The Warlord guess
that a simple panthan aspired to her hand and heart?
The dawn found them moving rapidly over an unfamiliar landscape. The
wind had increased during the night and had borne them far from
Bantoom. The country below them was rough and inhospitable. No water
was visible and the surface of the ground was cut by deep gorges, while
nowhere was any but the most meager vegetation discernible. They saw no
life of any nature, nor was there any indication that the country could
support life. For two days they drifted over this horrid wasteland.
They were without food or water and suffered accordingly. Ghek had
temporarily abandoned his rykor after enlisting Turan's assistance in
lashing it safely to the deck. The less he used it the less would its
vitality be spent. Already it was showing the effects of privation.
Ghek crawled about the vessel like a great spider--over the side, down
beneath the keel, and up over the opposite rail. He seemed equally at
home one place as another. For his companions, however, the quarters
were cramped, for the deck of a one-man flier is not intended for three.
Turan sought always ahead for signs of water. Water they must have, or
that water-giving plant which makes life possible upon many of the
seemingly arid areas of Mars; but there was neither the one nor the
other for these two days and now the third night was upon them. The
girl did not complain, but Turan knew that she must be suffering and
his heart was heavy within him. Ghek suffered least of all, and he
explained to them that his kind could exist for long periods without
food or water. Turan almost cursed him as he saw the form of Tara of
Helium slowly wasting away before his eyes, while the hideous kaldane
seemed as full of vitality as ever.
"There are circumstances," remarked Ghek, "under which a gross and
material body is less desirable than a highly developed brain."
Turan looked at him, but said nothing. Tara of Helium smiled faintly.
"One cannot blame him," she said, "were we not a bit boastful in the
pride of our superiority? When our stomachs were filled," she added.
"Perhaps there is something to be said for their system," Turan
admitted. "If we could but lay aside our stomachs when they cried for
food and water I have no doubt but that we should do so."
"I should never miss mine now," assented Tara; "it is mighty poor
A new day had dawned, revealing a less desolate country and renewing
again the hope that
On several occasions he glimpsed at distances or by night what might have been titanic reptilian.Page 21
Upon the edge of this dais sat a young female Waz-don.Page 86
Finding no other method of access, the ape-man uncoiled his rope and throwing it over the branch of the tree where it projected beyond the wall, was soon climbing with the ease of a monkey to the summit.Page 99
to pursue the fugitive but these awaited now stolidly the command of their king or high priest.Page 110
The thing had been very cunningly wrought from a single block of wood, very probably a section of a tree, upon which the features had been carved and afterward the interior hollowed out until only a comparatively thin shell remained.Page 114
"When gods mingle with mortals," replied Tarzan, "they are no less vulnerable than mortals.Page 119
Along the further wall the ape-man hurried.Page 120
To be overtaken here in the narrow confines of the black corridor where he was assured the GRYF could not see him at all would spell almost certain death and now he heard the thing approaching from behind.Page 127
It was really Bu-lot who started it.Page 142
"Such talk is useless," she said shortly.Page 160
Now she lay upon her belly behind a small bush within throwing distance of the quarry.Page 161
At first she did not recognize him, but when she did, instinctively she stepped back.Page 167
Lu-don wanted Tarzan himself.Page 168
At a little distance were the blue waters of Jad-in-lul and beyond, the verdure-clad farther shore, and beyond that the mountains.Page 178
Though it was dark and the forest strange yet he moved with a surety and ease that bespoke more a strange uncanny sense than wondrous skill.Page 184
He bowed low until his forehead touched the feet of the stranger.Page 189
" The GRYF and his riders heard the shout though not the words.Page 194
And one was the strange warrior who had met Ja-don and Tarzan outside the city of Ja-lur as they had approached it the previous day; and he was the same warrior who had entered the temple a short hour before, but the faces of his fellows were unfamiliar, even to one another, since it is seldom that.Page 201
" He turned to one of his priests and issued brief instructions.Page 208
Upon one side of the old chieftain stood Tarzan of the Apes, and upon the other Korak, the Killer, worthy son of the mighty ape-man.