men out of the darkness of ignorance
into the light of advancement and civilization. At one step we may
carry them from the Age of Stone to the twentieth century. It's
marvelous--absolutely marvelous just to think about it."
"David," said the old man, "I believe that God sent us here for just
that purpose--it shall be my life work to teach them His word--to lead
them into the light of His mercy while we are training their hearts and
hands in the ways of culture and civilization."
"You are right, Perry," I said, "and while you are teaching them to
pray I'll be teaching them to fight, and between us we'll make a race
of men that will be an honor to us both."
Ghak had entered the apartment some time before we concluded our
conversation, and now he wanted to know what we were so excited about.
Perry thought we had best not tell him too much, and so I only
explained that I had a plan for escape. When I had outlined it to him,
he seemed about as horror-struck as Perry had been; but for a different
reason. The Hairy One only considered the horrible fate that would be
ours were we discovered; but at last I prevailed upon him to accept my
plan as the only feasible one, and when I had assured him that I would
take all the responsibility for it were we captured, he accorded a
THE BEGINNING OF HORROR
Within Pellucidar one time is as good as another. There were no nights
to mask our attempted escape. All must be done in broad day-light--all
but the work I had to do in the apartment beneath the building. So we
determined to put our plan to an immediate test lest the Mahars who
made it possible should awake before I reached them; but we were doomed
to disappointment, for no sooner had we reached the main floor of the
building on our way to the pits beneath, than we encountered hurrying
bands of slaves being hastened under strong Sagoth guard out of the
edifice to the avenue beyond.
Other Sagoths were darting hither and thither in search of other
slaves, and the moment that we appeared we were pounced upon and
hustled into the line of marching humans.
What the purpose or nature of the general exodus we did not know, but
presently through the line of captives ran the rumor that two escaped
slaves had been recaptured--a man and a woman--and that we were
marching to witness their punishment, for
When he was quite through he made a grimace at the hidden lion beyond the barrier and resumed his way toward the east.Page 37
After the fourth effort it appeared to dawn upon the king of beasts that he had met his master, his head and tail dropped and when Tarzan advanced upon him he backed away, though still growling.Page 50
She could locate the direction of this sound although she could not that of the guns, for the origin of the former was much closer.Page 51
Possibly, however, she might have revised her conclusions could she have seen the two pairs of eyes watching her every move intently from different points in the bush.Page 65
" He crossed to the window, raised the sash and an instant later he had stepped out and disappeared into the night.Page 67
"While Tarzan was yet a balu he slew a Bolgani.Page 83
He had little difficulty as the band had followed a well-beaten path and when toward midnight the stench of a native village assailed his delicate nostrils he guessed that his goal was near and that presently he should find her whom he sought.Page 84
In the center of the clearing below her, clearly visible in the bright moonlight, she saw fully twenty huge, manlike.Page 105
He saw the Negroes gather about the prostrate form and later carry it into the hut; and once he rose.Page 123
Then indeed, would he be very rich, for all the villages would pay tribute to him and he could even have as many as a dozen wives.Page 126
Then, followed by the other members of his party, he crossed the clearing toward the plane with the Englishman.Page 142
The ape-man feared from what he judged of the location of the machine that it had fallen among the almost impassable gorges of the arid country just beyond the fertile basin that was bounded by the hills to the east of him.Page 154
" "But you haven't a kitchen chair," she reminded him.Page 172
Tiny streams were trickling between the rows from the main ditch before him and at some distance to his right he could see people at work among the plants.Page 176
But Numa had reached the limit of his speed and endurance.Page 177
What sort of creatures are these beggars, anyway?" "I don't know," she replied, "there is something terribly uncanny about their appearance.Page 211
There was even a question as to whether he would be able to ascend the tree at all.Page 238
They were huddled upon the opposite side of the street at the left of the gate, screaming at the tops of their voices and looking in the direction from which sounds of reinforcements were coming, as though urging on the men and lions that were already too close for the comfort of the fugitives.Page 246
"You will go back into that terrible jungle?" she asked.Page 248
'" "She lives!" cried Tarzan.