In the mean time I cautiously transferred myself from the limb
down which I had been slipping to a couple of others that were near it, deeming two strings to my bow better than one, and taking care to test their strength before I trusted my weight to them.
We finally agreed that Tars Tarkas should return along the branch, leaving his longest leather harness strap with me, and that when the limb
had risen to a height that would permit me to enter the cave I was to do so, and on Tars Tarkas' return I could then lower the strap and haul him up to the safety of the ledge.
"Mos feerd for to ventur pon dis limb berry far - tis dead limb putty much all de way."
"Did you say it was a dead limb, Jupiter?" cried Legrand in a quavering voice.
Mought ventur out leetle way pon de limb by myself, dat's true."
Screaming with rage she suddenly charged, leaping high into the air toward Tarzan, but when her huge body struck the limb
on which Tarzan had been, Tarzan was no longer there.
I no longer cared to play, but crouched trembling close to my limb
. A second arrow and a third soared up, missing Broken-Tooth, rustling the leaves as they passed through, arching in their flight and returning to earth.
Surprised and enraged, the bull clutched madly for support as he toppled sidewise, and then with an agile movement succeeded in projecting himself toward another limb a few feet below.
The bull struck full upon the small of his back across the limb, hung there for a moment with the ape-man still upon his breast, and then toppled over toward the ground.
Even before the rending sound which followed Meriem knew that she had misjudged the strength of the limb
. It gave slowly at first.
You got to find out where the shadow of the limb
falls at midnight, and that's where you dig!"
Now I will make a jest of thee and a sorry jest withal, for I will quarter thee limb
, after thou art hanged." Then he spurred his horse forward and said no more to Stutely.