of life they were
being greeted by thousands of voracious mouths as fish and reptiles of
many kinds fought to devour them, the while other and larger creatures
pursued the devourers, to be, in turn, preyed upon by some other of the
countless forms that inhabit the deeps of Caprona's frightful sea.
The second day was practically a repetition of the first. They moved
very slowly with frequent stops and once they landed in the Kro-lu
country to hunt. Here they were attacked by the bow-and-arrow men,
whom they could not persuade to palaver with them. So belligerent were
the natives that it became necessary to fire into them in order to
escape their persistent and ferocious attentions.
"What chance," asked Bradley, as they were returning to the boat with
their game, "could Tyler and Miss La Rue have had among such as these?"
But they continued on their fruitless quest, and the third day, after
cruising along the shore of a deep inlet, they passed a line of lofty
cliffs that formed the southern shore of the inlet and rounded a sharp
promontory about noon. Co-Tan and Bradley were on deck alone, and as
the new shoreline appeared beyond the point, the girl gave an
exclamation of joy and seized the man's hand in hers.
"Oh, look!" she cried. "The Galu country! The Galu country! It is my
country that I never thought to see again."
"You are glad to come again, Co-Tan?" asked Bradley.
"Oh, so glad!" she cried. "And you will come with me to my people? We
may live here among them, and you will be a great warrior--oh, when Jor
dies you may even be chief, for there is none so mighty as my warrior.
You will come?"
Bradley shook his head. "I cannot, little Co-Tan," he answered. "My
country needs me, and I must go back. Maybe someday I shall return.
You will not forget me, Co-Tan?"
She looked at him in wide-eyed wonder. "You are going away from me?"
she asked in a very small voice. "You are going away from Co-Tan?"
Bradley looked down upon the little bowed head. He felt the soft cheek
against his bare arm; and he felt something else there too--hot drops
of moisture that ran down to his very finger-tips and splashed, but
each one wrung from a woman's heart.
He bent low and raised the tear-stained face to his own. "No, Co-Tan,"
he said, "I am not going away from you--for you are going with me.
Now he swung lightly to the lower terraces of the overarching trees when some subtle sense warned him that Numa lay upon a kill directly in his path, or again he sprang lightly to one side as Buto, the rhinoceros, lumbered toward him along the narrow, deep-worn trail, for the ape-man, ready to fight upon necessity's slightest pretext, avoided unnecessary quarrels.Page 21
Schneider was bleeding and sore.Page 26
" He saw the lion, quickened to new life at the sight of food, spring upon the body of the deer and then he left him rending and tearing the flesh as he bolted great pieces into his empty maw.Page 28
He glanced again toward the German trenches and changed the adjustment of the sights, then he placed the rifle to his shoulder and took aim.Page 42
He was growling now and presently he commenced to roar.Page 64
There Tarzan followed him, and once again they locked, dealing each other terrific blows, until Schneider in a piercing voice screamed, "Kamerad! Kamerad!" Tarzan grasped the man by the throat and drew his hunting knife.Page 79
To be prisoner in a native village in the very heart of an unexplored region of Central Africa--the only white woman.Page 87
The great bull was almost upon him with huge hands outstretched to seize him before Tarzan made a move, but when he did move his quickness would have put Ara, the lightning, to shame.Page 94
Tell them that I am not an enemy, that my people are the friends of the black people and that they must let me go in peace.Page 97
Bertha Kircher, however, was nothing if not feminine and she soon found that having someone to talk to who would not talk was extremely irksome.Page 106
At first he thought to enter the village alone and carry off the Tarmangani; but when he saw how numerous were the warriors and that several sat directly before the entrance to the lair into which the prisoner had been carried, it occurred to him that this was work for many rather than one, and so, as silently as he had come, he slipped away through the foliage toward the north.Page 125
"Forgive me," he said quickly.Page 161
" The young Englishman shook his head.Page 169
"Cowards," Tarzan taunted them.Page 170
His hair, which was coal black and three or four inches in length, grew out stiffly at right angles to his scalp.Page 212
With his life depending upon the success of his efforts, he swung himself quickly to the lower branches of the tree and scrambled upward out of reach of possible harm from the lions below--though the sudden movement in the branches above them awakened both the sleeping beasts.Page 223
We were taken into a building on the plaza close by and there we were separated.Page 238
Tarzan's other antagonist was edging around to one side where he might use his weapon, and as he raised the blade to.Page 248
'" "She lives!" cried Tarzan.Page 249
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