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Tarzan and the Leopard Men

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1935
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2022
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See 23
1 - Storm
2 - The Hunter
3 - Dead Men Who Spoke
4 - Sobito, the Witch-doctor
5 - "Unspeakable Boor!"
6 - The Traitor
7 - The Captive
8 - Treason Unmasked
9 - The Leopard God
10 - While the Priests Slept
11 - Battle
12 - The Sacrifice
13 - Down River
14 - The Return of Sobito
15 - The Little Men
16 - A Clue
17 - Charging Lions
18 - Arrows Out of the Night
19 - "The Demons Are Coming!"
20 - "I Hate You!"
21 - Because Nsenene Loved
22 - In the Crucible of Danger
23 - Converging Trails
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1949
Copyright ©, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1935
Copyright renewed by Joan B. Pirce, Hulbert Burroughs and John C. Burroughs, 1962
No dedication.
The girl turned uneasily upon her cot.
May contain spoilers
"Because I love you, you will come."
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The warriors of Watenga had not responded with great enthusiasm to the call to arms borne by the messengers of Orando. There were wars, and wars. One directed against the feared secret order of the Leopard Men did not appear to be highly popular. There were excellent reasons for this. In the first place the very name of Leopard Man was sufficient to arouse terror in the breast of the bravest, the gruesome methods of the Leopard Men being what they were. There was also the well known fact that, being a secret order recruited among unrelated clans, some of one's own friends might be members, in which event an active enemy of the order could easily be marked for death. And such a death!

It is little wonder, then, that from thousands of potential crusaders Orando discovered but a scant hundred awaiting the call to arms the morning following the celebration and war dance at Tumbai. Even among the hundred there were several whose martial spirit had suffered eclipse over night. Perhaps this was largely due to the after effects of an overdose of native beer. It is not pleasant to set out for war with a headache.

Orando was moving about among the warriors squatting near the numerous cooking fires. There was not much talk this morning and less laughter; the boasting of yestereve was stilled. Today war seemed a serious business; yet, their bellies once filled with warm food, they would go forth presently with loud yells, with laughter, and with song.

Orando made inquiries. "Where is Muzimo?" he asked, but no one had seen Muzimo. He and The Spirit of Nyamwegi had disappeared. This seemed an ill omen. Some one suggested that possibly Sobito had been right; Muzimo might be in league with the Leopard Men. This aroused inquiry as to the whereabouts of Sobito. No one had seen him either; which was strange, since Sobito was an early riser and not one to be missing when the cook–pots were a–boil. An old man went to his hut and questioned one of the witch–doctor's wives. Sobito was gone! When this fact was reported conversation waxed. The enmity between Muzimo and Sobito was recalled, as was the latter's threat that Muzimo would die before morning. There were those who suggested that perhaps it was Sobito who was dead, while others recalled the fact that there was nothing unusual in his disappearance. He had disappeared before. In fact, it was nothing unusual for him to absent himself mysteriously from the village for days at a time. Upon his return after such absences he had darkly hinted that he had been sitting in council with the spirits and demons of another world, from whom he derived his supernatural powers.

Lupingu of Kibbu thought that they should not set out upon the war trail in the face of such dire omens. He went quietly among the warriors seeking adherents to his suggestion that they disband and return to their own villages, but Orando shamed them out of desertion. The old men and the women would laugh at them, he told them. They had made too much talk about war; they had boasted too much. They would lose face forever if they failed to go through with it now.

"But who will guide us to the village of the Leopard Men now that your muzimo has deserted you?" demanded Lupingu.

 

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

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 01-Mar-1964
Ballantine Books
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Mar-1964
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Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$0.50
Pages*:
192
Catalog ID:
U2018
Internal ID:
13184
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Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Richard Powers  - Cover Artist
BALLANTINE BOOKS made publishing history with the simultaneous publication of the first ten volumes in the series of twenty-two adult Tarzan books by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS.  These were followed in sequence by numbers eleven and twelve.  NOW, with the simultaneous release of the last ten volumes, the entire Tarzan series is available in BALLANTINE BOOKS editions - all complete and unabridged, all authorized:

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
13 TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE
14 TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE
15 TARZAN TRIUMPHANT
16 TARZAN & THE CITY OF GOLD
17 TARZAN & THE LION MAN
18 TARZAN & THE LEOPARD MEN
19 TARZAN'S QUEST
20 TARZAN & THE FORBIDDEN CITY
21 TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT
22 TARZAN & "THE FOREIGN LEGION"

TARZAN 18  TARZAN & THE LEOPARD MEN

After a violent tropical storm, Orando of the Utengi comes upon a strange bronze giant pinned under a fallen tree.  Orando calls the creature Muzimo for it cannot remember its own name and therefore is most probably a god - a god who will protect Orando from the steel-taloned Leopard Men.  Little does Orando know that his protector is Tarzan of the Apes - for the Lord of the Jungle has suffered an injury and does not know himself who he is!
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First Printing: March 1964
 01-Jan-2014
ePub Books
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jan-2014
Format:
e-Book
Pages*:
282
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1)   9 Oct 2022 - 5 Nov 2022
Internal ID:
2510
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ISBN:
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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
J Allen St John  - Cover Artist
From epubbooks.com:

The steel-clawed Leopard Men were looking for victims for their savage rites. The secret cult struck terror in the hearts of all the villagers. Only Orando of the Utengi dared to declare war on them. And with Orando went Tarzan of the Apes – but a strangely changed Tarzan, who now believed that he was Muzimo, the spirit or demon who had been Orando’s ancestor. There were traitors among Orando’s people. And in the village of the Leopard Men was Kali Bwana, the white girl who had come to Africa to find a missing man. Only Tarzan could save her…
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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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