been cooped up inside the small cabin than
Bolgani, the gorilla, yet he felt no fear, even though his quick eye
noted that Bolgani was in the throes of that jungle madness which
seizes upon so many of the fiercer males. Ordinarily the huge gorillas
avoid conflict, hide themselves from the other jungle folk, and are
generally the best of neighbors; but when they are attacked, or the
madness seizes them, there is no jungle denizen so bold and fierce as
to deliberately seek a quarrel with them.
But for Tarzan there was no escape. Bolgani was glowering at him from
red-rimmed, wicked eyes. In a moment he would rush in and seize the
ape-man. Tarzan reached for the hunting knife where he had lain it on
the table beside him; but as his fingers did not immediately locate the
weapon, he turned a quick glance in search of it. As he did so his
eyes fell upon the book he had been looking at which still lay open at
the picture of Bolgani. Tarzan found his knife, but he merely fingered
it idly and grinned in the direction of the advancing gorilla.
Not again would he be fooled by empty things which came while he slept!
In a moment, no doubt, Bolgani would turn into Pamba, the rat, with the
head of Tantor, the elephant. Tarzan had seen enough of such strange
happenings recently to have some idea as to what he might expect; but
this time Bolgani did not alter his form as he came slowly toward the
Tarzan was a bit puzzled, too, that he felt no desire to rush
frantically to some place of safety, as had been the sensation most
conspicuous in the other of his new and remarkable adventures. He was
just himself now, ready to fight, if necessary; but still sure that no
flesh and blood gorilla stood before him.
The thing should be fading away into thin air by now, thought Tarzan,
or changing into something else; yet it did not. Instead it loomed
clear-cut and real as Bolgani himself, the magnificent dark coat
glistening with life and health in a bar of sunlight which shot across
the cabin through the high window behind the young Lord Greystoke.
This was quite the most realistic of his sleep adventures, thought
Tarzan, as he passively awaited the next amusing incident.
And then the gorilla charged. Two mighty, calloused hands seized upon
the ape-man, great fangs were bared close to his face, a hideous growl
burst from the cavernous throat
A second shell exploded upon the deck.Page 4
She was very beautiful.Page 8
"There is a man answering your signal.Page 11
From the engine room companionway came the engineer and stockers, and together we leaped after the balance of the crew and into the hand-to-hand fight that was covering the wet deck with red blood.Page 14
I hated Baron Friedrich von Schoenvorts with such utter intensity that the emotion thrilled me with a species of exaltation.Page 24
"I'll put the fear of God and the Kaiser into them," he said.Page 29
understand why he prefers a night watch.Page 35
At its foot, half buried in the sand, lay great boulders, mute evidence that in a bygone age some mighty natural force had crumpled Caprona's barrier at this point.Page 38
Olson shook his head.Page 40
I gave the command full speed ahead and went charging toward the menace.Page 42
When it reached the craft's side, the jaws closed upon one of the stanchions of the deck rail and tore it from its socket as though it had been a toothpick stuck in putty.Page 44
We also dipped up some of the river water and found it, though quite warm, a little sweeter than before.Page 46
The trees were full of monkeys of all sizes and shades, and once we thought we saw a manlike creature watching us from the depth of the forest.Page 50
They dislike cold water and keep as far away from it as possible.Page 58
"Yes," she said, "but I am depressed by the awfulness of it all.Page 63
I know not; whither my bottle will be borne I cannot even guess; but I have done all that mortal man may do to notify the world of my whereabouts and the dangers that threaten those of us who remain alive in Caspak--if there be any other than myself.Page 66
Olson, Whitely, and Wilson each wished to accompany me; but I told them that they were needed here, since with Bradley's party still absent and the Germans gone it was necessary that we conserve our force as far as might be possible.Page 72
I had laid aside my ammunition-belt and rifle, though both were close beside me; but my pistol I kept in my lap beneath my hand.Page 82
Strewn along the ground were a score of mute and horrible suggestions of what had taken place during my absence--bones picked clean of flesh, the bones of manlike creatures, the bones of many of the tribe of Sto-lu; nor in any cave was there sign of life.Page 83
It is cold up here.