four more toward the great gates.
Tars Tarkas rode ahead and, leaning down to the latch, threw the
barriers open, while I held the loose thoats from breaking back to the
herd. Then together we rode through into the avenue with our stolen
mounts and, without waiting to close the gates, hurried off toward the
southern boundary of the city.
Thus far our escape had been little short of marvellous, nor did our
good fortune desert us, for we passed the outer purlieus of the dead
city and came to our camp without hearing even the faintest sound of
Here a low whistle, the prearranged signal, apprised the balance of our
party that I was returning, and we were met by the three with every
manifestation of enthusiastic rejoicing.
But little time was wasted in narration of our adventure. Tars Tarkas
and Carthoris exchanged the dignified and formal greetings common upon
Barsoom, but I could tell intuitively that the Thark loved my boy and
that Carthoris reciprocated his affection.
Xodar and the green Jeddak were formally presented to each other. Then
Thuvia was lifted to the least fractious thoat, Xodar and Carthoris
mounted two others, and we set out at a rapid pace toward the east. At
the far extremity of the city we circled toward the north, and under
the glorious rays of the two moons we sped noiselessly across the dead
sea bottom, away from the Warhoons and the First Born, but to what new
dangers and adventures we knew not.
Toward noon of the following day we halted to rest our mounts and
ourselves. The beasts we hobbled, that they might move slowly about
cropping the ochre moss-like vegetation which constitutes both food and
drink for them on the march. Thuvia volunteered to remain on watch
while the balance of the party slept for an hour.
It seemed to me that I had but closed my eyes when I felt her hand upon
my shoulder and heard her soft voice warning me of a new danger.
"Arise, O Prince," she whispered. "There be that behind us which has
the appearance of a great body of pursuers."
The girl stood pointing in the direction from whence we had come, and
as I arose and looked, I, too, thought that I could detect a thin dark
line on the far horizon. I awoke the others. Tars Tarkas, whose giant
stature towered high above the rest of us, could see the farthest.
"It is a great body of mounted men," he said, "and they are travelling
Just before she reached the vehicle, Carl leaped in beside his confederate, slamming the door behind him.Page 3
Your son will be safe enough in the meantime, and I can then lead you secretly to where he is hidden.Page 15
They muttered low gutturals of approval as bits of white hide or hairy bloodstained skin were torn from one contestant or the other.Page 24
Oftentimes they brushed together in passing, but the apes had already taken his presence for granted, so that he was as much one of them as Akut himself.Page 30
The mental suffering that Tarzan's sorrowful thoughts induced had the effect of numbing his keen,.Page 37
At other times in single file, first one and then the other in advance.Page 44
" Tremblingly Kaviri tottered to his feet, calling to his people to come from their huts; but none responded to his summons.Page 46
When he reached a point well above the village street he made a great commotion, shaking the tree violently, crying aloud to the panther to flee or be killed, and punctuating his own voice with the screams and mouthings of an angry beast.Page 50
A sneer curled the Russian's lips.Page 64
Then he heard her piteous cry as her knees gave beneath her, and she sank to the ground in a swoon.Page 76
If you are not then asleep they will wait quietly beside you until you do sleep, and then they will all fall upon you together and slay you.Page 81
"There is a village about a mile farther on," he said to her.Page 93
At one side of the trail, beneath a giant tree, lay a little heap of loosely piled brush--to her dying day that little spot of jungle would be indelibly impressed upon her memory.Page 97
Chapter 15 Down the Ugambi Halfway between the Ugambi and the village of the Waganwazam, Tarzan came upon the pack moving slowly along his old spoor.Page 101
Frantically he alternately paddled furiously toward her and rose to his feet waving his paddle and crying aloud in an attempt to attract the attention of those on board.Page 102
She knew that the shore held little hope of life for her, as she had no knowledge of the location of the friendly Mosula village to which Anderssen had taken her through the darkness of the night of their escape from the Kincaid.Page 108
And yet, as far as he could see, there was no ship there--nor might there be one within a thousand miles.Page 138
Schmidt also worked good-naturedly, and Lord Greystoke congratulated himself that at last the men had awakened to the necessity for the labour which was being asked of them and to their obligations to the balance of the party.Page 139
Nearing his camp he circled to the opposite side of it, and presently came running in breathlessly.Page 143
" And then with an exclamation of renewed hope, "We can reach them! The skiff will carry us easily.