they cooked in vessels made
all of solid metal like my armlet.
"They lived in a great village in huts that were built of stone and
surrounded by a great wall. They were very fierce, rushing out and
falling upon our warriors before ever they learned that their errand
was a peaceful one. Our men were few in number, but they held their
own at the top of a little rocky hill, until the fierce people went
back at sunset into their wicked city. Then our warriors came down
from their hill, and, after taking many ornaments of yellow metal from
the bodies of those they had slain, they marched back out of the
valley, nor have any of us ever returned.
"They are wicked people--neither white like you nor black like me, but
covered with hair as is Bolgani, the gorilla. Yes, they are very bad
people indeed, and Chowambi was glad to get out of their country."
"And are none of those alive who were with Chowambi, and saw these
strange people and their wonderful city?" asked Tarzan.
"Waziri, our chief, was there," replied Busuli. "He was a very young
man then, but he accompanied Chowambi, who was his father."
So that night Tarzan asked Waziri about it, and Waziri, who was now an
old man, said that it was a long march, but that the way was not
difficult to follow. He remembered it well.
"For ten days we followed this river which runs beside our village. Up
toward its source we traveled until on the tenth day we came to a
little spring far up upon the side of a lofty mountain range. In this
little spring our river is born. The next day we crossed over the top
of the mountain, and upon the other side we came to a tiny rivulet
which we followed down into a great forest. For many days we traveled
along the winding banks of the rivulet that had now become a river,
until we came to a greater river, into which it emptied, and which ran
down the center of a mighty valley.
"Then we followed this large river toward its source, hoping to come to
more open land. After twenty days of marching from the time we had
crossed the mountains and passed out of our own country we came again
to another range of mountains. Up their side we followed the great
river, that had now dwindled to a tiny rivulet, until we came to a
little cave near the
I should be well paid, Achmet Zek.Page 25
The raiders were still a long way off when the warrior's keen eyes discovered them.Page 30
There was something missing.Page 31
Tarzan viewed the vine-covered columns in mild wonderment.Page 39
He had it all planned out, did Lieutenant Albert Werper, living in anticipation the luxurious life of the idle rich.Page 41
Tarzan looked out across the familiar vista with no faintest gleam of recognition in his eyes.Page 46
A light broke upon the understanding of Mugambi.Page 50
In one powerful hand he gripped a heavy knob-stick.Page 55
At the river, Tarzan drank his fill and bathed.Page 56
All that happened in the instant that Tarzan turned to meet the charge of the irascible rhinoceros might take long to tell, and yet would have taxed the swiftest lens to record.Page 63
She glared and muttered but she did not strike.Page 65
La approached with upraised knife, her face turned toward the rising sun and upon her lips a prayer to the burning deity of her people.Page 75
A careful examination of the balance of the tent revealed nothing more, at least nothing to indicate the presence of the jewels; but at the side where the blankets and clothing lay, the ape-man discovered that the tent wall had been loosened at the bottom, and presently he sensed that the Belgian had recently passed out of the tent by this avenue.Page 76
There was no one within! Werper's astonishment surpassed words.Page 89
only manner which he now recollected.Page 92
With a snarl he was at the other's throat, not even waiting to lift the woolen veil which obscured his vision.Page 101
He poised with bent knees upon the gently swaying limb above the trail, timing with keen ears the nearing hoof beats of frightened Bara.Page 116
the great cat can maintain it, it resembles nothing more closely than the onrushing of a giant locomotive under full speed, and so, though the distance that Jane Clayton must cover was relatively small, the terrific speed of the lion rendered her hopes of escape almost negligible.Page 119
Puzzled, disappointed and angry, he at last returned to the girl.Page 123
A hundred times a day he found his eyes wandering in her direction and feasting themselves upon her charms of face and figure.