ebbing. He knew that he must gain the branch
above at once or it would be too late.
Suddenly the lion roared almost in his ear. Baynes glanced up. He saw
two spots of flame a short distance from and above him. The lion was
standing on the bank of the river glaring at him, and--waiting for him.
Well, thought the Hon. Morison, let him wait. Lions can't climb trees,
and if I get into this one I shall be safe enough from him.
The young Englishman's feet hung almost to the surface of the
water--closer than he knew, for all was pitch dark below as above him.
Presently he heard a slight commotion in the river beneath him and
something banged against one of his feet, followed almost instantly by
a sound that he felt he could not have mistaken--the click of great
jaws snapping together.
"By George!" exclaimed the Hon. Morison, aloud. "The beggar nearly got
me," and immediately he struggled again to climb higher and to
comparative safety; but with that final effort he knew that it was
futile. Hope that had survived persistently until now began to wane.
He felt his tired, numbed fingers slipping from their hold--he was
dropping back into the river--into the jaws of the frightful death that
awaited him there.
And then he heard the leaves above him rustle to the movement of a
creature among them. The branch to which he clung bent beneath an
added weight--and no light weight, from the way it sagged; but still
Baynes clung desperately--he would not give up voluntarily either to
the death above or the death below.
He felt a soft, warm pad upon the fingers of one of his hands where
they circled the branch to which he clung, and then something reached
down out of the blackness above and dragged him up among the branches
of the tree.
Sometimes lolling upon Tantor's back, sometimes roaming the jungle in
solitude, Korak made his way slowly toward the West and South. He made
but a few miles a day, for he had a whole lifetime before him and no
place in particular to go. Possibly he would have moved more rapidly
but for the thought which continually haunted him that each mile he
traversed carried him further and further away from Meriem--no longer
his Meriem, as of yore, it is true! but still as dear to him as ever.
Thus he came upon the trail of The Sheik's band as it traveled down
river from the point where The Sheik had
How shall we proceed?" "Let us remain together as long as possible," urged Ta-den.Page 43
Presently he saw that he was in a cave.Page 45
Nor was his madness lacking in method.Page 53
A-lur, the City of Light, he could not see as it was hidden by the shoulder of the cliff in which the deserted village lay.Page 57
This living thing is not an exact counterpart of the restoration that I saw; but it is so similar as to be easily recognizable, and then, too, we must remember that during the ages that have elapsed since the paleontologist's specimen lived many changes might have been wrought by evolution in the living line that has quite evidently persisted in Pal-ul-don.Page 85
of the liquor with the result that the grunting gave place to snores, so presently Tarzan and the slaves were the only conscious creatures in the banquet hall.Page 86
Without waiting to ascertain whether the garden was empty or contained Ho-don, Waz-don, or wild beasts, Tarzan dropped lightly to the sward on the inside and without further loss of time commenced a systematic investigation of the enclosure.Page 88
" "But tell me," she said, "I shall be reunited with Ta-den? Surely the son of god can read the future.Page 122
"Now, Beautiful One!" he cried, and then, "Ja-don! what do you here?" Jane Clayton turned to follow the direction of Lu-don's eyes and there she saw framed in the entrance-way to the apartment the mighty figure of a warrior, upon whose massive features sat an expression of stern and uncompromising authority.Page 131
Another held personal knowledge of an officer of the palace that he could use to compel the latter to admit a number of Lu-don's warriors.Page 133
This passage was dimly lighted by flickering cressets set in niches.Page 154
"Bring them hither.Page 155
And what more natural then than that the high priest should wish to show him through the temple as did Lu-don at A-lur when Ko-tan commanded it, and if by chance he should be led through the lion pit it would be a simple matter for.Page 161
Easily enough we entered; but the rains have come since and now no living man could pass that slough of slimy mud and hungry reptiles.Page 174
And once again she crept to the door, for the thing was outside just.Page 184
shall know him.Page 186
"One can never tell, Jane," he said.Page 194
And so these two men accepted their relief without question and hastened away to their pallets.Page 209
Bring offerings of such gifts as your people like and place them upon the altars of your god.Page 213