and then at
another, until, with a final scream of rage, he turned and slunk off
into the tangled mazes of the jungle.
A half hour later the tribe was again upon the ground, feeding as
though naught had occurred to interrupt the somber dullness of their
lives. Tarzan had recovered the greater part of his rope and was busy
fashioning a new noose, while Teeka squatted close behind him, in
evident token that her choice was made.
Taug eyed them sullenly. Once when he came close, Teeka bared her
fangs and growled at him, and Tarzan showed his canines in an ugly
snarl; but Taug did not provoke a quarrel. He seemed to accept after
the manner of his kind the decision of the she as an indication that he
had been vanquished in his battle for her favors.
Later in the day, his rope repaired, Tarzan took to the trees in search
of game. More than his fellows he required meat, and so, while they
were satisfied with fruits and herbs and beetles, which could be
discovered without much effort upon their part, Tarzan spent
considerable time hunting the game animals whose flesh alone satisfied
the cravings of his stomach and furnished sustenance and strength to
the mighty thews which, day by day, were building beneath the soft,
smooth texture of his brown hide.
Taug saw him depart, and then, quite casually, the big beast hunted
closer and closer to Teeka in his search for food. At last he was
within a few feet of her, and when he shot a covert glance at her he
saw that she was appraising him and that there was no evidence of anger
upon her face.
Taug expanded his great chest and rolled about on his short legs,
making strange growlings in his throat. He raised his lips, baring his
fangs. My, but what great, beautiful fangs he had! Teeka could not but
notice them. She also let her eyes rest in admiration upon Taug's
beetling brows and his short, powerful neck. What a beautiful creature
he was indeed!
Taug, flattered by the unconcealed admiration in her eyes, strutted
about, as proud and as vain as a peacock. Presently he began to
inventory his assets, mentally, and shortly he found himself comparing
them with those of his rival.
Taug grunted, for there was no comparison. How could one compare his
beautiful coat with the smooth and naked hideousness of Tarzan's bare
hide? Who could see beauty in the stingy nose of the Tarmangani after
looking at Taug's broad nostrils?
Was she angry with Djor Kantos? No, she finally decided that she was not.Page 14
"I have seen the last of him then," remarked Tara of Helium with a sigh of relief.Page 19
in the excitement he had remained unannounced until John Carter had happened upon him in the great reception corridor of the palace as The Warlord was hurrying out to arrange for the dispatch of ships in search of his daughter.Page 21
And others saw, from Helium's lofty landing stages and from a thousand hangars upon a thousand roofs; but only for an instant did the preparations stop that would send other brave men into the frightful maelstrom of that apparently hopeless search, for such is the courage of the warriors of Barsoom.Page 23
Tara of Helium saw that the domes seemed to be faced with innumerable prisms of glass, those that were exposed to the declining sun scintillating so gorgeously as to remind her suddenly of the magnificent trappings of Gahan of Gathol.Page 27
It grows easily with little irrigation and the trees bear abundantly.Page 44
You shall do your share, but not yet--you are too skinny.Page 66
He glanced back just in time to see the beast break into a rapid charge.Page 71
"Strike down the stranger and your life shall be yours.Page 76
Three times the panthan's blade changed its position--once to fend a savage cut; once to feint; and once to thrust.Page 87
Assured that there was none within sight to apprehend him he stepped through the gateway into the city.Page 90
Set in its walls were several other doors and all were closed.Page 100
Outside the palace, Ghek and Tara of Helium were separated.Page 113
The weak and unfortunate of other lands fill them with contempt and arouse all that is worst in their natures, which.Page 118
How such a war would end no one could guess; for the people of Manator worship the great O-Tar, though they do not love him.Page 130
Know, then, O-Tar, that you must free A-Kor, the dwar, forthwith or bring him to fair trial before the assembled jeds of Manator.Page 134
"These are fresh and we shall have to get to work upon them soon.Page 177
" "You know the palace thoroughly then?" Gahan interrupted.Page 187
"I will find a way, I-Gos," he said.Page 189
"Turan, my chief!" she cried.