at the palace gate.
The old warrior had seized the tall structure that stood just beyond
the palace and at the summit of this he kept a warrior stationed to
look toward the northern wall of the palace where Ta-den was to make
his attack; but as the minutes wore into hours no sign of the other
force appeared, and now in the full light of the new sun upon the roof
of one of the palace buildings appeared Lu-don, the high priest,
Mo-sar, the pretender, and the strange, naked figure of a man, into
whose long hair and beard were woven fresh ferns and flowers. Behind
them were banked a score of lesser priests who chanted in unison: "This
is Jad-ben-Otho. Lay down your arms and surrender." This they repeated
again and again, alternating it with the cry: "The false Dor-ul-Otho is
In one of those lulls which are common in battles between forces armed
with weapons that require great physical effort in their use, a voice
suddenly arose from among the followers of Ja-don: "Show us the
Dor-ul-Otho. We do not believe you!"
"Wait," cried Lu-don. "If I do not produce him before the sun has moved
his own width, the gates of the palace shall be opened to you and my
warriors will lay down their arms."
He turned to one of his priests and issued brief instructions.
The ape-man paced the confines of his narrow cell. Bitterly he
reproached himself for the stupidity which had led him into this trap,
and yet was it stupidity? What else might he have done other than rush
to the succor of his mate? He wondered how they had stolen her from
Ja-lur, and then suddenly there flashed to his mind the features of the
warrior whom he had just seen with her. They were strangely familiar.
He racked his brain to recall where he had seen the man before and then
it came to him. He was the strange warrior who had joined Ja-don's
forces outside of Ja-lur the day that Tarzan had ridden upon the great
GRYF from the uninhabited gorge next to the Kor-ul-JA down to the
capital city of the chieftain of the north. But who could the man be?
Tarzan knew that never before that other day had he seen him.
Presently he heard the clanging of a gong from the corridor without and
very faintly the rush of feet, and shouts. He guessed that his warriors
had been discovered and a fight was in progress. He fretted and chafed
at the chance that had denied him participation in
Thuvia, Maid of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs CONTENTS CHAPTER I Carthoris and Thuvia II Slavery III Treachery IV A Green Man's Captive V The Fair Race VI The Jeddak of Lothar VII The Phantom Bowmen VIII The Hall of Doom IX The Battle in the Plain X Kar Komak, the Bowman XI Green Men and White Apes XII To Save Dusar XIII Turjun, the Panthan XIV Kulan Tith's Sacrifice Glossary of Names and Terms THUVIA, MAID OF MARS CHAPTER I CARTHORIS AND THUVIA Upon a massive bench of polished ersite beneath the gorgeous blooms of a giant pimalia a woman sat.Page 3
On either side marched a file of guardsmen.Page 5
"My father's friend and Ptarth's most puissant ally.Page 9
The latter's eyes went wide, and his attitude turned at once to one of deference.Page 29
Beneath the glorious effulgence of the two moons the scene was one of indescribable loveliness, tinged with the weirdness of strange enchantment.Page 32
This, then, must be the notorious Hortan Gur, Jeddak of Torquas, the fierce old ogre of the south-western hemisphere, as only for a jeddak are platforms raised in temporary camps or upon the march by the green hordes of Barsoom.Page 39
He looked in the direction of her gaze, but saw nothing.Page 42
What manner of people were these who could conjure an army out of thin air? He glanced toward Thuvia.Page 50
Then she must be among men, and if this be so I intend to be near where I may defend her if the need arises.Page 54
Ah, if she had but an instant more of time she could have reached that screening arras and, perchance, have found some avenue of escape behind it; but now it was too late--she had been discovered! With a feeling that was akin to apathy she turned to meet her fate, and there, before her, running swiftly across the broad chamber to her side, was Carthoris, his naked long-sword gleaming in his hand.Page 59
Presently Jav gave a horrified moan, at the same time pointing toward the door.Page 62
The wood loomed close behind Thuvia and Carthoris.Page 66
"The Princess of Ptarth!" cried Carthoris.Page 70
It was a long and tedious journey, fraught with many dangers.Page 75
Why they have not already devoured us I cannot imagine--there!" he whispered.Page 83
Quickly the swift boats shot heavenward.Page 90
He had led like parties himself, and knew that such a contingency was quite possible.Page 91
forward to accept Vas Kor's greeting, then he summoned the noble below.Page 103
Not the bowmen of.Page 110
A Martian minute.