the bloody days when thousands of men perished in the trenches between
the rising and the setting of a sun, when they laid them lengthwise in
these same trenches and sprinkled dirt over them, when the Germans
corded their corpses like wood and set fire to them, when women and
children and old men were butchered, and great passenger ships were
torpedoed without warning.
Thirty-six, finally assured that we did not intend slaying him, was as
keen to accompany us as was Victory.
The crossing to the continent was uneventful, its monotony being
relieved, however, by the childish delight of Victory and Thirty-six in
the novel experience of riding safely upon the bosom of the water, and
of being so far from land.
With the possible exception of Snider, the little party appeared in the
best of spirits, laughing and joking, or interestedly discussing the
possibilities which the future held for us: what we should find upon
the continent, and whether the inhabitants would be civilized or
Victory asked me to explain the difference between the two, and when I
had tried to do so as clearly as possible, she broke into a gay little
"Oh," she cried, "then I am a barbarian!"
I could not but laugh, too, as I admitted that she was, indeed, a
barbarian. She was not offended, taking the matter as a huge joke.
But some time thereafter she sat in silence, apparently deep in
thought. Finally she looked up at me, her strong white teeth gleaming
behind her smiling lips.
"Should you take that thing you call 'razor,'" she said, "and cut the
hair from the face of Thirty-six, and exchange garments with him, you
would be the barbarian and Thirty-six the civilized man. There is no
other difference between you, except your weapons. Clothe you in a
wolfskin, give you a knife and a spear, and set you down in the woods
of Grabritin--of what service would your civilization be to you?"
Delcarte and Taylor smiled at her reply, but Thirty-six and Snider
laughed uproariously. I was not surprised at Thirty-six, but I thought
that Snider laughed louder than the occasion warranted. As a matter of
fact, Snider, it seemed to me, was taking advantage of every
opportunity, however slight, to show insubordination, and I determined
then that at the first real breach of discipline I should take action
that would remind Snider, ever after, that I was still his commanding
I could not help but notice that his eyes were much upon Victory, and I
did not like it, for I knew
It was the same form of friendly salutation with which the pithecanthropus had sealed his alliance with the ape-man and Tarzan, glad of every ally he could win in this strange and savage world, quickly accepted the proffered friendship.Page 24
Pan-at-lee was lost.Page 39
On they went until they too had disappeared from sight and only a faint shouting came down to Pan-at-lee to tell her that the pursuit continued.Page 48
"When it leaves go of you," it said, "as it will presently to defend itself, run quickly behind me, Pan-at-lee, and go to the cave nearest the pegs you descended from the cliff top.Page 58
"I can follow wherever you can lead," she said then.Page 61
Along the verge of the forest upon the southeastern side of the gorge he sought some point at which the trees touched some negotiable portion of the cliff, but though he traveled far both up and down the gorge he discovered no such easy avenue of escape.Page 85
" And so a black Waz-don came to the temple gate and asked to see Lu-don, the high priest, on a matter of great importance, and though the hour was late Lu-don saw him, and when he had heard his story he promised him and his friend not only their freedom but many gifts if they could prove the correctness of their claims.Page 89
If Pan-at-lee does right she is greater in the eyes of Jad-ben-Otho than would be the daughter of Ko-tan should she do wrong.Page 90
O-lo-a, go to your quarters immediately," and he pointed with stern finger toward the opposite end of the garden.Page 96
This woman is not from Kor-ul-lul but from Kor-ul-JA, the very tribe with which the Kor-ul-lul says the creature was associating when he first saw him.Page 123
"And where lies the danger?" Ja-don asked of Jane, ignoring Lu-don.Page 124
"Come now, we will go to the quarters of the princess beside the Forbidden Garden.Page 154
He found Lu-don's messengers with the high priest of his own temple and quickly transmitted to them the commands of the ape-man.Page 157
Jane hastened to her tree.Page 167
The method that the high priest of Tu-lur had employed to trap Tarzan had left the ape-man in possession of his weapons though there seemed little likelihood of their being of any service to him.Page 170
This time there were many more than one and their coming at this time of night carried a sinister suggestion.Page 180
And now," he said, "we must plan upon our return.Page 183
The impetus carried it into the river's current and the current bore it out upon the lake.Page 185
the sacrifices that were offered up to him there each day at sunset.Page 190
Tell me, chief, how may the Dor-ul-Otho best serve his father's people?" "By coming with me to Ja-lur and the villages between," replied Ja-don quickly, "that the people may see that it is indeed the Dor-ul-Otho and that he smiles upon the cause of Ja-don.