she is afraid, and we will keep her; but the he must depart."
"The he won't depart," I replied, and approached still nearer. Rough
and narrow ledges formed by nature gave access to the upper caves. A
man might scale them if unhampered and unhindered, but to clamber
upward in the face of a belligerent tribe of half-men and with a girl
to assist was beyond my capability.
"I do not fear you," screamed the creature. "You were close to Tsa;
but I am far above you. You cannot harm me as you harmed Tsa. Go away!"
I placed a foot upon the lowest ledge and clambered upward, reaching
down and pulling Lys to my side. Already I felt safer. Soon we would
be out of danger of the beasts again closing in upon us. The man above
us raised his stone hatchet above his head and leaped lightly down to
meet us. His position above me gave him a great advantage, or at least
so he probably thought, for he came with every show of confidence. I
hated to do it, but there seemed no other way, and so I shot him down
as I had shot down Tsa.
"You see," I cried to his fellows, "that I can kill you wherever you
may be. A long way off I can kill you as well as I can kill you near
by. Let us come among you in peace. I will not harm you if you do not
harm us. We will take a cave high up. Speak!"
"Come, then," said one. "If you will not harm us, you may come. Take
Tsa's hole, which lies above you."
The creature showed us the mouth of a black cave, but he kept at a
distance while he did it, and Lys followed me as I crawled in to
explore. I had matches with me, and in the light of one I found a
small cavern with a flat roof and floor which followed the cleavage of
the strata. Pieces of the roof had fallen at some long-distant date,
as was evidenced by the depth of the filth and rubble in which they
were embedded. Even a superficial examination revealed the fact that
nothing had ever been attempted that might have improved the livability
of the cavern; nor, should I judge, had it ever been cleaned out. With
considerable difficulty I loosened some of the larger pieces of broken
rock which littered the floor and placed
"Wy, hasn't ye seen wats goin' on? Hasn't ye 'eard that devil's spawn of a capting an' is mates knockin' the bloomin' lights outen 'arf the crew? "Two busted 'eads yeste'day, an' three to-day.Page 18
She had always been afraid of firearms, and would never touch them, but now she rushed toward the ape with the fearlessness of a lioness protecting its young.Page 23
He wanted, very, very much, to feel his teeth sink into the neck of the queer animal that he had learned to hate and fear, and because of this, he came often with his tribe to reconnoiter, waiting for a time when the white ape should be off his guard.Page 30
He was now swimming parallel to the bank and there he saw the cruel beast that would have seized him crouching upon the still form of his little playmate.Page 43
forebears danced out the rites of the Dum-Dum to the sound of their earthen drums, beneath the bright light of a tropical moon in the depth of a mighty jungle which stands unchanged today as it stood on that long forgotten night in the dim, unthinkable vistas of the long dead past when our first shaggy ancestor swung from a swaying bough and dropped lightly upon the soft turf of the first meeting place.Page 54
Early the next morning the apes were astir, moving through the jungle in search of food.Page 56
With a bound the black leaped entirely over the rushing beast and turning with incredible swiftness planted a second arrow in Horta's back.Page 66
It reminded Tarzan of the Dum-Dum, and so he knew what to expect.Page 96
Chapter XV The Forest God When Clayton heard the report of the firearm he fell into an agony of fear and apprehension.Page 105
" Mr.Page 109
When the grave had been filled with earth the little party turned back toward the cabin, and Esmeralda, still weeping copiously for the two she had never heard of before today, and who had been dead twenty years, chanced to glance toward the harbor.Page 112
The others saw the cunning of the suggestion, and so the trench was lengthened to accommodate the corpse, and in the center a deeper hole was excavated for the box, which was first wrapped in sailcloth and then lowered to its place, which brought its top about a foot below the bottom of the grave.Page 129
As it was drawn up a young officer stepped out.Page 134
Once he pressed his lips lightly upon her forehead, and she did not move, but closed her eyes and sighed.Page 140
But again the timidity of the wild thing in the face of human habitation swept over Tarzan of the Apes.Page 153
Jane saw the little note and ignored it, for she was very angry and hurt and mortified, but--she was a woman, and so eventually she picked it up and read it.Page 155
" The man only shook his head and pointed to the pencil and the bark.Page 161
And on the other.Page 166
would return no more.Page 176
"I am not hungry," said Tarzan simply.