A moment ago he had been upon the point of killing
this man. Now he could no more have taken his life than he could have
taken the life of any of his best friends.
He lifted the Swede's head in his arms to change and ease his position.
Again came a fit of coughing and the terrible haemorrhage. After it
was over Anderssen lay with closed eyes.
Tarzan thought that he was dead, until he suddenly raised his eyes to
those of the ape-man, sighed, and spoke--in a very low, weak whisper.
"Ay tank it blow purty soon purty hard!" he said, and died.
Tarzan scooped a shallow grave for the Kincaid's cook, beneath whose
repulsive exterior had beaten the heart of a chivalrous gentleman.
That was all he could do in the cruel jungle for the man who had given
his life in the service of his little son and his wife.
Then Tarzan took up again the pursuit of Rokoff. Now that he was
positive that the woman ahead of him was indeed Jane, and that she had
again fallen into the hands of the Russian, it seemed that with all the
incredible speed of his fleet and agile muscles he moved at but a
It was with difficulty that he kept the trail, for there were many
paths through the jungle at this point--crossing and crisscrossing,
forking and branching in all directions, and over them all had passed
natives innumerable, coming and going. The spoor of the white men was
obliterated by that of the native carriers who had followed them, and
over all was the spoor of other natives and of wild beasts.
It was most perplexing; yet Tarzan kept on assiduously, checking his
sense of sight against his sense of smell, that he might more surely
keep to the right trail. But, with all his care, night found him at a
point where he was positive that he was on the wrong trail entirely.
He knew that the pack would follow his spoor, and so he had been
careful to make it as distinct as possible, brushing often against the
vines and creepers that walled the jungle-path, and in other ways
leaving his scent-spoor plainly discernible.
As darkness settled a heavy rain set in, and there was nothing for the
baffled ape-man to do but wait in the partial shelter of a huge tree
until morning; but the coming of dawn brought no cessation of the
For a week the sun was obscured by heavy clouds, while
For her sake he would have refused the appointment, but she would not have it so.Page 10
Whether island or mainland, Black Michael did not know, but he announced to Clayton that if investigation showed that the place was habitable he and Lady Greystoke were to be put ashore with their belongings.Page 13
the small boats, having filled the ship's casks with fresh water, were pushed out toward the waiting Fuwalda.Page 16
Here the greatest difficulty confronted Clayton, for he had no means whereby to hang his massive door now that he had built it.Page 35
At first he thought it was one of his own people but in another instant he realized that it was Bolgani, the huge gorilla.Page 44
For half an hour the weird dance went on, until, at a sign from Kerchak,.Page 52
It was alive with lions and leopards and poisonous snakes.Page 59
Hand over hand Tarzan drew the struggling black until he had him hanging by his neck in mid-air; then Tarzan climbed to a larger branch drawing the still threshing victim well up into the sheltering verdure of the tree.Page 81
"You tell us this great story," he said, "because you do not dare to speak the truth.Page 85
Porter adjusted his spectacles.Page 103
" "I forget nothing as yet, Professor Archimedes Q.Page 114
As he approached the window nearest the door he saw that the cabin had been divided into two rooms by a rough partition of boughs and sailcloth.Page 125
With what seemed to her marvelous rapidity the brute bore her through the forest, but still she did not cry out or struggle.Page 133
As Tarzan moved steadily onward his mind was occupied with many strange and new thoughts.Page 137
He could not fathom the meaning of the faces within, but he could read the interest and fascination upon the face of the live young creature by his side.Page 138
With him near, who could entertain fear? She wondered if there was another man on earth with whom a girl could feel so safe in.Page 161
The girl laughed.Page 164
"Captain Dufranne is willing to remain, and for my part I am perfectly willing, perfectly willing--as I always have been to humor your childish whims.Page 182
" "I had hoped to know at once," said D'Arnot.Page 190
I cannot answer you, Tarzan of the Apes," she cried.