grass and pointed out the little cabin to her.
She took him by the hand to lead him to it, that she might tell her
father that this man had saved her from death and worse than death,
that he had watched over her as carefully as a mother might have done.
But again the timidity of the wild thing in the face of human
habitation swept over Tarzan of the Apes. He drew back, shaking his
The girl came close to him, looking up with pleading eyes. Somehow she
could not bear the thought of his going back into the terrible jungle
Still he shook his head, and finally he drew her to him very gently and
stooped to kiss her, but first he looked into her eyes and waited to
learn if she were pleased, or if she would repulse him.
Just an instant the girl hesitated, and then she realized the truth,
and throwing her arms about his neck she drew his face to hers and
"I love you--I love you," she murmured.
From far in the distance came the faint sound of many guns. Tarzan and
Jane raised their heads.
From the cabin came Mr. Philander and Esmeralda.
From where Tarzan and the girl stood they could not see the two vessels
lying at anchor in the harbor.
Tarzan pointed toward the sounds, touched his breast and pointed again.
She understood. He was going, and something told her that it was
because he thought her people were in danger.
Again he kissed her.
"Come back to me," she whispered. "I shall wait for you--always."
He was gone--and Jane turned to walk across the clearing to the cabin.
Mr. Philander was the first to see her. It was dusk and Mr. Philander
was very near sighted.
"Quickly, Esmeralda!" he cried. "Let us seek safety within; it is a
lioness. Bless me!"
Esmeralda did not bother to verify Mr. Philander's vision. His tone
was enough. She was within the cabin and had slammed and bolted the
door before he had finished pronouncing her name. The "Bless me" was
startled out of Mr. Philander by the discovery that Esmeralda, in the
exuberance of her haste, had fastened him upon the same side of the
door as was the close-approaching lioness.
He beat furiously upon the heavy portal.
"Esmeralda! Esmeralda!" he shrieked. "Let me in. I am being devoured
by a lion."
Esmeralda thought that the noise upon the door was made by the lioness
in her attempts to pursue her, so, after her
The lesser attraction of this smaller planet and the reduced air pressure of its greatly rarefied atmosphere, afforded so little resistance to my earthly muscles that the ordinary exertion of the mere act of rising sent me several feet into the air and precipitated me upon my face in the soft and brilliant grass of this strange world.Page 12
This time I glanced up, and far above us upon a little natural balcony on the face of the cliff stood a strange figure of a man shrieking out his shrill signal, the while he waved one hand in the direction of the river's mouth as though beckoning to some one there, and with the other pointed and gesticulated toward us.Page 21
The roof was arched.Page 23
"I did not dare to ask you, for I feared I might have been too late to save her--she was very low when I left her in the royal gardens of Tardos Mors that long-gone night; so very low that I scarcely hoped even then to reach the atmosphere plant ere her dear spirit had fled from me for ever.Page 36
" She smiled.Page 51
"Do you understand now, O Prince," she said, "why a million warriors guard the domains of the Holy Therns by day and by night?" "The scene you are witnessing now is but a repetition of what I have seen enacted a score of times during the fifteen years I have been a prisoner here.Page 68
She looked at me in pitying commiseration for my ignorance.Page 74
"Save me and your every wish shall be granted.Page 77
Xodar spoke a few words to an officer who came forward to question us.Page 86
Instead, he walked toward the bench, and, sinking down upon it, remained lost in deep thought for hours.Page 88
More I am willing to concede--that the First Born are no holier than the Holy Therns, nor the Holy Therns more holy than the red men.Page 101
There is a strange sensation connected with an experience of that nature which is quite difficult to describe.Page 105
It was the very boldness of the plan which rendered it successful.Page 110
Do you know what thing it was that convinced me more than all the others?" "What, my boy?" I asked.Page 125
I paused to listen for sounds of the party behind me, but the silence was as utter as the silence of the tomb.Page 128
I raised my sword arm to deal the blow that should free me, and then I felt a heavy body upon my back.Page 138
"As a last resort, Mors Kajak, her father, and Tardos Mors, her grandfather, took command of two mighty expeditions, and a month ago sailed away to explore every inch of ground in the northern hemisphere of Barsoom.Page 154
If it throws all Helium into a bloody conflict, I shall go on with these plans to save my Princess.Page 183
Sooner than I had expected I came to what appeared to me to be a sudden exit into.