A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Chapter Four is now posted in audio book format on www.johnpirillo.com
I gnawed my reading teeth on Princess of Mars. I was first introduced to the John Carter series by the late, great Edgar Rice Burroughs when I was a child of ten.
My parents took me to the Alamo and we stopped downtown to eat and I found a bookstore my father wanted to go into and in the book section in back I discovered a huge...to me at the time...novel based on the John Carter series and one other.
I got my parents to purchase them for me and I have never regretted spending my allowance on those gifts so long ago, as the man who wrote this series is absolutely a master in every since of the word.