejah Thoris:
John Carter, chieftain among the Tharks, leads her from the room to his
DEJAH THORIS ~ 20 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation XI
Unwise threat Carter made to Sarkoja, Dejah's original guard: He threatens
to kill her if he harms Dejah. Men do not kill women on Mars.
2. Dejah's new guardian: Sola.
3. Carter's new quarters: Among the men.
4. Carter's new promotion elevated his position
significantly. How many chieftains now outranked him? 10
5. How can a chieftain take Lorquas Ptomel's
position: The council must approve their meeting in combat, or he can kill
the Jed in self defense.
6. Contents of the sleeping apartments in Dejah's
new chambers: Ancient beds of highly wrought metal swinging from enormous
gold chains hanging from the marble ceilings.
7. Type of people represented in the murals of
Dejah's new chambers: A fair-skinned, fair-haired, fun-loving race.
8. Characteristics of the Barsoomian language:
Everyone on Barsoom, except in the Valley Dor, speaks the same language,
although the written languages differ.
9. The fate of anyone returning back up the river
Iss from the sacred valley Dor: Death.
10. What enabled every school boy on Barsoom
to know all about Earth: An instrument that throws a perfect image,
in minute detail, on screen of what is transpiring upon other planets and
11. What caused Dejah to doubt that he was not
of Earth: When he arrived on Mars he wore no grotesque coverings on his
body and head.
12. Why did they suspect that someone had been
eavesdropping on their conversation: Sola has seen Sarkoja leaving the
13. When had this city been built: Over 100,000
14. The three major higher races of long ago:
Fair skins, black and reddish yellow races
15. Why had these races combined (eventually
forming the red race): Drying seas, diminishing fertile areas, and for
protection against the green hordes.
16. What remains of the culture and history of
the ancient white race: Very little -- their accomplishments have been
lost through time.
17. The name of the one-time centre of commerce
and culture they are now in: Korad.
18. What had occupied the valley beside the city:
a harbour and a great sea
19. What had been constructed to distribute water
across the planet after the oceans had receded: the great Martian canal
20. What finally brought their afternoon conversation
to a close: A summons for Carter to appear before Lorquas Ptomel
PRISONER WITH POWER ~ 10 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation XII
Lorquas Ptomel accused Carter of: plotting to escape with Dejah and to
have returned from the valley Dor.
2. Who provided this information to him: Tars
Tarkas' eldest and most trusted female, Sarkoja.
3. Two conditions under which Carter may be killed
without orders from Tal Hajus: In personal combat in self defense and attempting
4. Why Dejah Thoris was considered so important:
She is granddaughter of their bitterest enemy, the greatest of the red
5. Result of Lorquas Ptomel's speech upon Carter's
plans: He is more determined now to escape.
6. How Sola described Tal Hajus: A monster ~
the exaggerated personification of every Thark cruelty, ferocity and brutality
7. Tars Tarkas' invitation: Carter can take up
lodging on the third story of his building. . . which also adjoins Sola's
8. What else appeared at Carter's new chambers:
the entourage and all the possessions of the warrior he had recently killed
9. One reason for the cold, cruel, gloomy, loveless,
mirthless nature of the Tharks: The control of mating practices by the
council of chieftains
10. Why a whole entourage now moved into the
fourth floor: Carter must assume responsibility for the vanquished warrior's
ON MARS ~ 25 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation XIII
Reason for the 7-day delay in making the homeward march: They are afraid
to be caught by a returning air fleet on open plains.
2. Lessons from Tars Tarkas: Thark customs and
arts of war -- riding and guiding the thoats.
3. Thoat dispositions: Dangerous and vicious
until subdued, but always dangerous.
4. Two thark methods of controlling the thoats:
Telepathic instructions and/or a blow between the ears with a pistol butt.
5. Carter's experiment with his two thoats: establishes
authority and then treats them with kindness as he would with a horse.
6. Result of Carter's thoat experiment: They
become the wonder of the community -- following him obediently like dogs.
7. Reason for putting his arm between the jaws
of his thoat: To extract a piece of stone wedged between teeth.
8. Tars Tarkas' expression of amazement over
Carter's relationship with the thoats: He thinks Carter has bewitched the
9. A major threat that thoats posed to their
riders: They often unseat them and kill them.
10. Carter's reward from Lorquas Ptomel for his
training methods: An anklet of gold from his own leg.
11. Distance between the worlds of John Carter
and Dejah Thoris: 48 million miles.
12. Sarkoja's trait that is not common to Tharks:
She is a liar.
13. Unpleasant task assigned to Dejah Thoris:
Mixing dangerous radium-based powder for projectiles in the pits beneath
14. Result of sunlight striking this powder:
15. How was the powder used in bullets: A minute
bit of powder is placed in a glass cylinder surrounded by an opaque covering.
The powder is exposed ad explodes when the bullet strikes an object.
16. Dejah's ancestry: Daughter of 10,000 jeddaks
going all the way back to the builder of the first great waterway.
17. Why Dejah's long ancestry record brought
down the wrath of her captors: Jealousy -- they don't even know the identity
of their mothers.
18. Significant title that Dejah Thoris bestowed
upon John Carter: "My Chieftain"
19. Significant title that John Carter unwittingly
bestowed upon Dejah Thoris: "My Princess"
21. Dejah Thoris' reaction to the Earthman's
faux pas: She smiles and won't not explain the significance of accepting
20. The earthly means of dealing with wounded
enemies that Dejah Thoris found very unusual: Giving medical treatment
to enemies after their capture rather than killing them.
21. To a Martian, the only good enemy is. . .:
a dead enemy.
22. Three significant sources of illumination
in the night sky: two moons of Barsoom and the "luminous green eye" of
23. Dejah's reaction to his touch: She does not
24. Carter's feelings toward Dejah Thoris: He
has loved her since the first moment their eyes made contact.
25. Martian protection against the planet's cold
nights: Silks and furs
DUEL TO THE DEATH ~ 25 Q ~ Spratt
Graphic Interpretation XIV
Carter's reason for not declaring his love for Dejah Thoris: He is
afraid she will think he is taking advantage of their situation.
2. In Barsoom, kisses are reserved for. . . :
parents, siblings... and lovers.
3. Result of Carter's bungling over their relationship:
Dejah Thoris returns his silks and regally departs with head held high.
4. How Dejah Thoris differed from other women
Carter had known: Different world, 1,000 year life span, hatched from an
egg, totally different customs.
5. Where Carter wrote this manuscript: At a desk
in his little study overlooking the Hudson river on Earth.
6. The only time that Martian mornings were not
clear and hot: During the six weeks when the snow melts at the poles.
7. Dejah Thoris' behaviour as the chariots were
prepared for departure: She blushes, turns her shoulder to him and shuns
8. How the Tharks guarded against Dejah Thoris
escaping during the journey: She is manacled and chained to the chariot.
9. Who took custody of the key?:
By Carter's request Tars Tarkas takes if from Sarkoja.
10. Reason for Carter refusing to take the key
from Tars Tarkas: he would have to swear they would not attempt to escape
11. Another exhibition of Sarkoja's hatred for
Carter: Venomous looks followed by a scheming conversation with warrior
Zad who is anxious for promotion.
11. The name Carter received as a result of killing
two chieftains: Dotar Sojan -- combination of their surnames.
12. Reason Sola gave for Dejah's behaviour: She
is angry that she has been insulted by a commoner.
13. The Martian equivalent of the cat: A sorak.
14. When Carter thought of his home planet, who
came to mind: Carter family in Virginia and the two little kiddies who
had so admired their great uncle Jack.
15. Actions taken when they came upon a Warhoon
incubator: They destroy all the eggs.
16. Reason why these eggs of the rival green
Warhoons were smaller: It is a newly built incubator with the eggs just
17. Size of the newly hatched Thark eggs: Slightly
larger than an ordinary goose egg.
18. When Thark eggs started to grow: When subjected
19. Zad's action prompting a duel of swords with
Carter: He hits Carter's thoat with his long-sword.
20. Description of the weapons: Long, straight,
21. Carter's only advantage over the accomplished
swordsman: Greater endurance and remarkable agility.
22. Zad's advantage that resulted in Carter's
shoulder wound: John Carter is blinded by a flash of light striking
23. Reason for Dejah Thoris' attack on Sarkoja:
To stop her from using a mirror to blind Carter.
24. Reason for Sola's attack on Sarkoja: To save
Dejah Thoris from Sarkoja's knife attack.
25. Reason for Carter's loss of consciousness:
Opponents sword tore through his chest as Carter made his final thrust
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