The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
her father, he had sought to impress her with his valour.
She could not help but compare him with another.
And with whom would an affianced bride compare an
unsuccessful suitor? With her betrothed? And did Thuvia
of Ptarth now measure Astok of Dusar by the standards
of Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol?
She was about to die; her thoughts were her own to do
with as she pleased; yet furthest from them was Kulan Tith.
Instead the figure of the tall and comely Heliumite
filled her mind, crowding therefrom all other images.
She dreamed of his noble face, the quiet dignity of his bearing,
Thuvia, Maid of Mars