Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled my grandfather's great-grandfather upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.
I had wondered if he had found his black-haired Princess and the slender son he had dreamed was with her in the royal gardens of Tardos Mors, awaiting his return.
In the council chamber of John Carter, Warlord of Mars, was Tardos Mors
, Jeddak of Helium; Mors
Kajak, his son, Jed of Lesser Helium; Carthoris, and a score of the great nobles of the empire.
And by him that spake only as a philosopher, and natural man, it was well said, Pompa mortis magis terret, quam mors
Here again was a throne offered me, since no word had been received from the missing Jeddak of Helium, Tardos Mors, grandfather of Dejah Thoris, or his son, Mors Kajak, Jed of Helium, her father.
Once again I refused a throne, for I would not believe that the mighty Tardos Mors, or his no less redoubtable son, was dead.
And I, the daughter of Mors
Kajak, son of Tardos Mors
, have listened without anger," she soliloquized in conclusion.
"Ay, sure, Mors
omnibus communis: but there is a great difference between dying in one's bed a great many years hence, like a good Christian, with all our friends crying about us, and being shot to-day or to-morrow, like a mad dog; or, perhaps, hacked in twenty pieces with the sword, and that too before we have repented of all our sins.
She had heard it before when the voice of her great-grandsire, Tardos Mors
, Jeddak of Helium, had risen in command; and in the voice of her grandfather, Mors
Kajak, the jed; and in the ringing tones of her illustrious sire, John Carter, Warlord of Barsoom, when he addressed his warriors.
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