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Tarzan the Terrible

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1939
Copyright ©, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1963
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Silent as the shadows through which he moved, the great beast slunk through the midnight jungle, his yellow-green eyes round and staring, his sinewy tail undulating behind him, his head lowered and flattened, and every muscle vibrant to the thrill of the hunt.
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And then they turned once more toward the north and with light hearts and brave hearts took up their long journey toward the land that is best of all - home.
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When night had fallen Tarzan donned the mask and the dead tail of the priest he had slain in the vaults beneath the temple. He judged that it would not do to attempt again to pass the guard, especially so late at night as it would be likely to arouse comment and suspicion, and so he swung into the tree that overhung the garden wall and from its branches dropped to the ground beyond.

Avoiding too grave risk of apprehension the ape–man passed through the grounds to the court of the palace, approaching the temple from the side opposite to that at which he had left it at the time of his escape. He came thus it is true through a portion of the grounds with which he was unfamiliar but he preferred this to the danger of following the beaten track between the palace apartments and those of the temple. Having a definite goal in mind and endowed as he was with an almost miraculous sense of location he moved with great assurance through the shadows of the temple yard.

Taking advantage of the denser shadows close to the walls and of what shrubs and trees there were he came without mishap at last to the ornate building concerning the purpose of which he had asked Lu-don only to be put off with the assertion that it was forgotten - nothing strange in itself but given possible importance by the apparent hesitancy of the priest to discuss its use and the impression the ape–man had gained at the time that Lu-don lied.

And now he stood at last alone before the structure which was three stories in height and detached from all the other temple buildings. It had a single barred entrance which was carved from the living rock in representation of the head of a GRYF, whose wide-open mouth constituted the doorway. The head, hood, and front paws of the creature were depicted as though it lay crouching with its lower jaw on the ground between its outspread paws. Small oval windows, which were likewise barred, flanked the doorway.


 

Added: 19-May-2017
Last Updated: 18-Dec-2023

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 01-Jul-1963
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jul-1963
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$0.50
Pages*:
217
Catalog ID:
F-752
Internal ID:
33407
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Richard Powers  - Cover Artist
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

perhaps the most famous character this extraordinary writer ever created is "Tarzan" - Tarzan of the Apes - so familiar and beloved a figure in the hearts of young and old the world over that he needs no introduction.

Ballantine Books is proud to announce a unique event - the SIMULTANEOUS publication of the FIRST TEN volumes in the series of twenty-two Tarzan books - 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

TARZAN 8 TARZAN THE TERRIBLE


The diary of a dead German officer sets Tarzan once more on the trail of his wife, held captive in the depths of the jungle.  His journeys take him to Pal-ul-don, a land forgotten by time, where prehistoric monsters rage through the chasms and forests.  There the King of the Beasts finds himself faced with the most deadly peril of his life.

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First printing: July 1963

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Glossary of Pal-ul-don language

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 03-Dec-2011
Libivox
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
03-Dec-2011
Format:
Audiobook
Length:
9 hrs 9 min
Internal ID:
1764
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
From librivox.org:

In the previous novel, during the early days of World War I, Tarzan discovered that his wife Jane was not killed in a fire set by German troops, but was in fact alive. In this novel two months have gone by and Tarzan is continuing to search for Jane. He has tracked her to a hidden valley called Pal-ul-don, which means "Land of Men." In Pal-ul-don Tarzan finds a real Jurassic Park filled with dinosaurs, notably the savageTriceratops-like Gryfs, which unlike their prehistoric counterparts are carnivorous. The lost valley is also home to two different races of tailed human-looking creatures, the Ho-don (hairless and white skinned) and the Waz-don (hairy and black-skinned). Tarzan befriends Ta-den, a Ho-don warrior, and Om-at, the Waz-don chief of the tribe of Kor-ul-ja. In this new world he becomes a captive but so impresses his captors with his accomplishments and skills that they name him Tarzan-Jad-Guru (Tarzan the Terrible), which is the name of the novel (Introduction by Wikipedia)
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 01-Jan-2014
ePub Books
e-Book
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jan-2014
Format:
e-Book
Pages*:
398
Read:
Once
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Internal ID:
1763
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
From epubbooks.com:

Lieutenant Obergatz had fled in terror from the seeking vengeance of Tarzan of the Apes. And with him, by force, he had taken Tarzan’s beloved mate, Jane. Now the ape-man was following the faint spoor of their flight, into a region no man had ever penetrated. The trail led across seemingly impassable marshes into Pal-ul-don – a savage land where primitive Waz-don and Ho-don fought fiercely, wielding knives with their long, prehensile tails – and where mighty triceratops still survived from the dim dawn of time . . . And far behind, relentlessly pursuing, came Korak the Killer. Tarzan the Terrible is considered by devotees one of the best of Burroughs’ tales of the ape-man. Here, Tarzan sets off to rescue his beloved Jane, kidnapped by Lieutenant Obergatz, but the journey takes him across lands untamed and uncharted, inhabited by primitive tribes and archaic creatures from the depths of time.
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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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