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TARZAN'S FIRST CHRISTMAS ~ 31.12.27
The last Christmas
before Tarzan was born had been celebrated by Lord and Lady Greystoke with
a big dance at their country estate in England. When next Christmas dawned,
they were marooned on the African coast in the cabin that Lord Greystoke
had built as protection against savage beasts. For weeks before Christmas
Lord Greystoke had prepared to bring a feeling of England's yuletide into
the jungle. . . Now he was carving a toy for his infant son. On Christmas
morning, Lady Greystoke awoke to find in the hut a tree that her husband
had decorated with brilliant tropical flowers. Lord Greystoke was offering
his gift to the baby Tarzan.
"Merry Christmas!" cried Lady Greystoke, swinging her boy into the air.
"God bless us every one!"
"Look! He swings like a monkey!" said Lord Greystoke.
"And walks like a man!" said his mother, as the baby toddled toward
her, taking his first steps.
Unmindful of the menace of Numa, the lion, who was stalking prey outside
of the hut. . .
...or of the great ape Kerchak, who had approached even to the window.
. . Tarzan's parents forgot all other Christmases in the joy and
pride of this one when their baby boy, who was to grow up with the apes,
had taken his first step.
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