instant Tarzan gave voice to the low, coughing roar of an angry lion
and slunk slowly forward through the open lane toward the frenzied
A woman saw him first and screamed. Instantly there was a panic in the
immediate vicinity of the ape-man. The strong light from the fire fell
full upon the lion head and the blacks leaped to the conclusion, as
Tarzan had known they would, that their captive had escaped his cage.
With another roar, Tarzan moved forward. The dancing warriors paused
but an instant. They had been hunting a lion securely housed within a
strong cage, and now that he was at liberty among them, an entirely
different aspect was placed upon the matter. Their nerves were not
attuned to this emergency. The women and children already had fled to
the questionable safety of the nearest huts, and the warriors were not
long in following their example, so that presently Tarzan was left in
sole possession of the village street.
But not for long. Nor did he wish to be left thus long alone. It
would not comport with his scheme. Presently a head peered forth from
a near-by hut, and then another and another until a score or more of
warriors were looking out upon him, waiting for his next move--waiting
for the lion to charge or to attempt to escape from the village.
Their spears were ready in their hands against either a charge or a
bolt for freedom, and then the lion rose erect upon its hind legs, the
tawny skin dropped from it and there stood revealed before them in the
firelight the straight young figure of the white devil-god.
For an instant the blacks were too astonished to act. They feared this
apparition fully as much as they did Numa, yet they would gladly have
slain the thing could they quickly enough have gathered together their
wits; but fear and superstition and a natural mental density held them
paralyzed while the ape-man stooped and gathered up the lion skin.
They saw him turn then and walk back into the shadows at the far end of
the village. Not until then did they gain courage to pursue him, and
when they had come in force, with brandished spears and loud war cries,
the quarry was gone.
Not an instant did Tarzan pause in the tree. Throwing the skin over a
branch he leaped again into the village upon the opposite side of the
great bole, and diving into the shadow of a hut, ran
How could he explain the plans when she evinced not the slightest sign that she was not already entirely conversant with them? "We doubt if the work will be completed under two or three years," answered the doctor.Page 8
The savage headdress of the Dyaks, the long, narrow, decorated shields, the flashing blades of parang and kris sent a shudder through the girl, so close they seemed beneath the schooner's side.Page 40
So it was that as the second mate of the Ithaca with his six men waded down the bed of the little stream toward the harbor and the ship, a fleet of ten war prahus manned by over five hundred fierce Dyaks and commanded by Muda Saffir himself, pulled cautiously into the little cove upon the opposite side of the island, and landed but a quarter of a mile from camp.Page 50
"The camp was attacked by Dyaks, Miss Maxon," he replied.Page 52
Together they cautiously crept back toward the palisade, not knowing at what moment they might come upon the savage enemy that had wrought such havoc among their forces, for von Horn believed the lascar's story that all had perished.Page 53
A sudden wave of jealous rage swept through the man's vicious brain.Page 54
Through the dark interior he strode straight to the opposite door which let upon the court of mystery.Page 56
For answer he stepped into that room and took the weapon down.Page 57
Kill him! Kill him! Kill Maxon, too, and then we shall be as other men, for it is these men who keep us as we are.Page 63
Nine of them shuffled after him as he turned toward the outer gate--only Number Ten and Number Three held back.Page 64
Rajah Muda Saffir, caught by the hurricane the preceding night as he had been about to beat across to Borneo,.Page 65
"Come!" he called to his grotesque horde.Page 70
Like monkeys they scrambled aboard, swarming below deck in search, thought von Horn, of pillage.Page 84
When she came to the surface again it was to find herself as far from shore as she had been when she first quitted the prahu, but the craft was now circling far below her, and she set out once again to retrace her way toward the inky mass of shore line which loomed apparently near and yet, as she knew, was some considerable distance from her.Page 85
The tug of the current was strong upon her, like a giant hand reaching up out of the cruel river to bear her back to death.Page 89
It would be but a question of time before the inexperienced creatures perished in the dense forest--that they ever could retrace their steps to the river was most unlikely, and the chances were that one by one they would be dispatched by head hunters while they slept.Page 102
When the three bull ourang outangs closed upon Bulan he felt no fear as to the outcome of the battle, for never in his experience had he coped with any muscles that his own mighty thews could not overcome.Page 114
opportunity to see the features of the man, but after a glimpse at those of his two companions she trembled to think of the hideous thing that might be revealed to her.Page 122
The strange and uncanny noises of the jungle night filled her with the most dreadful forebodings, and when a cold, drizzling rain set in upon them her cup of misery was full.Page 126
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