the bow until the
very tip of the shaft rested upon the thumb of my left hand, and then
as the great creature darted toward us I let drive straight for that
Hissing like the escape valve of a steam engine, the mighty creature
fell turning and twisting into the sea below, my arrow buried
completely in its carcass. I turned toward the girl. She was looking
past me. It was evident that she had seen the thipdar die.
"Dian," I said, "won't you tell me that you are not sorry that I have
"I hate you," was her only reply; but I imagined that there was less
vehemence in it than before--yet it might have been but my imagination.
"Why do you hate me, Dian?" I asked, but she did not answer me.
"What are you doing here?" I asked, "and what has happened to you since
Hooja freed you from the Sagoths?"
At first I thought that she was going to ignore me entirely, but
finally she thought better of it.
"I was again running away from Jubal the Ugly One," she said. "After I
escaped from the Sagoths I made my way alone back to my own land; but
on account of Jubal I did not dare enter the villages or let any of my
friends know that I had returned for fear that Jubal might find out.
By watching for a long time I found that my brother had not yet
returned, and so I continued to live in a cave beside a valley which my
race seldom frequents, awaiting the time that he should come back and
free me from Jubal.
"But at last one of Jubal's hunters saw me as I was creeping toward my
father's cave to see if my brother had yet returned and he gave the
alarm and Jubal set out after me. He has been pursuing me across many
lands. He cannot be far behind me now. When he comes he will kill you
and carry me back to his cave. He is a terrible man. I have gone as
far as I can go, and there is no escape," and she looked hopelessly up
at the continuation of the ledge twenty feet above us.
"But he shall not have me," she suddenly cried, with great vehemence.
"The sea is there"--she pointed over the edge of the cliff--"and the
sea shall have me rather than Jubal."
"But I have you now Dian," I cried; "nor shall Jubal, nor any other
have you, for
But then the first mate lunged forward upon his face, and at a cry of command from Black Michael the mutineers charged the remaining four.Page 21
The younger and lighter members of his tribe scampered to the higher branches of the great trees to escape his wrath; risking their lives upon branches that scarce supported their weight rather than face old Kerchak in one of his fits of uncontrolled anger.Page 22
Others, again, searched the surrounding trees for fruit, nuts, small birds, and eggs.Page 38
A portion of his chest was laid bare to the ribs, three of which had been broken by the mighty blows of the gorilla.Page 68
Choosing a moment when none seemed near, Tarzan hastened to his bundle of arrows beneath the great tree at the end of the village street.Page 69
The forest echoed to the savage and triumphant paean.Page 77
Tarzan knew what the result would be.Page 90
He swung off rapidly in the direction taken by Clayton, and in a short time heard faintly in the distance the now only occasional calls of the Englishman to his friends.Page 91
Yes, there was Numa, the lion, even now, stalking the white man a dozen paces to the right.Page 94
"Look, Esmeralda!" she whispered.Page 103
"Lordy, how good that sounds! When you're human, Ark, I love you; but somehow it seems as though you had forgotten how to be human for the last twenty years.Page 104
heart to the other.Page 122
Professor Porter finally broke.Page 137
It was a stately and gallant little compliment performed with the grace and dignity of utter unconsciousness of self.Page 157
Two days later, D'Arnot was tottering about the amphitheater, Tarzan's strong arm about him to keep him from falling.Page 160
D'Arnot reached for the loaded rifle and placed it to his shoulder.Page 165
"God only knows, Professor," replied Clayton.Page 170
" Then Tarzan recalled the letter written by Jane to her friend--the one he had stolen when they first came to his cabin, and now he knew what was in the chest and what it meant to Jane.Page 187
Philander had joined the two men.Page 188
A veering of the wind blew a cloud of smoke about them and she could no longer see the man who was speeding toward her, but suddenly she felt a great arm about her.