I at the Arizona Hills
II The break out of the Dead
III My creation on Mars
IV A Prisoner
V I Elude My Watch Dog
VI A struggle That gained Friends
VII Child-Raising on Mars
VIII a good Captive from the Sky
IX I research the Language
X Champion and Chief
XI With Dejah Thoris
XII A Prisoner with Power
XIII Love-Making on Mars
XIV A Duel to the Death
XV Sola Tells Me Her Story
XVI We Plan Escape
XVII A high priced Recapture
XVIII Chained in Warhoon
XIX scuffling with within the Arena
XX within the surroundings Factory
XXI An Air Scout for Zodanga
XXII i locate Dejah
XXIII misplaced within the Sky
XXIV Tars Tarkas unearths a Friend
XXV The Looting of Zodanga
XXVI via Carnage to Joy
XXVII From pleasure to Death
XXVIII on the Arizona Cave
ON THE ARIZONA HILLS
I am a really outdated guy; how previous i don't be aware of. probably i'm 100, almost certainly extra; yet i can't inform simply because i haven't elderly as different males, nor do I bear in mind any formative years. as far as i will be able to don't forget i've got regularly been a guy, a guy of approximately thirty. I look this day as I did 40 years and extra in the past, and but i believe that i can't cross on dwelling endlessly; that a few day I shall die the genuine demise from which there's no resurrection. i don't be aware of why I may still worry loss of life, I who've died two times and am nonetheless alive; yet but i've got an analogous horror of it as you who've by no means died, and the reason is, of this terror of loss of life, i feel, that i'm so confident of my mortality.
And due to this conviction i've got made up our minds to jot down the tale of the attention-grabbing classes of my lifestyles and of my demise. i will not clarify the phenomena; i will be able to in simple terms set down right here within the phrases of a normal soldier of fortune a chronicle of the unusual occasions that passed off me in the course of the ten years that my lifeless physique lay undiscovered in an Arizona cave.
I have by no means informed this tale, nor shall mortal guy see this manuscript until eventually after i've got omitted for eternity. i do know that the common human brain won't think what it can't snatch, and so i don't goal being pilloried by means of the general public, the pulpit, and the click, and held up as a significant liar while i'm yet telling the straightforward truths which a few day technological know-how will substantiate. probably the feedback which I received upon Mars, and the information which i will set down during this chronicle, will reduction in an prior realizing of the mysteries of our sister planet; mysteries to you, yet now not mysteries to me.
My identify is John Carter; i'm higher referred to as Captain Jack Carter of Virginia. on the shut of the Civil struggle i discovered myself possessed of a number of hundred thousand funds (Confederate) and a captain's fee within the cavalry arm of a military which not existed; the servant of a country which had vanished with the hopes of the South. Masterless, penniless, and with my in simple terms technique of livelihood, battling, long gone, i decided to paintings my method to the southwest and try and retrieve my fallen fortunes in a look for gold.
I spent approximately a 12 months prospecting in corporation with one other accomplice officer, Captain James ok. Powell of Richmond. We have been tremendous lucky, for past due within the wintry weather of 1865, after many hardships and privations, we situated the main notable gold-bearing quartz vein that our wildest desires had ever pictured. Powell, who was once a mining engineer by way of schooling, acknowledged that we had exposed over one million funds worthy of ore in a trifle over 3 months.
As our gear was once crude within the severe we determined that one among us needs to go back to civilization, buy the required equipment and go back with a adequate strength of fellows correctly to paintings the mine.
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