happened which did happen.
A silent figure moved through the trees above them. Keen eyes
inspected the cage and counted the number of warriors. An alert and
daring brain figured upon the chances of success when a certain plan
should be put to the test.
Tarzan watched the blacks lolling in the shade. They were exhausted.
Already several of them slept. He crept closer, pausing just above
them. Not a leaf rustled before his stealthy advance. He waited in
the infinite patience of the beast of prey. Presently but two of the
warriors remained awake, and one of these was dozing.
Tarzan of the Apes gathered himself, and as he did so the black who did
not sleep arose and passed around to the rear of the cage. The ape-boy
followed just above his head. Taug was eyeing the warrior and emitting
low growls. Tarzan feared that the anthropoid would awaken the
In a whisper which was inaudible to the ears of the Negro, Tarzan
whispered Taug's name, cautioning the ape to silence, and Taug's
The black approached the rear of the cage and examined the fastenings
of the door, and as he stood there the beast above him launched itself
from the tree full upon his back. Steel fingers circled his throat,
choking the cry which sprang to the lips of the terrified man. Strong
teeth fastened themselves in his shoulder, and powerful legs wound
themselves about his torso.
The black in a frenzy of terror tried to dislodge the silent thing
which clung to him. He threw himself to the ground and rolled about;
but still those mighty fingers closed more and more tightly their
The man's mouth gaped wide, his swollen tongue protruded, his eyes
started from their sockets; but the relentless fingers only increased
Taug was a silent witness of the struggle. In his fierce little brain
he doubtless wondered what purpose prompted Tarzan to attack the black.
Taug had not forgotten his recent battle with the ape-boy, nor the
cause of it. Now he saw the form of the Gomangani suddenly go limp.
There was a convulsive shiver and the man lay still.
Tarzan sprang from his prey and ran to the door of the cage. With
nimble fingers he worked rapidly at the thongs which held the door in
place. Taug could only watch--he could not help. Presently Tarzan
pushed the thing up a couple of feet and Taug crawled out. The ape
would have turned upon the
"I went down and down and down.Page 8
" She was right.Page 17
It was wide open.Page 21
What puzzled me most was the fact that for six days we had not sighted a single ship.Page 24
The very first day we entered the South Pacific we had an adventure.Page 25
"Here!" she cried.Page 28
" She was looking at me now with those great eyes of hers, very wide and round.Page 30
It was not the chill of wet clothing, or the dashing spray which drenched my face; no, it was the chill of the hand of death upon my heart.Page 46
From noon to midnight their curve of activity is at its height, while from dawn to about nine o'clock it is lowest.Page 47
The water of the inland sea was very warm, almost hot, and the atmosphere was hot and heavy above it.Page 52
"Wot s'y we pot the bloomin' bird, sir?" suggested Whitely.Page 56
When the day was done, we had quite an array of logs nicely notched and ready for our building operations on the morrow, and we were all tired, for after the buildings had been staked out we all fell in and helped with the logging--all but von Schoenvorts.Page 61
All were disappointed, for we hungered for a view of the ocean and the outside world.Page 64
It was daylight when I awoke.Page 65
I received no response, though I finally pounded with all my strength; then I turned the knob and entered, only to find that she was not there.Page 68
Evidently they were very low.Page 69
I aimed at his heart and fired, and as he sprawled headlong to the ground, the others of his tribe, overcome by fright at the report of the pistol, scattered toward the cliffs--while Lys, with outstretched arms, ran toward me.Page 76
They carried weapons, stone-shod spears, stone knives, and hatchets--and they wore ornaments and breech-cloths--the former of feathers worn in their hair and the latter made of a single snake-skin cured with the head on, the head depending to their knees.Page 81
She had been the wife of To-jo.Page 85
It was Kho of the tribe of Tsa, the hatchet-men.