against the cabin that the older
man had built.
Jane Porter was glad that it was to be so, and in her heart of hearts
she wondered at the marvelous fineness of character of this wondrous
man, who, though raised by brutes and among brutes, had the true
chivalry and tenderness which only associates with the refinements of
the highest civilization.
They had proceeded some three miles of the five that had separated them
from Tarzan's own beach when the Waziri who were ahead stopped
suddenly, pointing in amazement at a strange figure approaching them
along the beach. It was a man with a shiny silk hat, who walked slowly
with bent head, and hands clasped behind him underneath the tails of
his long, black coat.
At sight of him Jane Porter uttered a little cry of surprise and joy,
and ran quickly ahead to meet him. At the sound of her voice the old
man looked up, and when he saw who it was confronting him he, too,
cried out in relief and happiness. As Professor Archimedes Q. Porter
folded his daughter in his arms tears streamed down his seamed old
face, and it was several minutes before he could control himself
sufficiently to speak.
When a moment later he recognized Tarzan it was with difficulty that
they could convince him that his sorrow had not unbalanced his mind,
for with the other members of the party he had been so thoroughly
convinced that the ape-man was dead it was a problem to reconcile the
conviction with the very lifelike appearance of Jane's "forest god."
The old man was deeply touched at the news of Clayton's death.
"I cannot understand it," he said. "Monsieur Thuran assured us that
Clayton passed away many days ago."
"Thuran is with you?" asked Tarzan.
"Yes; he but recently found us and led us to your cabin. We were
camped but a short distance north of it. Bless me, but he will be
delighted to see you both."
"And surprised," commented Tarzan.
A short time later the strange party came to the clearing in which
stood the ape-man's cabin. It was filled with people coming and going,
and almost the first whom Tarzan saw was D'Arnot.
"Paul!" he cried. "In the name of sanity what are you doing here? Or
are we all insane?"
It was quickly explained, however, as were many other seemingly strange
things. D'Arnot's ship had been cruising along the coast, on patrol
duty, when at the lieutenant's suggestion they had anchored off the
little landlocked harbor to have another look at
I saw Perry crumple in his seat.Page 9
I was horrified at the thought that upon the very threshold of salvation he might be dead.Page 10
Perry shook his head--there was a strange expression in his eyes.Page 13
Did I say safely lodged? At the time I thought we were quite safe, and so did Perry.Page 21
Grim ferocity marked their bestial faces--bared fangs menaced us.Page 23
Their arms and legs were proportioned more in conformity with human standards, but their entire bodies were covered with shaggy, brown hair, and their faces were quite as brutal as those of the few stuffed specimens of the gorilla which I had seen in the museums at home.Page 26
Phutra, it seemed, was the city of our destination.Page 32
He was wont to say that the only redeeming feature of our captivity was the ample time it gave him for the improvisation of prayers--it was becoming an obsession with him.Page 33
They had set us to carrying a great accumulation of Maharan literature from one apartment to another, and there arranging it upon shelves.Page 34
Sometimes I was not so sure but that I should have been more contented to know that Dian was here in Phutra, than to think of her at the mercy of Hooja the Sly One.Page 52
The upward curve of the surface of Pellucidar was constantly revealing the impossible to the surprised eyes of the outer-earthly.Page 56
On she moved toward the Mahar, who now slowly retreated as though leading her victim on.Page 58
They would not think of eating the meat of a thag, which we consider such a delicacy, any more than I would think of eating a snake.Page 66
realized our intentions and that he was quite likely to lose all his meal instead of having it doubled as he had hoped.Page 73
The chances are that ere long you will know much more about it than I," and he grinned as he spoke.Page 77
The door was close by.Page 85
"You and Hooja go on ahead," I said.Page 92
Dotted over the face of the valley were little clusters of palmlike trees--three or four together as a rule.Page 103
I was absolutely miserable, but I hadn't gone too far when I began to realize that I couldn't leave her alone there without protection, to hunt her own food amid the dangers of that savage world.Page 110
The Sagoths knew that something very terrible had befallen their masters, but the Mahars had been most careful to see that no inkling of the true nature of their vital affliction reached beyond their own race.