The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Out of Time's Abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
motionless--only the sound of breathing issued from it, then
there broke from it a maniacal laugh.
Cold sweat stood upon Bradley's brow as he tugged for liberation.
He saw the rags rise higher and higher above him until at last
they tumbled upon the floor from the body of a naked man--a thin,
a bony, a hideous caricature of man, that mouthed and mummed and,
wabbling upon its weak and shaking legs, crumpled to the floor
again, still laughing--laughing horribly.
It crawled toward Bradley. "Food! Food!" it screamed.
"There is a way out! There is a way out!"
Dragging itself to his side the creature slumped upon the
Out of Time's Abyss