story. For the benefit of those who may care to delve into the
derivation of the proper names used in the text, and thus obtain some
slight insight into the language of the race, there is appended an
incomplete glossary taken from some of Lord Greystoke's notes.
A point of particular interest hinges upon the fact that the names of
all male hairless pithecanthropi begin with a consonant, have an even
number of syllables, and end with a consonant, while the names of the
females of the same species begin with a vowel, have an odd number of
syllables, and end with a vowel. On the contrary, the names of the male
hairy black pithecanthropi while having an even number of syllables
begin with a vowel and end with a consonant; while the females of this
species have an odd number of syllables in their names which begin
always with a consonant and end with a vowel.
Ab-on. Acting gund of Kor-ul-JA.
A-lur. City of light.
Once when he came close, Teeka bared her fangs and growled at him, and Tarzan showed his canines in an ugly snarl; but Taug did not provoke a quarrel.Page 20
The caution of the beast was lost in the loyalty of the man, and so it came that he entered a large clearing, denuded of trees, without a thought of what might lie there or upon the farther edge to dispute the way with him.Page 25
He halted as he heard the notes of Tantor's call, and raising his head, gave vent to a terrifying scream that sent cold chills through the superstitious blacks and caused the warriors who guarded him to leap back even though their prisoner's arms were securely bound behind him.Page 29
" "Let me see it," urged Tarzan.Page 33
And then the maddened bull came from beneath, and instantly Tarzan was transformed from a good-natured, teasing youth into a snarling, savage beast.Page 39
However, it gave him a basis for further investigation along a new line.Page 44
Fearless among his blood enemies he stood, taller by a full head than many of Mbonga's warriors, straight as their straightest arrow, muscled like Numa, the lion.Page 45
in the air, turning completely around and alighting in a stooping posture with feet far outspread and head thrust out toward the ape-man.Page 47
Once and for all would Mbonga, the chief, rid himself and his people of the menace of this terrifying enemy.Page 48
Mbonga went down with a scream of terror.Page 49
he thus delayed.Page 75
Tarzan saw and sighed again.Page 84
Seeing that he was unnoticed, the second beast made a short, quick rush for Tibo.Page 107
For a half hour they pursued him with rocks and broken branches, and though he dragged his kill into densest thickets, yet they always found a way to reach him with their missiles, giving him no opportunity to feed, and driving him on and on.Page 117
Only man and Dango ate until they swelled up like a dead rat.Page 142
And indeed he might well be delighted, for it was a lovely fight.Page 154
It was a subdued and thoughtful company which dragged the captive lion along the broad elephant path back to the village of Mbonga, the chief.Page 157
" It was very interesting; but Tarzan realized that if he was to carry his design to a successful conclusion he must act quickly.Page 162
Thus functioned the untrained man-mind groping through the dark night of ignorance for an explanation of the things he could not touch or smell or hear and of the great, unknown powers of nature which he could not see.Page 163
Tarzan himself knew a certain awe of fire.