And the poor creatures who remain, the Tarios and Javs of Lothar, are even worse than their ancient forbears."
Jav had caused him to believe that Thuvia was accompanying him through the wood while, as a matter of fact, he had detained the girl for himself!
It was Jav, but torn and mangled almost beyond recognition.
"There," replied Jav faintly, "toward the passage through the cliffs."
There was always the chance that he was but the essence of some hypnotic treachery which Tario or Jav was attempting to exert upon the Heliumite; and yet, so sincere had been the manner and the words of the bowman, so much the fighting man did he seem, but Carthoris could not find it in his heart to doubt him.