Beaufort had saved but a very small sum of money from the wreck of his fortunes, but it was sufficient to provide him with sustenance
for some months, and in the meantime he hoped to procure some respectable employment in a merchant's house.
Then might she hope with a real hope, for the fields would give her sustenance
which she could gain by night, while by day she hid among the surrounding hills, and sometime, yes, sometime she knew, the searchers would come, for John Carter, Warlord of Barsoom, would never cease to search for his daughter until every square haad of the planet had been combed again and again.
Then he would cast a glance of fear at the wolf-circle drawn expectantly about him, and like a blow the realisation would strike him that this wonderful body of his, this living flesh, was no more than so much meat, a quest of ravenous animals, to be torn and slashed by their hungry fangs, to be sustenance
to them as the moose and the rabbit had often been sustenance