monster as a bull might charge a
grizzly--absolutely without sign of fear or hesitation--you would have
believed him more than human.
"Could you have seen those mighty muscles knotting under the brown
skin--could you have seen them force back those awful fangs--you too
would have thought him invincible.
"And could you have seen the chivalrous treatment which he accorded a
strange girl of a strange race, you would feel the same absolute
confidence in him that I feel."
"You have won your suit, my fair pleader," cried the captain. "This
court finds the defendant not guilty, and the cruiser shall wait a few
days longer that he may have an opportunity to come and thank the
"For the Lord's sake honey," cried Esmeralda. "You all don't mean to
tell ME that you're going to stay right here in this here land of
carnivable animals when you all got the opportunity to escapade on that
boat? Don't you tell me THAT, honey."
"Why, Esmeralda! You should be ashamed of yourself," cried Jane. "Is
this any way to show your gratitude to the man who saved your life
"Well, Miss Jane, that's all jest as you say; but that there forest man
never did save us to stay here. He done save us so we all could get
AWAY from here. I expect he be mighty peevish when he find we ain't
got no more sense than to stay right here after he done give us the
chance to get away.
"I hoped I'd never have to sleep in this here geological garden another
night and listen to all them lonesome noises that come out of that
jumble after dark."
"I don't blame you a bit, Esmeralda," said Clayton, "and you certainly
did hit it off right when you called them 'lonesome' noises. I never
have been able to find the right word for them but that's it, don't you
know, lonesome noises."
"You and Esmeralda had better go and live on the cruiser," said Jane,
in fine scorn. "What would you think if you HAD to live all of your
life in that jungle as our forest man has done?"
"I'm afraid I'd be a blooming bounder as a wild man," laughed Clayton,
ruefully. "Those noises at night make the hair on my head bristle. I
suppose that I should be ashamed to admit it, but it's the truth."
"I don't know about that," said Lieutenant Charpentier. "I never
thought much about fear and that sort of thing--never tried to
determine whether I was a coward
He did not greatly increase his speed, a long swinging walk where the open places permitted, but he loosened the knife in its scabbard and at all times kept his club in readiness for instant action.Page 2
One was incontrovertible proof that these people were man-eaters; the other, the presence in the village of various articles of native German uniforms and equipment.Page 11
Appreciating the danger to his unconscious companion and being anxious to protect him from the saber-tooth the ape-man relinquished his hold upon his adversary and together the two rose to their feet.Page 13
Here were men with the tails of monkeys, one of them as hair covered as any fur-bearing brute of the lower orders, and yet it was evident that they possessed not only a spoken, but a written language.Page 24
Behind him came Tarzan and Ta-den.Page 55
Instead, afraid though she was, she descended into the gorge for the purpose of overhauling Tarzan and warning him in whispers of his danger.Page 77
The latter, possibly influenced as much by the fearful attitude of his followers as by the evidence adduced, now altered his tone and his manner in such a degree as might comport with the requirements if the stranger was indeed the Dor-ul-Otho while leaving his dignity a loophole of escape should it appear that he had entertained an impostor.Page 79
The abashed Ko-tan showed his embarrassment, an embarrassment he feared to voice lest he incur the wrath of the king of kings.Page 86
This place, whatever it might be, was apparently without doors or windows but that it was at least partially roofless was evidenced by the sight of the waving branches of a tree which spread above the top of the wall near him.Page 87
At sight of him her eyes registered only her surprise though there was no expression of terror reflected in them, nor did she scream or even raise her well-modulated voice as she addressed him.Page 99
The story of his imposture and of his escape, and the tales that the Waz-don slaves had brought into the city concerning him were soon spread throughout A-lur, nor did they lose aught in the spreading, so that before an hour had passed the women and children were hiding behind barred doorways while the warriors crept apprehensively through the streets expecting momentarily to be pounced upon by a ferocious demon who, bare-handed, did victorious battle with huge gryfs and whose lightest pastime consisted in tearing strong men limb from limb.Page 104
the ridge they went and down into the Kor-ul-lul and there almost immediately they came upon a lone and unarmed Waz-don who was making his way fearfully up the gorge toward the village of his tribe.Page 108
As the body lunged toward the floor Tarzan caught it and snatched the headdress from its shoulders, for the first sight of the creature had suggested to his ever-alert mind a bold scheme for deceiving his enemies.Page 119
There was a feeling that perhaps after all he might.Page 120
To his left lay a pool of water, one side of which lapped the foot of the wall at this point.Page 137
" "I go to find her," he said to Pan-at-lee, "she is my mate.Page 157
Then she hurried to the ground and gathered a little pile of powdered bark that was very dry, and some dead leaves and grasses that had lain long in the hot sun.Page 180
He was quiet because of a great fear that had crept into his warped brain that the devil woman would pursue and slay him.Page 186
" They were moving away slowly so as not to attract the attention of the beast.Page 198
Presently he could discern the outlines of his prison cell.