sounds of Sabor's efforts to force her way
through the lattice, and it seemed to Clayton that they dropped a
straight hundred feet to earth, so quickly did Tarzan descend. Yet
when they struck the ground it was with scarce a jar; and as Clayton
released his hold on the ape-man he saw him dart like a squirrel for
the opposite side of the cabin.
The Englishman sprang quickly after him just in time to see the hind
quarters of some huge animal about to disappear through the window of
As Jane opened her eyes to a realization of the imminent peril which
threatened her, her brave young heart gave up at last its final vestige
of hope. But then to her surprise she saw the huge animal being slowly
drawn back through the window, and in the moonlight beyond she saw the
heads and shoulders of two men.
As Clayton rounded the corner of the cabin to behold the animal
disappearing within, it was also to see the ape-man seize the long tail
in both hands, and, bracing himself with his feet against the side of
the cabin, throw all his mighty strength into the effort to draw the
beast out of the interior.
Clayton was quick to lend a hand, but the ape-man jabbered to him in a
commanding and peremptory tone something which Clayton knew to be
orders, though he could not understand them.
At last, under their combined efforts, the great body was slowly
dragged farther and farther outside the window, and then there came to
Clayton's mind a dawning conception of the rash bravery of his
For a naked man to drag a shrieking, clawing man-eater forth from a
window by the tail to save a strange white girl, was indeed the last
word in heroism.
Insofar as Clayton was concerned it was a very different matter, since
the girl was not only of his own kind and race, but was the one woman
in all the world whom he loved.
Though he knew that the lioness would make short work of both of them,
he pulled with a will to keep it from Jane Porter. And then he
recalled the battle between this man and the great, black-maned lion
which he had witnessed a short time before, and he commenced to feel
Tarzan was still issuing orders which Clayton could not understand.
He was trying to tell the stupid white man to plunge his poisoned
arrows into Sabor's back and sides, and to reach the savage heart with
the long, thin hunting knife that hung
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girl to me, and if you doubt the loyalty of any of your own people a kris will silence them as effectually as it will silence the white men.Page 22
A moment more and he sat astride the top of the wall.Page 24
One eye was fully twice the diameter of the other, and an inch above the horizontal plane of its tiny mate.Page 33
They are grotesque caricatures of humanity--without soul and almost without brain.Page 40
As Professor Maxon entered the house von Horn returned to Virginia and suggested that they take a short walk outside the campong before retiring.Page 56
Others, like Number Twelve, were of a higher order of intelligence.Page 58
All gonee.Page 63
" A loop in the butt of the bull whip was about the young man's wrist.Page 71
" "God!" moaned the old man.Page 73
Grimly the war prahu with its frightful freight nosed closer to the bank.Page 78
The riddle was too deep for her--she could not solve it; and then her thoughts were interrupted by the thin, brown hand of Rajah Muda Saffir as it encircled her waist and drew her toward him.Page 88
"And what treasure? The white man speaks in riddles.Page 93
I shall not go to live with savage beasts, nor shall you.Page 97
Looking around he saw the hideous face of Number Ten snarling into his.Page 105
He recognized the language as that of the Dyaks, though he could interpret nothing which they said.Page 106
In startled surprise the men ceased paddling.Page 107
"Come!" said one of the warriors.Page 110
" The whispering awakened Virginia and she lay wondering what the cause of the midnight conference might be, for she recognized that one of the speakers was a man, and there had been no man in the apartment when she had gone to sleep earlier in the night.Page 117
"Where are they now--the balance of them?" she asked.