he had a clear and unobstructed view of the heavens. He saw Goro
and the inroads which the hungry Numa had made into his shining surface.
Raising his face to the moon, Tarzan shrilled forth his hideous
challenge. Faintly and from afar came the roar of an answering lion.
The apes shivered. Numa of the skies had answered Tarzan.
Then the ape-man fitted an arrow to his bow, and drawing the shaft far
back, aimed its point at the heart of Numa where he lay in the heavens
devouring Goro. There was a loud twang as the released bolt shot into
the dark heavens. Again and again did Tarzan of the Apes launch his
arrows at Numa, and all the while the apes of the tribe of Kerchak
huddled together in terror.
At last came a cry from Taug. "Look! Look!" he screamed. "Numa is
killed. Tarzan has killed Numa. See! Goro is emerging from the belly
of Numa," and, sure enough, the moon was gradually emerging from
whatever had devoured her, whether it was Numa, the lion, or the shadow
of the earth; but were you to try to convince an ape of the tribe of
Kerchak that it was aught but Numa who so nearly devoured Goro that
night, or that another than Tarzan preserved the brilliant god of their
savage and mysterious rites from a frightful death, you would have
difficulty--and a fight on your hands.
And so Tarzan of the Apes came back to the tribe of Kerchak, and in his
coming he took a long stride toward the kingship, which he ultimately
won, for now the apes looked up to him as a superior being.
In all the tribe there was but one who was at all skeptical about the
plausibility of Tarzan's remarkable rescue of Goro, and that one,
strange as it may seem, was Tarzan of the Apes.
" Which was the girl's way.Page 16
"The Regent, you mean?" the girl corrected him haughtily.Page 25
"He will remain with you and administer your medicine at proper intervals.Page 28
Slowly the door swung open and a man entered the room.Page 40
"I tell you I'm a stranger, and I lost my way in your infernal mountains.Page 56
Then, too, there was the life of the little peasant boy.Page 61
Barney had come to believe that no man lived who could be happy in possession of one.Page 76
Von der Tann was mystified at the purpose of this change in the position of the general staff, since from the wood they could see nothing of the battle waging upon the slope.Page 83
Prince von der.Page 93
"He has earned a greater reward at your hands than that.Page 97
Five minutes later there was.Page 100
hurriedly beneath another tree nearer the house.Page 103
" "You may be assured that we shall never forget," replied another voice that Barney recognized at once as belonging to Prince Peter of Blentz, the one time regent of Lutha.Page 114
Maenck also looked his surprise, but his expression was suddenly changed to one of malevolent cunning and gratification.Page 121
Striking and clutching at one another they fought in silence for a couple of minutes, then the soldier's struggles began to weaken.Page 128
" He paused for an instant before concluding.Page 144
The occupants of the two cars following him might not note the broken handrail, or, if they did, might not connect it with Barney in any way.Page 178
The old prince bowed in acquiescence.Page 180
The Luthanian army corps that the American had promised the Serbs was to be utilized along the Austrian frontier to prevent the passage of Austrian troops into Serbia through Lutha.Page 191
"Follow me up this, very quietly," he said to those behind him.