CHAPTER XXVI
THE HEIGHT OF CIVILIZATION

A NOTHER month brought them to a little group of buildings at the mouth of a wide river, and there Tarzan saw many boats, and was filled with the old timidity of the wild thing by the sight of many men.

Gradually he became accustomed to the strange noises and the odd ways of civilization, so that presently none might know that two short months before, this handsome Frenchman in immaculate white ducks, who laughed and chatted with the gayest of them, had been swinging naked through primeval forests to pounce upon some unwary victim, which, raw, was to fill his savage belly.

The knife and fork, so contemptuously flung aside a month before, Tarzan now manipulated as exquisitely as did the polished D'Arnot.

So apt a pupil had he been that the young Frenchman had labored assiduously to make of Tarzan of the Apes a polished gentleman in so far as nicety of manners and speech were concerned.

"God made you a gentleman at heart, my

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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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