the ape masculine gender sound BU before the
entire word and the feminine gender sound MU before each of the
lower-case letters which go to make up boy--it would tire you and it
would bring me to the nineteenth hole several strokes under par.
And so Tarzan harangued the moon, and when Goro did not reply, Tarzan
of the Apes waxed wroth. He swelled his giant chest and bared his
fighting fangs, and hurled into the teeth of the dead satellite the
challenge of the bull ape.
"You are not Bulamutumumo," he cried. "You are not king of the jungle
folk. You are not so great as Tarzan, mighty fighter, mighty hunter.
None there is so great as Tarzan. If there be a Bulamutumumo, Tarzan
can kill him. Come down, Goro, great coward, and fight with Tarzan.
Tarzan will kill you. I am Tarzan, the killer."
But the moon made no answer to the boasting of the ape-man, and when a
cloud came and obscured her face, Tarzan thought that Goro was indeed
afraid, and was hiding from him, so he came down out of the trees and
awoke Numgo and told him how great was Tarzan--how he had frightened
Goro out of the sky and made him tremble. Tarzan spoke of the moon as
HE, for all things large or awe inspiring are male to the ape folk.
Numgo was not much impressed; but he was very sleepy, so he told Tarzan
to go away and leave his betters alone.
"But where shall I find God?" insisted Tarzan. "You are very old; if
there is a God you must have seen Him. What does He look like? Where
does He live?"
"I am God," replied Numgo. "Now sleep and disturb me no more."
Tarzan looked at Numgo steadily for several minutes, his shapely head
sank just a trifle between his great shoulders, his square chin shot
forward and his short upper lip drew back, exposing his white teeth.
Then, with a low growl he leaped upon the ape and buried his fangs in
the other's hairy shoulder, clutching the great neck in his mighty
fingers. Twice he shook the old ape, then he released his tooth-hold.
"Are you God?" he demanded.
"No," wailed Numgo. "I am only a poor, old ape. Leave me alone. Go
ask the Gomangani where God is. They are hairless like yourself and
very wise, too. They should know."
Tarzan released Numgo and turned away. The suggestion that he consult
the blacks appealed to
Here Tarzan found greater difficulty in escaping detection, but he managed to do so successfully.Page 17
Let me see red in anger but for a moment, and all the instincts of the savage beast that I really am, submerge what little I possess of the milder ways of culture and refinement.Page 21
"MON DIEU!" she cried; "he is a beast!" For the strong, white teeth of the ape-man had found the throat of one of his assailants, and Tarzan fought as he had learned to fight with the great bull apes of the tribe of Kerchak.Page 32
The memory of her half-veiled eyes and perfect lips as she had stood smiling up into his face as he bade her good-by remained with him for the balance of the day.Page 41
"Were I not positive that she does not love me I could not answer your question, Paul; but.Page 48
"It is a position of much trust and responsibility, which also requires considerably physical courage and prowess.Page 61
And darkness came before they reached Bou Saada.Page 66
They are great friends, you know.Page 76
There was a nasty smile on the bearded lips.Page 77
" Rokoff shrugged.Page 95
the work the choking noose had commenced.Page 115
Occasionally he smiled as he recalled some friend who might even at the moment be sitting placid and immaculate within the precincts of his select Parisian club--just as Tarzan had sat but a few months before; and then he would stop, as though turned suddenly to stone as the gentle breeze carried to his trained nostrils the scent of some new prey or a formidable enemy.Page 129
It was after midnight when Tarzan, with his slow-moving caravan, approached the spot where the elephants lay.Page 136
Tarzan could see that he was commanding them to fire the little thatched dwellings.Page 165
" "Then there are others who are better to look upon?" he asked.Page 178
The ingots were quite heavy, and but for the enormous number of them he would have been positive that they were gold; but the thought of the fabulous wealth these thousands of pounds of metal would have represented were they in reality gold, almost convinced him that they must be of some baser metal.Page 190
He found Monsieur Thuran quite rational, the fever having left him with the surprising suddenness which is one of its peculiarities.Page 198
unknown depths below? Chapter 25 Through the Forest Primeval For a brief, sickening moment Tarzan felt the slipping of the rope to which he clung, and heard the scraping of the block of stone against the masonry above.Page 209
Captain Dufranne, Lieutenant D'Arnot, and a dozen sailors had rushed up at the sound of the shot, and now Tarzan turned the Russian over to them without a word.