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A Princess of Mars

my arm and thus fell to the ground with his weapon apparently protruding from my chest.
Kantos Kan perceived my coup and stepping quickly to my side he placed his foot upon
my neck and withdrawing his sword from my body gave me the final death blow through
the neck which is supposed to sever the jugular vein, but in this instance the cold blade
slipped harmlessly into the sand of the arena. In the darkness which had now fallen none
could tell but that he had really finished me. I whispered to him to go and claim his
freedom and then look for me in the hills east of the city, and so he left me.
When the amphitheater had cleared I crept stealthily to the top and as the great
excavation lay far from the plaza and in an untenanted portion of the great dead city I had
little trouble in reaching the hills beyond.
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