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The Son of Tarzan

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1935
Copyright ©, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1963
To
HULBERT BURROUGHS
The long boat of the Marjorie W. was floating down the broad Ugambi with ebb tide and current.
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"She is a princess in her own right."
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His first night in the jungle was one which the son of Tarzan held longest in his memory. No savage carnivora menaced him. There was never a sign of hideous barbarian. Or, if there were, the boy's troubled mind took no cognizance of them. His conscience was harassed by the thought of his mother's suffering. Self–blame plunged him into the depths of misery. The killing of the American caused him little or no remorse. The fellow had earned his fate. Jack's regret on this score was due mainly to the effect which the death of Condon had had upon his own plans. Now he could not return directly to his parents as he had planned. Fear of the primitive, borderland law, of which he had read highly colored, imaginary tales, had thrust him into the jungle a fugitive. He dared not return to the coast at this point—not that he was so greatly influenced through personal fear as from a desire to shield his father and mother from further sorrow and from the shame of having their honored name dragged through the sordid degradation of a murder trial.

With returning day the boy's spirits rose. With the rising sun rose new hope within his breast. He would return to civilization by another way. None would guess that he had been connected with the killing of the stranger in the little out–of–the–way trading post upon a remote shore.

Crouched close to the great ape in the crotch of a tree the boy had shivered through an almost sleepless night. His light pajamas had been but little protection from the chill dampness of the jungle, and only that side of him which was pressed against the warm body of his shaggy companion approximated to comfort. And so he welcomed the rising sun with its promise of warmth as well as light—the blessed sun, dispeller of physical and mental ills.

He shook Akut into wakefulness.

"Come," he said. "I am cold and hungry. We will search for food, out there in the sunlight," and he pointed to an open plain, dotted with stunted trees and strewn with jagged rock.

 

Added: 19-May-2017
Last Updated: 27-Apr-2023

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 01-Nov-1963
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Nov-1963
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$0.50
Pages*:
222
Catalog ID:
U2004
Internal ID:
13183
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Printing:
2
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Richard Powers  - Cover Artist
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

BALLANTINE BOOKS made publishing history with the simultaneous publication of the first ten volumes in the Tarzan series of books by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS.  The remaining twelve volumes are being published in their proper sequence.  All Ballantine editions are complete and unabridged, all are authorized: the following are available NOW:

1 TARZAN OF THE APES
2 THE RETURN OF TARZAN
3 THE BEASTS OF TARZAN
4 THE SON OF TARZAN
5 TARZAN & THE JEWELS OF OPAR
6 JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN
7 TARZAN THE UNTAMED
8 TARZAN THE TERRIBLE
9 TARZAN & THE GOLDEN LION
10 TARZAN & THE ANT MEN
11 TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE
12 TARZAN & THE LOST EMPIRE

TARZAN 4 THE SON OF TARZAN


Independent and fearless, young John Greystoke, Tarzan's son, yearns for the jungles where his father was raised.  A wildly reckless venture brings him to the shores of Africa with Akut the ape, his father's old friend and companion.  Akut teaches him the ways of the beasts until at last young Greystoke is named Korak the Killer - as fierce, dreaded and savage a denizen of the jungle as his mighty sire.

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First Printing: July 1963
Second Printing: November 1963
 22-Nov-2008
Libivox
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
22-Nov-2008
Format:
Audiobook
Length:
9 hrs 51 min
Internal ID:
1748
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Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
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From librivox.org:

This is the fourth of Burrough's Tarzan novels.

Alexis Paulvitch, a henchman of Tarzan's now-deceased enemy, Nikolas Rokoff, survived his encounter with Tarzan in the third novel and wants to even the score. (adapted from Wikipedia)
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 01-Jan-2014
ePub Books
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jan-2014
Format:
e-Book
Pages*:
389
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Once
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Internal ID:
1744
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
From epubboks.com:

Paulvitch still lived and sought vengeance against Tarzan. As part of his plot, he lured Tarzan’s young son away from London. But the boy escaped, with the aid of the great ape Akut, and they fled to the savage African jungles where Tarzan had been reared.There the civilized boy had to learn to meet the great beasts and face the dangers only his father had ever conquered. But he grew in time into Korak the Killer, almost as mighty as Tarzan. Korak found a friend in Meriem, whom he rescued from a raiding Arab band. Then he discovered that the dangers of the jungle were nothing compared to those devised by men.
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Author(s)

 Edgar Rice Burroughs
Birth: 01 Sep 1875 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death: 19 Mar 1950 Encino, California, USA

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