Edgar Rice Burroughs Tribute and Weekly Webzine Site
Since 1996 ~ Over 15,000 Webzines and Webpages
Master of Imaginative Fantasy Adventure
Creator of Tarzan®
and "Grandfather of American Science Fiction"
THE TOMB ~ 34.06.03
by the spears of the military escort, Tarzan dared not spring form the
coffin in which he had hidden to escape the House of Death. With solemn
rites, the mummy case was soon embarked on the funeral barge, and none
suspected that it did not contain the dead prince Menotep. In the wake
of the floating bier rode the ceremonial galley of the pharaoh and a host
of vessels laden with mourners. At last they reached the Valley of the
Royal Tombs. Then, to the doleful rhythm of a dirge, the procession trod
the lane of death to the sombre "Mastaba" which had been built as the "Eternal
House" of Prince Menotep. Tarzan knew it now for his own tomb! Through
a labyrinth of gloomy corridors marched the stately procession to the secret
chamber of the vault. There, while the high priest chanted mystic words,
the coffin was placed in the sarcophagus, and the pallbearers began to
lower it into the shaft.
Then Tarzan's voice boomed from the depths: "I am Prince
Menotep. I have visited the realm of the gods and they have granted me
a new span of life. Lift me!"
Believing some great magic had been wrought by the gods,
the high priest commanded the trembling pallbearers to hoist the sarcophagus.
Then Tarzan, in his mummy's disguise, raised the stone lid -- a feat of
strength which the onlookers believed could be performed only with divine
aid. But as he moved toward freedom, a terrified spectator fell in a faint
and struck him. The death mask dropped, and Tarzan's face was revealed!
Click for Giant Size Scan
The strips in our ERBzine series are small samples
of the giant supersize 15" x 20" reprints now available from Dark Horse
Each hard cover volume of Dark Horse's comprehensive
collections of Hal Foster's Tarzan Sundays reprints over 120 strips on
high-quality paper and in eye-popping color, replicating their appearance
back in the 1930s when they were brand new!
Featuring historical essays on Tarzan and Foster,
these astonishing volumes are a must for every collector!
TO MAIN CONTENTS PAGE
our thousands of other sites at:
and SUE-ON HILLMAN ECLECTIC STUDIO
Text, ERB Images and Tarzan® are ©Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.-
All Rights Reserved.
Original Work ©1996-2017 by Bill Hillman and/or Contributing Authors/Owners
part of this web site may be reproduced without permission from the respective