came to those delicate nostrils the familiar odor that
told Tarzan the identity of the captive as unerringly as though he had
looked upon Taug with his eyes. Yes, it was Taug, and he was alone.
Tarzan grinned as he approached to discover what the blacks would do to
their prisoner. Doubtless they would slay him at once. Again Tarzan
grinned. Now he could have Teeka for his own, with none to dispute his
right to her. As he watched, he saw the black warriors strip the
screen from about the cage, fasten ropes to it and drag it away along
the trail in the direction of their village.
Tarzan watched until his rival passed out of sight, still beating upon
the bars of his prison and growling out his anger and his threats.
Then the ape-boy turned and swung rapidly off in search of the tribe,
Once, upon the journey, he surprised Sheeta and his family in a little
overgrown clearing. The great cat lay stretched upon the ground, while
his mate, one paw across her lord's savage face, licked at the soft
white fur at his throat.
Tarzan increased his speed then until he fairly flew through the
forest, nor was it long before he came upon the tribe. He saw them
before they saw him, for of all the jungle creatures, none passed more
quietly than Tarzan of the Apes. He saw Kamma and her mate feeding
side by side, their hairy bodies rubbing against each other. And he
saw Teeka feeding by herself. Not for long would she feed thus in
loneliness, thought Tarzan, as with a bound he landed amongst them.
There was a startled rush and a chorus of angry and frightened snarls,
for Tarzan had surprised them; but there was more, too, than mere
nervous shock to account for the bristling neck hair which remained
standing long after the apes had discovered the identity of the
Tarzan noticed this as he had noticed it many times in the past--that
always his sudden coming among them left them nervous and unstrung for
a considerable time, and that they one and all found it necessary to
satisfy themselves that he was indeed Tarzan by smelling about him a
half dozen or more times before they calmed down.
Pushing through them, he made his way toward Teeka; but as he
approached her the ape drew away.
"Teeka," he said, "it is Tarzan. You belong to Tarzan. I have come
The ape drew closer, looking him over carefully.
Behind him the spy waited for him to be gone.Page 20
The Belgian shuddered and looked fearfully upward, for the scream had seemed to come from above him.Page 30
Something struggled for recognition within his brain.Page 44
He shuddered.Page 75
At the back of a.Page 78
It was one of Achmet Zek's minions, many of whom were scattered in all directions through the forest, searching for the fugitive Belgian.Page 87
" "Yes," spoke up an old ape, "he is Tarzan.Page 91
On came the victim, humming a wild air of the great desert land of the north.Page 97
Tarzan, entering the tent of Achmet Zek, searched the interior thoroughly.Page 100
The course the ape-man was taking would carry him but a short distance to the right of them, and though he could not have seen them the wind was bearing down from them to him, carrying their scent spoor strongly toward him.Page 101
In a moment the victim flashed beneath the limb and at the same instant the ape-man above sprang out and down upon its back.Page 103
As the pursued and the pursuer raced madly toward the distant forest the battle behind them raged with bloody savageness.Page 106
Here he heard the occasional shots of the duelists, and choosing the safer and swifter avenue of the forest branches to the uncertain transportation afforded by a half-broken Abyssinian pony, took to the trees.Page 108
Not for an instant had the raider exposed a square inch of his body, and Werper dared not fire his one remaining shot unless every chance of a successful hit was in his favor.Page 128
I might have known that a white man and a gentleman could be naught else than the protector of a woman of his own race amid the dangers of this savage land.Page 134
With Achmet Zek and Mohammed Beyd both dead, the raiders were without a leader, and after a brief conference they decided to return into the north on visits to the various tribes to which they belonged.Page 141
"I am going to speak to you in a loud voice and in a tongue which you do not understand.Page 149
"God!" he cried, "she might be, and the lions are attacking them--they are in the camp.Page 150
There was not even an instant's hesitation upon the part of the latter--it was as though he had not even paused in his swift progress through the trees, so lightning-like his survey and comprehension of the scene below him--so instantaneous his consequent action.Page 152
Convinced that the man had purposely eluded him for reasons of his own, John Clayton felt that he was under no obligations to expose his wife to further danger and discomfort in the prosecution of a more thorough search for the missing Belgian.