It was the old Tarzan who turned questioning eyes upon the little knot of apes before him.
Among his own apes he knew that it was not unusual for an entire stranger to enter a community and, after having dispatched the king, assume the leadership of the tribe himself, together with the fallen monarch's mates.
His boyhood among the apes spread itself in a slow panorama before him, and as it unfolded it induced within him a mighty longing for the companionship of the shaggy, low-browed brutes of his past.
The tearing of the cruel barb into her side brought a sudden scream of pain and fright from the mare, and then they both wheeled and broke for safety; but Tarzan of the Apes, for a distance of a few yards, could equal the speed of even these, and the first stride of the mare found her overhauled, with a savage beast at her shoulder.
As they came closer to the amphitheater Tarzan of the Apes melted into the branches upon the other side of the arena.
Many of the adults had been little apes during his boyhood.
Lost to Tarzan of the Apes was the truth of his origin.
He saw the rough caress of the huge paw as it stroked the sleek shoulder of the she, and then Tarzan of the Apes slipped catlike to the ground and approached the two.
Here's the divining ape
and the show of the Release of Melisendra just coming."
At that time all of the apes
looked much alike to Bertha Kircher, nor was it until some time later that she realized that each differed from the others in individual characteristics of face and figure as do individuals of the human races.
The day wore on, and still Tarzan of the Apes
crouched above the unsuspecting woman at the cauldron.
The Russian told them that the ape
was his--nothing further would he offer--but kept harping continually upon the same theme, "The ape