of the man changed.
With an angry oath he wheeled his prisoner about, tripped him and
hurled him violently to the floor, leaping upon his breast as he fell.
From the bed the ape growled and struggled with his bonds. The boy did
not cry out--a trait inherited from his savage sire whom long years in
the jungle following the death of his foster mother, Kala the great
ape, had taught that there was none to come to the succor of the fallen.
Paulvitch's fingers sought the lad's throat. He grinned down horribly
into the face of his victim.
"Your father ruined me," he mumbled. "This will pay him. He will think
that the ape did it. I will tell him that the ape did it. That I left
him alone for a few minutes, and that you sneaked in and the ape killed
you. I will throw your body upon the bed after I have choked the life
from you, and when I bring your father he will see the ape squatting
over it," and the twisted fiend cackled in gloating laughter. His
fingers closed upon the boy's throat.
Behind them the growling of the maddened beast reverberated against the
walls of the little room. The boy paled, but no other sign of fear or
panic showed upon his countenance. He was the son of Tarzan. The
fingers tightened their grip upon his throat. It was with difficulty
that he breathed, gaspingly. The ape lunged against the stout cord
that held him. Turning, he wrapped the cord about his hands, as a man
might have done, and surged heavily backward. The great muscles stood
out beneath his shaggy hide. There was a rending as of splintered
wood--the cord held, but a portion of the footboard of the bed came
At the sound Paulvitch looked up. His hideous face went white with
terror--the ape was free.
With a single bound the creature was upon him. The man shrieked. The
brute wrenched him from the body of the boy. Great fingers sunk into
the man's flesh. Yellow fangs gaped close to his throat--he struggled,
futilely--and when they closed, the soul of Alexis Paulvitch passed
into the keeping of the demons who had long been awaiting it.
The boy struggled to his feet, assisted by Akut. For two hours under
the instructions of the former the ape worked upon the knots that
secured his friend's wrists. Finally they gave up their secret, and
his opportunity and as they rolled about he forced the creature closer and closer to the pool, upon the banks of which the battle was progressing.Page 19
But for Tarzan to enter A-lur is another matter, though there is a way and he has the courage to put it to the test--listen, come close for Jad-ben-Otho has keen ears and this he must not hear," and with his lips close to the ears of his companions Ta-den, the Tall-tree, son of Ja-don, the Lion-man, unfolded his daring plan.Page 23
Hanging by these new holds she now took one of the three remaining pegs in each of her feet, leaving the fifth grasped securely in her tail.Page 27
"Jad-guru-don!" repeated the latter, smiling--"The terrible man! Tarzan the Terrible! They may kill you, but they will never forget you.Page 43
When it can again hear and speak call me.Page 46
It led him into the jungle and across the gorge and then to the point at which Pan-at-lee had commenced the ascent of the opposite cliffs.Page 48
" The last words took the keen edge from Pan-at-lee's terror; but she did not understand.Page 59
The gryfs below raised their heads and looked in the direction of the interruption.Page 72
The apes cared more for a grubworm in a rotten log than for all the majestic grandeur of the forest giants waving above them.Page 93
"I am to be judged by him who accuses me then," said Tarzan.Page 107
I have spoken.Page 109
Quickly cutting a thin strip of hide from the loin cloth of the priest, Tarzan tied it securely about the upper end of the severed member and then tucking the tail under his loin cloth behind him, secured it in place as best he could.Page 120
To his left lay a pool of water, one side of which lapped the foot of the wall at this point.Page 122
Why not? If he could but maneuver to entice Ja-don to the opposite side of the chamber! "Come," he said in a conciliatory tone, "let us discuss the matter," and moved toward the spot where he would have Ja-don follow him.Page 136
One was the daughter of Ko-tan and the other Pan-at-lee,.Page 173
She looked down and only the grass and the flowers looked up at her.Page 178
He squared his broad shoulders and lifting his head filled his lungs with the air that he loved best.Page 181
He would come back though.Page 184
Slaves were put at his disposal and these he ordered about in godly fashion.Page 192
From O-lo-a Tarzan learned that Ta-den had returned and that they were to be united in marriage with the weird rites of their religion and in accordance with the custom of their people as soon as Ta-den came home from the battle that was to be fought at A-lur.