|Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:48:39 +0800
They weredetermined to do away with me, that Oah might be HighPriestess and Cadj king of Opar.
They stepped back in terror, and simultaneously they raisedtheir spears menacingly against him.
But where they get them I do not know, nor do they ever tellus.
Are these all the questions that you wish to ask? Nor can I catch any well-definedscent spoor, yet I am positive that someone is following us.
And remember what I said, upon her safetyyour lives depend. Then, said Tarzan, will you keep here for me my white sheuntil I return again to your village?
She had no intention of sacrificing Tarzan, butthis, of course, the sister of Oah did not know. Who is he, that you dare not drive yourspears through him?
Forseveral minutes she paced to and fro in deep thought, andthen, suddenly, she halted before Cadj. Fetch him here then, said La, and as you value your lifesee that you tell no one. There are alreadytoo many Gomangani in the world. Call them, he repeated, or go and fetch them.
They eyed her askanceand whispered among themselves. But the Tarmangani is great, replied one of the others. So shereturned to Cadj and repeated as nearly as she could recallit, all that La had said to her.
If she says to leave the gold, well leave it.
I am not asking you what you think of them,because I do not care. That theywere negroes was tvident, but of a type entirely unfamiliarto the ape-man. And so, the woman having said that she came from La, Tarzanfollowed her willingly.
Fetch him here then, said La, and as you value your lifesee that you tell no one.
If one ofem kills the hother therell be fewer to split the swag,and ere we are n thats that. Whether I saved you orsacrificed you, it had all been the same with me.
Farbetter will it be for you to have him for friend than enemy.
Who is he, that you dare not drive yourspears through him?
Manu, the monkey, overheard them plotting, and he came to meand told me all that they would do. You have made me chief, and I amgoing to run this from now on as I think best. I was right, he said, there is someone, or something, notfar off.
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