It is not the occasional member of its species that is a man hunter--all are man hunters; but they do not confine their foraging to man alone, for there is no flesh or fish within Pellucidar that they will not eat with relish in the constant efforts which they make to furnish their huge carcasses with sufficient sustenance to maintain their mighty thews
Tantor must needs spend the better part of his life in filling his immense stomach against the needs of his mighty thews
. It is thus with all the lower orders--their lives are so occupied either with searching for food or with the processes of digestion that they have little time for other considerations.
Opening his eyes, he stretched his giant thews
, yawned, rose and gazed about him through the leafy foliage of his retreat.
When the three bull ourang outangs closed upon Bulan he felt no fear as to the outcome of the battle, for never in his experience had he coped with any muscles that his own mighty thews
could not overcome.
Death is his foe, but his peer, and in their age-long struggle the thews
of Love have been strengthened, and his vision cleared, until there is no one who can stand against him.
All round, her unpanelled, open bulwarks were garnished like one continuous jaw, with the long sharp teeth of the sperm whale, inserted there for pins, to fasten her old hempen thews
and tendons to.
The Baltimore Amer- ican, of March 17, 1845, relates a similar case of atrocity, perpetrated with similar impunity--as fol- lows:--"~Shooting a slave.~--We learn, upon the au- thority of a letter from Charles county, Maryland, received by a gentleman of this city, that a young man, named Matthews, a nephew of General Mat- thews
, and whose father, it is believed, holds an of- fice at Washington, killed one of the slaves upon his father's farm by shooting him.
Human flesh is the food most craved by the fierce Barsoomian lion, whose great carcass and giant thews
require enormous quantities of meat to sustain them.
My experi-ence in the hard life of the inner world has turned my thews
He knew, however, that there was little chance that they would attack him, since it is not within the reasoning powers of the anthropoid to be able to weigh or appreciate the value of concentrated action against an enemy--otherwise they would long since have become the dominant creatures of their haunts, so tremendous a power of destruction lies in their mighty thews
and savage fangs.
For three days his ancient thews
and sinews had proved insufficient for the task of providing his cavernous belly with meat.
of the sire had been transmitted to the son--it needed only the hardening of use to develop them.