to Tibo she was mamma,
the personification of that one great love which knows no selfishness
and which does not consume itself in its own fires.
As the two hunted, or rather as Tarzan hunted and Go-bu-balu tagged
along in his wake, the ape-man noticed many things and thought much.
Once they came upon Sabor moaning in the tall grasses. About her
romped and played two little balls of fur, but her eyes were for one
which lay between her great forepaws and did not romp, one who never
would romp again.
Tarzan read aright the anguish and the suffering of the huge mother
cat. He had been minded to bait her. It was to do this that he had
sneaked silently through the trees until he had come almost above her,
but something held the ape-man as he saw the lioness grieving over her
dead cub. With the acquisition of Go-bu-balu, Tarzan had come to
realize the responsibilities and sorrows of parentage, without its
joys. His heart went out to Sabor as it might not have done a few
weeks before. As he watched her, there rose quite unbidden before him
a vision of Momaya, the skewer through the septum of her nose, her
pendulous under lip sagging beneath the weight which dragged it down.
Tarzan saw not her unloveliness; he saw only the same anguish that was
Sabor's, and he winced. That strange functioning of the mind which
sometimes is called association of ideas snapped Teeka and Gazan before
the ape-man's mental vision. What if one should come and take Gazan
from Teeka. Tarzan uttered a low and ominous growl as though Gazan
were his own. Go-bu-balu glanced here and there apprehensively,
thinking that Tarzan had espied an enemy. Sabor sprang suddenly to her
feet, her yellow-green eyes blazing, her tail lashing as she cocked her
ears, and raising her muzzle, sniffed the air for possible danger. The
two little cubs, which had been playing, scampered quickly to her, and
standing beneath her, peered out from between her forelegs, their big
ears upstanding, their little heads cocked first upon one side and then
upon the other.
With a shake of his black shock, Tarzan turned away and resumed his
hunting in another direction; but all day there rose one after another,
above the threshold of his objective mind, memory portraits of Sabor,
of Momaya, and of Teeka--a lioness, a cannibal, and a she-ape, yet to
the ape-man they were identical through motherhood.
It was noon of the third day when Momaya came within
For a time he lay wide-eyed and quite uncomprehending.Page 10
" I glanced at the chronometer.Page 13
The accompanying roar was all but drowned in Perry's scream of fright, and he came near tumbling headlong into the gaping jaws beneath him, so precipitate was his impetuous haste to vacate the dangerous limb.Page 31
" It was a cheerful prospect.Page 32
Perry and I sought him out and put the question straight to him.Page 41
Her back was toward me for a while, and the sight of the great mass of.Page 43
For a moment the bull stood bellowing and quivering with pain and rage, its cloven hoofs widespread, its tail lashing viciously from side to side, and then, in a mad orgy of bucking it went careening about the arena in frenzied attempt to unseat its rending rider.Page 44
I ran to the right, passing several exits choked with the fear mad mob that were battling to escape.Page 48
There was but a single alternative--the rude skiff--and with a celerity which equaled his, I pushed the thing into the sea and as it floated gave a final shove and clambered in over the end.Page 49
the fellow.Page 56
Up and down the long tank she swam, turning at the ends as you have seen captive seals turn in their tiny tanks, turning upon their backs and diving below the surface.Page 59
I was about to congratulate myself upon the miracle which had saved me for the moment, when the memory of the hypnotic powers of the Mahars filled me with apprehension lest they be practicing their uncanny art upon me to the end that I merely imagined that I was alone in the temple.Page 64
To seek escape in the swamp or in the ocean would have been similar to jumping into a den of lions to escape one upon the outside.Page 71
hidden city upon the island of Anoroc as a base, and his savage warriors as escort Perry and I could have accomplished much in the line of exploration, and I hoped that were we successful in our effort to escape we might return to Anoroc later.Page 72
So they led me before a slimy Mahar who clung to a slimy rock within the large room that was the thing's office.Page 77
There were other humans similarly chained.Page 96
I am not your mate, and again I tell you that I hate you, and that I should be glad if I never saw you again.Page 106
The first time we started for Sari I stepped into a nest of poisonous vipers before we reached the valley.Page 113
The thing beneath the skin was not Dian--it was a hideous Mahar.