broad and lovely meadowland through which wound a sparkling tributary of
Two more gateways let into the great fortress, one piercing the north
wall and one the east. All three gates were strongly fortified with
towered and buttressed barbicans which must be taken before the main
gates could be reached. Each barbican was portcullised, while the inner
gates were similarly safeguarded in addition to the drawbridges which,
spanning the moat when lowered, could be drawn up at the approach of an
enemy, effectually stopping his advance.
The new towers and buildings added to the ancient keep under the
direction of Norman of Torn and the grim, old man whom he called father,
were of the Norman type of architecture, the windows were larger, the
carving more elaborate, the rooms lighter and more spacious.
Within the great enclosure thrived a fair sized town, for, with his ten
hundred fighting-men, the Outlaw of Torn required many squires, lackeys,
cooks, scullions, armorers, smithies, farriers, hostlers and the like to
care for the wants of his little army.
Fifteen hundred war horses, beside five hundred sumpter beasts, were
quartered in the great stables, while the east court was alive with
cows, oxen, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits and chickens.
Great wooden carts drawn by slow, plodding oxen were daily visitors to
the grim pile, fetching provender for man and beast from the neighboring
farm lands of the poor Saxon peasants, to whom Norman of Torn paid good
gold for their crops.
These poor serfs, who were worse than slaves to the proud barons who
owned the land they tilled, were forbidden by royal edict to sell or
give a pennysworth of provisions to the Outlaw of Torn, upon pain of
death, but nevertheless his great carts made their trips regularly and
always returned full laden, and though the husbandmen told sad tales
to their overlords of the awful raids of the Devil of Torn in which he
seized upon their stuff by force, their tongues were in their cheeks as
they spoke and the Devil's gold in their pockets.
And so, while the barons learned to hate him the more, the peasants'
love for him increased. Them he never injured; their fences, their
stock, their crops, their wives and daughters were safe from molestation
even though the neighboring castle of their lord might be sacked from
the wine cellar to the ramparts of the loftiest tower. Nor did anyone
dare ride rough shod over the territory which Norman of Torn patrolled.
A dozen bands of cut-throats he had driven from the Derby hills, and
though the barons would much rather have had
For a moment he had hoped against hope that the blackened corpse was not that of his mate, but when his eyes discovered and recognized the rings upon her fingers the last faint ray of hope forsook him.Page 9
In the man's hand was the hunting knife of his long-dead father--the weapon that had first given him his real ascendancy over the beasts of the jungle; but he hoped not to be forced to use it, knowing as he did that more jungle battles were settled by hideous growling than by actual combat, the law of bluff holding quite as good in the jungle as elsewhere--only in matters of love and food did the great beasts ordinarily close with fangs and talons.Page 17
We all laughed.Page 21
In the new dawn he, for the first time, was able to obtain a good look at his captor, and, if he had been.Page 62
There was no one there, either, and he stepped out and approached the door of the adjoining room where the man and woman were.Page 76
He was hurrying to catch up when Tarzan saw him, and as he passed beneath the tree in which the ape-man perched above the trail, a silent noose dropped deftly about his neck.Page 103
The Englishman had also been bound hand and foot by this time for fear that at the last moment he might escape and rob them of their feast.Page 117
Sheeta with rising anger and suspicion had seen the ape-man leap from the tree and approach the quarry.Page 126
By this time the plane was moving along the ground and even then Usanga was upon the verge of leaping out, and would have done so had he been able to unfasten the strap from about his waist.Page 131
It might be a minute or it might be an hour before the fish would swim into the little pool above which he crouched, but sooner or later one would come.Page 132
We both thank you for your kindness and protection.Page 139
A light wind was moving through the jungle aisles, and it wafted down now to the nostrils of the eager carnivore the strong scent spoor of the deer, exciting his already avid appetite to a point where it became a gnawing pain.Page 143
Together the two rolled over in the trail and a moment later the ape-man rose, and, with one foot upon the carcass of his kill, raised his voice in the victory cry of the bull ape.Page 156
I ran across this lion two days ago in the Wamabo country.Page 161
Tarzan smiled and shook his head.Page 176
Gradually he dropped behind but he did not give up the pursuit, and now Tarzan realized how much hinged upon the strength of the untested vines.Page 189
And as the girl watched them she noted with horror that the poor creatures were chained by the neck to the doors.Page 200
"That is Metak, one of the king's sons,".Page 215
Smith-Oldwick dropped back a few steps and leveled his pistol upon her.Page 237
At the same time, Smith-Oldwick discharged his weapon and a yellow-coated warrior screamed and crumpled forward upon his face.