Were they referees appointed to act at the coming race? or reporters for the newspapers?
"Is there one person to be found in this vast crowd," he asked, "who has come to see the race with the doubt in his mind which has brought us to see it?"
"If Europe ever becomes a grand council of free nations,--as I trust in God it will,--if, there, serfdom, and all unjust and oppressive social inequalities, are done away; and if they, as France and England have done, acknowledge our position,--then, in the great congress of nations, we will make our appeal, and present the cause of our enslaved and suffering race
; and it cannot be that free, enlightened America will not then desire to wipe from her escutcheon that bar sinister which disgraces her among nations, and is as truly a curse to her as to the enslaved.
But this task had to be done with the rawest of raw material, done within the civilization of the dominant race
, and so done as not to run across race
lines and social lines that are the strongest forces in the community.
"They would fight among themselves, and while they fought the Mahars would fall upon them, and even though the Mahar race
should die out, of what value would the emancipation of the human race
be to them without the knowledge, which you alone may wield, to guide them toward the wonderful civilization of which you have told me so much that I long for its comforts and luxuries as I never before longed for anything.
He filled his match safe, but did not light his cigarette until he left her, after she had expressed her willingness to go to the races
with him again.
It was evident from the last shout and the gathering storm of excitement that, after all, it was to be a race
They were well in sight now; Nero the Second and Iris, racing neck-and-neck, drawing rapidly away from the others.
Dejah Thoris related many interesting facts and legends concerning this lost race
of noble and kindly people.
The mile-and-a-half race
was just finishing, and all eyes were fixed on the horse-guard in front and the light hussar behind, urging their horses on with a last effort close to the winning post.
"I only wish there was a real horse here for me to race
With respect to horses, from reasons which I cannot give here, I am doubtfully inclined to believe, in opposition to several authors, that all the races
have descended from one wild stock.
"I wonder, David," he said at length, "as you are determined to carry out your wild scheme, if we could not accomplish something of very real and lasting benefit for the human race
of Pellucidar at the same time.