at his side and one hand grasped his throat.
"Come I from heaven or hell, Zat Arras, you will find me still the same
John Carter that I have always been; nor did ever man call me such
names and live--without apologizing." And with that I commenced to bend
him back across my knee and tighten my grip upon his throat.
"Seize him!" cried Zat Arras, and a dozen officers sprang forward to
Kantos Kan came close and whispered to me.
"Desist, I beg of you. It will but involve us all, for I cannot see
these men lay hands upon you without aiding you. My officers and men
will join me and we shall have a mutiny then that may lead to the
revolution. For the sake of Tardos Mors and Helium, desist."
At his words I released Zat Arras and, turning my back upon him, walked
toward the ship's rail.
"Come, Kantos Kan," I said, "the Prince of Helium would return to the
None interfered. Zat Arras stood white and trembling amidst his
officers. Some there were who looked upon him with scorn and drew
toward me, while one, a man long in the service and confidence of
Tardos Mors, spoke to me in a low tone as I passed him.
"You may count my metal among your fighting-men, John Carter," he said.
I thanked him and passed on. In silence we embarked, and shortly after
stepped once more upon the deck of the Xavarian. Fifteen minutes later
we received orders from the flagship to proceed toward Helium.
Our journey thither was uneventful. Carthoris and I were wrapped in
the gloomiest of thoughts. Kantos Kan was sombre in contemplation of
the further calamity that might fall upon Helium should Zat Arras
attempt to follow the age-old precedent that allotted a terrible death
to fugitives from the Valley Dor. Tars Tarkas grieved for the loss of
his daughter. Xodar alone was care-free--a fugitive and outlaw, he
could be no worse off in Helium than elsewhere.
"Let us hope that we may at least go out with good red blood upon our
blades," he said. It was a simple wish and one most likely to be
Among the officers of the Xavarian I thought I could discern division
into factions ere we had reached Helium. There were those who gathered
about Carthoris and myself whenever the opportunity presented, while
about an equal number held aloof from us. They offered us only the
most courteous treatment, but were evidently bound by
"Oh, John," she cried at last, "the horror of it.Page 16
After two days' work, however, he succeeded in fashioning two massive hardwood hinges, and with these he hung the door so that it opened and closed easily.Page 22
Now that he was in his prime, there was no simian in all the mighty forest through which he roved that dared contest his right to rule, nor did the other and larger animals molest him.Page 39
He commenced a systematic search of the cabin; but his attention was soon riveted by the books which seemed to exert a strange and powerful influence over him, so that he could scarce attend to aught else for the lure of the wondrous puzzle which their purpose presented to him.Page 41
The tribe had grown larger since Tarzan had come among them, for under the leadership of Kerchak they had been able to frighten the other tribes from their part of the jungle so that they had plenty to eat and little or no loss from predatory incursions of neighbors.Page 44
Another male then sprang into the arena, and, repeating the horrid cries of his king, followed stealthily in his wake.Page 63
There was much excited gesticulating, pointing, and chattering; then several of the warriors approached and peered within.Page 72
"KA-GODA!" cried Terkoz.Page 78
You must choose another to rule you, for Tarzan will not return.Page 92
Had the battle been of a few seconds' longer duration the outcome might have been different, but it was all accomplished so quickly that the lion had scarce time to recover from the confusion of its surprise ere it sank lifeless to the ground.Page 96
Slowly she forced her great bulk, inch by inch, through the opening.Page 115
Carefully he felt upon the desk.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 145
in time to do more than avenge.Page 156
The second day a fever had come and D'Arnot thought that it meant infection and he knew that he would die.Page 165
"I would as soon suspect my dear Clayton here, or Mr.Page 167
The Frenchman had been watching him, and knew that Tarzan was puzzled over the envelope.Page 188
Calmly the girl kneeled down in the dust of the roadway and prayed for strength to meet her fate bravely, and for the delivery of her father and her friends from death.Page 192