"what does this mean? Here are the
names of some of your own people in these books."
"And here," he replied gravely, "is the great ring of the house of
Greystoke which has been lost since my uncle, John Clayton, the former
Lord Greystoke, disappeared, presumably lost at sea."
"But how do you account for these things being here, in this savage
African jungle?" exclaimed the girl.
"There is but one way to account for it, Miss Porter," said Clayton.
"The late Lord Greystoke was not drowned. He died here in this cabin
and this poor thing upon the floor is all that is mortal of him."
"Then this must have been Lady Greystoke," said Jane reverently,
indicating the poor mass of bones upon the bed.
"The beautiful Lady Alice," replied Clayton, "of whose many virtues and
remarkable personal charms I often have heard my mother and father
speak. Poor woman," he murmured sadly.
With deep reverence and solemnity the bodies of the late Lord and Lady
Greystoke were buried beside their little African cabin, and between
them was placed the tiny skeleton of the baby of Kala, the ape.
As Mr. Philander was placing the frail bones of the infant in a bit of
sail cloth, he examined the skull minutely. Then he called Professor
Porter to his side, and the two argued in low tones for several minutes.
"Most remarkable, most remarkable," said Professor Porter.
"Bless me," said Mr. Philander, "we must acquaint Mr. Clayton with our
discovery at once."
"Tut, tut, Mr. Philander, tut, tut!" remonstrated Professor Archimedes
Q. Porter. "'Let the dead past bury its dead.'"
And so the white-haired old man repeated the burial service over this
strange grave, while his four companions stood with bowed and uncovered
heads about him.
From the trees Tarzan of the Apes watched the solemn ceremony; but most
of all he watched the sweet face and graceful figure of Jane Porter.
In his savage, untutored breast new emotions were stirring. He could
not fathom them. He wondered why he felt so great an interest in these
people--why he had gone to such pains to save the three men. But he
did not wonder why he had torn Sabor from the tender flesh of the
Surely the men were stupid and ridiculous and cowardly. Even Manu, the
monkey, was more intelligent than they. If these were creatures of his
own kind he was doubtful if his past pride in blood was warranted.
But the girl, ah--that was a different matter. He did not reason here.
Appreciating the danger to his unconscious companion and being anxious to protect him from the saber-tooth the ape-man relinquished his hold upon his adversary and together the two rose to their feet.Page 35
"Who is chief?" asked one of An-un's sons.Page 48
The thing that held her she had recognized now as a Tor-o-don, but the other thing she could not place, though in the moonlight she could see it very distinctly.Page 49
The two fell heavily, but so agile was the ape-man and so quick his powerful muscles that even in falling he twisted the beast beneath him, so that Tarzan fell on top and now the tail that had tripped him sought his throat as had the tail of In-tan, the Kor-ul-lul.Page 51
Om-at came back seeking you.Page 54
Why did she not call to him to return? You or I might have done so, but no Pal-ul-don, for.Page 58
"Alone?" she asked.Page 69
Once clear of the forest which ran below the mouth of the gorge, Tarzan caught occasional glimpses of the city gleaming in the distance far below him.Page 91
As the two entered, an aisle was formed for them the length of the chamber, down which they passed in silence.Page 99
to pursue the fugitive but these awaited now stolidly the command of their king or high priest.Page 100
Before him the stranger saw a tall white warrior, naked but for a loin cloth, cross belts, and a girdle.Page 108
The way that he had been conducted the previous day had followed the windings and turnings of numerous corridors and apartments, but Tarzan, sure of himself in such matters, retraced the route accurately without hesitation.Page 125
To one of the latter Ja-don relinquished his charge.Page 129
He looked again at the beautiful woman who stood beside O-lo-a.Page 147
Her freedom was too new to be spoiled by plannings for the future.Page 149
He would have returned in search of her had he not feared to meet a pursuing company dispatched either by Ja-don or the high priest, both of whom, he knew, had just grievances against him.Page 155
"High indeed will he stand in the counsels of Lu-don and in the eyes of Jad-ben-Otho who finds the means to capture this impostor alive.Page 195
Quickly and silently they bound her wrists and gagged her and during the brief time that their work required there was no sound that might have been heard by occupants of the adjoining apartments.Page 197
There is a Pal-ul-donian proverb setting forth a truth similar to that contained in the old Scotch adage that "The best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a-gley.Page 205
"Take him to the temple court," cried the high priest.