TARZAN OF THE APES

CHAPTER I
OUT TO SEA

I HAD this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale.

When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.

I do not say the story is true, for I did not witness the happenings which it portrays, but the fact that in the telling of it to you I have taken fictitious names for the principal characters quite sufficiently evidences the sincerity of my own belief that it may be true.

The yellow, mildewed pages of the diary of a man long dead, and the records of the Colonial

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  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Tarzan of the Apes 1
  • Chapter II - The Savage Home 17
  • Chapter III - Life and Death 32
  • Chapter IV - The Apes 42
  • Chapter V - The White Ape 53
  • Chapter VI - Jungle Battles 65
  • Chapter VII - The Light of Knowledge 75
  • Chapter VIII - The Tree-Top Hunter 92
  • Chapter IX - Man and Man 101
  • Chapter X - The Fear-Phantom 117
  • Chapter XI - King of the Apes 125
  • Chapter XII - Man's Reason 141
  • Chapter XIII - His Own Kind 153
  • Chapter XIV - At the Mercy of the Jungle 174
  • Chapter XV - The Forest God 189
  • Chapter XVI - Most Remarkable 198
  • Chapter XVII - Burials 213
  • Chapter XVIII - The Jungle Toll 229
  • Chapter XIX - The Call of the Primitive 244
  • Chapter XX - Heredity 260
  • Chapter XXI - The Village of Torture 278
  • Chapter XXII - The Search Party 288
  • Chapter XXIII - Brother Men 304
  • Chapter XXIV - Lost Treasure 317
  • Chapter XXV - The Outpost of the World 329
  • Chapter XXVI - The Height of Civilization 344
  • Chapter XXVII - The Giant Again 360
  • Chapter XXVIII - Conclusion 379
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