pain as he redoubled his efforts to dislodge and punish his tormentor;
but always the tousled black head remained half buried in the dark
brown mane and the mighty arm rose and fell to plunge the knife again
and again into the dying beast.
The Pal-ul-donians stood in mute wonder and admiration. Brave men and
mighty hunters they were and as such the first to accord honor to a
"And you would have had me slay him!" cried Om-at, glancing at In-sad
"Jad-ben-Otho reward you that you did not," breathed In-sad.
And now the lion lunged suddenly to earth and with a few spasmodic
quiverings lay still. The ape-man rose and shook himself, even as might
JA, the leopard-coated lion of Pal-ul-don, had he been the one to
O-dan advanced quickly toward Tarzan. Placing a palm upon his own
breast and the other on Tarzan's, "Tarzan the Terrible," he said, "I
ask no greater honor than your friendship."
"And I no more than the friendship of Om-at's friends," replied the
ape-man simply, returning the other's salute.
"Do you think," asked Om-at, coming close to Tarzan and laying a hand
upon the other's shoulder, "that he got her?"
"No, my friend; it was a hungry lion that charged us."
"You seem to know much of lions," said In-sad.
"Had I a brother I could not know him better," replied Tarzan.
"Then where can she be?" continued Om-at.
"We can but follow while the spoor is fresh," answered the ape-man and
again taking up his interrupted tracking he led them down the ridge and
at a sharp turning of the trail to the left brought them to the verge
of the cliff that dropped into the Kor-ul-lul. For a moment Tarzan
examined the ground to the right and to the left, then he stood erect
and looking at Om-at pointed into the gorge.
For a moment the Waz-don gazed down into the green rift at the bottom
of which a tumultuous river tumbled downward along its rocky bed, then
he closed his eyes as to a sudden spasm of pain and turned away.
"You--mean--she jumped?" he asked.
"To escape the lion," replied Tarzan. "He was right behind her--look,
you can see where his four paws left their impress in the turf as he
checked his charge upon the very verge of the abyss."
"Is there any chance--" commenced Om-at, to be suddenly silenced by a
warning gesture from Tarzan.
"Down!" whispered the ape-man, "many men are coming. They are
running--from down the ridge." He flattened himself upon his belly in
the grass, the others following his example.
For some minutes
a man long dead, and the records of the Colonial Office dovetail perfectly with the narrative of my convivial host, and so I give you the story as I painstakingly pieced it out from these several various agencies.Page 11
"The men won't stand for any more, and if we don't get ye landed pretty quick they may even change their minds about giving ye that much show.Page 19
That it would have been beset by worries and apprehension had she been in full command of her mental faculties Clayton well knew; so that while he suffered terribly to see her so, there were times when he was almost glad, for her sake, that she could not understand.Page 24
As she took up the little live baby of Alice Clayton she dropped the dead body of her own into the empty cradle; for the wail of the living had answered the call of universal motherhood within her wild breast which the dead could not still.Page 34
At first he tried to pick the little figures from the leaves, but he soon saw that they were not real, though he knew not what they might be, nor had he any words to describe them.Page 35
Near the middle of the book he found his old enemy, Sabor, the lioness, and further on, coiled Histah, the snake.Page 38
of complaint passed his tight set lips, though the pain of his wounds was excruciating.Page 44
Another male then sprang into the arena, and, repeating the horrid cries of his king, followed stealthily in his wake.Page 45
Then, as one, the males rushed headlong upon the thing which their terrific blows had reduced to a mass of hairy pulp.Page 48
The tribe shivering from the cold rain, huddled at the bases of great trees.Page 54
westward, and climbing into the fork of a great tree he fashioned a rude platform and curled himself for sleep.Page 71
His bow and arrows lay some distance away where he had dropped them while showing Sabor's hide to his fellow apes, so that he confronted Kerchak now with only his hunting knife and his superior intellect to offset the ferocious strength of his enemy.Page 90
At intervals Clayton called aloud and finally it came to Tarzan that he was searching for the old man.Page 108
"The late Lord Greystoke was not drowned.Page 110
Tarzan wondered what the purpose of this action might be.Page 117
they buried well up on the island, and for three years they lived there in constant hope of being rescued.Page 142
His cry had alarmed the sailors and a dozen of them sprang forward past Professor Porter, running up the trail to their officer's aid.Page 147
" The girl bowed her head.Page 153
went high.Page 188
A veering of the wind blew a cloud of smoke about them and she could no longer see the man who was speeding toward her, but suddenly she felt a great arm about her.