The Son of Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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cried. "Korak! My Korak! I knew that you would come.
Kill him, Korak! Kill him!" And with flashing eyes and heaving bosom
the girl, coming to her feet, ran to Korak's side to encourage him.
Nearby lay The Killer's spear, where he had flung it as he charged the
ape. The girl saw it and snatched it up. No faintness overcame her in
the face of this battle primeval at her feet. For her there was no
hysterical reaction from the nerve strain of her own personal encounter
with the bull. She was excited; but cool and entirely unafraid. Her
Korak was battling with another Mangani that would have stolen her; but
she did not seek the safety of an overhanging bough there to watch the
battle from afar, as would a she Mangani. Instead she placed the point
of Korak's spear against the bull ape's side and plunged the sharp
point deep into the savage heart. Korak had not needed her aid, for
the great bull had been already as good as dead, with the blood gushing
from his torn jugular; but Korak rose smiling with a word of
approbation for his helper.

How tall and fine she was! Had she changed suddenly within the few
hours of his absence, or had his battle with the ape affected his
vision? He might have been looking at Meriem through new eyes for the
many startling and wonderful surprises his gaze revealed. How long it
had been since he had found her in her father's village, a little Arab
girl, he did not know, for time is of no import in the jungle and so he
had kept no track of the passing days. But he realized, as he looked
upon her now, that she was no longer such a little girl as he had first
seen playing with Geeka beneath the great tree just within the
palisade. The change must have been very gradual to have eluded his
notice until now. And what was it that had caused him to realize it so
suddenly? His gaze wandered from the girl to the body of the dead
bull. For the first time there flashed to his understanding the
explanation of the reason for the girl's attempted abduction. Korak's
eyes went wide and then they closed to narrow slits of rage as he stood
glaring down upon the abysmal brute at his feet. When next his glance
rose to Meriem's face a

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