ROBBERY IN THE JUNGLE ~ 32.06.12
When Tarzan bade farewell to Lenida, after the circus lion tamer had been hailed as the goddess of the Al-Alba tribe, he was heading through vast jungle spaces toward his estate in Uziri. That night he swung himself into the high fork of a tree to sleep. When he awoke, he stood up in amazement. His hunting knife, his bow and arrows and his lasso -- were all gone. Not since he had been marooned upon the African coast when he was put ashore from the Kincaid had Tarzan been without his weapons in the jungle, and this time. . .
All that day he hunted until he came to a cliff of jutting rock and then he fore off a sharp sliver to make the rudiments of a knife. In the blaze the thrust his stone knife, starting the tedious operation of superheating and moistening it until there might be a keep edge to the blade. As he worked, fierce bloodshot eyes glared from beneath shaggy overhanging brows at him. And only the flames held back sheeta the panther from leaping at the ape-man. Danger stalked him in the jungle, but Tarzan preferred it to the ease of his home in London, where, as Lord Greystoke, everything was done for his comfort. Now as his weapon was ready, he shouted in triumph through the jungle silences, as if in challenge to unseen enemies. Then from the treetops flashed one of Tarzan's own arrows and plunged into the ground at his feet. . . Who was it that dared to steal his weapons from the Lord of the Jungle as he slept -- and then to attack him in the night?
STRANGER IN THE NIGHT ~ 32.06.19
Just as the steamer was was pulling out from the Gumwi River trading post, a stranger hailed Captain Barry, asking the whereabouts of Tarzan of the Apes. Directed to the village of the Al-Alba tribe, the young man sought out the masked priestess, Lenida, from whom he learned that Tarzan had just departed. Picking up the trail, the youth saw Tarzan swing high into the trees. And that night, as the ape-man slept, the stranger crawled toward him. Silently, he purloined the weapons of the Lord of the Jungle. Then, hidden in ambush, the stranger waited until dawn. Through is binoculars, he saw Tarzan arise in amazement, looking for his lost weapons. Through the day he trailed the ape-man at a safe distance, and saw him tear the sliver of rock that he was to weld into a knife. That night when Tarzan was thrusting the stone into the fire to fashion a knife of his own, the stranger watched from the tree above. Then, drawing his bow, he sent the arrow to Tarzan's feet. Almost on top of the arrow he followed, leaping through the air with a wild shout. Tarzan was about to strike when he recognized . . . his own son, Korak the Killer.
THE KILLER AND THE KING ~ 32.06.26
Tarzan and Korak the killer, asleep in the fork of a tree were awakened by a fearsome cry. It was Bolgani, the king gorilla, greeting the dawn and arousing his tribe. Out from their sleeping quarters came the great anthropoids. Tarzan and Korak would have passed in peace but Bolgani, suspicious and short of temper advanced toward them screaming in rage. Tarzan and Korak were not seeking battle. When greeted as enemies, they raced away and leaped for the trees. But Korak, who had been long absent from the jungle, was too slow in getting away and Bolgani caught him by the leg. Wildly the infuriated gorilla king swung the ape-man's son above his head and then smashed him down upon a great rock. As Korak lay senseless, Tarzan leaped. Full upon the gorilla king, the ape-man landed. His revenge was speedy and complete. But engrossed in victory, he did not observe the threatened danger from the other gorillas.
THE VENGEANCE OF THE BEASTS ~ 32.07.03
Tarzan found Korak's pulse still beating faintly, in spite of the shattering blow dealt by Bolgani, the king gorilla. Tearing off the Killer's shirt, the ape-man made a bandage for the wound. Then, following the spoor of many beasts, he hastened toward the water pool. Meanwhile the gorillas planned revenge upon the man who killed their leader. Through the jungle, they trailed him and watched him bring Korak to the water pool. Then, at a signal from their leader, they attacked. Tarzan turned to meet the unexpected onslaught. Quickly he disposed of the gorilla leader. But the next moment a dozen hairy arms encircled him and a great shaggy beast lifted up the limp body of Korak. He carried the son of Tarzan up a high rocky precipice.
THROUGH THE TOP OF THE JUNGLE ~ 32.07.10
As Tarzan fell back under the murderous attack of the gorillas he hurled himself into the pool while the beasts clung to him. Down under the water they plunged, while Tarzan fought himself free. Instinctively the beasts struggled to the surface for air. Tarzan swam a great distance under the water. When he came up he saw in the high distance Korak being carried off by a giant gorilla. Swift was the pursuit that Tarzan made through the trees. When the gorilla saw Tarzan close upon him he lifted the body of Korak high above his head and hurled it madly from the precipice. At that instant, Tarzan swung out on the thick vine he was holding and with his free arm, he caught Korak's body as it hurtled through the air.
BROKEN VINE ~ 32.07.17
The vine strained under the terrific impact as Tarzan caught Korak's body --- and then strong wood broke. Below were the bolgani who had hurried in hot pursuit. Above was the beast that had tried to hurl Korak to his death. As Tarzan fell he reached out desperately for a branch. He caught one and held on for a second. But the speed of his fall was too great and his strong hand slipped. But he force of the fall was broken and Tarzan landed safely upon the ground, still holding Korak unarmed. The bolgani, thirsting for revenge, surrounded him on all sides. The ape-man usually scorned firearms, but now with his own weapons left beside the pool, he took his son's pistol, and examined it to see if it were loaded. Then he waited for the bolgani to come on. As the first one neared, he fired. Then the gorilla who had carried Korak off hurled himself from above toward Tarzan. The ape-man fell under the swift impact -- and the gorilla tribe advanced to the attack.
THE CRY OF THE BULL APE ~ 32.07.24
Long had it been since Tarzan had called for help, but as the bolgani closed in upon him, he uttered the blood-chilling cry of the great apes. Tantor pricked up his ears as the cry came to him. Then he plunged through the jungle. As the first gorilla crumpled under his attack, Tarzan lifted the great body to use as a weapon. The next gorilla fell back as Tarzan hurled the mighty mass of shaggy body. A third was met by a shot straight to the heart. But still the bolgani came on and on. Desperately the ape-man fought. Snorting wildly came Tantor in response to Tarzan's call. At the ape-man's order, Tantor picked up Korak. Then the Lord of the Jungle leaped to Tantor's back and shouted the wild victory cry of the bull ape. But the cry was stilled before it was finished. . . the bolgani had snatched the body of Korak and were making off with it.
THE RETURN OF THE YOUNG BWANA ~ 32.07.31
As the bolgani snatched the unconscious form of Korak, Tarzan drew his knife. . . leaped like lightning through the air. . . and landed full upon the gorilla's back. The ape-man made short work of the bolgani. . . and then, carrying Korak in his arms, went through the jungle on the back of Tantor. The bolgani followed. While Korak eased his feverish thirst at the water pool, Tarzan and Tantor were on guard. Many suns had risen before the trio, nearing Tarzan's estate, were met by the monkey, Nkima, who, chattering furiously, leaped upon the ape-man's shoulder. The first human to greet them was Muviro, the heroic chief of of Tarzan's Waziri supermen. While the Waziri hailed the return of the young Bwana, who had gone off to see the jungle adventure. . . Muviro handed the ape-man a note, written in blood on a torn piece of shirt. It said:
HELP. . . AT THE ELEPHANTS GRAVEYARD. . . ERICH
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