Toby's animating 'come on' again sounded in my ears, and dreading to lose all confidence in myself if I remained meditating upon the step, I once more gazed down to assure myself of the relative bearing of the tree and my own position, and then closing my eyes and uttering one comprehensive ejaculation of prayer, I inclined myself over towards the abyss, and after one breathless instant fell with a crash into the tree, the branches snapping and cracking with my weight, as I sunk lower and lower among them, until I was stopped by coming in contact with a sturdy limb
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.
Mought ventur out leetle way pon de limb by myself, dat's true.
Spose I drop him down fuss, and den de limb won't break wid just de weight ob one nigger.
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.
Tarzan had felt the instantaneous relaxation of the body beneath him after the heavy impact with the tree limb, and as the other turned completely over and started again upon its fall toward the ground, he reached forth a hand and caught the branch in time to stay his own descent, while the ape dropped like a plummet to the foot of the tree.
And as he regathered his forces, Tarzan reached Taug's side, and then clambering higher up to the point where the end of the grass rope was made fast, he unloosed it and lowered the ape slowly downward, swinging him in until the clutching hands fastened upon a limb.
In frenzied excitement, Teeka fairly danced upon the limb which swayed beneath her great weight as she urged on the males of her people, and Thaka, and Mumga, and Kamma, with the other shes of the tribe of Kerchak, added their shrill cries or fierce barkings to the pandemonium which now reigned within the jungle.
Even before the rending sound which followed Meriem knew that she had misjudged the strength of the limb
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.