Since all acts of white men were surprises, the only surprise of action they could achieve for a black man
would be the doing of an unsurprising thing.
In the very midst of the scuffle, however, whilst Alleyne braced himself to feel the cold blade between his shoulders, there came a sudden scurry of hoofs, and the black man
yelled with terror and ran for his life through the heather.
In the evening the Princess told this to the Crab, who said to her, 'Take this rod, go to the garden gate and knock with it, then a black man
will come out and say to you, ''Why have you called me, and what do you require of me?
There was, however, the chance that the fellow had been captured in childhood and that through long years of non-use his native language had become lost to him, but then there always had been an element of chance connected with nearly every event of Tarzan's life, so he waited patiently until in the performance of his duties the black man
approached a little table which stood near the niche in which Tarzan and the Englishman hid.
Here a little knot of struggling warriors trampled a bed of gorgeous pimalia; there the curved sword of a black man
found the heart of a thern and left its dead foeman at the foot of a wondrous statue carved from a living ruby; yonder a dozen therns pressed a single pirate back upon a bench of emerald, upon whose iridescent surface a strangely beautiful Barsoomian design was traced out in inlaid diamonds.
Not long, however, after Zarathustra had freed himself from the magician, he again saw a person sitting beside the path which he followed, namely a tall, black man
, with a haggard, pale countenance: THIS MAN grieved him exceedingly.
He no longer looked upon the black man
as his brother; but rather as only another of the innumerable foes of the bloodthirsty jungle--a beast of prey which walked upon two feet instead of four.
I edged farther into the shadow that I might find a hold upon the bank; but, though I proceeded several yards, I touched nothing; and then, finding that I would soon reach a point from where I could no longer see the black man
, I was compelled to remain where I was, holding my position as best I could by paddling strongly against the current which flowed from beneath the rocky mass behind me.
There was a man who was well known in his community as a Negro, but who was so white that even an expert would have hard work to classify him as a black man
And soon a black man
came down out of the woods and asked them what they were doing there.
Art thou like the Black Man
that haunts the forest round about us?
One in every ten shall die, the rest shall go free; but the white man Incubu, who slew Scragga my son, and the black man
his servant, who pretends to my throne, and Infadoos my brother, who brews rebellion against me, these shall die by torture as an offering to the Silent Ones.