cruise up and down the coast for several weeks, and had
about forgotten the incident of the recent chase, when, early one
morning a few days before the lookout had described a vessel laboring
in the trough of a heavy sea and evidently entirely out of control.
As they steamed nearer to the derelict they were surprised to note that
it was the same vessel that had run from them a few weeks earlier. Her
forestaysail and mizzen spanker were set as though an effort had been
made to hold her head up into the wind, but the sheets had parted, and
the sails were tearing to ribbons in the half gale of wind.
In the high sea that was running it was a difficult and dangerous task
to attempt to put a prize crew aboard her; and as no signs of life had
been seen above deck, it was decided to stand by until the wind and sea
abated; but just then a figure was seen clinging to the rail and feebly
waving a mute signal of despair toward them.
Immediately a boat's crew was ordered out and an attempt was
successfully made to board the Arrow.
The sight that met the Frenchmen's eyes as they clambered over the
ship's side was appalling.
A dozen dead and dying men rolled hither and thither upon the pitching
deck, the living intermingled with the dead. Two of the corpses
appeared to have been partially devoured as though by wolves.
The prize crew soon had the vessel under proper sail once more and the
living members of the ill-starred company carried below to their
The dead were wrapped in tarpaulins and lashed on deck to be identified
by their comrades before being consigned to the deep.
None of the living was conscious when the Frenchmen reached the Arrow's
deck. Even the poor devil who had waved the single despairing signal
of distress had lapsed into unconsciousness before he had learned
whether it had availed or not.
It did not take the French officer long to learn what had caused the
terrible condition aboard; for when water and brandy were sought to
restore the men, it was found that there was none, nor even food of any
He immediately signalled to the cruiser to send water, medicine, and
provisions, and another boat made the perilous trip to the Arrow.
When restoratives had been applied several of the men regained
consciousness, and then the whole story was told. That part of it we
know up to the sailing of the Arrow after the murder of Snipes,
His face was partly averted, but his keen gray eyes never left those of Taug, and as he came, his growls increased in depth and volume.Page 7
The other members of the tribe now took up the bombardment, using such hard-shelled fruits and dead branches as came within their reach, until Sheeta, goaded to frenzy and snapping at the grass rope, finally succeeded in severing its strands.Page 11
Nor was it long before there.Page 18
Then stretching himself at full length, he drummed with his bare toes upon the thick hide, and as his fingers scratched the more tender surfaces beneath the great ears, he talked to Tantor of the gossip of the jungle as though the great beast understood every word that he said.Page 37
One by one his hairy fellows of the tribe of Kerchak followed his example.Page 56
It made the ape-man sad to think upon this thing, sad and lonely; but presently the scent of game cleared his young mind of all other considerations, as catlike he crawled far out upon a bending limb above the game trail which led down to the ancient watering place of the wild things of this wild world.Page 60
None need you fear, not even Numa, the lion, for Tarzan is a mighty fighter.Page 64
In imagination he was wanting, and imagination is but another name.Page 78
The fire also threw out a fitful flame which carried to the shadows where Tarzan lurked, picking out his light brown body from the surrounding darkness.Page 83
He knew every twist and turn as a mother knows the face of her child, and he seemed to be in a hurry.Page 86
* * * Bukawai came upon Momaya outside the palisade of Mbonga, the chief.Page 94
When he tried to shake it loose it but drew the tighter.Page 95
Presently he was swinging far and wide, while below him, the apes of the tribe of Kerchak looked on in mild amaze.Page 116
From before their condition Tarzan had no doubt but that he easily could enter the village and snatch a handful of meat from before their noses; but.Page 118
Tarzan rubbed his eyes.Page 119
He did not feel particularly refreshed as he should have after a good sleep.Page 134
he began inquiring of the other apes where they might be; but none had seen them recently.Page 148
In a cage upon wheels they were tying a kid, so fastening it that when Numa seized the unfortunate creature, the door of the cage would drop behind him, making him a prisoner.Page 159
Afraid? Not he! He laughed as Numa bore down upon him; he laughed and couched his spear, setting the point for the broad breast.Page 167
he ignored them.