With a start he sat up to see a huge, anthropoid ape
squatting at his side, inspecting him intently.
It was approaching through the jungle in a semi-erect position, now and then placing the backs of its closed fists upon the ground--a great anthropoid ape
, and, as it advanced, it emitted deep guttural growls and an occasional low barking sound.
Philander are the only people in the world who can swear that the little skeleton found in the cabin with those of your father and mother was that of an infant anthropoid ape
, and not the offspring of Lord and Lady Greystoke.
In South America there are, if my memory serves me--you will check the observation, Professor Summerlee--some thirty-six species of monkeys, but the anthropoid ape
The Ho-lus, or apes, the Alus and myself were the only creatures of human semblance with which she could hold no converse; yet it was evident that her intelligence told her that I was neither Ho-lu nor Alu, neither anthropoid ape
nor speechless man.
There were anthropoid apes
and gorillas--these I had no difficulty in recognizing; but there were other forms which I had never before seen, and I was hard put to it to say whether they were ape or man.
O'Neill on the other hand points out that the first picture of an anthropoid ape
"appears in Gesner's Historias Animalium in 1587 and earliest known description of what were probably gorillas and chimpanzees, based on the testimony of one Andrew Battell after his 1607 return from a journey to West Africa, appears in a 1625 collection of explorer's narratives assembled by Samuel Purchas" (84).
The infamous anthropoid ape
gives a lesson in candor to his famous anthropoid brethren Romeo, Othello, Casanova, Don Giovanni, De Sade, Sacher-Masoch, and Humbert Humbert.