protection both on
the long journey to the sea.
With bated breath she groped beneath the little mound, scarce daring to
hope that the treasure remained where she had left it; but, to her
infinite relief and joy, her hand came at once upon the barrel of the
heavy weapon and then upon the bandoleer of cartridges.
As she threw the latter about her shoulder and felt the weight of the
big game-gun in her hand a sudden sense of security suffused her. It
was with new hope and a feeling almost of assured success that she
again set forward upon her journey.
That night she slept in the crotch of a tree, as Tarzan had so often
told her that he was accustomed to doing, and early the next morning
was upon her way again. Late in the afternoon, as she was about to
cross a little clearing, she was startled at the sight of a huge ape
coming from the jungle upon the opposite side.
The wind was blowing directly across the clearing between them, and
Jane lost no time in putting herself downwind from the huge creature.
Then she hid in a clump of heavy bush and watched, holding the rifle
ready for instant use.
To her consternation she saw that the apes were pausing in the centre
of the clearing. They came together in a little knot, where they stood
looking backward, as though in expectation of the coming of others of
their tribe. Jane wished that they would go on, for she knew that at
any moment some little, eddying gust of wind might carry her scent down
to their nostrils, and then what would the protection of her rifle
amount to in the face of those gigantic muscles and mighty fangs?
Her eyes moved back and forth between the apes and the edge of the
jungle toward which they were gazing until at last she perceived the
object of their halt and the thing that they awaited. They were being
Of this she was positive, as she saw the lithe, sinewy form of a
panther glide noiselessly from the jungle at the point at which the
apes had emerged but a moment before.
Quickly the beast trotted across the clearing toward the anthropoids.
Jane wondered at their apparent apathy, and a moment later her wonder
turned to amazement as she saw the great cat come quite close to the
apes, who appeared entirely unconcerned by its presence, and, squatting
down in their midst, fell assiduously to the business of preening,
which occupies most of the
I have never seen Captain John Carter, of Virginia, since.Page 20
I did not venture out upon the limb for fear that I might be discovered and our retreat in this direction cut off; but instead hurried to retrace my steps to Tars Tarkas.Page 42
One was white with black hair, the other a huge green warrior," and here the fellow cast a suspicious glance toward.Page 47
Thuvia halted us.Page 62
"You are travelling several laps ahead of me, my friend," I interrupted.Page 64
Above my head I could see the dangling forms of the boarding party as the battleship raced over us.Page 73
Phaidor, though loath to believe that Issus was allied to such as these, had commenced to entertain doubts and fears.Page 87
"He died before the shell broke to let me step out into a world that has been very good to me.Page 93
In front of these were the high dignitaries of this mock heaven--gleaming blacks bedecked with precious stones, upon their foreheads the insignia of their rank set in circles of gold.Page 110
I glanced toward Xodar and the youth and saw that they had slipped over the edge of the dock into the water.Page 120
" "You are my master; it shall be as you say," she replied simply, but there was a note of sadness in her voice.Page 129
While I disliked the thought of carrying out the thing that I had decided upon, there seemed no alternative if Tars Tarkas and I were to go back together to my little camp in the hills.Page 134
The Warhoons were perhaps a hundred yards from us when a loud explosion sounded from above and behind us, and almost at the same instant a shell burst in their advancing ranks.Page 154
Until then Tardos Mors is Jeddak of Helium, and Zat Arras is his representative.Page 157
Free, I could prosecute the search for Dejah Thoris.Page 159
That Zat Arras' spy had overheard our conversation relative to the selection of a new Jeddak, I knew, and scarcely a half-dozen minutes prior we had discussed the details of the plan to rescue Dejah Thoris.Page 170
Broadside after broadside they delivered as each vessel came in line with the ships of the therns.Page 179
I was the last to leave the chamber of the submarine, and as I followed the rear of the column toward the corridor, I moved through water to my knees.Page 187
The red men charged for the interior, and then we turned to continue our interrupted battle; but our foes had vanished.Page 192
"Think not, John Carter, that you may so lightly cast aside the love of Phaidor, daughter of Matai Shang.