the Heliumite; and yet, so
sincere had been the manner and the words of the bowman, so much
the fighting man did he seem, but Carthoris could not find it in
his heart to doubt him.
The outcome of the matter was that he gave the naked odwar leave to
accompany him, and together they set out upon the spoor of Thuvia
Down to the ochre sea-bottom the trail led. There it disappeared,
as Carthoris had known that it would; but where it entered the plain
its direction had been toward Aaanthor and so toward Aaanthor the
two turned their faces.
It was a long and tedious journey, fraught with many dangers. The
bowman could not travel at the pace set by Carthoris, whose muscles
carried him with great rapidity over the face of the small planet,
the force of gravity of which exerts so much less retarding power
than that of the Earth. Fifty miles a day is a fair average for
a Barsoomian, but the son of John Carter might easily have covered
a hundred or more miles had he cared to desert his new-found comrade.
All the way they were in constant danger of discovery by roving
bands of Torquasians, and especially was this true before they
reached the boundary of Torquas.
Good fortune was with them, however, and although they sighted two
detachments of the savage green men, they were not themselves seen.
And so they came, upon the morning of the third day, within sight
of the glistening domes of distant Aaanthor. Throughout the journey
Carthoris had ever strained his eyes ahead in search of Thuvia and
the great banth; but not till now had he seen aught to give him
This morning, far ahead, half-way between themselves and Aaanthor,
the men saw two tiny figures moving toward the city. For a moment
they watched them intently. Then Carthoris, convinced, leaped
forward at a rapid run, Kar Komak following as swiftly as he could.
The Heliumite shouted to attract the girl's attention, and presently
he was rewarded by seeing her turn and stand looking toward him.
At her side the great banth stood with up-pricked ears, watching
the approaching man.
Not yet could Thuvia of Ptarth have recognized Carthoris, though
that it was he she must have been convinced, for she waited there
for him without sign of fear.
Presently he saw her point toward the northwest, beyond him.
Without slackening his pace, he turned his eyes in the direction
Racing silently over the thick vegetation, not half a mile behind,
came a score of fierce green
Slowly the ape permitted itself to be led to one side, nor did it show the slightest indication of a desire to harm the Russian.Page 5
, Paulvitch was accompanied by the ape, who seemed anxious to follow him.Page 17
Tarzan explained that he had wished to purchase Akut and return him to his jungle home, and to this the mother assented.Page 27
that reached over his shoulders from behind.Page 34
A month later little Jeanne Jacot, the seven-year-old daughter of Captain Armand Jacot, mysteriously disappeared.Page 39
Malbihn shrugged.Page 70
Possibly if he made himself known to the old man he might be permitted to come to the village occasionally as a friend.Page 71
No furs or silks or jewelry had there ever been for little Meriem.Page 86
Back in the uttermost recesses of his little brain something was stirring--something which the sight and smell of the great bull had aroused.Page 106
Malbihn turned to Kovudoo.Page 115
It may be that a leopard or a lion shall kill me, or it may be a tiny bug no bigger than the end of my littlest finger.Page 126
A month passed before the head man returned--a month that had transformed the savage, half-naked little tarmangani into a daintily frocked girl of at least outward civilization.Page 142
After the manner of frontier hospitality the globe round he met the newcomer at the gate, welcoming him even before he had dismounted.Page 144
Then, one day, he announced that half his boys had deserted, for a hunting party from the bungalow had come across his northerly camp and he feared that they might have noticed the reduced numbers of his following.Page 146
The lion lay in a little swale to their right.Page 196
They disarmed him and ordered him to climb to the rump of one of the horses, and then the two who had been detailed to guard him turned and rode back toward the South, while the others continued their pursuit of Abdul Kamak.Page 212
Here he waited impatiently for what seemed an hour; but was, in reality, but a few minutes.Page 220
Tarzan of the Apes had regained his civilized clothing from the tree where he had hidden it, and as Korak refused to enter the presence of his mother in the savage half-raiment that he had worn so long and as Meriem would not leave him, for fear, as she explained, that he would change his mind and run off into the jungle again, the father went on ahead to the bungalow for horses and clothes.Page 221
And then the mother turned toward Meriem, an expression of pitying sorrow erasing the happiness from her.Page 222
The Greystoke town house quite took Meriem's breath away; but when strangers were about none might.