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Opening his eyes, he stretched his giant thews, yawned, rose and gazed about him through the leafy foliage of his retreat.
He did not think of her as Lady Jane Greystoke, but rather as the she he had won by the might of his steel thews, and that he must hold and protect by virtue of the same offensive armament.
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.
He saw the great sword swing through the arc of a great circle, gathering swift and terrific momentum from its own weight backed by the brawn of the steel thews that guided it; he saw it pass through the feathered skull of the Manatorian, splitting his sardonic grin in twain, and open him to the middle of his breast bone.
His mighty strength availed him but little in the unequal conflict--eleven to one were too great odds even for those powerful thews.
So enormous are the great carnivora of Caspak that they must feed perpetually to support their giant thews, and the result is that they will eat the meat of any other creature and will attack anything that comes within their ken, no matter how formidable the quarry.
For three days his ancient thews and sinews had proved insufficient for the task of providing his cavernous belly with meat.
More than his fellows he required meat, and so, while they were satisfied with fruits and herbs and beetles, which could be discovered without much effort upon their part, Tarzan spent considerable time hunting the game animals whose flesh alone satisfied the cravings of his stomach and furnished sustenance and strength to the mighty thews which, day by day, were building beneath the soft, smooth texture of his brown hide.
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.
thews, Beckett, Wells, Fenby, C Morris, Turnbull, J Morris.
Bates) Thews, 84, died Sunday, December 28, in the Lydia Taft House, following an illness.
A programme of Celtic music at the bandstand at Churchill Way will feature performers such as Ceri Mat thews and the Kilbride Brothers.