The flower of their warriors
laid low, and a ferocious enemy at their doors.
Some of the warriors
ran for the horses to gather and drive them in from the prairie, some for their weapons.
For an instant they recoiled before my terrific onslaught, and in that instant the green warrior
rose to the occasion and, springing to my side, laid to the right and left of him as I had never seen but one other warrior
do, with great circling strokes that formed a figure eight about him and that never stopped until none stood living to oppose him, his keen blade passing through flesh and bone and metal as though each had been alike thin air.
Could I but win beyond the city's wall, there might be opportunity in the confusion and excitement which were sure to follow my announcement of an invading force of green warriors
to find my way within the palace of the jeddak, where I was sure Matai Shang and his party would be quartered.
Emulating his example the few warriors
who remained to him fought like demons; but one by one they fell, until only Mugambi remained to defend the life and honor of the ape-man's mate.
Kaviri was so busily engaged with the demons that had entered his own craft that he could offer no assistance to his warriors
in the other.
With him were the balance of his own party and a dozen warriors
I drew a box of matches from my pocket and struck a light and as the flame flared up, a half-dozen brawny warriors
leaped upon me from as many directions; but even in the brief instant that the flare lasted, I saw that Ajor was not within the hut, and that my arms and ammunition had been removed.
As the warriors
danced in the firelight, Tarzan was again impressed by the symmetry of their figures and the regularity of their features--the flat noses and thick lips of the typical West Coast savage were entirely missing.
Then did the famous warrior
arise beside his shield, hard under helmet he bare the sword- shirt, under the cliffs of stone, he trusted in the strength of one man; nor is such an expedition for a coward.
Little monkeys, chattering and scolding, swung through the swaying limbs above the black warriors
And if ye cannot be saints of knowledge, then, I pray you, be at least its warriors