I pointed to the litter of rubble
upon the cliff-top.
"Hurl these down upon the enemy!" I cried to him. "Tell your warriors
to throw rocks down upon them!"
At my words the others of the first line, who had been interested
spectators of my tactics, seized upon great boulders or bits of rock,
whichever came first to their hands, and, without waiting for a
command from Gr-gr-gr, deluged the terrified cave men with a perfect
avalanche of stone. In less than no time the cliff-face was stripped
of enemies and the village of Gr-gr-gr was saved.
Gr-gr-gr was standing beside me when the last of the cave men
disappeared in rapid flight down the valley. He was looking at me
"Those were your people," he said. "Why did you kill them?"
"They were not my people," I returned. "I have told you that before,
but you would not believe me. Will you believe me now when I tell you
that I hate Hooja and his tribe as much as you do? Will you believe me
when I tell you that I wish to be the friend of Gr-gr-gr?"
For some time he stood there beside me, scratching his head. Evidently
it was no less difficult for him to readjust his preconceived
conclusions than it is for most human beings; but finally the idea
percolated--which it might never have done had he been a man, or I
might qualify that statement by saying had he been some men. Finally
"Gilak," he said, "you have made Gr-gr-gr ashamed. He would have
killed you. How can he reward you?"
"Set me free," I replied quickly.
"You are free," he said. "You may go down when you wish, or you may
stay with us. If you go you may always return. We are your friends."
Naturally, I elected to go. I explained all over again to Gr-gr-gr the
nature of my mission. He listened attentively; after I had done he
offered to send some of his people with me to guide me to Hooja's
village. I was not slow in accepting his offer.
First, however, we must eat. The hunters upon whom Hooja's men had
fallen had brought back the meat of a great thag. There would be a
feast to commemorate the victory--a feast and dancing.
I had never witnessed a tribal function of the brute-folk, though I had
often heard strange sounds coming from the village, where I had not
been allowed since my capture. Now
A thin spiral of smoke arose at the right of the bungalow where the barns had stood, but there were no barns there now, and from the bungalow chimney from which smoke should have arisen, there arose nothing.Page 19
Some other officers were also sitting a little in rear of him, while two stood at attention before the general, who was questioning them.Page 28
Then he spotted a German officer emerging from a dugout and the three men in the bay with him.Page 36
He gasped for breath and struggled; but the strips of pigskin that held his four legs together were numerous and tough.Page 41
He shook his head dubiously.Page 49
Removing the saddle and bridle from her mount she placed them at the foot of a tree and then picketed the animal close by.Page 61
The momentum and weight of his body hurled the German to the ground, powerful fingers prevented an outcry and, though the officer struggled, he had no chance and a moment later lay dead beside the body of the dog.Page 85
Once again the beaters took up their drumming and the slow dance went on.Page 103
he lunged downward his foot caught in a looped creeper so that he turned completely over and alighted on the flat of his back in the center of the village street.Page 104
I believe I could stand anything but the thought of the fire.Page 107
"Go-lat is not afraid," he screamed, "but he will not go, for the white ape is not of his tribe.Page 121
beasts and dangerous natives.Page 133
They can never reach the settlements without my help.Page 135
Then slowly, hand over hand, he climbed toward the fuselage.Page 176
Below him Numa leaped also.Page 202
Chapter XX Came Tarzan Just before dark that evening, an almost exhausted flier entered the headquarters of Colonel Capell of the Second Rhodesians and saluted.Page 221
The great black lions of the forest fed with almost equal impartiality upon the flesh of the grass-eaters and man.Page 229
For ten minutes he swam thus without stopping and the girl heard him speak to her, though she could not understand what he said, as he evidently immediately realized, for, half floating, he shifted his hold upon her so that he could touch her nose and mouth with the fingers of one hand.Page 235
" But if Otobu did not know, Tarzan at least guessed that they had found the body of the king's son.Page 243
Otobu had seen the monkey too.