The lion also had
quickened his gait, and was doggedly maintaining an unvarying distance
"He is following us!" gasped Mr. Philander, breaking into a run.
"Tut, tut, Mr. Philander," remonstrated the professor, "this unseemly
haste is most unbecoming to men of letters. What will our friends
think of us, who may chance to be upon the street and witness our
frivolous antics? Pray let us proceed with more decorum."
Mr. Philander stole another observation astern.
The lion was bounding along in easy leaps scarce five paces behind.
Mr. Philander dropped the professor's arm, and broke into a mad orgy of
speed that would have done credit to any varsity track team.
"As I was saying, Mr. Philander--" screamed Professor Porter, as,
metaphorically speaking, he himself "threw her into high." He, too,
had caught a fleeting backward glimpse of cruel yellow eyes and half
open mouth within startling proximity of his person.
With streaming coat tails and shiny silk hat Professor Archimedes Q.
Porter fled through the moonlight close upon the heels of Mr. Samuel T.
Before them a point of the jungle ran out toward a narrow promontory,
and it was for the haven of the trees he saw there that Mr. Samuel T.
Philander directed his prodigious leaps and bounds; while from the
shadows of this same spot peered two keen eyes in interested
appreciation of the race.
It was Tarzan of the Apes who watched, with face a-grin, this odd game
He knew the two men were safe enough from attack in so far as the lion
was concerned. The very fact that Numa had foregone such easy prey at
all convinced the wise forest craft of Tarzan that Numa's belly already
The lion might stalk them until hungry again; but the chances were that
if not angered he would soon tire of the sport, and slink away to his
Really, the one great danger was that one of the men might stumble and
fall, and then the yellow devil would be upon him in a moment and the
joy of the kill would be too great a temptation to withstand.
So Tarzan swung quickly to a lower limb in line with the approaching
fugitives; and as Mr. Samuel T. Philander came panting and blowing
beneath him, already too spent to struggle up to the safety of the
limb, Tarzan reached down and, grasping him by the collar of his coat,
yanked him to the limb by his side.
Another moment brought the professor within the sphere of the friendly
grip, and he, too, was drawn
Tyler, Jr.Page 5
If he needed assistance, he never called for volunteers--just selected the man or men he considered best qualified for the duty.Page 6
Why didn't he let one of us go with him?" Yes, it was the machine-gun.Page 8
As I flew north, the temptation to explore overcame me.Page 10
I had seen quite enough of Caspak this day to assure me that Bowen had in no way exaggerated its perils.Page 13
To fire at that sloping forehead I knew would be worse than useless, and so I quickly shifted my aim and pulled the trigger, hoping against hope that the soft-nosed bullet and the heavy charge of powder would have sufficient stopping effect to give me time to place a second shot.Page 14
From the left shoulder depended a leopard's tail, while her feet were shod with sturdy little sandals.Page 32
Before they departed with their torches, I saw that I had not been conducted to the farthest extremity of the cavern, for a dark and gloomy corridor led beyond my prison room into the heart of the cliff.Page 33
Though I loved my friends, their fate seemed of less importance to me than the fate of this little barbarian stranger for whom, I had convinced myself many a time, I felt no greater sentiment than passing friendship for a fellow-wayfarer in this land of horrors.Page 36
When I struck matches, I noticed that the walls bore no paintings; nor was there other sign that.Page 38
There came a time when Ajor could no longer walk, and then it was that I picked her up in my arms and carried her.Page 41
From me his gaze went to Ajor.Page 43
" And with that he advanced upon me with raised spear.Page 49
"Ah, but could we once get a start, I am.Page 51
Then I turned and looked back to see two great reptiles tear my abductor asunder and devour him on the spot.Page 64
But now from beyond the palisade in the direction of the main gate came the hallooing of men and the answering calls and queries of the guard.Page 69
I was no match for these savage warriors with their own weapons and would soon have gone down to ignominious defeat and death had it not been for Nobs, who alone was a match for the four of them.Page 73
I have slain several of them in the raids of my early days as a Kro-lu, and here are their trappings.Page 74
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