baldaux mi eltrovis
kiel maldika estis la fadeno, de kiu pendis miaj esperoj.
"Cxar vi ne povos reiri al Amoz," mi sugestis, "kio farigxos el vi,
konsiderante, ke vi ne povas esti felicxa kun mi cxi tie, cxar vi
tiom malamas min?"
"Mi devos nur toleri vin," sxi respondis malvarme, "gxis vi decidos
iri al alia loko kaj lasi min negxenata; tiam mi tre bone elturnigxos
Mi rigardis sxin kun kompleta miro. Sxajnis nekredeble, ke ecx
prahistoria virino povus esti tiel malvarma kaj senkora kaj
nedankema. Tiam mi levigxis.
"Mi lasos vin _nun_," mi diris arogante, "Mi jam toleris gxislime
vian nedankemon kaj viajn insultojn," kaj tiam mi turnigxis kaj
pasxis majeste malsupren al la valo. Mi jam faris cent pasxojn en
absoluta silento, kiam Dian parolis.
"Mi malamas vin!" sxi kriis, kaj sxia vocxo rompigxis--pro rabio, mi
Mi komplete malgxojis, sed mi ne iris tre malproksimen, kiam mi
ekpensis, ke mi ne povas lasi sxin sola kaj sen protekto, por ke sxi
cxasu sian propran mangxajxon meze de la dangxeroj de tiu sovagxa
mondo. Eble sxi malamos min kaj insultos min kaj sxutos unu
malhonorigon post la alia sur min, kiel sxi jam faris, gxis mi vere
ekmalamos sxin; sed restis la plorinda vero, ke mi sxin amis kaj ne
povus lasi sxin tie sola.
Ju pli mi pripensis tion, des pli mi kolerigxis, tiel ke kiam mi
atingis la valon, mi estis furioza, kaj rezulte de tio, mi
retroturnigxis kaj supreniris tiun krutajxon denove, tiel rapide kiel
mi malsupreniris. Mi vidis, ke Dian jam forlasis la kornicon kaj iris
en la kavernon, sed mi jxetis min internen al sxi. Sxi kusxis
surventre sur amaso da herboj, kiujn mi kolektis por sxia lito. Kiam
sxi auxdis mian eniron, sxi saltis sur siajn piedojn kiel tigrino.
"Mi malamas vin!" sxi kriis.
Veninte el la brila lumo de la tagmeza suno en la duonmallumon de la
kaverno, mi ne povis vidi sxian mienon, kaj mi estis iom kontenta pro
tio, cxar mi malsxatis pensi pri la malamo, kiun mi estus vidinta
Unue mi diris al sxi nek unu vorton. Mi nur transpasxis la kavernon
kaj kaptis sxin je la pojnoj, kaj kiam sxi luktis, mi cxirkauxmetis
al sxi mian brakon, tiel por fiksi sxiajn manojn cxe sxiaj flankoj.
Sxi batalis kiel tigrino, sed per mia libera mano mi retropusxis
sxian kapon--mi supozas, ke mi subite brutigxis, ke mi retroiris
miliardon da jaroj kaj igxis vera kavernohomo, kiu prenas sian
virinon perforte--kaj tiam mi kisis tiun bela busxon denove kaj
"Dian," mi kriis, krude skuante sxin, "Mi amas vin. Cxu vi ne
komprenas, ke mi amas vin? Ke mi amas vin pli ol
Then at last the long journey drew to its close and he was passing through the last stretch of heavy forest that bounded his estate upon the east, and then this was traversed and he stood upon the plain's edge looking out across his broad lands towards his home.Page 28
With his civilized friends he had hunted big game with the weapons of civilization and though he never had killed except for food or in self-defense he had amused himself firing at inanimate targets thrown into the air and had perfected himself in the use of firearms without realizing that he had done so.Page 31
If--wait! I have a plan.Page 36
After Numa had again breathed normally and was able to roar out his protests and his rage, his struggles increased to Titanic proportions for a short time; but as a lion's powers of endurance are in no way proportionate to his size and strength he soon tired and lay quietly.Page 45
One of the men reverted to the stories told by the native troops in connection with their rout by a lion several weeks before and the simultaneous appearance in their trenches of a naked, white giant whom they were perfectly assured was some demon of the jungle.Page 54
"You can walk?" asked Tarzan.Page 59
Tarzan knew the note, and he knew that it spelled neither rage nor hunger, and then he risked all on a single throw, encouraged by that low whine.Page 68
No littlest beetle that he might eat had given evidence that life of any sort existed here, and it was a hungry and thirsty Tarzan who lay down to rest in the evening.Page 93
They had marched for perhaps half an hour when the Englishman saw ahead of them, in a little clearing upon the bank of the river, the thatched roofs of native huts showing above a crude but strong palisade; and presently he was ushered into a village street where he was immediately surrounded by a throng of women and children and warriors.Page 107
There was a certain amount of preliminary circling, growling, and sniffing, stiff-legged and stiff-haired, before each side discovered that the other had no intention of initiating an attack and then Zu-tag told Go-lat what he had seen among the lairs of the Gomangani.Page 148
It seemed strange to her that she should feel regret in leaving behind her such hideous perils, and yet it was plain to her that such was the fact, for she was also leaving behind something beside the dangers that had menaced her--a unique figure that had entered her life, and for which she felt an unaccountable attraction.Page 155
There was no question in Tarzan's mind but that Numa recognized him, for he knew his fellows of the jungle well enough to know that while they oft-times forgot certain sensations more quickly than man there are others which remain in their memories for years.Page 156
" "What are your plans, then? What do you wish to do?" Tarzan directed his question to the girl.Page 167
Fitting a shaft to his bow Tarzan awaited an opportunity to bring down one of the larger birds, and when the opportunity finally presented itself he drove the arrow straight to its mark.Page 188
Some of these were carved in bas-relief; others were delineated in mosaics, while still others appeared to have been painted upon the surface of the wall.Page 189
of these yellow-coated warriors approached and halted her guides at the top of the steps.Page 196
Upon the south side of the city are the corrals and pastures where the herbivorous animals are raised.Page 211
"I can't see that it will make any difference in the long run whether I infuriate him or not.Page 232
point, only to jump away, run a few steps to one side and again attempt to make an entrance, the while he slashed and hewed at the spear with such violence that it was with difficulty the girl maintained her guard, and all the time was forced to give ground step by step.Page 236
"Now indeed are we lost, Master," cried the black.