the jungle toward the village of
Mbonga. How she could get three goats and a sleeping mat out of the
village and through the jungle to the cave of Bukawai, she did not
know, but that she would do it somehow she was quite positive--she
would do it or die. Tibo must be restored to her.
Tarzan coming lazily through the jungle with little Go-bu-balu, caught
the scent of Bara, the deer. Tarzan hungered for the flesh of Bara.
Naught tickled his palate so greatly; but to stalk Bara with Go-bu-balu
at his heels, was out of the question, so he hid the child in the
crotch of a tree where the thick foliage screened him from view, and
set off swiftly and silently upon the spoor of Bara.
Tibo alone was more terrified than Tibo even among the apes. Real and
apparent dangers are less disconcerting than those which we imagine,
and only the gods of his people knew how much Tibo imagined.
He had been but a short time in his hiding place when he heard
something approaching through the jungle. He crouched closer to the
limb upon which he lay and prayed that Tarzan would return quickly.
His wide eyes searched the jungle in the direction of the moving
What if it was a leopard that had caught his scent! It would be upon
him in a minute. Hot tears flowed from the large eyes of little Tibo.
The curtain of jungle foliage rustled close at hand. The thing was but
a few paces from his tree! His eyes fairly popped from his black face
as he watched for the appearance of the dread creature which presently
would thrust a snarling countenance from between the vines and creepers.
And then the curtain parted and a woman stepped into full view. With a
gasping cry, Tibo tumbled from his perch and raced toward her. Momaya
suddenly started back and raised her spear, but a second later she cast
it aside and caught the thin body in her strong arms.
Crushing it to her, she cried and laughed all at one and the same time,
and hot tears of joy, mingled with the tears of Tibo, trickled down the
crease between her naked breasts.
Disturbed by the noise so close at hand, there arose from his sleep in
a near-by thicket Numa, the lion. He looked through the tangled
underbrush and saw the black woman and her young. He licked his chops
and measured the distance between them and himself.
Grown careless from months of continued safety, during which time he had seen no dangerous animals during the daylight hours, he had left his rifles and revolvers all within the little cabin, and now that he saw the great ape crashing through the underbrush directly toward him, and from a direction which practically cut him off from escape, he felt a vague little shiver play up and down his spine.Page 24
Gingerly he lifted one corner of the shroud, but when he saw the body of the woman beneath he tore the cloth roughly from her form and seized the still, white throat in his huge, hairy hands.Page 30
Tarzan had always hated water except as a medium for quenching his thirst.Page 49
The end was as sudden as the beginning.Page 57
All day Tarzan followed Kulonga, hovering above him in the trees like some malign spirit.Page 73
Presently the black warriors began to strike farther and farther south into the heart of the forest when they went to hunt, looking for a site for a new village.Page 90
His blood ran cold.Page 99
Slowly the lioness was emerging from the window.Page 103
You have insinuated that you ran only to overtake me, not to escape the clutches of the lion.Page 107
The two larger, they stated, had belonged to a male and female of one of the higher white races.Page 121
You are Jane Porter, I saw it in your letter.Page 130
In the high sea that was running it was a difficult and dangerous task to attempt to put a prize crew aboard her; and as no signs of life had been seen above deck, it was decided to stand by until the wind and sea abated; but just then a figure was seen clinging to the rail and feebly waving a mute signal of despair toward them.Page 137
Tarzan did not know precisely what she meant, but he guessed correctly that it was her way of acknowledging the gift, and so he rose, and taking the locket in his hand, stooped gravely like some courtier of old, and pressed his lips upon it where hers had rested.Page 142
They had rushed past the spot where D'Arnot had been seized when a spear hurled from the jungle transfixed one of the men, and then a volley of arrows fell among them.Page 144
A number of the women scattered to their several huts to fetch pots and water, while others built a row of fires on which portions of the feast were to be boiled while the balance would be slowly dried in strips for future use, as they expected the other warriors to return with many prisoners.Page 161
saved the lives of every member of my father's party is the other.Page 163
" "Why, Esmeralda! You should be ashamed of yourself," cried Jane.Page 167
If you know him and can speak his language carry my thanks to him, and tell him that I waited.Page 177
Then with his foot upon the carcass of Numa, he raised his voice in the awesome victory.Page 188
"Here! In the roadway!" Then through the branches of the trees she saw a figure swinging with the speed of a squirrel.