He made no effort to conceal his approach, and presently he had evidence that Numa had heard him, from the ominous, rumbling warning that broke from a thicket beside the trail.
From time to time he had descended to the trail and verified his judgment by the evidence of his scent that the Belgian had followed this game trail toward the east.
I drew rein on a little level promontory overlooking the trail below and to my left, and saw the party of pursuing savages disappearing around the point of a neighboring peak.
I knew the Indians would soon discover that they were on the wrong trail and that the search for me would be renewed in the right direction as soon as they located my tracks.
Once, during the day, a lynx leaped lightly across the trail, under the very nose of the lead-dog, and vanished in the white woods.
Only men of iron kept the trail at such low temperatures, and Kama and Daylight were picked men of their races.
So his quarry had already passed on his return along the trail. As he examined the newer spoor a tiny particle of earth toppled from the outer edge of one of the footprints to the bottom of its shallow depression--ah, the trail was very fresh, his prey must have but scarcely passed.
Tarzan swung himself to the trees once more, and with swift noiselessness sped along high above the trail.
He had covered a mile perhaps when his quick ears caught the sound of rapid movement along the game trail
ahead of him.
But that for which they look is not there, and we take the back trail
to Circle City.
The panther had been casting in every direction to see how Big Foot's trail
led away from behind the rock.
When the sled started, he floundered in the soft snow alongside the beaten trail
, attacking Sol-leks with his teeth, rushing against him and trying to thrust him off into the soft snow on the other side, striving to leap inside his traces and get between him and the sled, and all the while whining and yelping and crying with grief and pain.
Now he fairly flew along the jungle trail
, or, where Toog had taken to the trees, followed nimbly as a squirrel along the bending, undulating pathway of the foliage branches, swinging from tree to tree as Toog had swung before them; but more rapidly because they were not handicapped by a burden such as Toog's.
"See!" said Uncas, pointing north and south, at the evident marks of the broad trail
on either side of him, "the dark- hair has gone toward the forest."
A sentinel was immediately detached, to post himself at a little distance on their trail
, and give the alarm, should he see or hear an enemy.