I at the Arizona Hills
II The break out of the Dead
III My introduction on Mars
IV A Prisoner
V I Elude My Watch Dog
VI A struggle That received 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 expensive Recapture
XVIII Chained in Warhoon
XIX struggling 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 reveals 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 truly previous guy; how previous i don't be aware of. potentially i'm 100, potentially extra; yet i can't inform simply because i haven't elderly as different males, nor do I take into accout any youth. as far as i will remember i've got continuously been a guy, a guy of approximately thirty. I seem this day as I did 40 years and extra in the past, and but i believe that i will not pass on dwelling without end; that a few day I shall die the true dying from which there's no resurrection. i don't understand why I may still worry dying, 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 for this is that of this terror of dying, i feel, that i'm so confident of my mortality.
And due to this conviction i've got made up our minds to put in writing the tale of the attention-grabbing sessions of my existence and of my loss of life. i can't clarify the phenomena; i will purely set down the following within the phrases of a normal soldier of fortune a chronicle of the unusual occasions that took place me in the course of the ten years that my useless physique lay undiscovered in an Arizona cave.
I have by no means advised this tale, nor shall mortal guy see this manuscript till after i've got omitted for eternity. i do know that the typical human brain won't think what it can't seize, and so i don't objective being pilloried through the general public, the pulpit, and the click, and held up as a monstrous liar while i'm yet telling the straightforward truths which a few day technology will substantiate. potentially the feedback which I received upon Mars, and the data which i will set down during this chronicle, will reduction in an previous knowing of the mysteries of our sister planet; mysteries to you, yet 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 conflict i discovered myself possessed of numerous hundred thousand funds (Confederate) and a captain's fee within the cavalry arm of a military which now 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, struggling with, long gone, i made up my mind to paintings my solution 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 okay. Powell of Richmond. We have been tremendous lucky, for overdue within the wintry weather of 1865, after many hardships and privations, we situated the main striking gold-bearing quartz vein that our wildest desires had ever pictured. Powell, who used to be a mining engineer by way of schooling, acknowledged that we had exposed over one million money 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 enough strength of fellows competently to paintings the mine.
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