He succeeded in reaching the rostrum, over the dead bodies of two warriors who had turned to join Thar Ban and his companion in repulsing this adventurous red man, just as Hortan Gur was about to leap from it to the back of his thoat.
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.
Upon another occasion and by daylight, the warriors would doubtless have leaped to attack him, but at night, and this night of all others, when they were wrought to such a pitch of nervous dread by the uncanny artistry of their witch-doctor, they were helpless with terror.
The witch-doctor, having no idea of the meaning of the other's words, danced a few strange steps, leaped high in the air, turning completely around and alighting in a stooping posture with feet far outspread and head thrust out toward the ape-man.
Singly and in twos and threes they leaped the boma, until the little enclosure was filled with cursing men and screaming horses battling for their lives with the green-eyed devils of the jungle.
A horse, struck by a stray bullet, fell beside Jane Clayton, a lion leaped across the expiring beast full upon the breast of a black trooper just beyond.
Suddenly the lioness gave vent to another little whine, at which Tarzan's lion voiced a terrific roar and leaped forward straight toward the beast of the black mane.
Suddenly he leaped forward and Tarzan knew that he had caught the scent of meat ahead.
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.
But instead, Buck's shoulder was slashed down each time as Spitz leaped
to his rescue would mean death for Akut, too; but the brave old ape never hesitated.
Ever Ben Bolt leaped
to retaliate, but was thrown by the ten men tailed on to the rope, and, each time, even as he struck the floor on his side, Mulcachy was upon him, pounding, smashing, jabbing.
"Ay, but what if they kill thee in the Jungle, or the Little People kill thee before thou canst leap
down to the river?"
Then, without waiting to learn the effect of my throw, I wheeled, ran the few steps to the edge, and leaped
as far out over that frightful chasm as I could.
to his feet and rushed toward the great beast in the hope of dislodging it before it had succeeded in clambering aboard.