guns ahead warned them to haste, but finally the reports dwindled to an
occasional shot, presently ceasing altogether. Nor was this less
ominous than the rattle of musketry, for it suggested but a single
solution to the little band of rescuers--that the illy garrisoned
village had already succumbed to the onslaught of a superior force.
The returning hunters had covered a little more than three miles of the
five that had separated them from the village when they met the first
of the fugitives who had escaped the bullets and clutches of the foe.
There were a dozen women, youths, and girls in the party, and so
excited were they that they could scarce make themselves understood as
they tried to relate to Waziri the calamity that had befallen his
"They are as many as the leaves of the forest," cried one of the women,
in attempting to explain the enemy's force. "There are many Arabs and
countless Manyuema, and they all have guns. They crept close to the
village before we knew that they were about, and then, with many
shouts, they rushed in upon us, shooting down men, and women, and
children. Those of us who could fled in all directions into the
jungle, but more were killed. I do not know whether they took any
prisoners or not--they seemed only bent upon killing us all. The
Manyuema called us many names, saying that they would eat us all before
they left our country--that this was our punishment for killing their
friends last year. I did not hear much, for I ran away quickly."
The march toward the village was now resumed, more slowly and with
greater stealth, for Waziri knew that it was too late to rescue--their
only mission could be one of revenge. Inside the next mile a hundred
more fugitives were met. There were many men among these, and so the
fighting strength of the party was augmented.
Now a dozen warriors were sent creeping ahead to reconnoiter. Waziri
remained with the main body, which advanced in a thin line that spread
in a great crescent through the forest. By the chief's side walked
Presently one of the scouts returned. He had come within sight of the
"They are all within the palisade," he whispered.
"Good!" said Waziri. "We shall rush in upon them and slay them all,"
and he made ready to send word along the line that they were to halt at
the edge of the clearing until they saw him rush toward the
At greater or less intervals leafy sanctuaries dotted the grassy expanse ahead of him and the route he took, leading from one to another, indicated that he had not entirely cast discretion to the winds.Page 8
With the utmost caution the pithecanthropus descended the tree upon the opposite side from the great nocturnal prowler, and, closely followed by Tarzan, moved silently away through the night across the plain.Page 13
As the direction they indicated was a route which Tarzan had not previously traversed he was extremely willing to accede to their request, as he had determined thoroughly to explore this unknown land before definitely abandoning search for Lady Jane therein.Page 19
The shaggy black shrugged his shoulders and smiled.Page 24
Strange noises fell upon her ears.Page 28
he cried, "it is gund-bar between Es-sat and Om-at.Page 68
directly in the tracks of its maker.Page 80
It had to do with a boundary dispute with one of his neighbors.Page 86
sign of any of the inmates of the palace other than slaves, or at least he saw no others at first, though presently he stumbled upon an enclosure which lay almost within the center of the palace grounds surrounded by a wall that piqued the ape-man's curiosity, since he had determined to investigate as fully as possible every part of the palace and its environs.Page 111
However, search it if you will.Page 112
"I know that he is a wondrous man and very brave," said Pan-at-lee, "and that he saved me from the Tor-o-don and the GRYF as I told you, and that he is indeed the same who came into the garden this morning; and even now I do not know that he is not the son of Jad-ben-Otho for his courage and his strength are more than those of mortal man, as are also his kindness and his honor: for when he might have harmed me he protected me, and when he might have saved himself he thought only of me.Page 125
"She passes by order of Ko-tan, the king," he said, "and by virtue of the fact that Ja-don, the chief, is her guide.Page 141
further into the interior and now there was an element of revenge in their motives, since it must have been apparent that she could no longer be of any possible military value.Page 146
She wandered aimlessly.Page 148
The breeze coming down from the mountains brought to his nostrils a diversity of scents but there was not among them the slightest suggestion of her whom he sought.Page 150
"It is an offer of peace," replied the priest.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 158
Obergatz had escaped--she was living it all over again.Page 159
Similarly she built walls and a roof, the latter thatched with many layers of great leaves.Page 180
And so he moved on, still going upon all fours because of a persistent hallucination that in this way he might escape observation.