suddenly he came face to face with a black
The look of surprise on the savage face was almost comical, and before
Tarzan could unsling his bow the fellow had turned and fled down the
path crying out in alarm as though to others before him.
Tarzan took to the trees in pursuit, and in a few moments came in view
of the men desperately striving to escape.
There were three of them, and they were racing madly in single file
through the dense undergrowth.
Tarzan easily distanced them, nor did they see his silent passage above
their heads, nor note the crouching figure squatted upon a low branch
ahead of them beneath which the trail led them.
Tarzan let the first two pass beneath him, but as the third came
swiftly on, the quiet noose dropped about the black throat. A quick
jerk drew it taut.
There was an agonized scream from the victim, and his fellows turned to
see his struggling body rise as by magic slowly into the dense foliage
of the trees above.
With frightened shrieks they wheeled once more and plunged on in their
efforts to escape.
Tarzan dispatched his prisoner quickly and silently; removed the
weapons and ornaments, and--oh, the greatest joy of all--a handsome
deerskin breechcloth, which he quickly transferred to his own person.
Now indeed was he dressed as a man should be. None there was who could
now doubt his high origin. How he should have liked to have returned
to the tribe to parade before their envious gaze this wondrous finery.
Taking the body across his shoulder, he moved more slowly through the
trees toward the little palisaded village, for he again needed arrows.
As he approached quite close to the enclosure he saw an excited group
surrounding the two fugitives, who, trembling with fright and
exhaustion, were scarce able to recount the uncanny details of their
Mirando, they said, who had been ahead of them a short distance, had
suddenly come screaming toward them, crying that a terrible white and
naked warrior was pursuing him. The three of them had hurried toward
the village as rapidly as their legs would carry them.
Again Mirando's shrill cry of mortal terror had caused them to look
back, and there they had seen the most horrible sight--their
companion's body flying upwards into the trees, his arms and legs
beating the air and his tongue protruding from his open mouth. No
other sound did he utter nor was there any creature in sight about him.
The villagers were worked up into a state of fear bordering on
Here it is: DEAR SIR: I think that I have run across one of the most remarkable coincidences in modern literature.Page 2
And there sat I, powerless to interpret, and so powerless to help! It was then that the inspiration came to me.Page 3
BUT-- The incident of the finding of that buried telegraph instrument upon the lonely Sahara is little short of uncanny, in view of your story of the adventures of David Innes.Page 11
I had seen the thing so many times during my life within Pellucidar that I felt that I could anticipate to a nicety precisely what I was about to witness.Page 29
She rested safely now upon an even keel; nor did she leak, for she was well calked with fiber and tarry pitch.Page 50
"When we had him in our power we were foolish to let him live.Page 52
He has thousands of warriors.Page 67
I was hungry--I had not realized it before--so I sat upon the edge of the canoe and devoured my repast.Page 73
When they hunt the mighty thag, the prehistoric bos of the outer crust, a single male, with his fiber rope, will catch and kill the greatest of the bulls.Page 75
Gr-gr-gr was standing in the center of the first line.Page 79
A mass of rock would soon.Page 93
For a time thereafter I seemed to be entirely bereft of hope.Page 98
I was abreast him in a moment and, passing him, walked straight toward the two beasts.Page 112
However, we did our best to distance him, Dian taking a paddle with us.Page 114
as this? Were there far-distant lands of which none of my people had ever heard, where a race had so greatly outstripped all other races of this inner world? The man with the glass had lowered it and was shouting to us.Page 115
Perry was standing close behind Ja, and I knew that this merciful action was prompted, perhaps commanded, by the old man; for no Pellucidarian would have thought of showing leniency to a defeated foe.Page 118
"Throw down your arms and come aboard us," I cried, "and you shall not be harmed.Page 123
You have done precisely what I should have done, only you've done it better.Page 130
They were longer, carried much larger sails, and were considerably swifter.Page 134
twenty-four times a day.