panther. They did not know that Tarzan had roped the
savage beast and tied him to a tree before he came to earth and leaped
about before the rearing cat, to tantalize him.
Others told of seeing Tarzan ride upon the back of Tantor, the
elephant; of his bringing the black boy, Tibo, to the tribe, and of
mysterious things with which he communed in the strange lair by the
sea. They had never understood his books, and after he had shown them
to one or two of the tribe and discovered that even the pictures
carried no impression to their brains, he had desisted.
"Tarzan is not an ape," said Gunto. "He will bring Numa to eat us, as
he is bringing him to eat Goro. We should kill him."
Immediately Taug bristled. Kill Tarzan! "First you will kill Taug," he
said, and lumbered away to search for food.
But others joined the plotters. They thought of many things which
Tarzan had done--things which apes did not do and could not understand.
Again Gunto voiced the opinion that the Tarmangani, the white ape,
should be slain, and the others, filled with terror about the stories
they had heard, and thinking Tarzan was planning to slay Goro, greeted
the proposal with growls of accord.
Among them was Teeka, listening with all her ears; but her voice was
not raised in furtherance of the plan. Instead she bristled, showing
her fangs, and afterward she went away in search of Tarzan; but she
could not find him, as he was roaming far afield in search of meat.
She found Taug, though, and told him what the others were planning, and
the great bull stamped upon the ground and roared. His bloodshot eyes
blazed with wrath, his upper lip curled up to expose his fighting
fangs, and the hair upon his spine stood erect, and then a rodent
scurried across the open and Taug sprang to seize it. In an instant he
seemed to have forgotten his rage against the enemies of his friend;
but such is the mind of an ape.
Several miles away Tarzan of the Apes lolled upon the broad head of
Tantor, the elephant. He scratched beneath the great ears with the
point of a sharp stick, and he talked to the huge pachyderm of
everything which filled his black-thatched head. Little, or nothing,
of what he said did Tantor understand; but Tantor is a good listener.
Swaying from side to side he stood there enjoying the companionship of
his friend, the friend he
His child-like imagination pictured wonderful creatures within, and the very impossibility of forcing entrance added a thousandfold to his desire to do so.Page 44
As the din of the drum rose to almost deafening volume Kerchak sprang into the open space between the squatting males and the drummers.Page 50
It took him many days to braid a new rope, but when, finally, it was done he went forth purposely to hunt, and lie in wait among the dense foliage of a great branch right above the well-beaten trail that led to water.Page 60
He proceeded with unwonted stealth, for Kulonga had taught him great respect for the little sharp splinters of wood which dealt death so swiftly and unerringly.Page 68
From then on an offering of food was daily placed below the great tree from whence the arrows had disappeared in an effort to conciliate the mighty one.Page 71
His bow and arrows lay some distance away where he had dropped them while showing Sabor's hide to his fellow apes, so that he confronted Kerchak now with only his hunting knife and his superior intellect to offset the ferocious strength of his enemy.Page 83
Slipping in at the door he found that everything had been ransacked.Page 95
As in a trance, the girl rose, her hand upon her breast, wide eyes staring horror-stricken into the snarling face of the beast scarce ten feet from her.Page 99
At last her shoulders were out.Page 110
" Mr.Page 121
When you see this you will know that it is for you and that Tarzan of the Apes loves you.Page 123
At length Clayton arose and laid his hand gently upon Professor Porter's bent old shoulder.Page 124
There were no formalities.Page 140
"Let me in.Page 152
His regret was for his baseless disloyalty to one who had saved the lives of every member of his party, and offered harm to none.Page 159
One was in a strong masculine hand and was unsealed.Page 171
" D'Arnot looked long and earnestly at his companion.Page 172
To-day our little boy is six months old.Page 173
In the distance were several buildings surrounded by a strong palisade.Page 194
Canler? I had promised him her hand, sir, and regardless of our personal likes or dislikes, sir, that promise must be kept.