Numabo and his warriors, realizing now the relatively small numbers of the apes against them, had made a determined stand and with spears and other weapons were endeavoring to overcome the invaders.
By the time Tarzan had recovered his own weapons the girl had released the young Englishman, and, with the six remaining apes, the three Europeans moved slowly toward the village gate, the aviator arming himself with a spear discarded by one of the scalded warriors, as they eagerly advanced toward the outer darkness.
Now, when your weapons
are dulled, your ardor damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity.
They said, "Even when he eats and sleeps there is always one on the watch near him who has strength and weapons.
And above the spreading whisper of lowered voices only a little rattle of weapons would be heard, a single louder word distinct and alone, or the grave ring of a big brass tray.
At his right, against the wall, leaned several swords and rifles and spears--extra weapons which the warriors had stacked here ready to their hands should there be a night alarm calling them suddenly from slumber.
Warriors leaped to their feet, grasping their weapons as they rose, and shouting to one another for an explanation of the disturbance.
In the intervals they wear no insignia, their war-worn harness and grim weapons being sufficient to attest their calling.
A single modern nuclear weapon
may have up to 60 megatons--60 million tons--of explosive energy.
But most experts say that Kim's first priority is the survival of his government, and that he may think that North Korea needs a nuclear weapon
as a deterrent against attack by its larger, richer neighbors (South Korea, China, and Japan) as well as the United States.
Once in the air, the weapon
uses its inertial navigation and Global Positioning System to find its target.
If the damage or wear isn't caught during PMCS and the bolt or barrel isn't replaced, the weapon
could fail in combat.