the baboons of the hill country," suggested another. "They
are as many as the leaves of the forest. They, too, hate the
Gomangani. They love to fight. They are very savage. Let us ask them
to accompany us. Then can we kill all the Gomangani in the jungle." He
rose and growled horribly, bristling his stiff hair.
"That is the way to talk," cried The Killer, "but we do not need the
baboons of the hill country. We are enough. It will take a long time
to fetch them. Meriem may be dead and eaten before we could free her.
Let us set out at once for the village of the Gomangani. If we travel
very fast it will not take long to reach it. Then, all at the same
time, we can charge into the village, growling and barking. The
Gomangani will be very frightened and will run away. While they are
gone we can seize Meriem and carry her off. We do not have to kill or
be killed--all that Korak wishes is his Meriem."
"We are too few," croaked the old ape again.
"Yes, we are too few," echoed others.
Korak could not persuade them. They would help him, gladly; but they
must do it in their own way and that meant enlisting the services of
their kinsmen and allies of the hill country. So Korak was forced to
give in. All he could do for the present was to urge them to haste,
and at his suggestion the king baboon with a dozen of his mightiest
bulls agreed to go to the hill country with Korak, leaving the balance
of the herd behind.
Once enlisted in the adventure the baboons became quite enthusiastic
about it. The delegation set off immediately. They traveled swiftly;
but the ape-man found no difficulty in keeping up with them. They made
a tremendous racket as they passed through the trees in an endeavor to
suggest to enemies in their front that a great herd was approaching,
for when the baboons travel in large numbers there is no jungle
creature who cares to molest them. When the nature of the country
required much travel upon the level, and the distance between trees was
great, they moved silently, knowing that the lion and the leopard would
not be fooled by noise when they could see plainly for themselves that
only a handful of baboons were on the trail.
For two days the party raced through the
And so the Colonial Office appointed John Clayton to a new post in British West Africa, but his confidential instructions centered on a thorough investigation of the unfair treatment of black British subjects by the officers of a friendly European power.Page 4
What reason could he give the officer commanding her majesty's.Page 13
It were better that nature have her way in relieving these long-pent emotions, and it was many minutes before the girl--little more than a child she was--could again gain mastery of herself.Page 27
Yet such a boy! From early childhood he had used his hands.Page 32
If he could catch his fellow apes with his long arm of many grasses, why not Sabor, the lioness? It was the germ of a thought, which, however, was destined to mull around in his conscious and subconscious mind until it resulted in magnificent achievement.Page 49
For several months the tribe hovered near the beach where stood Tarzan's cabin, and his studies took up the greater portion of his time, but always when journeying through the forest he kept his rope in readiness, and many were the smaller animals that fell into the snare of the quick thrown noose.Page 53
Warily he stepped, his slender lance ever ready, his long oval shield firmly grasped in his left hand close to his sleek ebony body.Page 71
The man was too quick, and, ducking beneath it, himself delivered a mighty one, with clenched fist, in the pit of Kerchak's stomach.Page 75
Among the tribe he no longer had friends as of old.Page 80
Taking the body across his shoulder, he moved more slowly through the trees toward the little palisaded village, for he again needed arrows.Page 86
The act of the little rat-faced sailor in killing one of his comrades had aroused a strong dislike in Tarzan, and now that he saw him quarreling with the fine-looking young man his animosity was still further stirred.Page 90
Never in all his life had so fearful a sound smote upon his ears.Page 93
No, this could not be Tarzan of the Apes, for it was very evident that he was an utter stranger to English.Page 127
He took his woman in his arms and smothered her upturned, panting lips with kisses.Page 128
Since then Tarzan of the Apes had felt a warm, lithe form close pressed to his.Page 141
If one feigns death lions and lionesses are supposed to ignore one, according to Mr.Page 147
There was a question she wanted to ask, but it seemed almost sacrilegious.Page 148
He neither speaks nor understands any European tongue--and his ornaments and weapons are those of the West Coast savages.Page 153
Clayton," she said icily, "and I regret that I am not a man, that I might make it.Page 181
He handed the open book to the policeman.