the truth, and that once again he had braved incalculable
dangers and suffered loss of time futilely.
"What wanted the priests of Lu-don that preceded me here?" demanded
Tarzan chancing a shrewd guess that the two he had seen paddling so
frantically to avoid a meeting with him had indeed come from the high
priest at A-lur.
"They came upon an errand similar to yours," replied Mo-sar; "to demand
the return of the woman whom Lu-don thought I had stolen from him, thus
wronging me as deeply, O Dor-ul-Otho, as have you."
"I would question the priests," said Tarzan. "Bring them hither." His
peremptory and arrogant manner left Mo-sar in doubt as to whether to be
more incensed, or terrified, but ever as is the way with such as he, he
concluded that the first consideration was his own safety. If he could
transfer the attention and the wrath of this terrible man from himself
to Lu-don's priests it would more than satisfy him and if they should
conspire to harm him, then Mo-sar would be safe in the eyes of
Jad-ben-Otho if it finally developed that the stranger was in reality
the son of god. He felt uncomfortable in Tarzan's presence and this
fact rather accentuated his doubt, for thus indeed would mortal feel in
the presence of a god. Now he saw a way to escape, at least temporarily.
"I will fetch them myself, Dor-ul-Otho," he said, and turning, left the
apartment. His hurried steps brought him quickly to the temple, for the
palace grounds of Tu-lur, which also included the temple as in all of
the Ho-don cities, covered a much smaller area than those of the larger
city of A-lur. He found Lu-don's messengers with the high priest of his
own temple and quickly transmitted to them the commands of the ape-man.
"What do you intend to do with him?" asked one of the priests.
"I have no quarrel with him," replied Mo-sar. "He came in peace and he
may depart in peace, for who knows but that he is indeed the
"We know that he is not," replied Lu-don's emissary. "We have every
proof that he is only mortal, a strange creature from another country.
Already has Lu-don offered his life to Jad-ben-Otho if he is wrong in
his belief that this creature is not the son of god. If the high priest
of A-lur, who is the highest priest of all the high priests of
Pal-ul-don is thus so sure that the creature is an impostor as to stake
his life upon his judgment then who are we to
"Come!" cried the Ouled-Nail.Page 64
He even commenced to acquire the rudiments of their language under the pleasant tutorage of the brown-eyed girl.Page 83
When I kill it must be that I am another creature.Page 85
Then he started for the garrison to see Captain Gerard, whom the hotel man had told him had returned with his detachment the previous day.Page 101
He was with her often--almost constantly for the remainder of the voyage--and she grew to like him very much indeed.Page 103
I shall not give you my answer now.Page 105
Early the next morning he resumed his journey, always following the course of the stream.Page 125
Then Tarzan spoke.Page 138
On the morning of the fourth day the Arabs were compelled to shoot two of their blacks before they could compel the balance to take up the hated ivory, and as they did so a voice rang out, clear and strong, from the jungle: "Today you die, oh, Manyuema, unless you lay down the ivory.Page 144
"The kegs are filled with gunpowder," said Spider, in a low tone, turning to those aft.Page 146
That there is little hope of that is evidenced by the fact that during all the days we have drifted we have seen no sail, nor the faintest smudge of smoke upon the horizon.Page 149
"Miss Porter must not see this thing done.Page 157
For weapons they carried heavy, knotted bludgeons, and in the belts that confined their single garments each had a long, wicked-looking knife.Page 158
Then, as the men stopped their dance, and approached, she motioned to him to rise.Page 160
"I do not understand your language," said Tarzan.Page 165
It will be no easy matter--it may require days; but in the end I think that I can lead you beyond the walls.Page 172
Clayton had been into the jungle a few hundred yards in search of food.Page 191
When Thuran was again able to descend in search of food, Clayton was stricken with fever.Page 204
That night Tarzan built a snug little bower high among the swaying branches of a giant tree, and there the tired girl slept, while in a crotch beneath her the ape-man curled, ready, even in sleep, to protect her.