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TBB 8NTDBR 8I0NAL. BNTCtX. T EXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH IS, 1911.
r cal 06 ::iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHtiiiiiiinT v Princess of Mars I i s j Edgar Rict Birrsifki n ! . Ttrzan of the Apes ; ; Caitratioiu by Irwin Myers ' ) 0YNOP8IS. U I PORDWORD. Th author tails of hit lI lequalBUnc wttk.Ui bro of on of tho post ramarkakl aavatura avar rord n, Prom a manuscript laft bjr bla Mnd a baa vWUW wt out tha atranaa haa nDlan wbiok brought tofalhar a brava lrttaia faaUajoaa and a Prlacaaa of lara. kldnan a, - rur, minif dtoit riwl who was inrw ta aatdiar, lnD .inrk- xpaebaa. ah.o4he lnTeatmenU of ber ii OT.. I Nature'a background afoka lata n' , . mrmnlaina, blue tXI (WSfc MMtmAloe-cUd mountain . . (nwift-running rPer Is enacted 1 haptcr rV modern American romnnc I that ha biy ; Tuesday tot Base " 1 1 u Diamasr. . a la euitrlav - v n ' I ! I7,?r J 1 . to tn Grand 1 I "r Vaco as a ucc- - . 7 i rmiimti ! 3 th Man Udge meeting of Odd Fello". fng them mix their awful radium pow der, and maka their terrible projectiles. You know that these have to be man ufactured by artificial light, aa expos ure to, sunlight always results In an explosion. Yon have noticed that their bullets explode when they strike an object T Well, the opaque, outer coat ing Is broken by the Impact, exposing a glass cylinder, almost solid, In tha forward end of which Is a minute par ticle of radium powder. The moment the sunlight, even though diffused, strikes this powder It explodes with a rlolence which nothing cun with stand." While I was much Interested in Dejah Thorts' explanation of this won derful adjunct to Martian warfare, I was more concerned by the Immediate problem of their treatment of her. That thay were keeping her away from me was not a matter fat surprise, but that they should subject ber to dan gerous ttnd arduous labor Oiled me with rsge. "Have they ever subjected you to cruelty and Ignominy, Dejah Thorls?" ( ssked, feeling the hot blood of my fighting ancestors leap In my veins L I 1'ed ber reply. i little ways, John Carter," rad. "Nothing that can tilde toy pride. At heart nalr horrid fates, and m I ' ... .. ... a' poor spite on me wno 1 (very thing they have not. 2 tey most crave and never Let us ptty them, my. even though we die at e can afford pity, since :er than they and they iUPTEI tha r Jo (uat rHAPTE (,rarahlpi mm. pi float U a capti ut w rraan UflBf m n D.ttsrunn and Miss Mrs. J. , . .v .i.. it weea ...in- ura in mo - - ... v.nu waa aMlSUnK in MISS ivino ww ,on Dodaon ore In the absence of Hrs. Cuton, who waa at market. If it Is concrete I have the poods. A. L. Martin. 4 1 f f APT - a a J 1'alr pJ ddauK,' lrlluir 1 u lur A. Grarum and Roy Stokes have returned from Marlin. where .... v.v. been UVlnR bath, for wit. i 7 -v... hark rrpnt- athjr, rheumaiiam. liomevril II '-'lls'TJ I -s 1 ,i i ii irtiiiM i liar' j 'iiigma witn a ..tie open CSaiv I liartots and children was for from leslre of even so warlike a .n-opl Jie green Martians. ylng our period of Inactivity, Tars 0 had instructed me in many or fustoma and arts of wnr familiar 1 1 Tharks, Including lecxons In s and guiding the grent beasts Ai bore the warriors. These crea i ) which are known as tlioatu, are I 'serous snd vicious as their tna k jbut w hen once subdued are suftl Jly tractable for the purpoM-s of reen Martians. i o of these animals had fallen from the warriors whose metal re, and In a short time 1 could a them quite as well as the na-varrlors. experience with Woola deter me to attempt the experiment kidness tn my treatment of my (. First I taught them thnt they not unseat me, and even rapped sharply between the eur to lm- upon them my authority and ry. 1 lien, Py oejrrves, i won confidence In much the snine r as I bad adopted countless with ninny niumlnno mount, he course of a few duys my were the wonder of the entire mlty. They would follow me 'ogs, rubbing their grout mmiti I : my body In awkward evidence v-ctlon, and respond to my every nd with on alacrity and doeill ,ch caused the Martian wnrrlors vrlbe to me the poein ol 'j (irthly power unknown on Mnrs. ihe seventh day following the with the air -craft we nualn p the march toward Tliurk. nil flllty of another attack being ,l remote by l.orquas rtomel. j hg the days JiiRt preceding oui Lire I hnd seen t ut little ef le j oris; as I had been kept very jr Tars Tarkas with my lessons art of Martian warfare, as well ,'ht t alning of my thoats. The tnes I had visited her quarters id been absent, walking upon 'oets with Kola, or Investigating ldlngs In the near vicinity of i evening before our departure Sem approaching along one of .dt avenues which lead Into the roro tha east I advanced to bem, and telling Sola that I :ake the responsibility for De nrls' safe keeping, I directed '-eturn to her quarters on some Prt-ond. - I liked and trusted at for some reason I desired i.lone with Dejah Thorls, who i ,A tn ma all that I had left upon Earth In agreeable and J companionship. be shared my sentiments In ct I waa positive, for on my tha look of pitiful hopeless ' . . i. nCI TWeet COUUieuuiivo iv u t bv a sm'le of Joyful welcome, rwloced her little right band un it Is the better part of live bow to our fate with as possible, Dejah Thor nevertheless, that ! may e next time mat any red, pink, or violet. Ity to even so much as my princess." s caught ber breath at a, and gaied upon me eyes and quickening hen, with an odd little brought roguish dim mers of her mouth, she 1 and cried : ilidl A great warrior abllng child." I done now 7" I asked, exlty. you shall know, John live; but I may not tell the daughter of Mors of Tafdoa Mors, have liout onger," she solllo- ncloslon. site broke out again Into one oi her gay, happy, laughing moods; Joking with me on my prowess as s Thark warrior as contrasted with my soft heart and natural kindliness. 1 wsi very curious to know what I had said or done to cause her so much perturbation a momeut before and so t continued to Importune her to enlighten me. "No." she exclaimed, "It Is enough that you have said it and that I have listened. And when you learn, John Carter, and if ! be dend. as likely enough I shnll le ere the further moon has circled Durboora another twelve times, remember that I listened and that I smiled." 9 It w as all Greek to me, but the more I begged her to explain the more poa Itlve became her denials of my re quoit, nnd. so, In very hopelessness. I delisted. The chill of the Martian night was upon us. and removing my silks I threw them across the shoulders of Ivjnh Tkorla. As my arm rested for on In stant upon her I fet a thrill pass through every fiber of my being as such a contact with no other mortal had ever produced ; nnd It seemed to me that she hnd leaned ftightly to ward me, but of that I wun not sure. I loved Pejuh Thorls. . The touch of my arm upon her naked shoulder poorwey against the thousand's of hereditary enemies abt must face up on onr arrival at Thark. I could not chance causing her additional pain or sorrow by declaring a love which, In all probability she did not return. VWhy are you so quiet, Dejah Thor lr I asked. "Possibly you would rather return to Sola and your quar ters." "No," she murmured, "I am happy here. I do not know why It Is that I should always be bappy and coo tented when you, John Carter, a stranger, are with me; yet at such times It seems that I am safe and that, with you, I shall boob retwrn to my father's court and feel bis strong arms about me and my mother's tears and kisses on my cheek." "Do people kiss, then, upon Bar soora?" I asked, when she had ex plained the word she used, In answer to my Inquiry as to Its meaning. Tarents, brothers, and sisters, yes; and," she added In 'a low, thoughtful tone, "lovers." "And you, Dejah Thorls, have par cnta and brothers and sisters?" "Yes." "And a loverT She was silent, nor could I ven ture to repeat the question. "The nmu of Darsoom." she finally Tentured, "does not ask personal qvMlons of women, except his mother, and tsjo woman be has fought for and won." "But I have fought" I started, and then I wished my tongue had been cut from my mouth; for she turned even as I caught myself and ceased, and drawing my silks from her shoulder she held them out to me, and without a word, and with bead held high, she moved with the carriage of the queen she was toward the plura and the doorway of her quarters. I did not attempt to follow her, other than to see that she reached the building In safety, but, directing Woola to accompany her, I turned disconso lately and entered my own house. 1 sat for hours cross-legged, and cross tempered, upon my silks meditating upon the queer freaks chance plays upon us poor devils of mortals. I was a fool, but I was In love, and though I was suffering the greatest misery I had ever known I would not have had It otherwise for all the riches of Darsoom. Such Is Jove, and such 'are lovers wherever love Is known. To me Dejah -Thorls was all that was perfect; alt that was virtuous and beautiful and noble and good. I believed that from the bottom of my heart, from the depth of my soul on that night tn KoraJ as I sat cross legged upon my silks, and I believe It today as I sit at my desk In the little study overlooking the Hud.ton. Twenty years have Intervened; for ten of them I lived and fought for Dejah Thorls nnd her people, and for ten I have lived upon her memory. The morning of rur departure for Thark I sought oat Dejah Thorls In i: ( Q Mf if The Touch of .My Arm Upon Hsr Naked ShouUVc Had Spoken to Ma In Words bad &ia. Ceft shoulder In true red Mar-- noce nk they tu.ve been trying nrart." she said, "for i hove been vff dut ) women of Tars . always arra A excuse to I E. h i Not Mistake. t i In words I could 1 knew that I bad j -first moment that hers that first time 'e dead city of Kor- as to tell ber of thought of the r position wherein o the burdens of I 6ouaht Out Dejah Thorla In tha Throng of Departing Chariots. the throng of departing chnrlots, but she turned her shoulder to me, and 1 could see the red blood mount to her cheek. With the foolish Inconsistency of love I held my peace when I might have pleaded lgnoranee of the nature of my offense, or at leost the gravity of It, and so have effected, at worst n balf conciliation. My duly dictated that I must see that ahe was comfortable, and so I glanced Into her chariot and re arranged her silks and furs. In doing so I noted with horror that she was heavily chained by one anklo to the Ide of the vehicle. "What does this mean?" I cried, turning to Sola. "Sarkoja thought It best." she an swered, her face betokening her dis approval of the procedure. I turned and sought out Tars Tar kas, to whom I vehemently objected to the unnecessary humiliations and cruelties, as they seemed to my lover's eyes, that were being-heaped upon Dejah Thorls. - ' '"John Carter," he answered. "If ever you "and Dejah Thorls escape the Thnrks It will be upon this Journey. We know that yon will not go with out her. You have shown yourself a mighty fighter, and we do not wish to manacle you, so we hold you both security. I' Eave spoken.-" I saw the strength of his reason ing at a flash, and knew that It wero futile to appeal from his decision. "This much, Tars Tarkas, you rosy do for me In return for the friend ship that I must confess, I feel for you." "Friendship r he replied. "There Is no such thing, John Carter; but ha' e, your will. I shall direct that Sarkoja cease to annoy the girl, and I myself will take the custody of the key." That night as we were making camp I saw him unfasten Dejah Thorla' fetters himself. As I was approaching Dejah Thorls' chariot I passed Sarkoja, and the blnck, venomous look she accorded me was the sweetest balm I bad felt for many hours. A few moments later I saw her deep In conversation with a warrior named Zad; a big, bulking, powerful brute, but one who hod never made a kill among his own chieftains, and so was still an "o mnd." or man with one name; be could win a second name only with the metal of some chief tain. It was this custom which en titled me to the names of either of the chieftains I hud killed; In fact, aome of the warriors addressed me as Dotar Sojat, a combination of the surnames of the two warrior chieftains wbose metal I had taken, or, In other words, whom I had slain In fair fight As Sarkoja talked with Zad he caV occasional glances In my direction, while she seemed to be urging blm fery strongly to some action. I paid little attention to It at the time, but the next day 1 had good reoson to re call the circumstances, and at the same time gain a slight Insight Into the depths of Sarkoja's hatred and the lenghs to which she waa capable of going to wrrnk her horrid vengennce on me. - We broke camp the next day at an early hour and marched with only a single halt until Just before dark. Two Incidents broke the tedlousness of the march. About noon we espied far to our right what was evidently an Incu bator, and Lorquss Ptomel directed Tars Tarkas to Investigate It The latter took a dozen warriors, Includ ing myself, and we raced across the velvety corpeting of moss to the little enclosure. Tars Tarkas dismounted and exam Ined the Inclosure minutely, finally an nouncing that It belonged to the green men of Worhoon and thnt the cement was scarcely dry where It had been walled up. "They cannot be a day's march ahead of ns," he exclaimed, the light of battle leaping to his fierce face. The work at the Incubator w as short Indeed. The worrlors tore open the entrance and a couple of them, crawl ing In, soon demolished all the eggs with their short-swords. Then re mounting we dashed back to Join the cavalcade. During the ride I took occasion to ask Tars Tarkas If these Warhoons whose eggs we hnd de stroyed were a smuller people thnn his Thnrks. "I noticed thnt their eggs were so much smuller thnn those I saw hatch ing In your Incubntor," I added. He explained that the eggs had Just been placed there; but, like nil green Martian eggs, they would grow dur ing the Qve-yenr period of Incubation until they obtained the size of those I hnd seen hatching on the dny of inv arrival on Unrsooin. This was Indeed an Interesting piece of Information for It had'ulways seemed remarkable to me that the green Murtlun women large as they were, could bring forth such enormous egas as I hnd seen the four-fot Infants emerging from As a matter of fact, the new-laid egc Is but little larger thnn an ordinary goose egg. and ns It does not com mence to grow until subjected to the light of the sun the chieftains have little difficulty In transporting sev eral hundreds of them nt one time from the storage vault to -the Incubat ors, Shortly after the Incident of th Warhoon eggs we halted to rest the animals, nnd It wns during this hull that the second of the day's Interest Ing episodes occurred. I wns engnged In changing my riding cloths from one of my thouts to tho other, for I divided the day's work between them, when Zad approached me, and with out a word struck the animal a ter rific blow with his long-sword. I did not need a manual of green Martian etiquette to know what reply to make, for, In Tuct I wos so wild with anger that I could scarcely re fraln from drowlng my pistol nnd shooting down the brute be wos; but he stood waiting with drawn long sword, and my only choice was to draw my own and meet hliu In fair fight with his choice ofweniMns or a lesser one. I chose the some weapon he hnd drown becuuse he prided himself upon his ability with It. and I wished, If 1 worsted hliu at all.', to do It with hie own weapon. The entire community surrounded us. leaving a door space about one hundred feet In dinireter for our buttle. Zad first attempted to rush me dowr aa a bull might a wolf, but 1 was much too quick for b.Im. and each time I' slde-steped his rushes he would g lunging past tue. only to receive a nick from my sword -upon his arm oi beck.- He was soon streaming blou from a hnlf dozen minor wounds, bn' I could not obtain an opening to de liver an effective thrust. ' Then he changed h!s tactics, and fighting wnrlly and with extreme dexterity, he tried to do by science what he was unaWe to do by brute strength. , - W circled for some time without ,1V-." - ' ' "" -- loDg7stra!gh needle-Ilke swords flash ing lu the sunlight, and ringing out npon the stillness as they crashed to gether with each effective parry. Finally Zad, realizing that he was tir ing more than I, evidently decided to close In and end the battle In a final blaze of glory for himself; Just as he rushed me a blinding flash, of light struck full In my eyes, so that I could only leap blindly to one aide In an effort to escape the mighty blade that It seemed I could already feel In my vitals. I was only partially success ful, as a sharp pain In my left shoul der attested, but In the sweep of my glance as I sought to again locate my adversary, a sight met my astonished goze which paid mo well for the wound the temporary blindness had caused me. There, upon Dejah Thorls' chariot, stood three figures, for the purpose evidently of witnessing the encounter nbove the beads of the Intervening Tharks. There . were Dejah Thorls, Sola, and Sarkoja, and as my fleet ing glance swept over them a little tableau was presented which will stand graven In my memory to the day of my death. - As I looked, Dejah Thorls turned upon Sarkoja with the fury of a young tigress and struck something rrom ber upraised band; something which flashed In the sunlight as It spun to the ground. Then I knew what hnd blinded me st that crural moment of the fight and how Sarkoja had found a way to kill me without her self delivering the final thrust An other thing I saw, too. which almost lost my life for me then nnd there, for It took my mind for the fraction of an Instant entirely from my antago nist; for, as Dejah Thorls struck the tiny mirror from her hand, Sarkoja. her face livid with hntred and baffled rage, whipped out her dagger and aimed a terrific blow at Dejuh Thorls; and then Sola, our dear and faithful Sola, sprang between Uiem; the last I saw was the grent knife descending upon her shielding breast My enemy bad recovered from his thrust and was making It extremely Interesting for me, so I reluctantly gave my attention to the work In bond, but my mind wns not upon the battle. 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