of the somber forest he could not have
told you. It was not that he was hungry--he had fed well this day, and
in a safe cache were the remains of his kill, ready against the coming
of a new appetite. Perhaps it was the very joy of living that urged
him from his arboreal couch to pit his muscles and his senses against
the jungle night, and then, too, Tarzan always was goaded by an intense
desire to know.
The jungle which is presided over by Kudu, the sun, is a very different
jungle from that of Goro, the moon. The diurnal jungle has its own
aspect--its own lights and shades, its own birds, its own blooms, its
own beasts; its noises are the noises of the day. The lights and
shades of the nocturnal jungle are as different as one might imagine
the lights and shades of another world to differ from those of our
world; its beasts, its blooms, and its birds are not those of the
jungle of Kudu, the sun.
Because of these differences Tarzan loved to investigate the jungle by
night. Not only was the life another life; but it was richer in
numbers and in romance; it was richer in dangers, too, and to Tarzan of
the Apes danger was the spice of life. And the noises of the jungle
night--the roar of the lion, the scream of the leopard, the hideous
laughter of Dango, the hyena, were music to the ears of the ape-man.
The soft padding of unseen feet, the rustling of leaves and grasses to
the passage of fierce beasts, the sheen of opalesque eyes flaming
through the dark, the million sounds which proclaimed the teeming life
that one might hear and scent, though seldom see, constituted the
appeal of the nocturnal jungle to Tarzan.
Tonight he had swung a wide circle--toward the east first and then
toward the south, and now he was rounding back again into the north.
His eyes, his ears and his keen nostrils were ever on the alert.
Mingled with the sounds he knew, there were strange sounds--weird
sounds which he never heard until after Kudu had sought his lair below
the far edge of the big water--sounds which belonged to Goro, the
moon--and to the mysterious period of Goro's supremacy. These sounds
often caused Tarzan profound speculation. They baffled him because he
thought that he knew his jungle so well that there could be nothing
within it unfamiliar to him. Sometimes he thought that as colors and
forms appeared to differ
" But Lady Greystoke only shook her head as she had a hundred other times when the subject had claimed her attention in the past.Page 33
"Achmet ben Houdin, my sister's son, MIGHT escape tonight," he said.Page 39
Presently there came the sound of footsteps along the path from the village.Page 40
Now he could not return directly to his parents as he had planned.Page 52
One day the boy met the eleventh lion.Page 62
Then he would withdraw growling viciously, backing away with grinning jaws distended, to sulk for an hour or so.Page 63
Then he took a few lumbering steps in the direction of the intruders.Page 69
By moving a little he could see the gate at the far end of the main street.Page 74
When he came back to her blood smeared his face and hands and breast and she shrank from him as he offered her a huge hunk of hot, raw meat.Page 84
He too recognized Korak.Page 101
He killed primarily for her.Page 107
"What the devil are you trying to do?" growled Jenssen.Page 111
"There is no doubt of that.Page 143
Hanson did not accept Bwana's invitation to move his camp closer to the bungalow.Page 144
One party he moved very slowly northward along the trail that connects with the great caravan routes entering the Sahara from the south.Page 147
" "Let's go a-foot then," suggested Meriem, and started to dismount.Page 155
"Rather rough on you, wasn't he?" he ventured at last, jerking his head back in the direction of the bungalow as Baynes turned his eyes upon him at the remark.Page 157
was practically the same thing he had been planning upon himself.Page 188
When he had done he looked at the girl.Page 208
In The Sheik's tent The Sheik rose at last, and, pointing toward the bound captive, turned to one of his lieutenants.