"About this time Zat Arras renewed his importunities for her hand in marriage.
"Zat Arras commands me to bring our 'prisoners' before him.
"You know full well, my friend," I said, smiling, "that Zat Arras has good cause to hate me.
"It is for the reasson, my goot sir," said he, speaking with a German accent, "for the reasson zat ze Emperor knows zat.
"Zat, my dear sir, is vy..." he concluded, drinking a tumbler of wine with dignity and looking to the count for approval.
"Zat is how ve old hussars look at it, and zere's an end of it!
The Zodangan who brought food to John Carter in the pits of Zat
"If ze zhentlemans will to me make ze grande honneur to me rattain in hees serveece, I shall show to him every sing zat
is magnifique to look upon in ze beautiful Parree.
We haf indeed peen eager to acquire it fery eager; and it was only ze fear that you might be, on patriotic groundts, acting in collusion with your Pritish War Office zat has made us discreet in offering for your marvellous invention through intermediaries.
"I haf to tell you, sir, zat you come to us at a crisis in--Welt-Politik.
Wizout you, sir, Great Pritain, ze land you lofed so well and zat has requited you so ill, zat land of Pharisees and reptiles, can do nozzing!--nozzing!
"Let one of their own blood rule you until they return," I said to the assembled nobles of Helium, as I addressed them from the Pedestal of Truth beside the Throne of Righteousness in the Temple of Reward, from the very spot where I had stood a year before when Zat
Arras pronounced the sentence of death upon me.