are you going, Carthoris?"
"With Kar Komak, the bowman," he replied. "There will be fighting
The girl put her hands before her eyes, as though to shut out some
mighty temptation from her sight.
"May my ancestors have mercy upon me," she cried, "if I say the
thing I have no right to say; but I cannot see you cast your life
away, Carthoris, Prince of Helium! Stay, my chieftain. Stay--I
A cough behind them brought both about, and there they saw standing,
not two paces from them Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol.
For a long moment none spoke. Then Kulan Tith cleared his throat.
"I could not help hearing all that passed," he said. "I am no fool,
to be blind to the love that lies between you. Nor am I blind to
the lofty honour that has caused you, Carthoris, to risk your life
and hers to save mine, though you thought that that very act would
rob you of the chance to keep her for your own.
"Nor can I fail to appreciate the virtue that has kept your lips
sealed against words of love for this Heliumite, Thuvia, for I know
that I have but just heard the first declaration of your passion
for him. I do not condemn you. Rather should I have condemned
you had you entered a loveless marriage with me.
"Take back your liberty, Thuvia of Ptarth," he cried, "and bestow
it where your heart already lies enchained, and when the golden
collars are clasped about your necks you will see that Kulan Tith's
is the first sword to be raised in declaration of eternal friendship
for the new Princess of Helium and her royal mate!"
A GLOSSARY OF NAMES AND TERMS USED IN THE MARTIAN BOOKS
Aaanthor. A dead city of ancient Mars.
Aisle of Hope. An aisle leading to the court-room in Helium.
Apt. An Arctic monster. A huge, white-furred creature with
six limbs, four of which, short and heavy, carry it over
the snow and ice; the other two, which grow forward
from its shoulders on either side of its long, powerful
neck, terminate in white, hairless hands with which it
seizes and holds its prey. Its head and mouth are
similar in appearance to those of a hippopotamus,
Aside from the man who had but just entered the game Tarzan knew the name of but one of the other players.Page 24
He kills wantonly, and, worse than that, he utilizes a noble sentiment, the brotherhood of man, as a lure to entice his unwary victim to his doom.Page 33
Had he one-tenth the knowledge of women that I have you would be in his arms this minute.Page 34
He was but waiting now until the moment was propitious for a master stroke.Page 37
In her eyes was an expression that the hunter sees in those of a poor, terrified doe--puzzled--questioning.Page 53
When it came again the girl's turn to dance she hovered close to Tarzan, and for the ape-man alone were her sweetest smiles.Page 61
He whispered this fact to Tarzan, for he did not wish to alarm the girl.Page 79
"But in the name of Heaven who are you?" "The Ouled-Nail of Sisi Aissa," came the answer.Page 83
When the girl had recited the story of the slaying of EL ADREA Tarzan was surrounded by a mob of worshiping Arabs--it was a sure road to their admiration and respect.Page 100
" "Was he acquainted with any of the other passengers?" "Only as he had been with me--through the circumstance of casual meeting as fellow shipmates.Page 104
The latter were gorging themselves upon food and, under the very noses of their white masters, preparing the gruesome feast which is the PIECE DE RESISTANCE that follows a victory in which the bodies of their slain enemies fall into their horrid hands.Page 136
Making a trumpet of his hands, he called loudly in the Arab tongue: "Do not fire the huts, or we shall kill you all! Do not fire the huts, or we shall kill you all!" A dozen times he repeated it.Page 138
The nights were made hideous by the barking of the invisible gun that made sentry duty equivalent to a death sentence.Page 141
The last remnant of his civilization was forgotten--he was a primitive man to the fullest now; reveling in the freedom of the fierce, wild life he loved, gloating in his kingship among these wild blacks.Page 147
To them there seemed not the slightest difference that could be detected other than the dates.Page 148
Great beads of sweat were standing upon his brow.Page 184
Her clothes were torn to mere shreds and tatters, and through the pitiful rags her once white and tender skin showed raw and bleeding from contact with the thousand pitiless thorns and brambles through which she had been dragged.Page 185
As Tarzan of the Apes moved slowly through the jungle after casting the spear that saved Clayton and Jane Porter from the fangs of Numa, his mind was filled with all the sorrow that belongs to a freshly opened heart wound.Page 190
During the week that followed, Monsieur Thuran rapidly regained his strength, lying in the shelter while Clayton hunted.