cannon. I had only to show them once how a thing should be done, and
they would fall to work by thousands to do it.
"Why, no sooner had we fashioned the first muzzle-loader and they had
seen it work successfully, than fully three thousand Mezops fell to
work to make rifles. Of course there was much confusion and lost
motion at first, but eventually Ja got them in hand, detailing squads
of them under competent chiefs to certain work.
"We now have a hundred expert gun-makers. On a little isolated isle we
have a great powder-factory. Near the iron-mine, which is on the
mainland, is a smelter, and on the eastern shore of Anoroc, a well
equipped ship-yard. All these industries are guarded by forts in which
several cannon are mounted and where warriors are always on guard.
"You would be surprised now, David, at the aspect of Anoroc. I am
surprised myself; it seems always to me as I compare it with the day
that I first set foot upon it from the deck of the Sari that only a
miracle could have worked the change that has taken place."
"It is a miracle," I said; "it is nothing short of a miracle to
transplant all the wondrous possibilities of the twentieth century back
to the Stone Age. It is a miracle to think that only five hundred
miles of earth separate two epochs that are really ages and ages apart."
"It is stupendous, Perry! But still more stupendous is the power that
you and I wield in this great world. These people look upon us as
little less than supermen. We must show them that we are all of that.
"We must give them the best that we have, Perry."
"Yes," he agreed; "we must. I have been thinking a great deal lately
that some kind of shrapnel shell or explosive bomb would be a most
splendid innovation in their warfare. Then there are breech-loading
rifles and those with magazines that I must hasten to study out and
learn to reproduce as soon as we get settled down again; and--"
"Hold on, Perry!" I cried. "I didn't mean these sorts of things at
all. I said that we must give them the best we have. What we have
given them so far has been the worst. We have given them war and the
munitions of war. In a single day we have made their wars infinitely
more terrible and bloody than in all their
His tail shot suddenly erect and at the same instant the wary ape-man, knowing all too well what the signal portended, grasped the remainder of the deer's hind quarter between his teeth and leaped into a nearby tree as Numa charged him with all the speed and a sufficient semblance of the weight of an express train.Page 12
Tarzan recognized the ear-marks of the witch-doctor and awaited Numa's charge with a feeling of pleasurable anticipation, for the ape-man had no love for witch-doctors; but in the instant that Numa did charge, the white man suddenly recalled that the lion had stolen his kill a few minutes before and that revenge is sweet.Page 18
In the darkness behind him Werper rose and stretched his cramped muscles.Page 38
In an open glade he came upon the bodies of three of the blacks, terribly mutilated, nor did it require considerable deductive power to explain their murder.Page 50
"The prisoner is safe within?" asked the newcomer.Page 56
The spear.Page 62
to the little clearing and threw him down beneath a tree.Page 72
"Protect her," cried Tarzan to the other Oparians.Page 73
It is beyond the range of our sensibilities; but to a creature of the lower orders, especially to the hunters and the hunted, as interesting and ofttimes more lucid than is the printed page to us.Page 74
They were marching to a common rendezvous in preparation for an assault upon the stronghold of Achmet Zek; but to Tarzan they were enemies--he retained no conscious memory of any friendship for the black men.Page 80
Then Tarzan fitted an arrow to his bow, and drawing the slim shaft far back let drive with all the force of the tough wood that only he could bend.Page 88
Also, there was the compelling urge to be upon the scent of the Arabs, undertaking the rescue of the woman who had appealed so strongly to his savage sentiments; though the thought-word which naturally occurred to him in the contemplation of the venture, was "capture," rather than "rescue.Page 94
Abdul Mourak laughed loudly.Page 98
Using the Arab as a weapon, Tarzan forced his way quickly to the doorway, and a moment later was within the hut.Page 99
He guessed that the ape had either come or gone by way of the break, and while the Arabs hesitated without, he sprang, catlike, for the opening, grasped the top of the wall and clambered out upon the roof, dropping instantly to the ground at the rear of the hut.Page 105
encircling ranks of his fellows.Page 109
He had been curious to discover what all the pow-wow about his pouch had meant.Page 120
The fact that he had brought back with him the woman prisoner who had escaped, added strength to his claims, and Mohammed Beyd soon found himself fraternizing good-naturedly with the very man whom he would have slain without compunction had he discovered him alone in the jungle a half hour before.Page 125
He led Achmet Zek to the plunder of your home.Page 144
There was little sleep for man or beast, and the sentries were doubled that there might be enough on duty both to guard against the sudden charge of an overbold, or overhungry lion, and to keep the fire blazing which was an even more effectual barrier against them than the thorny boma.