horns deep in the tarag's
abdomen, pinning him to the floor of the arena.
The great cat clawed at the shaggy head until eyes and ears were gone,
and naught but a few strips of ragged, bloody flesh remained upon the
skull. Yet through all the agony of that fearful punishment the thag
still stood motionless pinning down his adversary, and then the man
leaped in, seeing that the blind bull would be the least formidable
enemy, and ran his spear through the tarag's heart.
As the animal's fierce clawing ceased, the bull raised his gory,
sightless head, and with a horrid roar ran headlong across the arena.
With great leaps and bounds he came, straight toward the arena wall
directly beneath where we sat, and then accident carried him, in one of
his mighty springs, completely over the barrier into the midst of the
slaves and Sagoths just in front of us. Swinging his bloody horns from
side to side the beast cut a wide swath before him straight upward
toward our seats. Before him slaves and gorilla-men fought in mad
stampede to escape the menace of the creature's death agonies, for such
only could that frightful charge have been.
Forgetful of us, our guards joined in the general rush for the exits,
many of which pierced the wall of the amphitheater behind us. Perry,
Ghak, and I became separated in the chaos which reigned for a few
moments after the beast cleared the wall of the arena, each intent upon
saving his own hide.
I ran to the right, passing several exits choked with the fear mad mob
that were battling to escape. One would have thought that an entire
herd of thags was loose behind them, rather than a single blinded,
dying beast; but such is the effect of panic upon a crowd.
Once out of the direct path of the animal, fear of it left me, but
another emotion as quickly gripped me--hope of escape that the
demoralized condition of the guards made possible for the instant.
I thought of Perry, but for the hope that I might better encompass his
release if myself free I should have put the thought of freedom from me
at once. As it was I hastened on toward the right searching for an
exit toward which no Sagoths were fleeing, and at last I found it--a
low, narrow aperture leading into a dark corridor.
Without thought of the possible consequence, I darted into the shadows
of the tunnel, feeling my way along through the gloom for some
distance. The noises
She made the leap successfully, but as she grasped the limb of the further tree the sudden jar loosened the hold of the tiny babe where it clung frantically to her neck, and she saw the little thing hurled, turning and twisting, to the ground thirty feet below.Page 31
At night they slept where darkness overtook them, lying upon the ground, and sometimes covering their heads, and more seldom their bodies, with the great leaves of the elephant's ear.Page 37
She could but lick the wounds, and thus she kept them cleansed, that healing nature might the more quickly do her work.Page 47
"I am a great killer.Page 63
Mbonga could explain nothing of the strange events that had taken place.Page 73
For a short time the tribe of Tarzan lingered in the vicinity of the beach because their new chief hated the thought of leaving the treasured contents of the little cabin forever.Page 105
For reply the giant motioned them to follow him, and set off up the beach in the direction from which.Page 108
Philander, "we must acquaint Mr.Page 113
cruel than the beasts of the jungle! How fortunate was he who lived in the peace and security of the great forest! Tarzan wondered what the chest they had buried contained.Page 125
But Jane did not once lose consciousness.Page 126
Not so with Tarzan of the Apes.Page 129
"Yesterday and it would not have been too late.Page 137
It was a stately and gallant little compliment performed with the grace and dignity of utter unconsciousness of self.Page 166
Had you come back for me, and had there been no other way, I would have gone into the jungle with you--forever.Page 175
D'Arnot and Tarzan had agreed that his past be kept secret, and so none other than the French officer knew of the ape-man's familiarity with the beasts of the jungle.Page 176
"I shall have to leave my clothes at the.Page 178
I am going into the jungle with my express and bring back that mad man.Page 182
Canler; unless--what?" "Unless, you see fit to request that Jane and I be married at once," said Canler, slowly and distinctly.Page 187
"Most remarkable! Who could it have been, and why do I feel that Jane is safe, now that he has set out in search of her?" "I can't tell you, Professor," said Clayton soberly, "but I know I have the same uncanny feeling.Page 188
Calmly the girl kneeled down in the dust of the roadway and prayed for strength to meet her fate bravely, and for the delivery of her father and her friends from death.