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THE UNKNOWN TERROR ~ 1932.08.28
Tarzan came to the graveyard of the elephants, little Nkima went nearly
mad with excitement. But at the entrance to the canyon Tarzan paused; and
the apes hesitated , looking to one another in inquiry. A strange animal
scent had come to them down wind. Only hair-brained little Nkima ventured
through the passageway, but in a few moments the monkey was back screeching
in wildest terror. When Nkima told of a dread animal larger than any in
the world, Tarzan ordered the great ape, Akut, to go back to retrieve the
weapons that he had lost in his fall. Akut found them at the food of the
Then he scrambled up the walls of the great canyon. When Tarzan received
his weapons back one of the more venturesome apes went warily into the
passageway. But, like Nkima, he returned in a moment, shrieking in terror,
calling to everyone to flee. Tarzan was not ape enough to join in the panic
flight, and as a man he had to carry through his plan to rescue von Harben.
Nkima clung to his legs screeching wildly for him not to go, but Tarzan
shook him off and entered the graveyard. What he saw made his heart
WHAT DREAD THING WAS IT THAT PUT THE BRAVEST OF BEASTS TO FLIGHT AND
STOPPED THE LORD OF THE JUNGLE IN HIS TRACKS?
[Last of the over-the-shoulder part of
his "loin cloth".
Tarzan uses the upper part of his leopard
skin outfit as a sling for his injured arm.]
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