"If he lives and this rain revives
him--" But he stopped there, remembering too late that he must not add
further to the horrors which the girl already had endured.
But she guessed what he would have said.
"Where is he?" she asked.
Clayton nodded his head toward the prostrate form of the Russian. For
a time neither spoke.
"I will see if I can revive him," said Clayton at length.
"No," she whispered, extending a detaining hand toward him. "Do not do
that--he will kill you when the water has given him strength. If he is
dying, let him die. Do not leave me alone in this boat with that
Clayton hesitated. His honor demanded that he attempt to revive
Thuran, and there was the possibility, too, that the Russian was beyond
human aid. It was not dishonorable to hope so. As he sat fighting out
his battle he presently raised his eyes from the body of the man, and
as they passed above the gunwale of the boat he staggered weakly to his
feet with a little cry of joy.
"Land, Jane!" he almost shouted through his cracked lips. "Thank God,
The girl looked, too, and there, not a hundred yards away, she saw a
yellow beach, and, beyond, the luxurious foliage of a tropical jungle.
"Now you may revive him," said Jane Porter, for she, too, had been
haunted with the pangs of conscience which had resulted from her
decision to prevent Clayton from offering succor to their companion.
It required the better part of half an hour before the Russian evinced
sufficient symptoms of returning consciousness to open his eyes, and it
was some time later before they could bring him to a realization of
their good fortune. By this time the boat was scraping gently upon the
Between the refreshing water that he had drunk and the stimulus of
renewed hope, Clayton found strength to stagger through the shallow
water to the shore with a line made fast to the boat's bow. This he
fastened to a small tree which grew at the top of a low bank, for the
tide was at flood, and he feared that the boat might carry them all out
to sea again with the ebb, since it was quite likely that it would be
beyond his strength to get Jane Porter to the shore for several hours.
Next he managed to stagger and crawl toward the near-by jungle, where
he had seen evidences of profusion of tropical fruit. His former
Often they ceased their labors to squat, resting and gossiping, with much laughter, at the edge of the pit they were digging.Page 24
Warriors had disappeared from the paths almost within sight of the village and from the midst of their companions as mysteriously and completely as though they had been swallowed by the earth, and later, at night, their dead bodies had fallen, as from the heavens, into the village street.Page 25
But did he feel gratitude? Would he have risked his own life to have saved Tarzan could he have known of the danger which confronted his friend? You will doubt it.Page 28
Tarzan was nonplussed.Page 47
Now he raised his war spear, throwing his spear-hand far back above his right shoulder.Page 51
He scarce could believe the testimony of his own eyes then, when they told him that she had voluntarily rushed into that deadly embrace.Page 52
Quickly Tarzan seized Teeka and dragged her from the loosened embrace, dropping her to the ground beneath, then he extricated the balu and tossed it to its mother.Page 53
Who made Histah, the snake? 5 Tarzan and the Black Boy TARZAN OF THE Apes sat at the foot of a great tree braiding a new grass rope.Page 56
How many thousands of times had this great, old limb bent to the savage form of some blood-thirsty hunter in.Page 65
for super-intelligence.Page 66
She believed in devils, in black magic, and in witchcraft.Page 74
He did not shrink.Page 75
Tarzan of the Apes is a man, and it must be that man walks alone.Page 84
At last the witch-doctor tired of the futile chase.Page 120
It seemed to the ape-man that he fell for many minutes before he crashed through the leafy verdure of the tree tops.Page 130
He swung himself into the lower branches of the tree.Page 141
She was not pretty to look upon, yet through the blood and hatred upon her countenance they realized that she was beautiful, and they envied Toog--alas! they did not know Teeka.Page 150
thy last opportunity.Page 163
the hungry lions, and they, too, disappeared as had the lesser lights before them.Page 168
His bloodshot eyes blazed with wrath, his upper lip curled up to expose his fighting fangs, and the hair upon his spine stood erect, and then a rodent scurried across the open and Taug sprang to seize it.