For an instant he hesitated, and then again there rose before him the dreams of affluence which this great anthropoid would doubtless turn to realities once Paulvitch had landed him safely in some great metropolis like London.
The captain interposed no obstacles to the arrangement, and so the great anthropoid was tacitly admitted to membership in the ship's company.
Each new face of the thousands that came within the anthropoid's ken must be carefully scrutinized, much to the horror of many of his victims; but at last, failing, apparently, to discover whom he sought, the great ape relapsed into morbid indifference, only occasionally evincing interest in a passing face.
The little audience of fierce anthropoids
heard the creaking of their king's neck mingling with his agonized shrieks and hideous roaring.
"Tarzan!" she exclaimed, and then, in the vernacular of the great apes which constant association with the anthropoids
had rendered the common language of the Oparians: "You have come back to me!
He commenced to jabber and gesticulate, and even with her scant acquaintance with the ways of the anthropoids, she realized that he was not menacing her, for there was little or no baring of fighting fangs and his whole expression and attitude was of one attempting to explain a knotty problem or plead a worthy cause.
Beside him walked Zu-tag, the great ape, and behind them strung the surviving anthropoids followed by Fraulein Bertha Kircher and Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, the latter a thoroughly astonished and mystified Englishman.
Here and there a little group of shattered Indians marked where one of the anthropoids
had turned to bay, and sold his life dearly.
Teeka still was fearful, for with all their mighty ferocity the great anthropoids are timid; but at last, assured by her great confidence in Tarzan, she pushed Gazan forward toward the little black boy.
He tried to teach it, and found a ray of hope in the fact that Go-bu-balu had mastered a few words of the language of the anthropoids, and that he could now cling to a high-tossed branch without screaming in fear; but there was something about the child which worried Tarzan.
Occasionally one would raise his shrill scream or thunderous roar in answering challenge to the savage din of the anthropoids
, but none came near to investigate or attack, for the great apes, assembled in all the power of their numbers, filled the breasts of their jungle neighbors with deep respect.
The polychrome, anthropoid
coffins of the Third Intermediate Period, especially those of Dynasty XXI - the subject of the present publication - undeniably belong to the most intricate funerary artifacts ever made by the ancient Egyptians.