the Apes had a man's figure and a man's brain, but he was an
ape by training and environment. His brain told him that the chest
contained something valuable, or the men would not have hidden it. His
training had taught him to imitate whatever was new and unusual, and
now the natural curiosity, which is as common to men as to apes,
prompted him to open the chest and examine its contents.
But the heavy lock and massive iron bands baffled both his cunning and
his immense strength, so that he was compelled to bury the chest
without having his curiosity satisfied.
By the time Tarzan had hunted his way back to the vicinity of the
cabin, feeding as he went, it was quite dark.
Within the little building a light was burning, for Clayton had found
an unopened tin of oil which had stood intact for twenty years, a part
of the supplies left with the Claytons by Black Michael. The lamps
also were still useable, and thus the interior of the cabin appeared as
bright as day to the astonished Tarzan.
He had often wondered at the exact purpose of the lamps. His reading
and the pictures had told him what they were, but he had no idea of how
they could be made to produce the wondrous sunlight that some of his
pictures had portrayed them as diffusing upon all surrounding objects.
As he approached the window nearest the door he saw that the cabin had
been divided into two rooms by a rough partition of boughs and
In the front room were the three men; the two older deep in argument,
while the younger, tilted back against the wall on an improvised stool,
was deeply engrossed in reading one of Tarzan's books.
Tarzan was not particularly interested in the men, however, so he
sought the other window. There was the girl. How beautiful her
features! How delicate her snowy skin!
She was writing at Tarzan's own table beneath the window. Upon a pile
of grasses at the far side of the room lay the Negress asleep.
For an hour Tarzan feasted his eyes upon her while she wrote. How he
longed to speak to her, but he dared not attempt it, for he was
convinced that, like the young man, she would not understand him, and
he feared, too, that he might frighten her away.
At length she arose, leaving her manuscript upon the table. She went
to the bed upon which had been spread several layers of soft grasses.
As one man they came to a sudden halt, wheeled to the east and dashed into the jungle, where the men could hear them forcing their way in an effort to put as much distance as possible between themselves and the authors of this new and frightful noise that killed warriors at a great distance.Page 6
Won't do at all.Page 9
Right hit did, sir; strite hat me, sir; hand with long w'ite 'ands it clawed for me.Page 15
covered a front leg, and as the tail snapped aloft, fired.Page 17
Thus of the original party of eleven Allies and nine Germans that had constituted the company of the U-33 when she left English waters after her capture by the crew of the English tug there were but five now to be accounted for at Fort Dinosaur.Page 19
Presently, far below and ahead, he saw the waters of the inland sea, and a moment later he was borne over them.Page 22
"England," replied Bradley, as briefly.Page 26
Of course it could make nothing of the strange characters; but it evidently accepted them as proof that Bradley possessed knowledge of a written language of his own, for following the Englishman's entry it made a few characters of its own.Page 31
As Bradley stood flattened against the wall waiting for the Wieroo to move on, he heard the creature's wings brushing against the sides of the buildings as it made its way down the narrow passage in his direction.Page 37
Weak as it was it had strength enough for this in its mad efforts to eat.Page 39
From the ape the individual, if it survived, slowly developed into the lowest order of man--the Alu--and then.Page 45
One of the last corpses to pass him was still clothed in the white robe of a Wieroo, blood-stained over the headless neck that it concealed.Page 50
The white-robed one being unarmed sought to grasp the other by the wrist of its knife-hand and by the throat, while the latter hopped around on its dainty white feet, seeking an opening for a mortal blow.Page 58
A search for the slayer would begin at once.Page 60
"I'll not give them the satisfaction," he growled.Page 63
The creature carried a wooden bowl which it filled with dried food from several of the vessels; then it turned and quit the room.Page 66
On the fourth, Bradley stated that he was going to scale the bluffs and learn what lay beyond.Page 69
And then while she prepared breakfast, the man shaved--this he never neglected.Page 75
In another moment the two Germans were unarmed and Olson and Brady were running to the support of Bradley; but already it seemed too late.Page 84
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