34. TO THE RESCUE! ~ 1931.11.01
the mutinous soldiers, Tarzan leads them into the desert in quest of Captain
D'Arnot and Lieutenant Carnot, whom he has left behind fighting off the
attack of desert horsemen.
Realizing that he cannot much longer fight off the Moors, Captain D'Arnot
buries the supply of good, young Lieutenant Carnot is unconscious, and
Captain D'Arnot himself almost exhausted.
The Moors attack the small French column. Weak from hunger and shaken
by the force of the Moorish attack, the French soldiers waver. "It is a
trap into which you have betrayed us!" shouts one of the leaders. But spurred
by Tarzan's example, the desperate soldiers fight their way forward.
A stray bullet wounds Captain D'Arnot slightly, and a Moorish scout
finds the two officers completely at his mercy. "Bind the infidels!" cries
Abd-El-Krim, the Moorish leader, "They shall live to be slaves in the tent
of the Hawk of the Desert."
Tarzan leads a ferocious charge. Daunted by the fierce attack of the
French, the savage tribesmen retreat.
Reaching the place where he had left his companions, Tarzan is dismayed
to find they have disappeared. The soldiers, furious because they have
found no food, attack him. In the struggle Tarzan stumbles over the hidden
food! The food satisfies the soldiers, but Tarzan is dismayed. What has
happened to his companions?