girl shook her head. "Never," she said, "and then there are the
Tor-o-don. They will come and kill us and after eating a little will
throw the balance to the GRYF--the GRYF and Tor-o-don are friends,
because the Tor-o-don shares his food with the GRYF."
"You may be right," said Tarzan; "but even so I don't intend waiting
here for someone to come along and eat part of me and then feed the
balance to that beast below. If I don't get out of this place whole it
won't be my fault. Come along now and we'll make a try at it," and so
saying he moved off through the tree tops with Pan-at-lee close behind.
Below them, on the ground, moved the horned dinosaur and when they
reached the edge of the forest where there lay fifty yards of open
ground to cross to the foot of the cliff he was there with them, at the
bottom of the tree, waiting.
Tarzan looked ruefully down and scratched his head.
Presently he looked up and at Pan-at-lee. "Can you cross the gorge
through the trees very rapidly?" he questioned.
"Alone?" she asked.
"No," replied Tarzan.
"I can follow wherever you can lead," she said then.
"Across and back again?"
"Then come, and do exactly as I bid." He started back again through the
trees, swiftly, swinging monkey-like from limb to limb, following a
zigzag course that he tried to select with an eye for the difficulties
of the trail beneath. Where the underbrush was heaviest, where fallen
trees blocked the way, he led the footsteps of the creature below them;
but all to no avail. When they reached the opposite side of the gorge
the GRYF was with them.
"Back again," said Tarzan, and, turning, the two retraced their
high-flung way through the upper terraces of the ancient forest of
Kor-ul-GRYF. But the result was the same--no, not quite; it was worse,
for another GRYF had joined the first and now two waited beneath the
tree in which they stopped.
The cliff looming high above them with its innumerable cave mouths
seemed to beckon and to taunt them. It was so near, yet eternity yawned
between. The body of the Tor-o-don lay at the cliff's foot where it had
fallen. It was in plain view of the two in the tree. One of the gryfs
walked over and sniffed about it, but did not offer to devour it.
Tarzan had examined it casually as he had passed earlier in the
morning. He guessed that it represented either a very high order of ape
or a very low order
As he sat musing over his cigarette his eyes fell upon a mirror before him, and in it he saw reflected a table at which.Page 5
"Monsieur will have ample opportunity to regret his interference in the affairs of others.Page 23
Above, Tarzan saw no one, so he went up instead of down.Page 28
You must not feel that any explanation is due me.Page 60
She, however, was the most anxious to undertake it, for it seemed to her that she could not quickly enough reach the family and friends from whom she had been separated for two years.Page 62
"The odds are evening, Abdul," said Tarzan, with a low laugh.Page 81
been! They had entered the mountains now, and were progressing more slowly, for the trail was steeper and very rocky.Page 97
" "It will make no difference whom he suspects--after to-night," said Rokoff, with a nasty grin.Page 114
There was no sign of man.Page 127
Calling his warriors about him, he commanded them to charge, and, with brandishing spears and savage yells, the little force of scarcely more than a hundred dashed madly toward the village gates.Page 147
It is as fair for one as for another.Page 154
"Let us have a look at what lies behind those ruined walls.Page 171
The deep deposit of dust which he had noticed upon the blocks as he had first removed them from the wall had convinced him that even if the present occupants of the ancient pile had knowledge of this hidden passage they had made no use of it for perhaps generations.Page 185
Fortunate indeed it was that she could not know the fate for which she was destined.Page 186
He did not wish to see a human being again.Page 196
At a rapid trot he started across the dry and dusty, bowlder-strewn ground toward the goal of his desires.Page 200
It was in his mind to return again to Opar and bear away a still greater fortune than he had already buried in the amphitheater of the apes.Page 209
Captain Dufranne, Lieutenant D'Arnot, and a dozen sailors had rushed up at the sound of the shot, and now Tarzan turned the Russian over to them without a word.Page 210
There were French officers and sailors, two English lords, Americans, and a score of savage African braves.