sleeping blacks that he might wreak his pent
vengeance; but Tarzan would not permit it.
Instead, the ape-boy dragged the body of the black within the cage and
propped it against the side bars. Then he lowered the door and made
fast the thongs as they had been before.
A happy smile lighted his features as he worked, for one of his
principal diversions was the baiting of the blacks of Mbonga's village.
He could imagine their terror when they awoke and found the dead body
of their comrade fast in the cage where they had left the great ape
safely secured but a few minutes before.
Tarzan and Taug took to the trees together, the shaggy coat of the
fierce ape brushing the sleek skin of the English lordling as they
passed through the primeval jungle side by side.
"Go back to Teeka," said Tarzan. "She is yours. Tarzan does not want
"Tarzan has found another she?" asked Taug.
The ape-boy shrugged.
"For the Gomangani there is another Gomangani," he said; "for Numa, the
lion, there is Sabor, the lioness; for Sheeta there is a she of his own
kind; for Bara, the deer; for Manu, the monkey; for all the beasts and
the birds of the jungle is there a mate. Only for Tarzan of the Apes
is there none. Taug is an ape. Teeka is an ape. Go back to Teeka.
Tarzan is a man. He will go alone."
The Capture of Tarzan
THE BLACK WARRIORS labored in the humid heat of the jungle's stifling
shade. With war spears they loosened the thick, black loam and the
deep layers of rotting vegetation. With heavy-nailed fingers they
scooped away the disintegrated earth from the center of the age-old
game trail. Often they ceased their labors to squat, resting and
gossiping, with much laughter, at the edge of the pit they were digging.
Against the boles of near-by trees leaned their long, oval shields of
thick buffalo hide, and the spears of those who were doing the
scooping. Sweat glistened upon their smooth, ebon skins, beneath which
rolled rounded muscles, supple in the perfection of nature's
A reed buck, stepping warily along the trail toward water, halted as a
burst of laughter broke upon his startled
Seemingly the attack was one of mad, senseless ferocity unguided by either reason or skill.Page 15
Thus would Ko-tan appease the wrath of Mo-sar and win the friendship of those who think with Mo-sar that Mo-sar should be king.Page 22
Selecting five of these she made them into a little bundle about which she twined the lower extremity of her sinuous tail and thus carrying them made her way to the outer edge of the balcony.Page 28
Even Tarzan held his breath.Page 33
The others, powerless to aid, stood breathlessly about as the great lion lunged hither and thither, clawing and biting fearfully and futilely at the savage creature that had fastened itself upon him.Page 39
Now it was too late.Page 44
Tarzan stepped toward the doorway of the cave and looked out.Page 49
She watched and waited, for into her savage little brain had come the resolve to pin her faith to this strange creature who had unlocked her heart with those four words--"I am Om-at's friend!" And so she waited, with drawn knife, the opportunity to do her bit in the vanquishing of the Tor-o-don.Page 54
The ape-man moved rapidly, but cautiously forward.Page 86
There he found that the wall surrounded an enclosed garden in which grew trees and shrubs and flowers in riotous profusion.Page 88
" "Jad-ben-Otho knows all," whispered the girl, "and his son shares his great knowledge.Page 100
Ta-den, assuming that one so like Tarzan the Terrible must be a fellow-tribesman of his lost friend, was more than glad to accept this overture of peace, the sign of which he returned in kind as he ascended the trail to where the other stood.Page 104
Ignorant of impending danger, safe in the knowledge that they trod their own domain where each rock and stone was as familiar as the features of their mates, the Kor-ul-lul walked innocently into the ambush.Page 115
" "There was only one," asked Tarzan, "whom they spoke of?" "No, they speak of another who came with her but none seems to know what became of this one.Page 122
Even the very process of exchange from.Page 145
And she was in the stern of the last canoe, and every enemy back was toward her, while almost at her feet Mo-sar's loud snores gave ample evidence of his unconsciousness to his immediate surroundings.Page 152
It is strange you did not see them as you came.Page 163
The man made no attempt to assist her, but stood by talking and watching her, the while he continually ran his filthy fingers through his matted hair and beard.Page 167
There were bits of obsidian and choice feathers for arrows, some pieces of flint and a couple of steel, an old knife, a heavy bone needle, and strips of dried gut.Page 184
The real god had come--Jad-ben-Otho himself, and he had espoused the cause of Lu-don, the high priest.