"Ye know, children," he began, "that of all things ye most fear Man"; and there was a mutter of agreement.
"And ye do not know why ye fear Man?" Hathi went on.
"I fear that I should prove a very poor judge, madame," Tarzan replied, "for if you had been guilty of murder I should say that the victim should be grateful to have met so sweet a fate."
If I owe him no loyalty though he be my brother, I cannot so easily disavow the fear I hold him in because of a certain episode in my life of which he is cognizant.
He knew neither fear
nor mercy, except upon rare occasions when some strange, inexplicable force stayed his hand--a force inexplicable to him, perhaps, because of his ignorance of his own origin and of all the forces of humanitarianism and civilization that were his rightful heritage because of that origin.
During all this time he saw no signs of natives, nor of his own pack, the members of which he feared
had lost his trail during the terrific storm.
They were old friends of mine, enemies rather, that peopled my nights with fear
Thus it was that in obedience to the law laid down by his mother, and in obedience to the law of that unknown and nameless thing, fear
, he kept away from the mouth of the cave.
Such prolonged ancient fear
, at last become subtle, spiritual and intellectual--at present, me thinketh, it is called SCIENCE."--
Cannon found that pain, fear
and rage occurred in circumstances which affected the supply of adrenin, and that an artificial injection of adrenin could, for example, produce all the symptoms of fear
But I pointed out the distant pinnacles of the Palace of Green Porcelain to her, and contrived to make her understand that we were seeking a refuge there from her Fear
. You know that great pause that comes upon things before the dusk?
Chaka heard it and shook with fear
, but his ears were deaf to its burden, though mine were open.
To us, who may doubt the existence of malignant spirits, his fear
may seem unbelievable, for he was a strong man, an excellent swordsman, and a warrior of great repute; but the fact remained that O-Tar of Manator was nervous with apprehension as he strode the corridors of his palace toward the deserted halls of O-Mai and when he stood at last with his hand upon the door that opened from the dusty corridor to the very apartments themselves he was almost paralyzed with terror.
But as to the future he had to fear
, in the first place, that a new successor to the Church might not be friendly to him and might seek to take from him that which Alexander had given him, so he decided to act in four ways.
You that are still in the flesh, subject to horrors of the imagination, think what a monstrous fear
that must be which seeks in darkness security from malevolent existences of the night.