Monsieur Tarzan who was lost from the ship that brought you and Miss
Strong to Cape Town is not here now."
"You knew the pig?" asked Thuran, with a sneer.
"I knew the man," she replied. "The only real man, I think, that I
have ever known."
There was something in her tone of voice that led the Russian to
attribute to her a deeper feeling for his enemy than friendship, and he
grasped at the suggestion to be further revenged upon the man whom he
supposed dead by besmirching his memory to the girl.
"He was worse than a pig," he cried. "He was a poltroon and a coward.
To save himself from the righteous wrath of the husband of a woman he
had wronged, he perjured his soul in an attempt to place the blame
entirely upon her. Not succeeding in this, he ran away from France to
escape meeting the husband upon the field of honor. That is why he was
on board the ship that bore Miss Strong and myself to Cape Town. I
know whereof I speak, for the woman in the case is my sister.
Something more I know that I have never told another--your brave
Monsieur Tarzan leaped overboard in an agony of fear because I
recognized him, and insisted that he make reparation to me the
following morning--we could have fought with knives in my stateroom."
Jane Porter laughed. "You do not for a moment imagine that one who has
known both Monsieur Tarzan and you could ever believe such an
"Then why did he travel under an assumed name?" asked Monsieur Thuran.
"I do not believe you," she cried, but nevertheless the seed of
suspicion was sown, for she knew that Hazel Strong had known her forest
god only as John Caldwell, of London.
A scant five miles north of their rude shelter, all unknown to them,
and practically as remote as though separated by thousands of miles of
impenetrable jungle, lay the snug little cabin of Tarzan of the Apes.
While farther up the coast, a few miles beyond the cabin, in crude but
well-built shelters, lived a little party of eighteen souls--the
occupants of the three boats from the LADY ALICE from which Clayton's
boat had become separated.
Over a smooth sea they had rowed to the mainland in less than three
days. None of the horrors of shipwreck had been theirs, and though
depressed by sorrow, and suffering from the shock of the catastrophe
and the unaccustomed hardships of their new existence there was none
Teeka it was who cried out in terror as she fled across a little clearing toward the trees upon the opposite side, for after her leaped Sheeta, the panther, in easy, graceful bounds.Page 9
The bull drew nearer to Teeka, finally squatting close against her.Page 10
Tarzan wondered what the purpose of the thing might be, and why, when they had built it, they turned away and started back along the trail in the direction of their village.Page 17
Another mile and a shifting wind brought to his keen nostrils a familiar, pungent odor close at hand, and a moment later there loomed beneath him a huge, gray-black bulk forging steadily along the jungle trail.Page 27
He stood with poised spear above his head waiting for the instant that would expose a vulnerable part of the ape-man's body and still not endanger one of the blacks.Page 31
was difficult to say whether she was interested.Page 32
She saw an implacable foe in Tarzan, always heretofore her best friend.Page 49
With head held high the ape-man walked through the village, swung himself into the branches of the tree which overhung the palisade and disappeared from the sight of the villagers.Page 69
Tarzan saw not her unloveliness; he saw only the same anguish that was Sabor's, and he winced.Page 70
Momaya poked at it with her spear, and the ugly, sullen brute drew back with an angry growl.Page 73
Momaya saw him and shrieked, drawing Tibo closer to her breast.Page 87
" "Ten fat goats!" screamed Momaya.Page 101
but within plain sight of him.Page 107
For a half hour they pursued him with rocks and broken branches, and though he dragged his kill into densest thickets, yet they always found a way to reach him with their missiles, giving him no opportunity to feed, and driving him on and on.Page 120
With a great whirring of wings the bird rose rapidly until the forest lay far below.Page 135
Even had we no actual evidence of this, we must know it still, since only thus might be explained the survival of the human race in which the jealousy and selfishness of the bulls would, in the earliest stages of the race, have wiped out the young as rapidly as they were brought into the world had not God implanted in the savage bosom that paternal love which evidences itself most strongly in the protective instinct of the male.Page 143
Now was the battle even--two against two--while on the verge, Teeka, now recovered from the blow that had felled her, slunk waiting for an opportunity to aid.Page 152
When several hours had elapsed they decided that something had happened to him, and it was the hope of the majority of the tribe that whatever had happened to him might prove fatal.Page 162
Tarzan could see their yellow eyes flaming there.