grass rope, leaving his hands free but securing the knots in such a way
that the ape-man could not reach them. The hyenas slunk to and fro,
growling. Bukawai hated them and they hated him. He knew that they
but waited for the time when he should be helpless, or when their
hatred should rise to such a height as to submerge their cringing fear
In his own heart was not a little fear of these repulsive creatures,
and because of that fear, Bukawai always kept the beasts well fed,
often hunting for them when their own forages for food failed, but ever
was he cruel to them with the cruelty of a little brain, diseased,
He had had them since they were puppies. They had known no other life
than that with him, and though they went abroad to hunt, always they
returned. Of late Bukawai had come to believe that they returned not
so much from habit as from a fiendish patience which would submit to
every indignity and pain rather than forego the final vengeance, and
Bukawai needed but little imagination to picture what that vengeance
would be. Today he would see for himself what his end would be; but
another should impersonate Bukawai.
When he had trussed Tarzan securely, Bukawai went back into the
corridor, driving the hyenas ahead of him, and pulling across the
opening a lattice of laced branches, which shut the pit from the cave
during the night that Bukawai might sleep in security, for then the
hyenas were penned in the crater that they might not sneak upon a
sleeping Bukawai in the darkness.
Bukawai returned to the outer cave mouth, filled a vessel with water at
the spring which rose in the little canyon close at hand and returned
toward the pit. The hyenas stood before the lattice looking hungrily
toward Tarzan. They had been fed in this manner before.
With his water, the witch-doctor approached Tarzan and threw a portion
of the contents of the vessel in the ape-man's face. There was
fluttering of the eyelids, and at the second application Tarzan opened
his eyes and looked about.
"Devil-god," cried Bukawai, "I am the great witch-doctor. My medicine
is strong. Yours is weak. If it is not, why do you stay tied here
like a goat that is bait for lions?"
Tarzan understood nothing the witch-doctor said, therefore he did not
reply, but only stared straight at Bukawai with cold and level gaze.
The hyenas crept up behind him. He heard
The men were delighted with him.Page 11
Where before he had been unable to think intelligently because of the hysterical fear that had claimed him he now lay quietly searching for some means of escape from his dilemma.Page 18
It was during this interview that a plan occurred to Paulvitch, and as a result of it he agreed to accept a certain fabulous sum for.Page 31
In the ensuing battle he had lost two of his own men, but the punishment inflicted upon the marauders had been severe almost to extinction.Page 35
But when she was alone she was happy, playing with Geeka, or decking her hair with wild flowers, or making ropes of grasses.Page 56
Jack was disheartened and sad.Page 71
He had always held girls in a species of contempt.Page 77
Akut accepted her on a footing which bordered upon equality when it was necessary for them to come into close contact; but for the most part he avoided her.Page 80
were fashioned into imitations of arm and leg ornaments of metal.Page 84
Korak forgot his knife.Page 108
The look sent a shudder through her.Page 131
Then would come again visions of Korak, and, tired at last of leaping and swinging through the trees, she would stretch herself comfortably upon a branch and dream.Page 144
Of an evening he often spent much time with the white foreman of the big farm, evidently finding in the society of this rougher man more common interests than the cultured guests of Bwana possessed for him.Page 148
Their way led in the direction of his camp, so he had a ready and plausible excuse should they discover him; but they had not seen him for they had not turned their eyes behind.Page 161
In her had taken place the change.Page 168
And so, knowing his master and many of his past deeds, knowing, too, a great deal about the plans of Malbihn and Baynes that had been overheard by himself, or other servants; and knowing well from the gossip of the head-men that half of Malbihn's party lay in camp by the great river far to the west,.Page 176
She realized that she was taking great chances of recapture; but without means of defense and of obtaining meat she felt that she could never hope to reach safety.Page 182
The man had come to demand an accounting and to avenge.Page 202
No, The Sheik was cautious and wary.Page 203
They came promptly and in accordance with the Arab's instructions bound Baynes' wrists and ankles securely.