three days he was in delirium, and Tarzan sat beside him and bathed
his head and hands and washed his wounds.
On the fourth day the fever broke as suddenly as it had come, but it
left D'Arnot a shadow of his former self, and very weak. Tarzan had to
lift him that he might drink from the gourd.
The fever had not been the result of infection, as D'Arnot had thought,
but one of those that commonly attack whites in the jungles of Africa,
and either kill or leave them as suddenly as D'Arnot's had left him.
Two days later, D'Arnot was tottering about the amphitheater, Tarzan's
strong arm about him to keep him from falling.
They sat beneath the shade of a great tree, and Tarzan found some
smooth bark that they might converse.
D'Arnot wrote the first message:
What can I do to repay you for all that you have done for me?
And Tarzan, in reply:
Teach me to speak the language of men.
And so D'Arnot commenced at once, pointing out familiar objects and
repeating their names in French, for he thought that it would be easier
to teach this man his own language, since he understood it himself best
It meant nothing to Tarzan, of course, for he could not tell one
language from another, so when he pointed to the word man which he had
printed upon a piece of bark he learned from D'Arnot that it was
pronounced HOMME, and in the same way he was taught to pronounce ape,
SINGE and tree, ARBRE.
He was a most eager student, and in two more days had mastered so much
French that he could speak little sentences such as: "That is a tree,"
"this is grass," "I am hungry," and the like, but D'Arnot found that it
was difficult to teach him the French construction upon a foundation of
The Frenchman wrote little lessons for him in English and had Tarzan
repeat them in French, but as a literal translation was usually very
poor French Tarzan was often confused.
D'Arnot realized now that he had made a mistake, but it seemed too late
to go back and do it all over again and force Tarzan to unlearn all
that he had learned, especially as they were rapidly approaching a
point where they would be able to converse.
On the third day after the fever broke Tarzan wrote a message asking
D'Arnot if he felt strong enough to be carried back to the cabin.
Tarzan was as anxious to go as D'Arnot, for he longed to see Jane
"With--" and then he hesitated, waiting for her to fill in the name.Page 9
From the Palace of Peace he hurried directly to the palace of the Dusarian minister.Page 10
Presently the powerful rays of its searchlight shot downward from the bow.Page 35
"But let me be entirely honest with you.Page 44
At last he spoke.Page 51
"But you are REAL! A REAL woman! No dream! No vain and foolish figment of the mind!" He took a step toward her, with hands outstretched.Page 52
His hand was up her shoulder.Page 55
" "You have killed Tario!" exclaimed Jav, ignoring the other's challenge.Page 57
With his old-time smile he turned toward her.Page 60
It is generally supposed that the etherealists have quite a few among their number who are permanent materializations.Page 87
" The girl shook her head.Page 88
He could not guess that within a few hours he would be blessing the fate that had thrown him into the service of Dusar.Page 93
Kar Komak preceded the.Page 94
The journey to Dusar seemed interminable to the impatient Carthoris, though as a matter of fact it was quickly accomplished.Page 95
Close beside it was another drop that was utilized by common warriors.Page 96
And with whom would an affianced bride compare an unsuccessful suitor? With her betrothed? And did Thuvia of Ptarth now measure Astok of Dusar by the standards of Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol? She was about to die; her thoughts.Page 105
A dead city of ancient Mars.Page 107