been rooting beneath, he saw Sabor, the lioness, standing in the center
of the trail not twenty paces from him.
The great yellow eyes were fixed upon him with a wicked and baleful
gleam, and the red tongue licked the longing lips as Sabor crouched,
worming her stealthy way with belly flattened against the earth.
Tarzan did not attempt to escape. He welcomed the opportunity for
which, in fact, he had been searching for days past, now that he was
armed with something more than a rope of grass.
Quickly he unslung his bow and fitted a well-daubed arrow, and as Sabor
sprang, the tiny missile leaped to meet her in mid-air. At the same
instant Tarzan of the Apes jumped to one side, and as the great cat
struck the ground beyond him another death-tipped arrow sunk deep into
With a mighty roar the beast turned and charged once more, only to be
met with a third arrow full in one eye; but this time she was too close
to the ape-man for the latter to sidestep the onrushing body.
Tarzan of the Apes went down beneath the great body of his enemy, but
with gleaming knife drawn and striking home. For a moment they lay
there, and then Tarzan realized that the inert mass lying upon him was
beyond power ever again to injure man or ape.
With difficulty he wriggled from beneath the great weight, and as he
stood erect and gazed down upon the trophy of his skill, a mighty wave
of exultation swept over him.
With swelling breast, he placed a foot upon the body of his powerful
enemy, and throwing back his fine young head, roared out the awful
challenge of the victorious bull ape.
The forest echoed to the savage and triumphant paean. Birds fell
still, and the larger animals and beasts of prey slunk stealthily away,
for few there were of all the jungle who sought for trouble with the
And in London another Lord Greystoke was speaking to HIS kind in the
House of Lords, but none trembled at the sound of his soft voice.
Sabor proved unsavory eating even to Tarzan of the Apes, but hunger
served as a most efficacious disguise to toughness and rank taste, and
ere long, with well-filled stomach, the ape-man was ready to sleep
again. First, however, he must remove the hide, for it was as much for
this as for any other purpose that he had desired to destroy Sabor.
Deftly he removed the great pelt, for he had practiced often
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have suffered.Page 20
The fact that I have gray eyes and wear a full reddish-brown beard is my only offense.Page 46
Rudolph was coughing pitifully, his.Page 47
Rudolph, who was ahead of Barney, stumbled and threw up his hands.Page 50
" "You were there only last evening when I inquired after you of the doctor," insisted the shopkeeper, "nor did any there yet suspect your true identity.Page 59
If he could but convince the man that he was no king and thus gain his liberty long enough to reach Prince Ludwig's ear, his mission would have been served in so far as it lay in his power to serve it.Page 61
Even were she not promised to another, the iron shackles of convention and age-old customs must forever separate her from an untitled American.Page 82
"But we had the devil's own time getting him.Page 88
" Von der Tann looked troubled.Page 98
"You think--" he started.Page 100
There was no question in Barney Custer's mind as to whom the bomb was intended for.Page 115
"You may remove the prisoner," he directed.Page 129
The wires, released from her weight, sprang up breast high against his horse.Page 147
Barney's body was concealed from the view of the other by a bush which grew between them, so the man saw only the face of the American.Page 157
The king trembled.Page 159
However, it would do no harm to examine its mate which resembled it in minutest detail.Page 182
Custer; might he not rise again above his petty jealousy and save the American's life? It was a forlorn hope to the woman who knew the true Leopold so well; but it was a hope.Page 196
"Now let's sleep," he said.