attribute all those inexplicable phenomena of nature which with
each recurrence filled them with awe, with wonder, or with terror.
And as Tarzan concentrated his mind on the little bugs upon the printed
page before him, the active recollection of the strange adventures
presently merged into the text of that which he was reading--a story of
Bolgani, the gorilla, in captivity. There was a more or less lifelike
illustration of Bolgani in colors and in a cage, with many remarkable
looking Tarmangani standing against a rail and peering curiously at the
snarling brute. Tarzan wondered not a little, as he always did, at the
odd and seemingly useless array of colored plumage which covered the
bodies of the Tarmangani. It always caused him to grin a trifle when
he looked at these strange creatures. He wondered if they so covered
their bodies from shame of their hairlessness or because they thought
the odd things they wore added any to the beauty of their appearance.
Particularly was Tarzan amused by the grotesque headdresses of the
pictured people. He wondered how some of the shes succeeded in
balancing theirs in an upright position, and he came as near to
laughing aloud as he ever had, as he contemplated the funny little
round things upon the heads of the hes.
Slowly the ape-man picked out the meaning of the various combinations
of letters on the printed page, and as he read, the little bugs, for as
such he always thought of the letters, commenced to run about in a most
confusing manner, blurring his vision and befuddling his thoughts.
Twice he brushed the back of a hand smartly across his eyes; but only
for a moment could he bring the bugs back to coherent and intelligible
form. He had slept ill the night before and now he was exhausted from
loss of sleep, from sickness, and from the slight fever he had had, so
that it became more and more difficult to fix his attention, or to keep
his eyes open.
Tarzan realized that he was falling asleep, and just as the realization
was borne in upon him and he had decided to relinquish himself to an
inclination which had assumed almost the proportions of a physical
pain, he was aroused by the opening of the cabin door. Turning quickly
toward the interruption Tarzan was amazed, for a moment, to see bulking
large in the doorway the huge and hairy form of Bolgani, the gorilla.
Now there was scarcely a denizen of the great jungle with whom Tarzan
would rather not have
The guests had risen and were.Page 15
The game is won when a player places any of his pieces on the same square with his opponent's Princess, or when a Chief takes a Chief.Page 26
If the moon showed her the way more clearly and thus saved her from an occasional fall, he would, too, show her more clearly to the strange denizens of the towers, and that, of course, must not be.Page 28
As it was, her margin of safety was.Page 45
"Luud has no wife.Page 52
"Why, of course, if you wish," she assented.Page 66
Gahan of Gathol let the ship rise a few feet from the ground, then, seizing a bow rope, he dropped over the side.Page 74
"You found it!" she exclaimed.Page 96
There was a note of pride in the fellow's voice and something of hushed awe.Page 120
The panthan turned toward the speaker, seeing a large man, handsome of face and with a manner both stately and dignified.Page 121
"And how far?" "Some twenty-one degrees it is from the city of Manator to the city of Gathol," replied A-Kor; "but little more than ten degrees between the boundaries of the two countries.Page 128
Release the two prisoners and let them come to my side--I would speak to them, privately.Page 136
"Now let me have a look at you," he said.Page 145
Instead they call him who stands next to the Chief or Princess, Odwar.Page 149
of him when he had been locked in the room beneath the palace by I-Gos, the taxidermist, and so he did not seek to enlighten her as to his identity.Page 157
In the first onslaught life blood was spilled upon both sides.Page 169
One player had either just made or was contemplating a move, for his fingers grasped a piece that still rested upon the board.Page 181
"They said that and more, great jeddak," answered the major-domo.Page 190
Within the range of his vision there was nothing apparent that might cause alarm.Page 199
I mourned you truly and then, less than a moon since, I wed with Olvia Marthis.