said. "This is Korak. Korak is the son of Tarzan who
was king of the apes. I, too, was king of the apes who dwelt in the
midst of the great waters. We have come to hunt with you, to fight
with you. We are great hunters. We are mighty fighters. Let us come
The king ceased his rocking. He eyed the pair from beneath his
beetling brows. His bloodshot eyes were savage and crafty. His
kingship was very new and he was jealous of it. He feared the
encroachments of two strange apes. The sleek, brown, hairless body of
the lad spelled "man," and man he feared and hated.
"Go away!" he growled. "Go away, or I will kill you."
The eager lad, standing behind the great Akut, had been pulsing with
anticipation and happiness. He wanted to leap down among these hairy
monsters and show them that he was their friend, that he was one of
them. He had expected that they would receive him with open arms, and
now the words of the king ape filled him with indignation and sorrow.
The blacks had set upon him and driven him away. Then he had turned to
the white men--to those of his own kind--only to hear the ping of
bullets where he had expected words of cordial welcome. The great apes
had remained his final hope. To them he looked for the companionship
man had denied him. Suddenly rage overwhelmed him.
The king ape was almost directly beneath him. The others were formed
in a half circle several yards behind the king. They were watching
events interestedly. Before Akut could guess his intention, or
prevent, the boy leaped to the ground directly in the path of the king,
who had now succeeded in stimulating himself to a frenzy of fury.
"I am Korak!" shouted the boy. "I am the Killer. I came to live among
you as a friend. You want to drive me away. Very well, then, I shall
go; but before I go I shall show you that the son of Tarzan is your
master, as his father was before him--that he is not afraid of your
king or you."
For an instant the king ape had stood motionless with surprise. He had
expected no such rash action upon the part of either of the intruders.
Akut was equally surprised. Now he shouted excitedly for Korak to come
The door closed.Page 13
I am sure that there was no real intention to harm me.Page 16
Even then, before there was the slightest proof to the contrary, I knew that you were mistaken in the belief that Kala was your mother.Page 19
Nor did he find Paris a whit less fertile field for his nocturnal avocation.Page 20
An oil lamp burned upon a high, old-fashioned mantel, casting its dim rays over a dozen repulsive figures.Page 27
" He made no reply, but he was very quiet and thoughtful during the balance of the day.Page 32
"You are still but a little girl.Page 46
"MON DIEU, monsieur!" cried the latter.Page 60
" "Your friends of last evening, no doubt, monsieur," remarked Kadour ben Saden dryly to Tarzan.Page 65
Of course they all asked after you, but I respected your wishes in the matter of your true origin, and only spoke to them of your present affairs.Page 81
He longed for a friend who loved the same wild life that he loved.Page 100
" The captain ordered an immediate and thorough search of the entire ship from stem to stern--no nook or cranny was to be overlooked.Page 115
It came to him that seldom if ever did civilized man kill a fellow being without some pretext, however slight.Page 123
Except for color he was one of them.Page 127
In five minutes he had wormed his way to the great tree that overhung the palisade at one end of the village, and from his point of vantage looked down upon the savage horde beneath.Page 142
Presently Clayton awoke.Page 151
The lure of adventure may have been quite as powerful a factor in urging Tarzan of the Apes to undertake the journey as the lure of gold, but the lure of gold was there, too, for he had learned among civilized men something of the miracles that may be wrought by the possessor of the magic yellow metal.Page 163
" "I presume," replied the ape-man, "that you but.Page 168
The existence of the Englishman and his fiancee was one continual nightmare of horror, and yet they lived on in hope of ultimate rescue.Page 176
This fact precluded possibility of escape in that direction.