Thus, when you and I, asleep or dozing off to sleep, fall through space and awake to sickening consciousness just before we strike, we are merely remembering what happened to our arboreal ancestors, and which has been stamped by cerebral changes into the heredity of the race.
Those of our arboreal ancestors who struck bottom died forthwith.
The black apes were hairless and built thatched huts in their arboreal
retreats; they kept domesticated dogs and ruminants, in which respect they were farther advanced than the human beings of Pellucidar; but they appeared to have only a meager language, and sported long, apelike tails.
Not as an ordinary mortal might strike a blow did Tarzan of the Apes strike; but with the maddened frenzy of a wild beast backed by the steel thews which his wild, arboreal
boyhood had bequeathed him.
When the tribe saw that Kerchak's rage had ceased they came slowly down from their arboreal
retreats and pursued again the various occupations which he had interrupted.
The year had done much for the boy--turning his already mighty muscles to thews of steel, developing his woodcraft to a point where it verged upon the uncanny, perfecting his arboreal
instincts, and training him in the use of both natural and artificial weapons.
Their arms were rather longer and their legs shorter in proportion to the torso than in man, and later I noticed that their great toes protruded at right angles from their feet--because of their arboreal
habits, I presume.
Clayton had erected a frail partition of boughs to divide their arboreal
shelter into two rooms--one for the girl and the other for Monsieur Thuran and himself.
This is a whiskered and colorless type, the latter characteristic pointing to the fact that he spends his days in arboreal
As they proceeded and the sun rose higher, the voices of the arboreal
jungle life rose in discordant notes and loud chattering about them.
Especially had he been in quest of the famed jungle butterfly, a foot across from wing-tip to wing-tip, as velvet-dusky of lack of colour as was the gloom of the roof, of such lofty arboreal
habits that it resorted only to the jungle roof and could be brought down only by a dose of shot.
Just now the apeling was developing those arboreal
tendencies which were to stand him in such good stead during the years of his youth, when rapid flight into the upper terraces was of far more importance and value than his undeveloped muscles and untried fighting fangs.