animals. When the task was finished he carried his trophy to the fork
of a high tree, and there, curling himself securely in a crotch, he
fell into deep and dreamless slumber.
What with loss of sleep, arduous exercise, and a full belly, Tarzan of
the Apes slept the sun around, awakening about noon of the following
day. He straightway repaired to the carcass of Sabor, but was angered
to find the bones picked clean by other hungry denizens of the jungle.
Half an hour's leisurely progress through the forest brought to sight a
young deer, and before the little creature knew that an enemy was near
a tiny arrow had lodged in its neck.
So quickly the virus worked that at the end of a dozen leaps the deer
plunged headlong into the undergrowth, dead. Again did Tarzan feast
well, but this time he did not sleep.
Instead, he hastened on toward the point where he had left the tribe,
and when he had found them proudly exhibited the skin of Sabor, the
"Look!" he cried, "Apes of Kerchak. See what Tarzan, the mighty
killer, has done. Who else among you has ever killed one of Numa's
people? Tarzan is mightiest amongst you for Tarzan is no ape. Tarzan
is--" But here he stopped, for in the language of the anthropoids
there was no word for man, and Tarzan could only write the word in
English; he could not pronounce it.
The tribe had gathered about to look upon the proof of his wondrous
prowess, and to listen to his words.
Only Kerchak hung back, nursing his hatred and his rage.
Suddenly something snapped in the wicked little brain of the
anthropoid. With a frightful roar the great beast sprang among the
Biting, and striking with his huge hands, he killed and maimed a dozen
ere the balance could escape to the upper terraces of the forest.
Frothing and shrieking in the insanity of his fury, Kerchak looked
about for the object of his greatest hatred, and there, upon a near-by
limb, he saw him sitting.
"Come down, Tarzan, great killer," cried Kerchak. "Come down and feel
the fangs of a greater! Do mighty fighters fly to the trees at the
first approach of danger?" And then Kerchak emitted the volleying
challenge of his kind.
Quietly Tarzan dropped to the ground. Breathlessly the tribe watched
from their lofty perches as Kerchak, still roaring, charged the
relatively puny figure.
Nearly seven feet stood Kerchak on his short legs. His enormous
shoulders were bunched and
" Then he turned toward Bradley.Page 6
Can't waste time.Page 7
Do you believe in ghosts, sir?" "No," replied Bradley.Page 8
The muscles of his arm, reacting to the sight and sound of the menacing form, carried his hand to the butt of his pistol; but after he had drawn the weapon, he immediately returned it to its holster with a shrug.Page 11
At what he considered a safe distance he halted and looked back.Page 14
In the bottom of his heart each prayed that they might come safely through just this night, for they knew that during the morrow they would make the final stretch, yet the nerves of each were taut with strained anticipation of what gruesome thing might flap down upon them from the black sky, marking another for its own.Page 22
" "And if I am not cos--whatever you call the bloomin' beast--what of it?" The Wieroo raised his wings in a very human shrug and waved his bony claws toward the human skulls supporting the ceiling.Page 23
If any question you, say that you belong to Fosh-bal-soj.Page 24
"Do you belong to Fosh-bal-soj?" asked the other.Page 25
As he waited for the proprietor to return, he fell to examining the dish from which he had eaten and the pedestal upon which it rested.Page 26
Could it be that such grotesque beings represented the high culture of the human race within the boundaries of Caspak? Had natural selection produced during the countless ages of Caspakian life a winged monstrosity that represented the earthly pinnacle of man's evolution? Bradley had noted something of the obvious indications of a gradual evolution from ape to spearman as exemplified by the several overlapping races of Alalus, club-men and hatchet-men that formed the connecting links between the two extremes with which he, had come in contact.Page 30
There was a space between the chests and the wall, and into this he forced the corpse, piling the discarded robes upon it until it was entirely hidden from sight; but now how was he to make good his escape in the bright glare of that early Spring day? He walked to the door at the far end of the apartment and cautiously opened it an inch.Page 39
Always there were those whose development stopped at the first stage, others whose development ceased when they became reptiles, while by far the greater proportion formed the food supply of the ravenous creatures of the deep.Page 43
"You will have the whole flock of birds around our heads in a minute, and neither of us will escape.Page 47
The Wieroo stopped and stared intently at him.Page 68
She was always the same--sweet and kind and helpful--but always there was about her manner and her expression just a trace of wistfulness, and often she sat and looked at the man when he did not know it, her brows puckered in thought as though she were trying to fathom and to understand him.Page 69
" "I want you to be happy," she said quite simply; "but I should be very lonely if you went away and left me here.Page 70
They had opened into semicircular formation now with the evident intention of cutting the two off from returning into the wood.Page 76
and urging their comrades to surrender and join with the English against the tyranny of von Schoenvorts.Page 84
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