of this savage African jungle. Even the lions and panthers had no
fears for her now.
She looked up to see his lithe form drop softly from a near-by tree.
As he caught her eyes upon him his face lighted with that frank and
radiant smile that had won her confidence the day before.
As he approached her Jane's heart beat faster and her eyes brightened
as they had never done before at the approach of any man.
He had again been gathering fruit and this he laid at the entrance of
her bower. Once more they sat down together to eat.
Jane commenced to wonder what his plans were. Would he take her back
to the beach or would he keep her here? Suddenly she realized that the
matter did not seem to give her much concern. Could it be that she did
She began to comprehend, also, that she was entirely contented sitting
here by the side of this smiling giant eating delicious fruit in a
sylvan paradise far within the remote depths of an African jungle--that
she was contented and very happy.
She could not understand it. Her reason told her that she should be
torn by wild anxieties, weighted by dread fears, cast down by gloomy
forebodings; but instead, her heart was singing and she was smiling
into the answering face of the man beside her.
When they had finished their breakfast Tarzan went to her bower and
recovered his knife. The girl had entirely forgotten it. She realized
that it was because she had forgotten the fear that prompted her to
Motioning her to follow, Tarzan walked toward the trees at the edge of
the arena, and taking her in one strong arm swung to the branches above.
The girl knew that he was taking her back to her people, and she could
not understand the sudden feeling of loneliness and sorrow which crept
For hours they swung slowly along.
Tarzan of the Apes did not hurry. He tried to draw out the sweet
pleasure of that journey with those dear arms about his neck as long as
possible, and so he went far south of the direct route to the beach.
Several times they halted for brief rests, which Tarzan did not need,
and at noon they stopped for an hour at a little brook, where they
quenched their thirst, and ate.
So it was nearly sunset when they came to the clearing, and Tarzan,
dropping to the ground beside a great tree, parted the tall
He had seen her unclaimed at the beginning of a great function and he had had to come to her rescue to save her, as he doubtless thought, from the inglorious fate of a wall-flower.Page 23
Tara of Helium saw that the domes seemed to be faced with innumerable prisms of glass, those that were exposed to the declining sun scintillating so gorgeously as to remind her suddenly of the magnificent trappings of Gahan of Gathol.Page 28
And the great carnivore lay directly in her path.Page 37
But there was a difference.Page 39
As they proceeded they met a greater number of the inhabitants of this underground world, and the girl noted that.Page 48
" "You mean it will just lie there and think?" cried Tara of Helium.Page 94
Why pit your puny blade against their mighty ones when there should lie in your great brain the means to outwit them?" She spoke in a low whisper, rapidly.Page 99
It is many-legged and hairless, its hide resembling that of a newborn mouse in repulsiveness.Page 109
No sooner had the sounds of their passing died away in the distance than Ghek clambered from the shoulders of his rykor, and scurried to the burrow where he had hidden the key.Page 110
The fellow shook his head negatively.Page 126
And you would know more, I can prove my right to be heard and to be believed if I may have word with the Princess Haja of Gathol, whose son is my fellow prisoner in the pits of O-Tar, his father.Page 127
Her son is my son, O-Tar, and though thou be my jeddak, I say to you that for any harm that befalls A-Kor you shall answer to U-Thor of Manatos.Page 148
"Of this, the second game of the first day of the Jeddak's Games in the four hundred and thirty-third year of O-Tar, Jeddak of Manator, the Princesses of each side shall be the sole stakes and to the survivors of the winning side shall belong both the Princesses, to do with as they shall see fit.Page 163
Since then the quarters of O-Mai have been shunned for the.Page 167
"I love you, Turan," she half sobbed; "I love you so! It is my only poor excuse for having done this.Page 180
O-Tar was alone in one of the smaller chambers of his personal suite when the major-domo was announced, and after the matter upon which E-Thas had come was disposed of the jeddak signed him to remain.Page 186
" "How have they changed? What has changed them?" asked Gahan.Page 197
" "Fetch them," ordered The Warlord.Page 201
On Mars the board is usually arranged so that the Black pieces are played from the south and the Orange from the north.