at sight of
the smoke and the iron balls I landed a couple of hundred red warriors
and led them to the opposite end of the hill into the tunnel that ran
to its summit. Here we met a little resistance; but a volley from the
muzzle-loaders turned back those who disputed our right of way, and
presently we gained the mesa. Here again we met resistance, but at
last the remnant of Hooja's horde surrendered.
Juag was with me, and I lost no time in returning to him and his tribe
the hilltop that had been their ancestral home for ages until they were
robbed of it by Hooja. I created a kingdom of the island, making Juag
king there. Before we sailed I went to Gr-gr-gr, chief of the
beast-men, taking Juag with me. There the three of us arranged a code
of laws that would permit the brute-folk and the human beings of the
island to live in peace and harmony. Gr-gr-gr sent his son with me
back to Sari, capital of my empire, that he might learn the ways of the
human beings. I have hopes of turning this race into the greatest
agriculturists of Pellucidar. When I returned to the fleet I found
that one of the islanders of Juag's tribe, who had been absent when we
arrived, had just returned from the mainland with the news that a great
army was encamped in the Land of Awful Shadow, and that they were
threatening Thuria. I lost no time in weighing anchors and setting out
for the continent, which we reached after a short and easy voyage.
From the deck of the Amoz I scanned the shore through the glasses that
Perry had brought with him. When we were close enough for the glasses
to be of value I saw that there was indeed a vast concourse of warriors
entirely encircling the walled-village of Goork, chief of the Thurians.
As we approached smaller objects became distinguishable. It was then
that I discovered numerous flags and pennants floating above the army
of the besiegers.
I called Perry and passed the glasses to him.
"Ghak of Sari," I said.
Perry looked through the lenses of a moment, and then turned to me with
"The red, white, and blue of the empire," he said. "It is indeed your
It soon became apparent that we had been sighted by those on shore, for
a great multitude of warriors had congregated along the beach watching
us. We came to anchor
The Beasts of Tarzan By Edgar Rice Burroughs To Joan Burroughs CONTENTS CHAPTER 1 Kidnapped 2 Marooned 3 Beasts at Bay 4 Sheeta 5 Mugambi 6 A Hideous Crew 7 Betrayed 8 The Dance of Death 9 Chivalry or Villainy 10 The Swede 11 Tambudza 12 A Black Scoundrel 13 Escape 14 Alone in the Jungle 15 Down the Ugambi 16 In the Darkness of the Night 17 On the Deck of the "Kincaid" 18 Paulvitch Plots Revenge 19 The Last of the "Kincaid" 20 Jungle Island Again 21 The Law of the Jungle Chapter 1 Kidnapped "The entire affair is shrouded in mystery," said D'Arnot.Page 1
Thanks to the stupidity of the French, they have gone to such lengths to conceal the fact of my escape for these many days that I have had ample opportunity to work out every detail of our little adventure so carefully that there is little chance of the slightest hitch occurring to mar our prospects.Page 4
Summoning her maid and chauffeur, she issued instructions rapidly.Page 8
"Nikolas Rokoff! M.Page 11
As you may imagine, it has cost M.Page 36
Sheeta crouched in the bow at the ape-man's feet, for it had seemed best to Tarzan always to keep the wicked beast as far from the other members of the party as possible, since it would require little or no provocation to send him at the throat of any than the white man, whom he evidently now looked upon as his master.Page 39
As it happened that the two missing ones were the very same who had evinced the least desire to accompany the expedition from the island, and had suffered the most from fright during the voyage, Tarzan was quite sure that they had absented themselves purposely rather than again enter the canoe.Page 54
Tarzan knew how strange were the workings of the brains of the mighty carnivora of the jungle--how fiendishly fearless they might be in the face of certain death, and again how timid upon the slightest provocation.Page 62
She could scarce wait for the coming of the day that she might look again upon the bright face of her little, black-eyed Jack.Page 64
had proved himself in every way the contrary since the day before.Page 67
Instead, he took his party hurriedly to the river, where they stole a number of canoes the blacks had hidden there.Page 93
So sudden and unexpected had been his return, and so quickly had he vanished into the jungle after learning that those he sought were not among the Waganwazam, that old M'ganwazam had no time to prevent his going.Page 96
As her gaze fell upon the figure of the man a little cry of terror rose to her lips.Page 102
Thus only did she gain rest upon the voyage; at other times she continually sought to augment the movement of the craft by wielding the heavy paddle.Page 105
Staggering to his feet, the ape-man groped about the reeking, oozy den.Page 124
Come now, choose--his lordship or the jungle?" "You'll be sorry for this," grumbled the Russian.Page 128
Fifteen minutes after the explosion great, black clouds of smoke were rising from the hold of the doomed vessel.Page 132
The chance of being spoken to and investigated by a man-of-war appealed not at all to any of them, so they put into hiding for a few days until the danger should have passed.Page 133
It is true that Kai Shang had no other evidence than the natural cunning of his own knavish soul--but he imagined in the intentions of Gust what he himself would have been glad to accomplish had the means lain at hand.Page 140
Jones and Sullivan trailed far behind.