structure, Number Thirteen regained his feet, and with the
heavy stock of the bull whip beat off, for a moment, those nearest him.
All were winded, but when those who were left of the eleven original
antagonists drew back to regain their breath, the young giant gave them
no respite, but leaped among them with the long lash they had such good
reason to hate and fear.
The result was as his higher intelligence had foreseen--the creatures
scattered to escape the fury of the lash and a moment later he had them
at his mercy. About the campong lay four who had felt the full force
of his heavy fist, while not one but bore some mark of the battle.
Not a moment did he give them to recuperate after he had scattered them
before he rounded them up once more near the outer gate--but now they
were docile and submissive. In pairs he ordered them to lift their
unconscious comrades to their shoulders and bear them into the jungle,
for Number Thirteen was setting out into the world with his grim tribe
in search of his lady love.
Once well within the jungle they halted to eat of the more familiar
fruit which had always formed the greater bulk of their sustenance.
Thus refreshed, they set out once more after the leader who wandered
aimlessly beneath the shade of the tall jungle trees amidst the
gorgeous tropic blooms and gay, songless birds--and of the twelve only
the leader saw the beauties that surrounded them or felt the strange,
mysterious influence of the untracked world they trod. Chance took
them toward the west until presently they emerged upon the harbor's
edge, where from the matted jungle they overlooked for the first time
the waters of the little bay and the broader expanse of strait beyond,
until their eyes rested at last upon the blurred lines of distant
From other vantage points at the jungle's border two other watchers
looked out upon the scene. One was the lascar whom von Horn had sent
down to the Ithaca the night before but who had reached the harbor
after she sailed. The other was von Horn himself. And both were
looking out upon the dismantled wreck of the Ithaca where it lay in the
sand near the harbor's southern edge.
Neither ventured forth from his place of concealment, for beyond the
Ithaca ten prahus were pulling gracefully into the quiet waters of the
Rajah Muda Saffir, caught by the hurricane the preceding night as he
had been about to beat across to Borneo,
A few inches below the surface of the sand I encountered a solid substance that had the feel of wood beneath the sharp steel.Page 3
Pellucidar is but a realm of your imagination--nothing more.Page 12
I have no words wherewith to describe it.Page 15
I shall not weary you with a repetition of the countless adventures of our long search.Page 23
of my awful tumble.Page 24
Perry soon had a roaring fire blazing by the brink of the little stream.Page 35
I was sure that with definite plans to go by Perry could oversee the construction of an adequate flotilla.Page 39
A hideous.Page 40
She was a tigress then--a primitive savage female.Page 43
"You used to tell me," she replied, "of the wonderful things you could accomplish with the inventions of your own world.Page 45
I tried to get a good look at the fellow, but the Sagoths had left me in the rear with a guard when they had advanced to battle, and the distance was too great for me to recognize the features of any of the human beings.Page 66
I saw that they were not naturally a war-like tribe, for they preferred that I leave in peace rather than force them to attack me, whereas the Sarians would have killed a suspicious stranger first and inquired into his purposes later.Page 78
"There!" they said, and pointed ahead.Page 95
Here I outlined to Dian and Juag the plans I had in mind.Page 97
These Pellucidarians are almost as fleet as deer; because I am not is one reason that I am always chosen for the close-in work of the thag-hunt.Page 98
Juag again turned toward me, but this time in surprise.Page 102
The outlook was scarcely entrancing.Page 103
For a long time he was inclined to be shy of her, often baring his teeth at her approach, and it was a much longer time before the female made friends with us.Page 108
We are going back to.Page 110
But we continued to draw away from him.