Involuntarily he leaped
to his feet and placed one foot upon the body of his kill.
Then he ran as he had never run in his life before, spurned aside one--two-- three of the piles of stones into the dark, sweet-smelling gullies; heard a roar like the roar of the sea in a cave; saw with the tail of his eye the air grow dark behind him; saw the current of the Waingunga far below, and a flat, diamond- shaped head in the water; leaped
outward with all his strength, the tailless dhole snapping at his shoulder in mid-air, and dropped feet first to the safety of the river, breathless and triumphant.
Nothing could have suited the fierce beast better, and with a roar of triumph he leaped
upon the little Lord Greystoke.
Now stand thou back thine own self," quoth Little John, and straightway smote the man a buffet beside his head that felled him as a butcher fells an ox, and then he leaped
to the cart where Stutely sat.
As Carthoris leaped
to the rostrum he drew Thuvia up beside him, and then he turned upon the departing jeddak with an angry challenge and a sword thrust.
Yet through all the agony of that fearful punishment the thag still stood motionless pinning down his adversary, and then the man leaped
in, seeing that the blind bull would be the least formidable enemy, and ran his spear through the tarag's heart.
A moment later a horde of our friends, the hairy gorilla-men, with the mild eyes and long faces of sheep leaped
The other end of the rope Tarzan fastened to the stem of the tree, then he quickly cut the bonds securing Numa's legs and leaped
aside as the beast sprang to his feet.
Together Tarzan and Mugambi, with Sheeta and Akut, lay in wait at the ford for a deer, and when at a word from the ape-man the four of them leaped
out upon the affrighted animal the black was sure that the poor creature died of fright before ever one of the great beasts touched it.
The creature, finding the deck stable, appeared to be gaining confidence, and then the man leaped
suddenly to one side of the deck and the tiny flier heeled as suddenly in response.
The fall through leafy branches and the dizzy heights; the snakes that struck at me as I dodged and leaped
away in chattering flight; the wild dogs that hunted me across the open spaces to the timber--these were terrors concrete and actual, happenings and not imaginings, things of the living flesh and of sweat and blood.
His jaws let go their grip, and he leaped
backward to escape this strange danger, his lips drawn back from his fangs, his throat snarling, every hair bristling with rage and fright.
Among other things, he said that when he was at Rhodes he had leaped
to such a distance that no man of his day could leap anywhere near him as to that, there were in Rhodes many persons who saw him do it and whom he could call as witnesses.
It was not long ere the King's hiding-place was found, and one of the traitors leaped
down beside him with a great knife in his hand.
Instantly eight or ten of the other beasts leaped
to their feet.