neighbors, yet as
often recovered as not.
No, there was something mysterious connected with these tiny slivers of
wood which could bring death by a mere scratch. He must look into the
That night Kulonga slept in the crotch of a mighty tree and far above
him crouched Tarzan of the Apes.
When Kulonga awoke he found that his bow and arrows had disappeared.
The black warrior was furious and frightened, but more frightened than
furious. He searched the ground below the tree, and he searched the
tree above the ground; but there was no sign of either bow or arrows or
of the nocturnal marauder.
Kulonga was panic-stricken. His spear he had hurled at Kala and had
not recovered; and, now that his bow and arrows were gone, he was
defenseless except for a single knife. His only hope lay in reaching
the village of Mbonga as quickly as his legs would carry him.
That he was not far from home he was certain, so he took the trail at a
From a great mass of impenetrable foliage a few yards away emerged
Tarzan of the Apes to swing quietly in his wake.
Kulonga's bow and arrows were securely tied high in the top of a giant
tree from which a patch of bark had been removed by a sharp knife near
to the ground, and a branch half cut through and left hanging about
fifty feet higher up. Thus Tarzan blazed the forest trails and marked
As Kulonga continued his journey Tarzan closed on him until he traveled
almost over the black's head. His rope he now held coiled in his right
hand; he was almost ready for the kill.
The moment was delayed only because Tarzan was anxious to ascertain the
black warrior's destination, and presently he was rewarded, for they
came suddenly in view of a great clearing, at one end of which lay many
Tarzan was directly over Kulonga, as he made the discovery. The forest
ended abruptly and beyond lay two hundred yards of planted fields
between the jungle and the village.
Tarzan must act quickly or his prey would be gone; but Tarzan's life
training left so little space between decision and action when an
emergency confronted him that there was not even room for the shadow of
a thought between.
So it was that as Kulonga emerged from the shadow of the jungle a
slender coil of rope sped sinuously above him from the lowest branch of
a mighty tree directly upon the edge of the fields of Mbonga,
Caprona has always been considered a.Page 4
I had no conception of their formidable height.Page 5
and as we approached, we all saw the line of breakers broken by a long sweep of rolling surf upon a narrow beach.Page 10
I was badly shaken up and bruised, but considered myself mighty lucky to escape with my life.Page 11
I turned often to right and left and rear lest I be surprised, and I carried my rifle at the ready in my hand.Page 15
do her greater justice by saying that she combined all of the finest lines that one sees in the typical American girl's face rather than the pronounced sheeplike physiognomy of the Greek goddess.Page 18
Turning, she flashed a smile at me and then dived into the river, and there she bathed while I stood guard over her.Page 27
From her I learned much of Caspak, but there still remained the mystery that had proved so baffling to Bowen Tyler--the total absence of young among the ape, the semihuman and the human races with which both he and I had come in contact upon opposite shores of the inland sea.Page 28
We were both very tired, and.Page 31
There were aurochs, red deer, saber-tooth tiger, cave-bear, hyaenadon and many other examples of the fauna of Caspak done in colors, usually of four shades of brown, or scratched upon the surface of the rock.Page 37
I can take oath to the fact that I did not think it was anything more.Page 48
I cared for none.Page 56
Tell me from whence comes so mighty a warrior and so generous a foe.Page 57
We also tell them that even then they will never become a true Galu race, since there will still be those among them who can never rise.Page 59
A mighty man indeed must he be to bend it; yet Al-tan drew the shaft back until the stone point touched his left forefinger, and he did it with consummate ease.Page 63
It was quite the most wonderful meal I had eaten since I quit the _Toreador_ and Bowen J.Page 71
"In here! It is my hut, and they will not search it.Page 78
Du-seen dropped far below par in my estimation as I saw the slovenly formation of his troop as it passed through an enemy country and entered the domain of the chief against whom he had risen in revolt; but Du-seen must have known Jor the chief and known that Jor would not be waiting for him at the pass.Page 82
Clothes, to a man accustomed to wearing clothes, impart a.Page 87
What could it mean? To me it meant but one thing, and that was that Hollis and Short and the others had scaled the cliffs and made their way north to the Galu country upon the opposite side of the island in time to save Ajor and me from almost certain death.