least so I
thought at the moment.
"Quick!" I urged Dian. "You cannot dive; but I can hold them until you
"And you?" she asked once more. "Can you dive when they come too
close? Otherwise you could not escape if you waited here until I
reached the bottom."
I saw that she would not leave me unless she thought that I could make
that frightful dive as we had seen Juag make it. I glanced once
downward; then with a mental shrug I assured her that I would dive the
moment that she reached the boat. Satisfied, she began the descent
carefully, yet swiftly. I watched her for a moment, my heart in my
mouth lest some slight mis-step or the slipping of a finger-hold should
pitch her to a frightful death upon the rocks below.
Then I turned toward the advancing Hoojans--"Hoosiers," Perry dubbed
them--even going so far as to christen this island where Hooja held
sway Indiana; it is so marked now upon our maps. They were coming on
at a great rate. I raised my revolver, took deliberate aim at the
foremost warrior, and pulled the trigger. With the bark of the gun the
fellow lunged forward. His head doubled beneath him. He rolled over
and over two or three times before he came to a stop, to lie very
quietly in the thick grass among the brilliant wild flowers.
Those behind him halted. One of them hurled a javelin toward me, but
it fell short--they were just beyond javelin-range. There were two
armed with bows and arrows; these I kept my eyes on. All of them
appeared awe-struck and frightened by the sound and effect of the
firearm. They kept looking from the corpse to me and jabbering among
I took advantage of the lull in hostilities to throw a quick glance
over the edge toward Dian. She was half-way down the cliff and
progressing finely. Then I turned back toward the enemy. One of the
bowmen was fitting an arrow to his bow. I raised my hand.
"Stop!" I cried. "Whoever shoots at me or advances toward me I shall
kill as I killed him!"
I pointed at the dead man. The fellow lowered his bow. Again there
was animated discussion. I could see that those who were not armed
with bows were urging something upon the two who were.
At last the majority appeared to prevail, for simu-taneously the two
archers raised their weapons. At
It was a mere nothing in the path of any jungle creature of the size and weight of Sheeta--provided it had no trailing rope dangling behind.Page 12
Pushing through them, he made his way toward Teeka; but as he approached her the ape drew away.Page 23
Tarzan, standing upon the edge of the pit, smiled as he watched Tantor's undignified flight.Page 26
His fangs were buried instantly in the jugular of his adversary and then a half hundred black men had leaped upon him and borne him to earth.Page 28
Tarzan was nonplussed.Page 34
He moved his tail again, as though this closest approximation of lashing in which he dared indulge might stimulate his momentarily waned courage.Page 48
He raised it close above Mbonga's neck.Page 54
Content, too, were his fellows of the tribe of Kerchak, searching for food in the clearing and the surrounding trees about him.Page 58
She was a young black woman of about thirty.Page 64
Only kindness had he ever received at the hands of the great white devil-god, yet he had seen with what ferocity his kindly captor could deal with others.Page 73
He came softly, as was his way.Page 78
A sudden flare of the fire threw the grotesque figure into high relief, and Tarzan recognized her as Momaya, the mother of Tibo.Page 97
since Tarzan of the Apes frequented another part of the jungle, miles away from the lair of Bukawai.Page 113
Across Tarzan's shoulders was the thing he had stolen from the village of Mbonga, the chief, the evening before.Page 135
Taug was still roaring out his challenges; but when he saw Tarzan he ceased and stooping picked up Gazan in his arms and.Page 138
Teeka's familiar scent spoor told both Tarzan and Taug that they were upon her trail, and soon the scent of Toog became as familiar as the other.Page 145
They could not understand him or his ways, for with maturity they quickly forgot their youth and its pastimes.Page 154
"The white devil-god," he whispered.Page 158
the same instant Tarzan gave voice to the low, coughing roar of an angry lion and slunk slowly forward through the open lane toward the frenzied dancers.Page 159
In terror the villagers fled hither and.