Ay,'' grumbled the hag
, ``even thus is service requited.
Good woman," replied the old hag
, "you could not have asked anyone better.
The old, black hag
shook with appreciative laughter, disclosing an occasional and lonesome yellow fang.
The man in the mantle obeyed without a word in reply, the door closed upon him; he heard Phoebus bolt it, and a moment later descend the stairs again with the aged hag
Now when this message was delivered to the Queen it filled her with dismay, for Mombi was her chief counsellor, and Jinjur was terribly afraid of the old hag
The toothless old hag
grinned her appreciation of this suggestion, and as the plan still better suited the chief's scheme, in that it would permit him to surround Tarzan with a gang of picked assassins, he readily assented, so that presently Tarzan had been installed in a hut close to the village gate.
At length he came upon it, and, after repeated pounding with the pommel of his sword, it was opened by a slatternly old hag
of baleful lumination or nimbus -- hag
being the popular name of that
As he listened to her, there rang in the ears of his memory the harsh cries of barbarian women and of hags
, and, in lesser degrees of harshness, the strident voices of working women and of the girls of his own class.
All witches, Partridge, are not such ill-natured hags
as that we had the misfortune to meet with last.
Look at these hags
of squaws, friend Doctor; I have no judgment in savage tempers, if they are not bloody minded, and ready to work their accursed pleasures on us all.
Looking cautiously round, to ascertain that they were not overheard, the two hags
cowered nearer to the fire, and chuckled heartily.