ape-man again resumed his hiding.
At dusk Pan-at-lee came with food and having her alone Tarzan put the
question that he had been anxious to put since his conversation earlier
in the day with O-lo-a.
"Tell me," he said, "what you know of the rumors of which O-lo-a spoke
of the mysterious stranger which is supposed to be hidden in A-lur.
Have you too heard of this during the short time that you have been
"Yes," said Pan-at-lee, "I have heard it spoken of among the other
slaves. It is something of which all whisper among themselves but of
which none dares to speak aloud. They say that there is a strange she
hidden in the temple and that Lu-don wants her for a priestess and that
Ko-tan wants her for a wife and that neither as yet dares take her for
fear of the other."
"Do you know where she is hidden in the temple?" asked Tarzan.
"No," said Pan-at-lee. "How should I know? I do not even know that it
is more than a story and I but tell you that which I have heard others
"There was only one," asked Tarzan, "whom they spoke of?"
"No, they speak of another who came with her but none seems to know
what became of this one."
Tarzan nodded. "Thank you Pan-at-lee," he said. "You may have helped me
more than either of us guess."
"I hope that I have helped you," said the girl as she turned back
toward the palace.
"And I hope so too," exclaimed Tarzan emphatically.
The Temple of the Gryf
When night had fallen Tarzan donned the mask and the dead tail of the
priest he had slain in the vaults beneath the temple. He judged that it
would not do to attempt again to pass the guard, especially so late at
night as it would be likely to arouse comment and suspicion, and so he
swung into the tree that overhung the garden wall and from its branches
dropped to the ground beyond.
Avoiding too grave risk of apprehension the ape-man passed through the
grounds to the court of the palace, approaching the temple from the
side opposite to that at which he had left it at the time of his
escape. He came thus it is true through a portion of the grounds with
which he was unfamiliar but he preferred this to the danger of
following the beaten track between the palace apartments and those of
the temple. Having a definite goal in mind and endowed as he was with
an almost miraculous sense of location he moved with
Here he paused and raised his face to Goro, the moon.Page 12
Then he turned to see a huge, black-maned lion racing toward him and even as he turned, Numa seized him.Page 24
Werper was raised and laid across the altar.Page 40
They are the enemies of the Manganis.Page 42
"This is no time for useless noises of the mouth," he said.Page 46
No sane man thus approached a village in this part of Africa unless he was sure of a friendly welcome.Page 56
Tarzan halted, growling, and the lions paused, the great male in the lead baring his fangs and rumbling forth a warning roar.Page 60
She was a hard taskmaster, too, for she looked down with loathing and contempt upon the misshapen creatures amongst which cruel Fate had thrown her and to some extent vented upon them her dissatisfaction and her thwarted love.Page 64
There should be no torture--there should be instant death.Page 67
I could not go back and live in Opar--I who have the whole broad jungle for my range.Page 69
Had Numa, or Sabor, or Sheeta, or any other beast of the jungle been seeking to destroy him, the ape-man would have danced about hurling missiles and invectives at his assailant.Page 70
Once she raised her eyes to the burning sun and murmured a prayer of thanks to her pagan god that she had not been permitted to destroy this godlike man, and her long lashes were wet with tears.Page 73
And so he followed the old trail of the Belgian through the forest and toward the north; but because of the age of the trail he was constrained to a far from rapid progress.Page 95
" "You will stake your life against the finding of the gold?" asked Abdul.Page 105
As they conversed their terror grew, while from the concealment of the reeds along the river below them a small party of naked, black warriors watched their every move.Page 137
It was as though the ingots had evaporated into thin air.Page 141
In an instant the ape-man was down and a dozen black soldiers were upon his back.Page 143
Angered by recent defeat, and by the loss of the gold, the jewels, and his prisoners, Abdul Mourak was in no mood to be influenced by any appeal to those softer sentiments to which, as a matter of fact, he was almost a stranger even under the most favourable conditions.Page 146
Silently and powerfully he strained at the bonds which fettered his wrists.Page 148
What she had done, the little pouch had undone.