The beasts of tarzan by edgar rice burroughs

The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

To Joan Burroughs

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

1 Kidnapped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
2 Marooned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3 Beasts at Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
4 Sheeta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
5 Mugambi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
6 A Hideous Crew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
7 Betrayed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
8 The Dance of Death. . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
9 Chivalry or Villainy. . . . . . . . . . . . 73
10 The Swede. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
11 Tambudza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
12 A Black Scoundrel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
13 Escape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
14 Alone in the Jungle. . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
15 Down the Ugambi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
16 In the Darkness of the Night. . . . . . . .

132
17 On the Deck of the “Kincaid” . . . . . . . . 140
18 Paulvitch Plots Revenge. . . . . . . . . . . 147
19 The Last of the “Kincaid” . . . . . . . . . . 158
20 Jungle Island Again. . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
21 The Law of the Jungle. . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Chapter 1

Kidnapped

“The entire affair is shrouded in mystery,” said D’Arnot.
“I have it on the best of authority that neither the police
Nor the special agents of the general staff have the faintest
Conception of how it was accomplished. All they know,
All that anyone knows, is that Nikolas Rokoff has escaped.”

John Clayton, Lord Greystoke – he who had been “Tarzan of the Apes” –
Sat in silence in the apartments of his friend, Lieutenant Paul D’Arnot,
In Paris, gazing meditatively at the toe of his immaculate boot.

His mind revolved many memories, recalled by the escape of
His arch-enemy from the French military prison to which he
Had been sentenced for life upon the testimony of the ape-man.

He thought of the lengths to which Rokoff had once gone
To compass his death, and he realized that what the man had
Already done would doubtless be as nothing by comparison with
What he would wish and plot to do now that he was again free.

Tarzan had recently brought his wife and infant son to London
To escape the discomforts and dangers of the rainy season upon
Their vast estate in Uziri – the land of the savage Waziri warriors
Whose broad African domains the ape-man had once ruled.

He had run across the Channel for a brief visit with his old friend,
But the news of the Russian’s escape had already cast a shadow
Upon his outing, so that though he had but just arrived he was
Already contemplating an immediate return to London.

“It is not that I fear for myself, Paul,” he said at last.
“Many times in the past have I thwarted Rokoff’s designs
Upon my life; but now there are others to consider.
Unless I misjudge the man, he would more quickly strike
At me through my wife or son than directly at me, for he
Doubtless realizes that in no other way could he inflict
Greater anguish upon me. I must go back to them at once,
And remain with them until Rokoff is recaptured – or dead.”

As these two talked in Paris, two other men were talking
Together in a little cottage upon the outskirts of London.
Both were dark, sinister-looking men.

One was bearded, but the other, whose face wore the pallor
Of long confinement within doors, had but a few days’ growth
Of black beard upon his face. It was he who was speaking.



The beasts of tarzan by edgar rice burroughs