demolished the great switch that it could not be
again used to turn the powerful current into the mighty magnet of
destruction it controlled.
The result of the sudden coming of the guardsmen had been to compel
me to seek seclusion in the first passageway that I could find,
and that to my disappointment proved to be not the one with which
I was familiar, but another upon its left.
They must have either heard or guessed which way I went, for I had
proceeded but a short distance when I heard the sound of pursuit.
I had no mind to stop and fight these men here when there was
fighting aplenty elsewhere in the city of Kadabra--fighting that
could be of much more avail to me and mine than useless life-taking
far below the palace.
But the fellows were pressing me; and as I did not know the way at
all, I soon saw that they would overtake me unless I found a place
to conceal myself until they had passed, which would then give me
an opportunity to return the way I had come and regain the tower,
or possibly find a way to reach the city streets.
The passageway had risen rapidly since leaving the apartment of
the switch, and now ran level and well lighted straight into the
distance as far as I could see. The moment that my pursuers reached
this straight stretch I would be in plain sight of them, with no
chance to escape from the corridor undetected.
Presently I saw a series of doors opening from either side of the
corridor, and as they all looked alike to me I tried the first
one that I reached. It opened into a small chamber, luxuriously
furnished, and was evidently an ante-chamber off some office or
audience chamber of the palace.
On the far side was a heavily curtained doorway beyond which I
heard the hum of voices. Instantly I crossed the small chamber,
and, parting the curtains, looked within the larger apartment.
Before me were a party of perhaps fifty gorgeously clad nobles of
the court, standing before a throne upon which sat Salensus Oll.
The Jeddak of Jeddaks was addressing them.
"The allotted hour has come," he was saying as I entered the
apartment; "and though the enemies of Okar be within her gates,
naught may stay the will of Salensus Oll. The great ceremony must
be omitted that no single man may be kept from his place in the
defenses other than the fifty that custom demands shall witness
the creation of a new queen in
Starting out alone in search of her, Tarzan had succeeded in finding the village in which she had been incarcerated only to learn that she had escaped months before, and that the German officer had disappeared at the same time.Page 7
The dim shadow of a colossal form reared close beside the tree and he saw that it was the scraping of the giant body against the branches that had awakened him.Page 26
From all directions the warriors of Kor-ul-JA were swarming toward the interlopers.Page 32
Om-at handed five to Tarzan and explained their use.Page 41
Beside the doorway was the niche in which wood and tinder were kept, but there remained.Page 45
Pan-at-lee lived, or at least she had lived after the leap from the cliff's.Page 50
Close beside the struggling forms during the brief moments of the terrific climax she had realized every detail of the danger to Tarzan with which the emergency was fraught and as she saw the two rolling over the outer edge of the niche she seized the ape-man by an ankle at the same time throwing herself prone upon the rocky floor.Page 55
To have called to Tarzan, then, would but have been to invite disaster and so she did not call.Page 56
"I have it!" "What?" asked Pan-at-lee.Page 66
After they had joined the other party the entire band set forth into the valley and presently, from the conversation of her captors, Pan-at-lee knew that she was headed for A-lur, the City of Light; while in the cave of his ancestors, Om-at, chief of the Kor-ul-JA, bemoaned the loss of both his friend and she that was to have been his mate.Page 95
Among the enemy was this strange creature whom they called Tarzan-jad-guru; and terrible indeed was he for he fought with the strength of many men so that it required twenty of us to subdue him.Page 98
The brains of the priest that Tarzan had thrown at the head of Lu-don had been dashed out against the temple wall while the high priest himself had escaped with only a few bruises, sustained in his fall to the hard pavement.Page 119
Before him now appeared the black opening of the corridor from which the beast had emerged into the larger chamber.Page 127
"This," he said, "I drink to O-lo-a," and he emptied his tankard at a single gulp.Page 150
" "You are right, priest," cried one of the warriors who had seen Tarzan the day that he had first entered Ko-tan's palace.Page 157
Just as in the dim past the first hunter had shaped the destinies of mankind so it seemed that this event might shape hers in some new mold.Page 182
His glance wandered from his body now that the grime and blood were all removed and caught again the white city shimmering beneath the hot sun.Page 184
Before the eyes of many priests, and warriors from the palace he did it.Page 186
"Whee-oo!" he cried again peremptorily.Page 205
And still Ta-den and the reinforcements did not come.