they heard something
descending the ladder from above. They hoped that it would continue on
down the well and fairly held their breath as the sound approached the
door to the storeroom. Their hearts sank as they heard the door open
and from between cracks in the vessels behind which they hid saw a
yellow-slashed Wieroo enter the room. Each recognized him immediately,
the girl indicating the fact of her own recognition by a sudden
pressure of her fingers on Bradley's arm. It was the Wieroo of the
yellow slashing whose abode was the place of the yellow door in which
Bradley had first seen the girl.
The creature carried a wooden bowl which it filled with dried food from
several of the vessels; then it turned and quit the room. Bradley
could see through the partially open doorway that it descended the
ladder. The girl told him that it was taking the food to the women and
the young below, and that while it might return immediately, the
chances were that it would remain for some time.
"We are just below the place of the yellow door," she said. "It is far
from the edge of the city; so far that we may not hope to escape if we
ascend to the roofs here."
"I think," replied the man, "that of all the places in Oo-oh this will
be the easiest to escape from. Anyway, I want to return to the place
of the yellow door and get my pistol if it is there."
"It is still there," replied, the girl. "I saw it placed in a chest
where he keeps the things he takes from his prisoners and victims."
"Good!" exclaimed Bradley. "Now come, quickly." And the two crossed
the room to the well and ascended the ladder a short distance to its
top where they found another door that opened into a vacant room--the
same in which Bradley had first met the girl. To find the pistol was a
matter of but a moment's search on the part of Bradley's companion; and
then, at the Englishman's signal, she followed him to the yellow door.
It was quite dark without as the two entered the narrow passage between
two buildings. A few steps brought them undiscovered to the doorway of
the storeroom where lay the body of Fosh-bal-soj. In the distance,
toward the temple, they could hear sounds as of a great gathering of
Wieroos--the peculiar, uncanny wailing rising above the dismal flapping
of countless wings.
"They have heard of
Tarzan saw that Teeka must die.Page 13
"Where is Taug?" she asked.Page 19
Life, as they saw it, consisted principally in keeping their stomachs filled.Page 20
With his weak eyes he sees.Page 30
Now Taug, as well as Teeka, had been Tarzan's play-fellow while the bull was still young enough to wish to play.Page 31
He sought to placate her; he urged his friendly intentions, and craned his neck to have a look at Teeka's balu; but the she-ape was not to be persuaded that he meant other than harm to her little one.Page 34
Then Tarzan chanced to look up and across the.Page 37
Even Numa, the lion, would have hesitated to have attacked an equal number of the great bulls of the tribe of Kerchak, and now, a half mile away, hearing the sounds of the terrific battle, the king of beasts rose uneasily from his midday slumber and slunk off farther into the jungle.Page 47
Tarzan, when he had turned his back upon his enemies, had noted what Mbonga never would have thought of considering in the hunting of man--the wind.Page 55
No longer did she fear harm to her first-born at the hands of the ape-man.Page 60
Had his mother not said as much when he was naughty and she threatened to give him to the white god of the jungle if he were not good? Little black Tibo shook as with ague.Page 63
The small ape, guided by instinct, drew back toward its mother, baring its small fangs and screaming in mingled fear and rage.Page 65
Few, if any, had the temerity to visit old Bukawai, firstly because of fear of his black magic and the two hyenas who dwelt with him and were commonly known to be devils masquerading, and secondly because of the loathsome disease which had caused Bukawai to be an outcast--a disease which was slowly eating away his face.Page 74
Twice it fell upon the back of Numa, already weakening from the spear point so near his heart.Page 76
Go back and hide your stinking face in the belly of the mountain, lest the sun, seeing it, cover his face with a black cloud.Page 95
And this was his undoing.Page 117
What foul creatures were these Gomangani? Yet of all the jungle folk they alone resembled Tarzan closely in form.Page 131
The bull braced himself and seized the main branch in his powerful hands, then he commenced shaking it vigorously.Page 170
Gozan, being on watch, had seen him coming through the forest and had warned the tribe--that was all.