apes who were
Kerchak's; and a little of the languages of Tantor, the elephant, and
Numa, the lion, and of the other folks of the jungle I understand.
With a human being I have never spoken, except once with Jane Porter,
by signs. This is the first time I have spoken with another of my kind
through written words.
D'Arnot was mystified. It seemed incredible that there lived upon
earth a full-grown man who had never spoken with a fellow man, and
still more preposterous that such a one could read and write.
He looked again at Tarzan's message--"except once, with Jane Porter."
That was the American girl who had been carried into the jungle by a
A sudden light commenced to dawn on D'Arnot--this then was the
"gorilla." He seized the pencil and wrote:
Where is Jane Porter?
And Tarzan replied, below:
Back with her people in the cabin of Tarzan of the Apes.
She is not dead then? Where was she? What happened to her?
She is not dead. She was taken by Terkoz to be his wife; but Tarzan of
the Apes took her away from Terkoz and killed him before he could harm
None in all the jungle may face Tarzan of the Apes in battle, and live.
I am Tarzan of the Apes--mighty fighter.
I am glad she is safe. It pains me to write, I will rest a while.
And then Tarzan:
Yes, rest. When you are well I shall take you back to your people.
For many days D'Arnot lay upon his bed of soft ferns. The second day a
fever had come and D'Arnot thought that it meant infection and he knew
that he would die.
An idea came to him. He wondered why he had not thought of it before.
He called Tarzan and indicated by signs that he would write, and when
Tarzan had fetched the bark and pencil, D'Arnot wrote:
Can you go to my people and lead them here? I will write a message
that you may take to them, and they will follow you.
Tarzan shook his head and taking the bark, wrote:
I had thought of that--the first day; but I dared not. The great apes
come often to this spot, and if they found you here, wounded and alone,
they would kill you.
D'Arnot turned on his side and closed his eyes. He did not wish to
die; but he felt that he was going, for the fever was mounting higher
and higher. That night he lost consciousness.
Close by was an Arab douar of some eight or ten tents.Page 2
The great nose rested upon the bare earth of the floor.Page 9
The prospector cannot turn unless its nose is deflected from the outside--by some external force or resistance--the steering wheel within would have moved in response.Page 12
From behind us in the vicinity of the prospector there came the most thunderous, awe-inspiring roar that ever had fallen upon my ears.Page 18
I had no more than entered the dark shadows of the interior than there fell upon my ears the tones of a familiar voice, in prayer.Page 20
Our watches were gone, and we were living beneath a stationary sun.Page 29
They had already killed two near the head of the line, and were like to have finished the balance of us when their leader finally put a stop to the brutal slaughter.Page 32
Sagoths were on guard here as well as at a hundred or more other towers scattered about over a large plain.Page 37
They know that the Sagoths have a spoken language, but they cannot comprehend it, or how it manifests itself, since they have no auditory apparatus.Page 54
No doors or windows were visible in the sides of the structure, nor was there need of any, except one entrance for the slaves, since, as Ja explained, the Mahars flew to and from their place of ceremonial, entering and leaving the building by means of the apertures in the roof.Page 55
The men, for the most part, stood erect and stately with folded arms, awaiting their doom; but the women and children clung to one another, hiding behind the males.Page 59
Fortunately the tank was deep at this point, and I suffered no injury from the fall, but as I was rising to the surface my mind filled with the horrors of my position as I thought of the terrible doom which awaited me the moment the eyes of the reptiles fell upon the creature that had disturbed their slumber.Page 65
It was cold comfort I presume, but yet I derived some slight peace of mind from the contemplation of it.Page 66
At the instant that he felt the spear come away from Ja's hand the creature must have opened his huge jaws to catch me, for when I came down, still clinging to the butt end of the weapon, the point yet rested in his mouth and the result was that the sharpened end transfixed his lower jaw.Page 68
If your theory is correct all is a sea of flame beneath us, where in no peoples could exist, and yet I come from a great world that is covered with human beings, and beasts, and birds, and fishes in mighty oceans.Page 69
"My friends are there," I replied, "the only friends I have in Pellucidar, except yourself.Page 74
"He will doubtless be called before the investigators shortly," said he who had brought me back, "so have him in readiness.Page 92
Beneath these stood antelope, while others grazed in the open, or wandered gracefully to a nearby ford to drink.Page 97
At our right lay a dense forest, but to the left the country was open and clear to the plateau's farther verge.Page 106
have been his lawful mate.