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Volume 5927

LIGHTNING  ~ 1933.06.25
Tarzan lassoed Von Harben and pulled him from the clutches of the god Moloch. The friends did not pause to speak. Swiftly they fled with the apes over the temple roof. Tarzan held the lasso while Von Harben climbed down the temple wall. Then the ape-man followed getting a foothold, like the apes, on the carven hieroglyphics. As they made for the desert, a terrific flash of lightning split the sky. 

Within the temple, the Egyptians fled in panic as the great building was shaken to its foundations. Down through the roof crashed a thunderbolt. The floor was rent asunder. After the explosion pharaoh and his daughter saw buried deep vast stores of grain. "Here are the hidden stores of our ancestors!" cried pharaoh, "Through them Moloch has delivered our people from starvation.

But in the desert as another great thunderbolt crashed from the sky, Von Harben halted the ape-man. "Look!" he cried. "The temple! It is falling"


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