THE MIRACLE ~ 1933.01.08
Tarzan led the apes up the staircase to attack the Egyptians, Tutamken,
the monkey-man, stood alone in their pathway, screaming. Back of him were
the soldiers with their spears ready to repel the attack. The pharaoh rose
from his throne in panic, prepared to flee. Von Harben, knocked over in
the onrush of the apes, had fallen helpless on the staircase.
But as Tarzan reached Tutamken, the monkey-man shouted in the language
of the apes, "Kagoda!" meaning "I surrender!" Tutanken then rushed toward
the throne. "A miracle has happened Oh Pharaoh!" he cried. "The soul of
Thoth, god of the apes, has entered into this man in the leopard skin so
that he can talk the language of the apes and the apes hail him as king!
All except Pharaoh, who is equal to the gods, must bow before him and worship
As Tutamken and Tarzan advanced up the staircase toward pharaoh's throne,
the high priest halted them. "If this man is holy," he said, "the gods
will tell us. We will take him to the temple."
In the vestibule of the temple, the high priest burned incense before
the great statue of Isis. Then he led Tarzan into a dark corridor at the
end of which a fire was burning in a huge kettle. He seized a great ladle,
took the boiling pitch from the kettle and held it over Tarzan's head.
"So will you perish if you betray the secrets of the temple!" he cried.