distance from the cabin and
discovered that he still held the rifle, he dropped it as he might have
dropped a red hot iron, nor did he again attempt to recover it--the
noise was too much for his brute nerves; but he was now quite convinced
that the terrible stick was quite harmless by itself if left alone.
It was an hour before the apes could again bring themselves to approach
the cabin to continue their investigations, and when they finally did
so, they found to their chagrin that the door was closed and so
securely fastened that they could not force it.
The cleverly constructed latch which Clayton had made for the door had
sprung as Kerchak passed out; nor could the apes find means of ingress
through the heavily barred windows.
After roaming about the vicinity for a short time, they started back
for the deeper forests and the higher land from whence they had come.
Kala had not once come to earth with her little adopted babe, but now
Kerchak called to her to descend with the rest, and as there was no
note of anger in his voice she dropped lightly from branch to branch
and joined the others on their homeward march.
Those of the apes who attempted to examine Kala's strange baby were
repulsed with bared fangs and low menacing growls, accompanied by words
of warning from Kala.
When they assured her that they meant the child no harm she permitted
them to come close, but would not allow them to touch her charge.
It was as though she knew that her baby was frail and delicate and
feared lest the rough hands of her fellows might injure the little
Another thing she did, and which made traveling an onerous trial for
her. Remembering the death of her own little one, she clung
desperately to the new babe, with one hand, whenever they were upon the
The other young rode upon their mothers' backs; their little arms
tightly clasping the hairy necks before them, while their legs were
locked beneath their mothers' armpits.
Not so with Kala; she held the small form of the little Lord Greystoke
tightly to her breast, where the dainty hands clutched the long black
hair which covered that portion of her body. She had seen one child
fall from her back to a terrible death, and she would take no further
chances with this.
The White Ape
Tenderly Kala nursed her little waif, wondering silently why it did not
gain strength and agility as did the little apes of other mothers. It
He saw the forest god or demon rise from the vanquished foe, and placing a foot upon the still quivering carcass, raise his face to the moon and bay out a hideous cry that froze the ebbing blood in the veins of the witch-doctor.Page 22
Across this another door barred his way; but this, too, gave before his efforts, for it was not barred.Page 23
commenced his groping advance; but this time he had gone but a short distance when he emerged into a room, which was lighted through an opening in the ceiling, from which a flight of concrete steps led downward to the floor of the chamber.Page 40
They are the enemies of the Manganis.Page 50
Mugambi was crouching in the shadow of this structure, just around the corner from the unsuspecting guard, when another approached to relieve his comrade.Page 51
Even as Tarzan opened his eyes he was upon his feet,.Page 57
entered the rhinoceros' neck at its junction with the left shoulder and passed almost entirely through the beast's body, and at the instant that he launched it, Tarzan leaped straight into the air alighting upon Buto's back but escaping the mighty horn.Page 59
The fact that the knife had been in his hand when it departed from Opar brought down no thoughts of vengeance upon his head.Page 61
Cautiously the weird party crept through the jungle in the wake of the great ape until at last he halted them with a raised hand and pointed upward and a little ahead.Page 78
Her escape from the village had been much easier than she had anticipated.Page 88
And so, as Jane Clayton was pushed into her prison hut and her hands and feet securely bound, her natural protector roamed off toward the east in company with a score of hairy monsters, with whom he rubbed shoulders as familiarly as a few months before he had mingled with his immaculate fellow-members of one of London's most select and exclusive clubs.Page 118
There was a sharp report, and a little puff of smoke arose from the bush that hid the Belgian, as Achmet Zek stumbled forward and pitched, face down, upon the trail.Page 120
The sentries at the gate returned Werper's salutations, and viewed with astonishment the prisoner whom he brought into the village with him.Page 121
"I have thought much, as I said, and the result of my thinking has assured me that Achmet Zek is dead--for otherwise you would never have dared return to his camp, unless you be either a braver man or a bigger fool than I have imagined.Page 124
"You beast!" she cried.Page 129
The excitement of his encounter with Mohammed Beyd, as well as the dangers which he now faced at the hands of the raiders when morning must inevitably reveal the truth of what had occurred in the tent of the prisoner that night, had naturally cooled the hot passion which had dominated him when he entered the tent.Page 140
He must come with me.Page 144
The veteran troopers of the black emperor were nervous and ill at ease.Page 150
The lion was forgotten--her own peril--everything save the wondrous miracle of this strange recrudescence.Page 152
But when he came to the place, Werper was gone, and though Tarzan called aloud many times he received no reply.