The Son of Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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knife. The doe-skin, he fashioned into a loin cloth,
the rope he looped over one shoulder, and the knife he thrust into the
belt formed by his gee string.

When he stood erect, his head thrown back and his great chest expanded
a grim smile touched his lips for a moment. His nostrils dilated as he
sniffed the jungle odors. His gray eyes narrowed. He crouched and
leaped to a lower limb and was away through the trees toward the
southeast, bearing away from the river. He moved swiftly, stopping
only occasionally to raise his voice in a weird and piercing scream,
and to listen for a moment after for a reply.

He had traveled thus for several hours when, ahead of him and a little
to his left, he heard, far off in the jungle, a faint response--the cry
of a bull ape answering his cry. His nerves tingled and his eyes
lighted as the sound fell upon his ears. Again he voiced his hideous
call, and sped forward in the new direction.

Korak, finally becoming convinced that he must die if he remained where
he was, waiting for the succor that could not come, spoke to Tantor in
the strange tongue that the great beast understood. He commanded the
elephant to lift him and carry him toward the northeast. There,
recently, Korak had seen both white men and black. If he could come
upon one of the latter it would be a simple matter to command Tantor to
capture the fellow, and then Korak could get him to release him from
the stake. It was worth trying at least--better than lying there in
the jungle until he died. As Tantor bore him along through the forest
Korak called aloud now and then in the hope of attracting Akut's band
of anthropoids, whose wanderings often brought them into their
neighborhood. Akut, he thought, might possibly be able to negotiate
the knots--he had done so upon that other occasion when the Russian had
bound Korak years before; and Akut, to the south of him, heard his
calls faintly, and came. There was another who heard them, too.

After Bwana had left his party, sending them back toward the farm,
Meriem had ridden for a short distance with bowed head. What thoughts
passed through that active brain who may say? Presently she seemed to
come to a decision. She called the headman to her side.

"I am going back with Bwana," she announced.

The black shook his head.

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