lest Jad-ben-Otho's messenger send forth still other bolts of
The warriors and the people had now witnessed such an exhibition of
divine power as might have convinced an even less superstitious and
more enlightened people, and since many of them had but lately wavered
between the Jad-ben-Otho of Lu-don and the Dor-ul-Otho of Ja-don it was
not difficult for them to swing quickly back to the latter, especially
in view of the unanswerable argument in the hands of him whom Ta-den
had described as the Messenger of the Great God.
And so the warriors sprang forward now with alacrity and surrounded the
priests, and when they looked again at the western wall of the temple
court they saw pouring over it a great force of warriors. And the thing
that startled and appalled them was the fact that many of these were
black and hairy Waz-don.
At their head came the stranger with the shiny weapon and on his right
was Ta-den, the Ho-don, and on his left Om-at, the black gund of
A warrior near the altar had seized the sacrificial knife and cut
Tarzan's bonds and also those of Ja-don and Jane Clayton, and now the
three stood together beside the altar and as the newcomers from the
western end of the temple court pushed their way toward them the eyes
of the woman went wide in mingled astonishment, incredulity, and hope.
And the stranger, slinging his weapon across his back by a leather
strap, rushed forward and took her in his arms.
"Jack!" she cried, sobbing on his shoulder. "Jack, my son!"
And Tarzan of the Apes came then and put his arms around them both, and
the King of Pal-ul-don and the warriors and the people kneeled in the
temple court and placed their foreheads to the ground before the altar
where the three stood.
Within an hour of the fall of Lu-don and Mo-sar, the chiefs and
principal warriors of Pal-ul-don gathered in the great throneroom of
the palace at A-lur upon the steps of the lofty pyramid and placing
Ja-don at the apex proclaimed him king. Upon one side of the old
chieftain stood Tarzan of the Apes, and upon the other Korak, the
Killer, worthy son of the mighty ape-man.
And when the brief ceremony was over and the warriors with upraised
clubs had sworn fealty to their new ruler, Ja-don dispatched a trusted
company to fetch O-lo-a and Pan-at-lee and the women of his own
household from Ja-lur.
And then the warriors discussed the future of Pal-ul-don and the
question arose as to the administration of the temples and the
As she left her apartments to make her way to the gardens where the guests were congregating, two warriors, the insignia of the House of the Prince of Helium upon their harness, followed a few paces behind her, grim reminders that the assassin's blade may never be ignored upon Barsoom, where, in a measure, it counterbalances the great natural span of human life, which is estimated at not less than a thousand years.Page 5
Just before dark she was carried over one of the deserted cities of ancient Mars.Page 58
The aperture was close, ah, so close, yet, struggle as she would, she seemed to be making no appreciable progress toward it.Page 60
Catching one leg on a loop of the tangled strands Gahan pulled himself close enough to seize another quite near to the fellow.Page 69
"You come to rescue her?" "Yes.Page 72
Let whoso would revert to nothingness impede me.Page 95
The mighty spans extended from wall to wall leaving the vast floor unbroken by a single column.Page 100
U-Dor, whose riches are uncounted, and the brave O-Tar, whose squealing thoats are stabled within marble halls and fed from troughs of gold, can spare no crust to feed a starving girl.Page 116
" "But a woman," insisted Tara; "how may a woman win her freedom?" Lan-O laughed.Page 125
"Hold, just O-Tar!" cried U-Dor.Page 128
Behind the arras that you see hanging in the rear of the throne above you is a secret opening.Page 139
It would be wiser to seek the streets of Manator where he might hope to learn first if she had been recaptured and, if not, then he could return to the pits and pursue the hunt for her.Page 145
The pieces all chosen, Turan led them to the place beside the playing field where they were to wait their turn, and here he passed the word around that they were to fight for more than the stake he offered for the princess should they win.Page 149
She turned and looked at him, an expression of surprise and incredulity upon her face.Page 165
"Scarce had I-Gos fallen at the bite of my dagger than I heard the approach of warriors.Page 168
For a moment Gahan listened intently, close to the door, until there could be no doubt but that a party of warriors was approaching.Page 176
"He camps at The Gate of Enemies.Page 185
To his horror he saw the sleeping silks and furs upon the central dais move.Page 196
The warriors stopped and listened as did the others in the chamber.