Jungle Tales of Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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mate and
the other bull of her tribe--they would not need the help of a she in
their battle with these two strangers.

The roars and screams of the fighters reverberated through the jungle,
awakening the echoes in the distant hills. From the throat of Tarzan's
antagonist had come a score of "Kreeg-ahs!" and now from behind came
the reply he had awaited. Into the grove, barking and growling, came a
score of huge bull apes--the fighting men of Toog's tribe.

Teeka saw them first and screamed a warning to Tarzan and Taug. Then
she fled past the fighters toward the opposite side of the clearing,
fear for a moment claiming her. Nor can one censure her after the
frightful ordeal from which she was still suffering.

Down upon them came the great apes. In a moment Tarzan and Taug would
be torn to shreds that would later form the PIECE DE RESISTANCE of the
savage orgy of a Dum-Dum. Teeka turned to glance back. She saw the
impending fate of her defenders and there sprung to life in her savage
bosom the spark of martyrdom, that some common forbear had transmitted
alike to Teeka, the wild ape, and the glorious women of a higher order
who have invited death for their men. With a shrill scream she ran
toward the battlers who were rolling in a great mass at the foot of one
of the huge boulders which dotted the grove; but what could she do? The
knife she held she could not use to advantage because of her lesser
strength. She had seen Tarzan throw missiles, and she had learned this
with many other things from her childhood playmate. She sought for
something to throw and at last her fingers touched upon the hard
objects in the pouch that had been torn from the ape-man. Tearing the
receptacle open, she gathered a handful of shiny cylinders--heavy for
their size, they seemed to her, and good missiles. With all her
strength she hurled them at the apes battling in front of the granite
boulder.

The result surprised Teeka quite as much as it did the apes. There was
a loud explosion, which deafened the fighters, and a puff of acrid
smoke. Never before had one there heard such a frightful noise.
Screaming with terror, the stranger bulls leaped to their feet and fled
back toward the stamping ground of their tribe, while Taug and Tarzan
slowly gathered themselves together and arose, lame and bleeding, to
their feet. They, too, would have

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