Both were up in an instant, but as quick as they had been Tarzan had been quicker, so that the infuriated bull found himself facing the man-child who stood between him and Kala.Nothing could have suited the fierce beast better, and with a roar of triumph he leaped upon the little Lord Greystoke. But his fangs never closed in that nut brown flesh.A muscular hand shot out and grasped the hairy throat, and another plunged a keen hunting knife a dozen times into the broad breast. Like lightning the blows fell, and only ceased when Tarzan felt the limp form crumple beneath him.As the body rolled to the ground Tarzan of the Apes placed his foot upon the neck of his lifelong enemy and, raising his eyes to the full moon, threw back his fierce young head and voiced the wild and terrible cry of his people.One by one the tribe swung down from their arboreal retreats and formed a circle about Tarzan and his vanquished foe. When they had all come Tarzan turned toward them."I am Tarzan," he cried. "I am a great killer. Let all respect Tarzan of the Apes and Kala, his mother. There be none among you as mighty as Tarzan. Let his enemies beware."
Friday, May 6, 2011
Tarzan of the Apes - by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Have you ever heard of Lord Greystoke? How about Tarzan?
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (£0.69 UK edition) (EUR 0,99 DE edition) is an enduring series that dwells more on the colorful Tarzan than his aristocratic roots.
Here is a battle for primacy between Tarzan and a gorilla of the troop that raised him.
Tarzan was immediately popular and has remained popular. The film portrayals are so indelible, that sometimes we forget a book started it all.Tweet this!
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