rose among the free men of
Marentina and the Kadabran prisoners, for all had thought that the
red men would retain that which they had taken by force of arms,
for such had been the way upon Barsoom, and that they should be
ruled henceforth by an alien Jeddak.
The victorious warriors who had followed Carthoris joined in the
mad demonstration, and amidst the wild confusion and the tumult
and the cheering, Dejah Thoris and I passed out into the gorgeous
garden of the jeddaks that graces the inner courtyard of the palace
At our heels walked Woola, and upon a carved seat of wondrous
beauty beneath a bower of purple blooms we saw two who had preceded
us--Thuvia of Ptarth and Carthoris of Helium.
The handsome head of the handsome youth was bent low above the
beautiful face of his companion. I looked at Dejah Thoris, smiling,
and as I drew her close to me I whispered: "Why not?"
Indeed, why not? What matter ages in this world of perpetual youth?
We remained at Kadabra, the guests of Talu, until after his formal
induction into office, and then, upon the great fleet which I had
been so fortunate to preserve from destruction, we sailed south
across the ice-barrier; but not before we had witnessed the total
demolition of the grim Guardian of the North under orders of the
new Jeddak of Jeddaks.
"Henceforth," he said, as the work was completed, "the fleets
of the red men and the black are free to come and go across the
ice-barrier as over their own lands.
"The Carrion Caves shall be cleansed, that the green men may find
an easy way to the land of the yellow, and the hunting of the sacred
apt shall be the sport of my nobles until no single specimen of
that hideous creature roams the frozen north."
We bade our yellow friends farewell with real regret, as we set
sail for Ptarth. There we remained, the guest of Thuvan Dihn, for
a month; and I could see that Carthoris would have remained forever
had he not been a Prince of Helium.
Above the mighty forests of Kaol we hovered until word from Kulan
Tith brought us to his single landing-tower, where all day and half
a night the vessels disembarked their crews. At the city of Kaol
we visited, cementing the new ties that had been formed between
Kaol and Helium, and then one long-to-be-remembered day we sighted
the tall, thin towers of the twin cities of Helium.
The people had long been preparing for our coming. The
great toes protruded at right angles from the foot.Page 12
Tarzan watched interestedly the outcome of their meeting.Page 24
She had passed through much this night and her nerves were keyed to the highest pitch--raw, taut nerves, they were, ready to react in an exaggerated form to the slightest shock.Page 25
Ta-den was outstripping him, however, for these precarious ladders were no novelty to him and, further, he had an advantage in possessing a tail.Page 39
Now one, her older brother, reached the summit and clinging there to something that she could not see he lowered his body and his long tail to the father beneath him.Page 59
Immediately the "Whee-oo!" responded.Page 101
The fields lay in small level patches that had been cleared of trees and brush.Page 115
"You may have helped me more than either of us guess.Page 132
I could learn but little from frightened slaves who had fled at the outburst of the quarrel.Page 149
Mo-sar had been very wroth and having himself been the only one at fault he naturally sought with great diligence to fix the blame upon another.Page 151
If he had seen them he gave no sign, but continued paddling steadily and strongly toward the city, nor did he increase his speed as the two priests shot out in full view.Page 154
"I will fetch them myself, Dor-ul-Otho," he said, and turning, left the apartment.Page 155
" "At A-lur, Ko-tan made much of this Dor-ul-Otho and the priests conducted him through the temple.Page 159
He had returned! She went cold, trembling as with ague.Page 178
There was a definite and masterful purpose in every movement of those steel muscles rolling softly beneath the smooth brown hide.Page 181
What is Jad-ben-Otho doing here alone in the jungle?" He stepped out into the water and raising his voice shrieked loudly across toward A-lur.Page 182
There were two paddles within it which he took and threw out into the current of the river.Page 201
at the palace gate.Page 204
His mind cleared of all but his great terror and the words of the high priest gave him the clue to safety.