Lorquas Ptomel was too astute an old warrior
to be caught upon the open plains with a caravan of chariots and children, and so we remained at the deserted city until the danger seemed passed.
Presently an Indian warrior
galloped past the camp towards the village, and in a little while the legions began to pour forth.
Love and fear seldom are playmates; but a warrior
is a warrior
, and so Mbonga organized a searching party.
The latter saw the head of the fallen warrior
crawl quickly within the aperture leading to the chamber where he had seen Tara of Helium in the clutches of a headless body.
After their first terror had subsided subsequent to the shock of the earthquake, Basuli and his warriors
hastened back into the passageway in search of Tarzan and two of their own number who were also missing.
They had proceeded scarce a hundred yards when they came suddenly upon a broad stream, which the Negro instantly recognized as that down which he and his warriors
had paddled to the sea upon their ill-starred expedition.
"The canoe of a dead warrior
will not float on the Horican," returned the savage, gloomily.
There were now but one warrior
and two females left, and it seemed that it could be but a matter of seconds ere these, also, lay dead upon the scarlet sward.
Here a great platform had been erected whereon Carthoris could see squatting a huge green warrior
, surrounded by others of his kind.
The Indian in question was in every particular a warrior
of fine stature and admirable proportions.
We fought against them for many years, but our arrows and spears could not prevail against the sticks which spit fire and lead and death to many times the distance that our mightiest warrior
could place an arrow.
Quickly then he seized a warrior
and as quickly devoured him.