his heart. He had
approached them in such innocent good fellowship and with such
childlike assurance of a hospitable welcome that the reception which
had been accorded him had proved a shock to his boyish ideals. He no
longer looked upon the black man as his brother; but rather as only
another of the innumerable foes of the bloodthirsty jungle--a beast of
prey which walked upon two feet instead of four.
But if the blacks were his enemies there were those in the world who
were not. There were those who always would welcome him with open
arms; who would accept him as a friend and brother, and with whom he
might find sanctuary from every enemy. Yes, there were always white
men. Somewhere along the coast or even in the depths of the jungle
itself there were white men. To them he would be a welcome visitor.
They would befriend him. And there were also the great apes--the
friends of his father and of Akut. How glad they would be to receive
the son of Tarzan of the Apes! He hoped that he could come upon them
before he found a trading post upon the coast. He wanted to be able to
tell his father that he had known his old friends of the jungle, that
he had hunted with them, that he had joined with them in their savage
life, and their fierce, primeval ceremonies--the strange ceremonies of
which Akut had tried to tell him. It cheered him immensely to dwell
upon these happy meetings. Often he rehearsed the long speech which he
would make to the apes, in which he would tell them of the life of
their former king since he had left them.
At other times he would play at meeting with white men. Then he would
enjoy their consternation at sight of a naked white boy trapped in the
war togs of a black warrior and roaming the jungle with only a great
ape as his companion.
And so the days passed, and with the traveling and the hunting and the
climbing the boy's muscles developed and his agility increased until
even phlegmatic Akut marvelled at the prowess of his pupil. And the
boy, realizing his great strength and revelling in it, became careless.
He strode through the jungle, his proud head erect, defying danger.
Where Akut took to the trees at the first scent of Numa, the lad
laughed in the face of the king of beasts and walked boldly past him.
With him were a score of his ebon warriors, but far too slow for the ape-man was the progress of these trained and hardened woodsmen.Page 12
Numa might not be at home--he would investigate.Page 22
You will understand now why I came for you.Page 27
There was a moment of futile struggling followed by the sudden realization of dissolution--the sniper was dead.Page 48
There was a small clump of trees near.Page 56
She cast a side glance at the tall figure.Page 57
With an occasional regal glance to right or left he moved along a narrow game trail until at a turn he came to a sudden stop at what lay revealed before him--Sheeta, the panther, creeping stealthily upon the almost naked body of a Tarmangani lying face down in the deep dust of the pathway.Page 71
Upon the last sheet was a roughly drawn map with numerous reference points marked upon it, all unintelligible to Tarzan, who, after a brief examination of the papers, returned them to their metal case, replaced the top and was about to toss the little cylinder to the ground beside the mute remains of its former possessor when some whim of curiosity unsatisfied prompted him to slip it into the quiver with his arrows, though as he did so it was with the grim thought that possibly centuries hence it might again come to the sight of man beside his own bleached bones.Page 77
With shouts to their companions that he had been found they ran forwards; but those who were first to reach the tree stopped suddenly and shrank back, their eyes rolling fearfully first in one direction and then in another as though they expected some nameless horror to leap out upon them.Page 113
Numabo and his warriors broke quickly from the circle of their dance to see pushing toward them through the ranks of their screaming and terrified people the very white girl who had escaped them a few nights before, and at her back what appeared to their surprised eyes a veritable horde of the huge and hairy forest men upon whom they looked with considerable fear and awe.Page 127
A moment later Smith-Oldwick had righted the machine and was dropping rapidly toward the earth.Page 136
Instantly the weight upon the rope was removed and a moment later Tarzan of the Apes raised his body above the side and threw a leg over the edge.Page 187
The Englishman again attempted to follow but was restrained.Page 188
He turned and seized the grating in an attempt to open it and gain the safety of the corridor, but he found it securely locked against his every effort, and then he called aloud to the retreating figure of the men within.Page 191
One of the guards spoke a few words to her and then the men turned and left the apartment.Page 197
For a legend runs that the king, fearful that he would bring others to attack them, sent a party after him to slay him.Page 199
" Bertha Kircher smiled a trifle dubiously.Page 210
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick was not only an English gentleman and an officer in name, he was also what these implied--a brave man; but when he realized that the sweet picture he had looked upon was but the figment of a dream, and that in reality he still lay where he had fallen at the foot of the grating with a lion standing over him licking his face, the tears sprang to his eyes and ran down his cheeks.Page 234
You are all dressed as are the people of this wicked city so perhaps we may pass unnoticed, but at the gate it will be a different matter, for none is permitted to leave the city at night.Page 246
Tarzan was standing some distance away as the ship landed and the officer descended to the ground.