CHAPTER III
LIFE AND DEATH

M ORNING found them but little, if at all refreshed, though it was with a feeling of intense relief that they saw the day dawn.

As soon as they had made their meager breakfast of salt pork, coffee, and biscuit, Clayton commenced work upon their house, for he realized that they could hope for no safety and no peace of mind at night until four strong walls effectually barred the jungle life from them.

The task was an arduous one and required the better part of a month, though he built but one small room. He constructed his cabin of small logs about six inches in diameter, stopping the chinks with clay which he found at the depth of a few feet beneath the surface soil.

At one end he built a fireplace of small stones from the beach. These also he set in clay and when the house had been entirely completed he applied a coating of the clay to the entire outside surface to the thickness of four inches.

In the window opening he set small branches about an inch in diameter both vertically and horizontally, and so woven that they formed a substantial grating that could withstand the

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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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