and explore a world!
Ready to search a land area of 124,110,000 square miles for my friends,
my incomparable mate, and good old Perry!
And so, after locking the door in the outer shell of the prospector, I
set out upon my quest. Due south I traveled, across lovely valleys
thick-dotted with grazing herds.
Through dense primeval forests I forced my way and up the slopes of
mighty mountains searching for a pass to their farther sides.
Ibex and musk-sheep fell before my good old revolver, so that I lacked
not for food in the higher altitudes. The forests and the plains gave
plentifully of fruits and wild birds, antelope, aurochsen, and elk.
Occasionally, for the larger game animals and the gigantic beasts of
prey, I used my express rifle, but for the most part the revolver
filled all my needs.
There were times, too, when faced by a mighty cave bear, a
saber-toothed tiger, or huge felis spelaea, black-maned and terrible,
even my powerful rifle seemed pitifully inadequate--but fortune favored
me so that I passed unscathed through adventures that even the
recollection of causes the short hairs to bristle at the nape of my
How long I wandered toward the south I do not know, for shortly after I
left the prospector something went wrong with my watch, and I was again
at the mercy of the baffling timelessness of Pellucidar, forging
steadily ahead beneath the great, motionless sun which hangs eternally
I ate many times, however, so that days must have elapsed, possibly
months with no familiar landscape rewarding my eager eyes.
I saw no men nor signs of men. Nor is this strange, for Pellucidar, in
its land area, is immense, while the human race there is very young and
consequently far from numerous.
Doubtless upon that long search mine was the first human foot to touch
the soil in many places--mine the first human eye to rest upon the
gorgeous wonders of the landscape.
It was a staggering thought. I could not but dwell upon it often as I
made my lonely way through this virgin world. Then, quite suddenly,
one day I stepped out of the peace of manless primality into the
presence of man--and peace was gone.
It happened thus:
I had been following a ravine downward out of a chain of lofty hills
and had paused at its mouth to view the lovely little valley that lay
before me. At one side was tangled wood, while straight ahead a river
wound peacefully along parallel to the cliffs in which the hills
terminated at the valley's edge.
At the forefront of the column staggered two naked savages fastened to each other by a neck chain.Page 15
Fifteen or twenty feet from the ground the lion would scramble only to fall backward again defeated.Page 18
"Headquarters," he said.Page 46
Once the bushes moved almost imperceptibly and an instant later one of the officers, without warning, fired into them; but Tarzan of the Apes was not there.Page 61
As Tarzan stood for a moment looking down upon his kill and regretting that he could not risk voicing his beloved victory cry, the sight of the uniform suggested a means whereby he might pass to and fro through Wilhelmstal with the minimum chance of detection.Page 88
His handsome face was distorted with savage ferocity.Page 94
These Englishmen are very wicked white men.Page 96
That he might seek no personal revenge for her act had been evidenced in Wilhelmstal the night that he had killed Hauptmann Fritz Schneider and left without molesting her.Page 104
We must die sometime.Page 110
Not once did Zu-tag pause until he came to a stop among the branches of a tree no great distance from the native village.Page 143
With his first sight of the great cat the ape-man knew that he had heard no note of terror in that initial.Page 154
Close to the side of the ship he stopped and stood gazing up at them.Page 155
She had seen Tarzan battle with Sheeta, the panther, and she had realized then that powerful as the man was, it was only agility, cunning, and chance that placed him upon anywhere near an equal footing with his savage adversary, and that of the three factors upon his side chance was the greatest.Page 159
"Leave that thing where it is, Lieutenant," he said.Page 204
The great weight of the ape-man thrown suddenly out from an erect position caused the other also to lunge violently forward with the result that to save himself he involuntarily released his grasp.Page 221
The animal corrals of the maniacs are protected by an outer wall or palisade of upright logs, the lower ends of which are imbedded in the ground, the logs themselves being placed as close together as possible and further reinforced and bound together by withes.Page 224
" "But how are we going to find her?" asked the Englishman.Page 229
in the other room," he said to Smith-Oldwick, "but I am afraid we will have to get out of here the way we came.Page 244
She could hear them both to the north and south and then from where she lay she saw a lion charging for the ape-man before her.Page 249
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