He just lay beneath his antagonist in a paralysis of fear, screaming at the top of his lungs. Wear to the covers with a small stain to the front. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. After what seemed an eternity to Tibo, they arrived at the mouth of a cave between two rocky hills. And just as Teeka sprang for the lower limb of a great tree, and Sheeta rose behind her in a long, sinuous leap, the coils of the ape-boy's grass rope shot swiftly through the air, straightening into a long thin line as the open noose hovered for an instant above the savage head and the snarling jaws.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. I remember wishing he'd just stayed there for the duration. There seemed to Tarzan, now that he gave the matter thought, no reason in the world why he should have done the thing he did, and presently it occurred to him that he had acted almost involuntarily, just as he had acted when he had released the old Gomangani the previous evening. Tarzan rose to his full height and beat upon his breast with his fists. She changes her mind after Tarzan saves the baby from another ape.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Several themes run throughout this collection of stories. He saw an old man, a very old man with scrawny neck and wrinkled face--a dried, parchment-like face which resembled some of the little monkeys Tarzan knew so well. It was given him by his foster mother, Kala, the great she-ape. They roared at that one.
The passage was tortuous, and as it was very dark and the walls rough and rocky, Tibo was scratched and bruised from the many bumps he received. Yes, this was the very bird that had carried him off the day before, for to Tarzan the dream had been so great a reality that he still thought another day and a night had passed since he had lain down in the tree to sleep. Sometimes Tarzan wondered if Tantor reciprocated his affection. Tarzan of the Apes gathered himself, and as he did so the black who did not sleep arose and passed around to the rear of the cage. A dictionary had proven itself a wonderful storehouse of information, when, after several years of tireless endeavor, he had solved the mystery of its purpose and the manner of its use.
He knew that in a few minutes his little life would flicker out horribly beneath the rending, yellow fangs of these loathsome creatures. Of all their enemies there was none they gave a wider berth than they gave Histah, the snake. Tarzan was electrified into instant action. Then Tarzan chanced to look up and across the clearing. Tarzan and the Black Boy.
He was explaining again to Taug the depths of the latter's abysmal ignorance, and pointing out how much greater and mightier was Tarzan of the Apes than Taug or any other ape. Still Histah whipped about, clinging to the ape-man; but after a dozen efforts Tarzan succeeded in wriggling free and leaping to the ground out of range of the mighty battering of the dying snake. The evidence of the change surprised and hurt Tarzan immeasurably. He saw a savage, snarling head forced past it, and grinning jaws snapping and gaping toward him. We get to be inside Tarzan's head as he ponders the metaphysical realities and invents his own philosophy to explain the unknown. Behind him came the yelling warriors, urging him on in the rapid flight which would not permit a careful examination of the ground before him. Tarzan saw, and in the instant that he saw, Teeka was no longer the little playmate of an hour ago; instead she was a wondrous thing--the most wondrous in the world--and a possession for which Tarzan would fight to the death against Taug or any other who dared question his right of proprietorship.
Tarzan could but stand facing that hideous charge. He knew every twist and turn as a mother knows the face of her child, and he seemed to be in a hurry. Backing off fifteen or twenty feet from the bole of the tree beneath the branches of which Tarzan worked upon his rope, Gazan scampered quickly forward, scrambling nimbly upward to the lower limbs. The floor was comparatively smooth, for the dirt which lay thick upon it had been trodden and tramped by many feet until few inequalities remained. That time when Gunto mistook a sting-bug for an edible beetle had made more impression upon Mumga than all the innumerable manifestations of the greatness of God which she had witnessed, and which, of course, she had not understood.
Rushing in upon the brute he grasped it by the scruff of the neck, just as it attempted to dodge past him, and hurled it across the cavern after its fellow which already was slinking into the corridor, bent upon escape. The white jungle god gave me back my Tibo. There was a sudden interruption from above, from the branches of the very tree beneath which they squatted, and as the five blacks looked up they almost swooned in fright as they saw the great, white devil-god looking down upon them; but before they could flee they saw another face, that of the lost little Tibo, and his face was laughing and very happy. You will have to ask Teeka. He thought that Goro was attempting to elude him. Unlike the apes he was not satisfied merely to have a mental picture of the things he knew, he must have a word descriptive of each.
One morning he saw Teeka squatted upon a low branch hugging something very close to her hairy breast-- a wee something which squirmed and wriggled. Once he crossed the trail of Numa, the lion, pausing for a moment to hurl a soft fruit at the snarling face of his enemy, and to taunt and insult him, calling him eater of carrion and brother of Dango, the hyena. They are hairless like yourself and very wise, too. He plots vengeance against the native family and Tarzan, but is thwarted by the ape man. The Fight for the Balu. Just now the apeling was developing those arboreal tendencies which were to stand him in such good stead during the years of his youth, when rapid flight into the upper terraces was of far more importance and value than his undeveloped muscles and untried fighting fangs.