Tarzan of the Apes

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 IN ENGLAND, A. D.
       1886

Lord Greystoke was
  summoned by the
government to suppress
Arab slave trading in
  British Africa.

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"You, my dear lady?
 Impossible! You would
 be in a wild country
 absolutely unattended.
 You could not even
   take your maid."

3
"Is courage only for
    men, then?"

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"John, tell him we
     will go."

5
 CHAPTER
    II
PERIOD 1907.

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TARZAN - - The
  Boy.

... GORDON GRIFFITH

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Off the coast of Africa,
 the ship's captain was
killed in a mutiny --

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"-- and the lives of Lord
 and Lady Greystoke were
 saved by a sailor named
         Binns."

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They were set ashore
 by the mutineers
at the edge of the
almost impenetrable 
jungle.

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Attempting escape to
 rejoin the Greystokes,
Binns was captured by
Arab slave traders.

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Only the leopard outside
 the door heard the 
cries of the new-born
heir of Greystoke.

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Before the child was
 a year old Lady
Alice passed away.

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Kerchak, the Ape, Kala's
 mate and head of the 
tribe, was in a frenzy of
rage at the death of their 
baby.

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And Kala, the Ape,
 nursed the son of
an English nobleman.

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Happy with Kerchak's
 tribe, Tarzan did not
dream he was different
from the apes.

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Until one day in the
 mysterious depths of
the pool he glimpsed
a vision that set his
little English brain to
wondering.

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Kala loved this child of
 another race who had 
filled the place of the
offspring Nature denied
her.

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And Tarzan gave freely
 to Kala the affection
that might have gone to 
his mother, Lady Alice.

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Hatred of the British for their
 fight against the slave 
trade, the chance to persecute
a Christian -- the motive of
revenge - - these brought
on Binns ten years of tortured
agony.

20
Clothes! At the bottom
 of his little English
heart survived a longing 
for them.

21
In his discovery of the 
 cabin Tarzan had no
idea it once had been his 
home -- since Kala had
no words to convey that 
thought.

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The wonderful weapon
 which would trans-
form him from a weakling 
to the master of the 
beasts.

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The return of the Arabs
 to the old locality
brought to Binns the
resolution to escape and
join the Greystokes.

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The apes' deadly
 enemy -- the
gorilla.

25
"I wonders if they died
 a thinkin' old Binnsey
 broke 'is promise to
         'em."

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"It's a kid's fist as made
 that. It must be their
      young 'un!"

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"I couldn't keep my word
 to you, Ma'am, until too
 late. I'll find this kid o'
 yours and take 'im back
      to England."

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Nursed by Tarzan to
 returning strength,
Binns taught the eager
boy his slight knowledge 
of the printed word.

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Tarzan's whole faith
 was placed in his first
human friend, who set
out with his young charge 
to reach England.

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"Escape if you can, Kid;
 I'm off across the jungle
 to the coast, then to
 England - to look up
      yer folks."

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   CHAPTER
     III
PERIOD  TODAY

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TARZAN - - THE
 MAN.

 ... ELMO LINCOLN

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A group of scientists and
 relatives of Tarzan's par-
ents had finally decided to
investigate Binns story of
     the jungle waif.

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"Seeing the monkey in
 his native haunts will
 be like gazing into 
     your past."

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"You talk as if I were
  proof of Darwin's
       theory."

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Jane's maid, Esmerelda.

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The death of Kala.

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In superstitious awe of
 the strange white being
who killed their chief, the
natives for days made
offerings to appease his 
wrath.

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On the shore described
 by Binns.

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Tantor, Tarzan's
 friend.

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"Binns told the truth,
 for here's the proof."

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"No, by jove! Binns
 lied about the child!
     Look here!"

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"These finger prints might
 have been valuable
 evidence, for they never
 change from infancy to
 old age. But the skull is
 proof enough that the
      baby died."

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"Oh, I'm disappointed
       in you."

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"Come now! You're not
 angry; you and I are to
 be married before long."

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"I wonder if that could
 be Tarzan, and the
 man for whom we're
     looking."

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Struggling with his
 shyness, the girl's
magnetism kept Tarzan
constantly near her,
seeing but unseen.

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"It was killed by a giant
 white man dressed only
 in skins above his waist.
   He must be the man
        we seek."

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"When we find this man,
 I am sure that we will
   end this mystery."

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While the weary searchers
 wander near the native
village, and into new and
unsuspected danger.

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"The Whites are coming
    to attack us!"

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The council of war.

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Whipping themselves
 into a frenzy, the 
negroes prepare to 
repel their fancied 
enemies.

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The nearness of the clinging
 form, the warm touch of
the first woman he had ever 
known, thrilled Tarzan with
a new emotion and every
throbbing pulse-beat spurred
him to take her for his own.

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"Tarzan is a man, and
 men do not force the
   love of women."

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As Kala, the Ape, had
 comforted his childish 
fears, so Tarzan comforted 
the woman he loved.

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- - and thru the long
night, the strong guarded
the weak, and his great
love and courage shielded
her from all harm.

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While the anxious rescue
 party continued their
perilous and seemingly
hopeless quest.

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"Tarzan!"

THE END.



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