shore in that mad flight from death. Even as I
paddled I found opportunity to glance occasionally toward the natives.
They were white, but hideously painted. From their gestures and
weapons I took them to be a most ferocious race. I was rather glad
that we had not succeeded in landing among them.
Hooja's fleet had been in much more compact formation when we sighted
them this time than on the occasion following the tempest. Now they
were moving rapidly in pursuit of us, all well within the radius of a
mile. Five of them were leading, all abreast, and were scarce two
hundred yards from us. When I glanced over my shoulder I could see
that the archers had already fitted arrows to their bows in readiness
to fire upon us the moment that they should draw within range.
Hope was low in my breast. I could not see the slightest chance of
escaping them, for they were overhauling us rapidly now, since they
were able to work their paddles in relays, while we three were rapidly
wearying beneath the constant strain that had been put upon us.
It was then that Juag called my attention to the rift in the shore-line
which I had thought either a bay or the mouth of a great river. There
I saw moving slowly out into the sea that which filled my soul with
GORE AND DREAMS
It was a two-masted felucca with lateen sails! The craft was long and
low. In it were more than fifty men, twenty or thirty of whom were at
oars with which the craft was being propelled from the lee of the land.
I was dumbfounded.
Could it be that the savage, painted natives I had seen on shore had so
perfected the art of navigation that they were masters of such advanced
building and rigging as this craft proclaimed? It seemed impossible!
And as I looked I saw another of the same type swing into view and
follow its sister through the narrow strait out into the ocean.
Nor were these all. One after another, following closely upon one
another's heels, came fifty of the trim, graceful vessels. They were
cutting in between Hooja's fleet and our little dugout.
When they came a bit closer my eyes fairly popped from my head at what
I saw, for in the eye of the leading felucca stood a man with a
sea-glass leveled upon us. Who could they be? Was there a civilization
within Pellucidar of such wondrous advancement
Ye saved my life once, and in return I'm goin' to spare yours, but that's all I can do.Page 15
For a moment it stood as though listening and then turned slowly, and melted into the shadows of the jungle.Page 45
At last he reached the fast disappearing feast and with his sharp knife slashed off a more generous portion than he had hoped for, an entire hairy forearm, where it protruded from beneath the feet of the mighty Kerchak, who was so busily engaged in perpetuating the royal prerogative of gluttony that he failed to note the act of LESE-MAJESTE.Page 47
Like lightning the blows fell, and only ceased when Tarzan felt the limp form crumple beneath him.Page 51
Instead he perched lightly upon a smaller branch twenty feet above the raging captive.Page 65
It was the diary of John Clayton, Lord Greystoke--kept in French, as had always been his custom.Page 70
He straightway repaired to the carcass of Sabor, but was angered to find the bones picked clean by other hungry denizens of the jungle.Page 92
The infuriated beast, pulled up and backwards until he stood upon his hind legs, struggled impotently in this unnatural position.Page 109
"I had proposed requesting them to leave the treasure with us, as I shall be a ruined man if that is lost.Page 112
"Not by a damned sight," replied Snipes, fingering the butt of his revolver nervously.Page 124
The first intimation Jane Porter had of his presence was when the great hairy body dropped to the earth beside her, and she saw the awful face and the snarling, hideous mouth thrust within a foot of her.Page 126
The least developed of all in Tarzan was the sense of taste, for he could eat luscious fruits, or raw flesh, long buried with almost equal appreciation; but in that he differed but slightly from more civilized epicures.Page 139
When they had finished their breakfast Tarzan went to her bower and recovered his knife.Page 146
He felt himself lifted from the ground.Page 158
A great bitterness rose in his heart.Page 172
"Well! Tarzan of the Apes, what think you?" asked D'Arnot.Page 182
She puts me off first on one ground and then another.Page 190
I cannot answer you, Tarzan of the Apes," she cried.Page 193
"For my sake," she said.Page 197
"I say, old man," cried Clayton, "I haven't had a chance to thank.