held him out for Tarzan to
see. Of all the bulls of the tribe, Taug held affection for Tarzan
only. Tarzan he trusted and looked up to as one wiser and more
cunning. To Tarzan he came now--to the playmate of his balu days, the
companion of innumerable battles of his maturity.
When Tarzan saw the still form in Taug's arms, a low growl broke from
his lips, for he too loved Teeka's little balu.
"Who did it?" he asked. "Where is Teeka?"
"I do not know," replied Taug. "I found him lying here with Dango
about to feed upon him; but it was not Dango that did it--there are no
fang marks upon him."
Tarzan came closer and placed an ear against Gazan's breast. "He is
not dead," he said. "Maybe he will not die." He pressed through the
crowd of apes and circled once about them, examining the ground step by
step. Suddenly he stopped and placing his nose close to the earth
sniffed. Then he sprang to his feet, giving a peculiar cry. Taug and
the others pressed forward, for the sound told them that the hunter had
found the spoor of his quarry.
"A stranger bull has been here," said Tarzan. "It was he that hurt
Gazan. He has carried off Teeka."
Taug and the other bulls commenced to roar and threaten; but they did
nothing. Had the stranger bull been within sight they would have torn
him to pieces; but it did not occur to them to follow him.
"If the three bulls had been watching around the tribe this would not
have happened," said Tarzan. "Such things will happen as long as you
do not keep the three bulls watching for an enemy. The jungle is full
of enemies, and yet you let your shes and your balus feed where they
will, alone and unprotected. Tarzan goes now--he goes to find Teeka
and bring her back to the tribe."
The idea appealed to the other bulls. "We will all go," they cried.
"No," said Tarzan, "you will not all go. We cannot take shes and balus
when we go out to hunt and fight. You must remain to guard them or you
will lose them all."
They scratched their heads. The wisdom of his advice was dawning upon
them, but at first they had been carried away by the new idea--the idea
of following up an enemy offender to wrest his prize from him and
punish him. The community
As fast as train and boat would carry me, I sped toward my destination.Page 7
I wondered what this particular Mahar might think now.Page 8
I was alone.Page 13
It seemed that Hooja had made it appear that I had intentionally left Dian behind, and that I did not purpose ever returning to Pellucidar.Page 22
Now it flourished bravely upon the breast of dead hope, and urged me onward and upward in a stern endeavor to justify its existence.Page 36
In order to avoid crossing the principal range of the Mountains of the Clouds we took a route that passed a little way south of Phutra.Page 40
Even as he faced me a little cry from the girl carried my eyes beyond the brute to her face.Page 41
The bullet didn't reach his heart, but it stopped him for an instant.Page 42
I could never think of them as aught but cold-blooded, brainless reptiles, though Perry had devoted much time in explaining to me that owing to a strange freak of evolution among all the genera of the inner world, this species of the reptilia had advanced to a position quite analogous to that which man holds upon the outer crust.Page 54
All that I had to do was follow this river to the sea and then follow the coast to Thuria.Page 62
At first he did not seem to understand what I wished of him, but after I had paddled out a few yards he plunged through the surf and swam after me.Page 81
toward Hooja's village, nor did I relish doing so now; but Dian's life might hinge upon the success of my venture, and so I could not afford to take chances.Page 96
To tangle my fingers in it was the work of but an instant.Page 102
Seeing my predicament, he ran toward me to get rid of one antagonist before he had to deal with the other two.Page 107
We waited for the next wave to lift us, and when it did we strained our eyes in the direction that Dian had indicated.Page 109
Of course, their dugout was much larger than ours, and, consequently, infinitely heavier and more cumbersome; nevertheless, it was coming along at quite a clip, and ours was yet but barely moving.Page 115
The four dugouts that had been abreast of Hooja had turned to intercept the leading felucca.Page 116
I am free to confess that I marveled at the excellent construction and stanch yet speedy lines of the little craft.Page 124
" It soon became apparent that we had been sighted by those on shore, for a great multitude of warriors had congregated along the beach watching us.Page 130
The Luanians had not, of course, been ignorant of all that had been going on in the domains of their nearest and dearest enemies.