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brigand horde swarmed across the plain, their archers flanked by swordsmen
and strong armed lancers. Tarzan knew there was no escape except through
victory, and victory seemed impossible. So Tarzan resolved on artful warfare,
and bound the swords of his men to the trunks and tusks of the elephants.
"To battle, Tantor!" the Ape-man cried.
The giant elephant trumpeted fiercely as he led his
companions into the fray! When the outlaws saw the great armed beasts advancing,
they were seized with terror and turned to flee, but they were rallied
by their stern chieftain Sathor. Thus was the battle joined. Tarzan's company
poured arrows into the brigand ranks. But the enemy archers were too close-pressed
to draw their bows.
The great elephants charged furiously into the battle,
swinging their weaponed trunks. A reckless brigand penetrated the phalanx
of flashing steel and thrust his sword at Tantor. The elephant swayed and
escaped the blow, and trampled the outlaw to the ground. Then agile Sathor
swung up Tantor's side to slay Tarzan. The Ape-man met the bold attack
and flung off the brigand chieftain. But from the fringe of the outlaw
horde, a lancer raised his mighty arm and hurled a spear at Tarzan's head.
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