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The locomotive, which was slowly approaching with deafening whistles, was that which, having been detached from the train, had continued its route with such terrific rapidity, carrying off the unconscious engineer and stoker.
Hunt and his party descending the channel and dauntlessly approaching the point of danger; but it suddenly changed into surprise on beholding the boat pass close by the savage horde unmolested, and steer out safely into the broad river.
As we talked we had been approaching the entrance to the cave, and as we crossed the threshold I ceased to wonder that the ancient green enemies of the yellow men had been halted by the horrors of that awful way.
At her side the great banth stood with up-pricked ears, watching the approaching man.
Tarzan had almost reached the point where the trail debouched upon the open river bottom when he saw a family of lions approaching along the path from the direction of the river.
He knew from the strength of the scent spoor and the rate of the wind about how far away she was and that she was approaching from behind him.
It was the only available place where he might seek to hide from the approaching company, and while he had passed several sentries unquestioned he could scarce hope to escape scrutiny and questioning from a patrol, as he naturally assumed this body of men to be.
But while he eyed the approaching hand, he at the same time contrived to keep track of the club in the other hand, suspended threateningly above him.
Seeing an attendant approaching, the wise and illustrious Writer of Fables passed out of the tent and mingled with the crowd.