of the liquor
with the result that the grunting gave place to snores, so presently
Tarzan and the slaves were the only conscious creatures in the banquet
Rising, the ape-man turned to a tall black who stood behind him. "I
would sleep," he said, "show me to my apartment."
As the fellow conducted him from the chamber the slave who had shown
surprise earlier in the evening at sight of him, spoke again at length
to one of his fellows. The latter cast a half-frightened look in the
direction of the departing ape-man. "If you are right," he said, "they
should reward us with our liberty, but if you are wrong, O
Jad-ben-Otho, what will be our fate?"
"But I am not wrong!" cried the other.
"Then there is but one to tell this to, for I have heard that he looked
sour when this Dor-ul-Otho was brought to the temple and that while the
so-called son of Jad-ben-Otho was there he gave this one every cause to
fear and hate him. I mean Lu-don, the high priest."
"You know him?" asked the other slave.
"I have worked in the temple," replied his companion.
"Then go to him at once and tell him, but be sure to exact the promise
of our freedom for the proof."
And so a black Waz-don came to the temple gate and asked to see Lu-don,
the high priest, on a matter of great importance, and though the hour
was late Lu-don saw him, and when he had heard his story he promised
him and his friend not only their freedom but many gifts if they could
prove the correctness of their claims.
And as the slave talked with the high priest in the temple at A-lur the
figure of a man groped its way around the shoulder of Pastar-ul-ved and
the moonlight glistened from the shiny barrel of an Enfield that was
strapped to the naked back, and brass cartridges shed tiny rays of
reflected light from their polished cases where they hung in the
bandoliers across the broad brown shoulders and the lean waist.
Tarzan's guide conducted him to a chamber overlooking the blue lake
where he found a bed similar to that which he had seen in the villages
of the Waz-don, merely a raised dais of stone upon which was piled
great quantities of furry pelts. And so he lay down to sleep, the
question that he most wished to put still unasked and unanswered.
With the coming of a new day he was awake and wandering about the
palace and the palace grounds before there was
When we emerged from the prospector the sun was directly above us.Page 29
In a land of perpetual noon there is no need of light above ground, yet I marveled that they had no means of lighting their way through these dark, subterranean passages.Page 30
When a man of Pellucidar intervenes between another man and the woman the other man would have, the woman belongs to the victor.Page 38
More ages elapsed until at the present time we find a race consisting exclusively of females.Page 49
Nobly the giant battled for his life, beating with his stone hatchet against the bony armor that covered that frightful carcass; but for all the damage he inflicted he might as well have struck with his open palm.Page 50
But it was ever thus.Page 53
All about the village, between it and the jungle, lay beautifully cultivated fields in which the Mezops raised such cereals, fruits, and vegetables as they required.Page 54
"We are within the outer wall," said Ja.Page 57
The poor creatures on the islands awaiting their fate tried to cover their eyes with their hands to hide the fearful sight, but now I saw that they too were under the hypnotic spell of the reptiles, so that they could only crouch in terror with their eyes fixed upon the terrible thing that was transpiring before them.Page 59
I was about to congratulate myself upon the miracle which had saved me for the moment, when the memory of the hypnotic powers of the Mahars filled me with apprehension lest they be practicing their uncanny art upon me to the end that I merely imagined that I was alone in the temple.Page 65
I had no idea that I should escape the monster that had marked me for his breakfast, but at least I should not die alone.Page 74
As I entered the room he glanced up and nodded pleasantly to me, only to resume his work as though I had never been away at all.Page 82
human race of Pellucidar--did there flash through my mind the thought that countless generations of my own kind yet unborn would have reason to worship me for the thing that I had accomplished for them? I did not.Page 91
The sides of the opposite hills were green with verdure, for.Page 92
Beneath these stood antelope, while others grazed in the open, or wandered gracefully to a nearby ford to drink.Page 96
In fact I found candor and directness to be quite a marked characteristic of the cave men of Pellucidar.Page 99
My arrow pierced the fleshy part of his thigh, inflicting a painful but not disabling wound.Page 104
Then I realized that, very gently, she was trying to disengage her arms, and I loosened my grip upon them so that she could do so.Page 115
One, more friendly than the rest, told me today that they intended attacking me tonight.Page 116
Yours, David Innes.