died before she ever
committed the sacrilege of returning to the outer world. But then
my father's love asserted itself, and I vowed that I would prefer
eternal damnation to further separation from her if she could be
"So I sent emissaries to Helium, and to the court of Xodar, Jeddak
of the First Born, and to him who now rules those of the thern
nation that have renounced their religion; and from each and all
I heard the same story of unspeakable cruelties and atrocities
perpetrated upon the poor defenseless victims of their religion by
the Holy Therns.
"Many there were who had seen or known my daughter, and from therns
who had been close to Matai Shang I learned of the indignities that
he personally heaped upon her; and I was glad when I came here to
find that Matai Shang was also your guest, for I should have sought
him out had it taken a lifetime.
"More, too, I heard, and that of the chivalrous kindness that John
Carter had accorded my daughter. They told me how he fought for
her and rescued her, and how he spurned escape from the savage
Warhoons of the south, sending her to safety upon his own thoat
and remaining upon foot to meet the green warriors.
"Can you wonder, Kulan Tith, that I am willing to jeopardize
my life, the peace of my nation, or even your friendship, which I
prize more than aught else, to champion the Prince of Helium?"
For a moment Kulan Tith was silent. I could see by the expression
of his face that he was sore perplexed. Then he spoke.
"Thuvan Dihn," he said, and his tone was friendly though sad,
"who am I to judge my fellow-man? In my eyes the Father of Therns
is still holy, and the religion which he teaches the only true
religion, but were I faced by the same problem that has vexed you
I doubt not that I should feel and act precisely as you have.
"In so far as the Prince of Helium is concerned I may act, but between
you and Matai Shang my only office can be one of conciliation. The
Prince of Helium shall be escorted in safety to the boundary of
my domain ere the sun has set again, where he shall be free to go
whither he will; but upon pain of death must he never again enter
the land of Kaol.
"If there be a quarrel between you and the Father of Therns, I
need not ask that the settlement of it
He saw the mighty limbs tremble and stagger and at last he saw the beast sink down to rise no more.Page 20
Beyond the door lay another narrow passageway.Page 24
For two days they labored to tear a way through to their imprisoned friends; but when, after Herculean efforts, they had unearthed but a few yards of the choked passage, and discovered the mangled remains of one of their fellows they were forced to the conclusion that Tarzan and the second Waziri also lay dead beneath the rock mass farther in, beyond human aid, and no longer susceptible of it.Page 46
By day he had stumbled fearfully on, often taking refuge among the branches when sight or sound of some great cat warned him from danger.Page 55
For several hours Tarzan lolled upon his swaying, leafy couch until once again hunger and thirst suggested an excursion.Page 59
La had had no thought that such men as he existed, for she knew only her hideous little priests and the bulls of the tribe of great anthropoids that had dwelt from time immemorial in and about Opar, until they had come to be looked upon almost as equals by the Oparians.Page 61
Nor had they long to wait before they saw him emerge from a leafy thicket and approach them.Page 62
" During the balance of the day the priests of Opar were busy erecting an altar in the center of the clearing, and while they worked they chanted weird hymns in the ancient tongue of that lost continent that lies at the bottom of the Atlantic.Page 82
And now it happened that Abdul Mourak had halted for a short rest at noon upon this very day and along the same trail that Werper and Mugambi were following toward the east.Page 91
A pair of mighty arms encircled the Arab and he was dragged from his saddle to the trail.Page 103
Recently everything had gone against him.Page 113
jungle, till the lesser creatures of the wild, startled from their peaceful pursuits, scurried fearfully away.Page 120
Those who opened the gates to him permitted their surprise to show clearly in their expressions.Page 124
How beautiful she was! His fingers opened and closed--skinny, brown talons itching to feel the soft flesh of the victim in their remorseless clutch.Page 125
He killed his captain in the Congo country and fled to the protection of Achmet Zek.Page 133
Then he returned to his own tent, entered, fastened down the canvas, and crawled into his blankets.Page 138
Even the Arab would not have them, for he threw them away in anger when he had looked upon them.Page 140
So completely did the blacks surround the two that they dared not fire for fear of hitting one of their own number, and Tarzan was already through them and upon the point of dodging into the.Page 143
she saw relieved the strain of the long night vigil; but there was much that she did not see.Page 149
I can tell from the screams of the horses--and there! that was the cry of a man in his death agonies.