raising high his right hand displayed a jeweled dagger.
"We found it," he said, "even where I-Gos said that we would find it,"
and he looked menacingly upon O-Tar.
"A-Kor, jeddak of Manator!" cried a voice, and the cry was taken up by
a hundred hoarse-throated warriors.
"There can be but one jeddak in Manator," said the chief who held the
dagger; his eyes still fixed upon the hapless O-Tar he crossed to where
the latter stood and holding the dagger upon an outstretched palm
proffered it to the discredited ruler. "There can be but one jeddak in
Manator," he repeated meaningly.
O-Tar took the proffered blade and drawing himself to his full height
plunged it to the guard into his breast, in that single act redeeming
himself in the esteem of his people and winning an eternal place in The
Hall of Chiefs.
As he fell all was silence in the great room, to be broken presently by
the voice of U-Thor. "O-Tar is dead!" he cried. "Let A-Kor rule until
the chiefs of all Manator may be summoned to choose a new jeddak. What
is your answer?"
"Let A-Kor rule! A-Kor, Jeddak of Manator!" The cries filled the room
and there was no dissenting voice.
A-Kor raised his sword for silence. "It is the will of A-Kor," he said,
"and that of the Great Jed of Manatos, and the commander of the fleet
from Gathol, and of the illustrious John Carter, Warlord of Barsoom,
that peace lie upon the city of Manator and so I decree that the men of
Manator go forth and welcome the fighting men of these our allies as
guests and friends and show them the wonders of our ancient city and
the hospitality of Manator. I have spoken." And U-Thor and John Carter
dismissed their warriors and bade them accept the hospitality of
Manator. As the room emptied Djor Kantos reached the side of Tara of
Helium. The girl's happiness at rescue had been blighted by sight of
this man whom her virtuous heart told her she had wronged. She dreaded
the ordeal that lay before her and the dishonor that she must admit
before she could hope to be freed from the understanding that had for
long existed between them. And now Djor Kantos approached and kneeling
raised her fingers to his lips.
"Beautiful daughter of Helium," he said, "how may I tell you the thing
that I must tell you--of the dishonor that I have all unwittingly done
you? I can but throw myself upon your generosity for forgiveness; but
if you demand it I can receive the dagger
It was the full length of his grass rope which separated him from Sheeta, and yet there was no other thing to do.Page 9
In her wild, fierce way Kala had loved her adopted son, and Tarzan had returned that love, though the outward demonstrations of it were no greater than might have been expected from any other beast of the jungle.Page 16
Little monkeys, chattering and scolding, swung through the swaying limbs above the black warriors.Page 35
Sheeta was afraid to seize the balu, for thus he would give the ape-man an opening for attack; and for the same reason Tarzan hesitated to snatch the panther's prey out of harm's way, for had he stooped to accomplish this, the great beast would have been upon him in an instant.Page 36
had it landed, but it did not land, for Tarzan ducked beneath it and closed, his long knife ready in one strong hand--the knife of his dead father, of the father he never had known.Page 37
Bitten and biting, tearing and torn, Sheeta battled for his life; but the odds were against him.Page 40
Tarzan is derived from the two ape words TAR and ZAN, meaning white skin.Page 46
Mbonga was greatly concerned.Page 60
It was he who had slain Kulonga and others of the warriors of Mbonga, the chief.Page 73
To have found her child and to lose him, all in a moment! She raised her spear, throwing her hand far back of her shoulder.Page 76
His jaws were parted, and his cruel eyes gleamed.Page 78
A sudden flare of the fire threw the grotesque figure into high relief, and Tarzan recognized her as Momaya, the mother of Tibo.Page 79
As Tarzan followed the fresh spoor of Horta, the boar, the following morning, he came upon the tracks of two Gomangani, a large one and a small one.Page 83
The hyenas, snarling, rushed past him and were lost to view in the blackness of the interior.Page 85
He saw the lattice sag and sway to the attacks of the beasts.Page 107
Having filled his arms with fragments of rotted granite, he clambered again into a tree, and it pleased him to see that the apes had followed his example.Page 111
Then a broad grin widened the handsome face of the savage beast-youth.Page 162
And what more natural that eventually he came to attribute to the sun and the moon personalities as real as his own? The sun was a living creature and ruled the day.Page 170
But Bulabantu was no coward.Page 175
And so Tarzan of the Apes came back to the tribe of Kerchak, and in his coming he took a long stride toward the kingship, which he ultimately won, for now the apes looked up to him as a superior being.