arabo diras, ke mi rapidu, cxar li vidas sablonubon sude--li
kredas, ke gxi estas la bando, kiu venas por murdi min, kaj li ne
deziras esti trovita kun mi. Do adiaux denove.
Via David Innes
Post unu jaro mi denove trovigxis cxe la fino de la fervoja linio,
veturanta al la loko, kie mi forlasis Innes. Mia unua seniluziigxo
okazis, kiam mi eksciis, ke mia maljuna gvidisto mortis kelkajn
semajnojn antaux mia reveno, kaj mi povis trovi neniun alian membron
de mia iama grupo, kiu povus konduki min al la sama loko.
Dum monatoj mi trasercxis tiun brulvarman landon, pridemandante
sennombrajn dezertajn sxejkojn, esperante, ke finfine mi trovus unu,
kiu auxdis pri Innes kaj lia mirinda fera talpo. Konstante miajn
okuloj esploris la blindigan amason da sablo por ekvidi la
sxtonamason, sub kiu mi trovus la dratojn irantajn al Pelucidaro--sed
cxiam mi malsukcesis.
Kaj cxiam molestas min cxi tiuj terurigaj demandoj, kiam mi pensas
pri David Innes kaj liaj strangaj aventuroj.
Cxu finfine la araboj murdis lin tuj antaux lia ekveturo? Aux cxu li
redirektis la nazon de sia fera monstro al la interna mondo? Cxu li
atingis gxin, aux cxu li kusxas ie enterigita en la mezo de la granda
terkrusto? Kaj se li revenis al Pelucidaro, cxu li trapenetris cxe la
fundo de unu el gxiaj grandaj internaj maroj aux inter iu sovagxa
popolo tute malproksime de la lando de lia korsopiro?
Cxu la respondo kusxas ie sur la sino de la vasta Saharo, cxe la fino
de du etaj dratoj, kasxitaj sub perdita sxtonamaso? Mi scivolas.
What had become of Perry? Would I ever see him again? What were the intentions of these half-human things into whose hands I had fallen? Were they inhabitants of the same world into which I had been born? No! It could not be.Page 23
When they addressed the latter they used what appeared to be a third language, and which I later learned is a mongrel tongue rather analogous to the Pidgin-English of the Chinese coolie.Page 25
"They do not, where I come from," I replied.Page 35
"Look," he cried, pointing to it, "this is evidently water, and all this land.Page 36
He seemed surprised to think that we found anything wonderful in it.Page 38
"For two reasons they hide it away and guard it jealously.Page 41
It filed out in the center of the arena where the creatures upon the rocks might see it, and there it performed for fifteen or twenty minutes.Page 43
At the sound of the roaring of the tiger the bull's bellowing became a veritable frenzy of rageful noise.Page 57
The poor creatures on the islands awaiting their fate tried to cover their eyes with their hands to hide the fearful sight, but now I saw that they too were under the hypnotic spell of the reptiles, so that they could only crouch in terror with their eyes fixed upon the terrible thing that was transpiring before them.Page 58
"They do many things in this temple which they do not do elsewhere," he replied.Page 69
What else may I do under the circumstances?" He thought for a moment in silence.Page 70
However, Perry is much too pious to make the probability at all great that I should ever be called upon to rescue him from the former locality.Page 77
At last the head of the tribunal communicated the result of their conference to the officer in charge of the Sagoth guard.Page 78
A child might have picked it, and a moment later I was free.Page 86
Ahead we neither saw nor heard any sign which might betoken the success of Hooja's mission.Page 91
The cave was entirely empty, nor were there any signs of its having been recently occupied.Page 105
Motherless and unprotected; hunted across a savage, primeval world by that hideous brute of a man; exposed to the attacks of the countless fearsome denizens of its mountains, its plains, and its jungles--it was a miracle that she had survived it all.Page 106
A little fellow stung me on the ankle,.Page 112
The battle did not last a great while, for when Dacor and I led our men in upon the Sagoth's right with naked swords they were already so demoralized that they turned and fled before us.Page 114
The next day he took me out to see the prospector--it was precisely as he had described it.