CHAPTER VIII
THE TREE-TOP HUNTER

T HE morning after the Dum-Dum the tribe started slowly back through the forest toward the coast.

The body of Tublat lay where it had fallen, for the people of Kerchak do not eat their own dead.

The march was but a leisurely search for food. Cabbage palm and gray plum, pisang and scitamine they found in abundance, with wild pineapple, and occasionally small mammals, birds, eggs, reptiles, and insects. The nuts they cracked between their powerful jaws, or, if too hard, broke by pounding between stones.

Once old Sabor, crossing their path, sent them scurrying to the safety of the higher branches, for if she respected their number and their sharp fangs, they on their part held her cruel and mighty ferocity in equal esteem.

Upon a low-hanging branch sat Tarzan directly above the majestic, supple body as it forged silently through the thick jungle. He hurled a pineapple at the ancient enemy of his people. The great beast stopped and, turning, eyed the taunting figure above her.

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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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