"Would they follow us there?" I asked, pointing through the archway
into the Camp of the Lions.
"Never," she replied, "for, in the first place, they would know that we
would not dare go there, and in the second they themselves would not
"Then we shall take refuge in the Camp of the Lions," I said.
She shuddered and drew closer to me.
"You dare?" she asked.
"Why not?" I returned. "We shall be safe from Buckingham, and you have
seen, for the second time in two days, that lions are harmless before
my weapons. Then, too, I can find my friends easiest in this
direction, for the River Thames runs through this place you call the
Camp of the Lions, and it is farther down the Thames that my friends
are awaiting me. Do you not dare come with me?"
"I dare follow wherever you lead," she answered simply.
And so I turned and passed beneath the great arch into the city of
As we entered deeper into what had once been the city, the evidences of
man's past occupancy became more frequent. For a mile from the arch
there was only a riot of weeds and undergrowth and trees covering small
mounds and little hillocks that, I was sure, were formed of the ruins
of stately buildings of the dead past.
But presently we came upon a district where shattered walls still
raised their crumbling tops in sad silence above the grass-grown
sepulchers of their fallen fellows. Softened and mellowed by ancient
ivy stood these sentinels of sorrow, their scarred faces still
revealing the rents and gashes of shrapnel and of bomb.
Contrary to our expectations, we found little indication that lions in
any great numbers laired in this part of ancient London. Well-worn
pathways, molded by padded paws, led through the cavernous windows or
doorways of a few of the ruins we passed, and once we saw the savage
face of a great, black-maned lion scowling down upon us from a
shattered stone balcony.
We followed down the bank of the Thames after we came upon it. I was
anxious to look with my own eyes upon the famous bridge, and I guessed,
too, that the river would lead me into the part of London where stood
Westminster Abbey and the Tower.
Realizing that the section through which we had been passing was
doubtless outlying, and therefore not so built up with large structures
as the more centrally located part of the old town, I felt sure that
farther down the river I should find the ruins
That he was John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with a seat in the House of Lords, he did not know, nor,.Page 1
But today, as he sat gazing upon her, he found himself noting the beauties of Teeka's form and features--something he never had done before, since none of them had aught to do with Teeka's ability to race nimbly through the lower terraces of the forest in the primitive games of tag and hide-and-go-seek which Tarzan's fertile brain evolved.Page 11
But when he would have done so, what was his chagrin to discover that another barrier had dropped behind him while he fought to break down the one before him! Taug was trapped.Page 21
He had met the stupid beast before and held him in fine contempt.Page 28
Teeka drew away and bared her fangs.Page 52
His mind reverted to the battle with Histah, the snake.Page 57
In the ape-man's hand was the long, keen blade that had been his constant companion since that distant day upon which chance had directed its point into the body of Bolgani, the gorilla, and saved the torn and bleeding man-child from what else had been certain death.Page 62
"Do not harm him, or Tarzan will kill you," and he bared his own fangs in the teeth of the nearest ape.Page 72
Tarzan coming lazily through the jungle with little Go-bu-balu, caught the scent of Bara, the deer.Page 77
It was not yet dark when he reached the village and took his place in the great tree overhanging the palisade.Page 82
But when he cast the spear, he missed both squirrel and tree, losing his missile far among the tangled undergrowth of the jungle.Page 98
Bukawai came to the entrance of his cave after the rain and the storm had passed and looked out upon the scene.Page 107
His sudden roar of pain and rage was smothered by a volley from the apes, who had seen Tarzan's act.Page 108
Tarzan required assistance in the scheme he had hit upon and his assistant must be equally as brave and almost as active as he.Page 122
As he approached the cabin and raised the crude latch which his father had fashioned so many years before, two small, blood-shot eyes watched him from the concealing foliage of the jungle close by.Page 128
The sentinels, now from habit become a fixed tribal custom, either relaxed their vigilance or entirely deserted their posts, as the whim seized them.Page 132
Long since had the termites and the small rodents picked clean the sturdy English bones.Page 134
Now the lower orders are not highly imaginative.Page 148
Leaving the trap in the center of a broad elephant trail near the drinking hole, the warriors turned back toward their village.Page 161
It was not that he was hungry--he had fed well this day, and in a safe cache were the remains of his kill, ready against the coming of a new appetite.