I STRODE through the undergrowth that clothed the ridge behind the house, scarcely heeding whither I went; passed on through the shadow of a thick cluster of straight-stemmed trees beyond it, and so presently
found myself some way on the other side of the ridge, and descending towards a streamlet that ran through a narrow valley.
But the ship was no good any more--with the big hole in the bottom; and presently
the rough sea beat it to pieces on the rocks and the timbers floated away.
Umslopogaas howled in answer, and presently
that great wolf Deathgrip came to him.
It was Tarzan who first caught the scent of meat--a bull buffalo--and presently
the two came stealthily upon the sleeping beast in the midst of a dense jungle of reeds close to a river.
I was relieved to find that the hotel people evidently considered me the right sort of person, and didn't take me for a Sunday-school treat,--for presently
I found myself in a charming little corner bedroom, whence I could survey the whole extent of the little colony of pleasure.
, as nothing happened, he came out, and climbed upon a wheelbarrow, and peeped over.
Our adventures on the way were many and various, but as they are of the sort which befall every African hunter--with one exception to be presently
detailed--I shall not set them down here, lest I should render this history too wearisome.
Before him he could hear the occasional low moans of the banth, and presently
from behind came a similar uncanny note.
As he watched the man, he presently
noticed that his eyelids were moving.
began to drift insensibly back into the con- cerns of this life again.
They passed in out of sight and presently
there was a most awe-in- spiring racket in the wood.
The fatigue was so great that it presently
began to make some head against the nervous excitement; while imagining myself wide awake, I would really doze into momentary unconsciousness, and come suddenly out of it with a physical jerk which nearly wrenched my joints apart--the delusion of the instant being that I was tumbling backward over a precipice.