Moved by a sudden thought, I looked northward, and there I perceived a third of these cloudy black kopjes had risen.
Now at the time we could not understand these things, but later I was to learn the meaning of these ominous kopjes that gathered in the twilight.
The boulder-strewn plain between the valley's edge and the mighty granite kopje, outside the city's walls, where lay the entrance to the passage-way leading to the treasure vault, gave the Belgian ample cover as he followed Tarzan toward Opar.
He found the narrow cleft leading downward into the heart of the kopje along well-worn, granite steps.
Satisfied, Tarzan turned and retraced his steps toward the summit of the kopje.
In the meantime he would carry as much of the precious metal to the summit of the kopje as he could.
Six trips he made in the five hours before Basuli reached the kopje, and at the end of that time he had transported forty-eight ingots to the edge of the great boulder, carrying upon each trip a load which might well have staggered two ordinary men, yet his giant frame showed no evidence of fatigue, as he helped to raise his ebon warriors to the hill top with the rope that had been brought for the purpose.