His intention was neither to kill nor to cripple his antagonist.
“The man is virtually a cripple,” he added with unmistakable feeling.
Then the cripple said to him: “If you are afraid, then you cannot become an Immortal!”
He was evidently a cripple, propped up in a strange wheelchair.
The first of these he might, perhaps, solve after a fashion, but the second—and he a cripple!