they found more
drastic measures would be necessary.
Weighted down as he was by dogs and warriors he still managed to
struggle to his feet. To right and left he swung crushing blows to the
faces of his human antagonists--to the dogs he paid not the slightest
attention other than to seize the more persistent and wring their necks
with a single quick movement of the wrist.
A knob stick aimed at him by an ebon Hercules he caught and wrested
from his antagonist, and then the blacks experienced to the full the
possibilities for punishment that lay within those smooth flowing
muscles beneath the velvet brown skin of the strange, white giant. He
rushed among them with all the force and ferocity of a bull elephant
gone mad. Hither and thither he charged striking down the few who had
the temerity to stand against him, and it was evident that unless a
chance spear thrust brought him down he would rout the entire village
and regain his prize. But old Kovudoo was not to be so easily robbed
of the ransom which the girl represented, and seeing that their attack
which had up to now resulted in a series of individual combats with the
white warrior, he called his tribesmen off, and forming them in a
compact body about the girl and the two who watched over her bid them
do nothing more than repel the assaults of the ape-man.
Again and again Korak rushed against this human barricade bristling
with spear points. Again and again he was repulsed, often with severe
wounds to caution him to greater wariness. From head to foot he was
red with his own blood, and at last, weakening from the loss of it, he
came to the bitter realization that alone he could do no more to succor
Presently an idea flashed through his brain. He called aloud to the
girl. She had regained consciousness now and replied.
"Korak goes," he shouted; "but he will return and take you from the
Gomangani. Good-bye, my Meriem. Korak will come for you again."
"Good-bye!" cried the girl. "Meriem will look for you until you come."
Like a flash, and before they could know his intention or prevent him,
Korak wheeled, raced across the village and with a single leap
disappeared into the foliage of the great tree that was his highroad to
the village of Kovudoo. A shower of spears followed him, but their
only harvest was a taunting laugh flung back from out the darkness of
he had been married to the Hon.Page 12
Early next morning their numerous chests and boxes were hoisted on deck and lowered to waiting small boats for transportation to shore.Page 26
Those of the apes who attempted to examine Kala's strange baby were repulsed with bared fangs and low menacing growls, accompanied by words of warning from Kala.Page 38
With the stoicism of the brutes who had raised him he endured his suffering quietly, preferring to crawl away from the others and lie huddled in some clump of tall grasses rather than to show his misery before their eyes.Page 41
Hence the younger males as they became adult found it.Page 45
At his side hung the hunting knife of his unknown father in a sheath self-fashioned in copy of one he had seen among the pictures of his treasure-books.Page 78
"HUH," they replied with one voice, "Tarzan is great.Page 88
Every few moments he called aloud the names of the wanderers.Page 103
Porter! I am a desperate man.Page 115
she rearranged.Page 122
" "A gorilla, Esmeralda?" questioned Mr.Page 129
It is horrible, Monsieur.Page 142
Raising their rifles they fired into the underbrush in the direction from which the missiles had come.Page 146
It was slow work, for they bore the bodies of six dead men, two more having succumbed during the night, and several of those who were wounded required support to move even very slowly.Page 151
Only excited gestures and expressions of fear could they obtain in response to their inquiries concerning their fellow; and at last they became convinced that these were but evidences of the guilt of these demons who had slaughtered and eaten their comrade two nights before.Page 161
" "Yes, Captain, but they did not admit that he was dead and as for his clothes and accouterments being in their possession--why more civilized peoples than these poor savage negroes strip their prisoners of every article of value whether they intend killing them or not.Page 169
"It is too far.Page 181
It will.Page 182
There are resemblances, yet--well, we had better leave it for Monsieur Desquerc to solve.Page 187
"He called me by name and he knew Jane, for he asked for her.