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They had come almost to the little knot of men before they were seen, and by this time Paulvitch had become assured that the beast meant no harm.
Tarzan saw that the beast was of wondrous proportions, standing over seven feet upon his short, bowed legs.
But the chief reason for not carrying out his intention to enter the army lay in the vague idea that he was L'russe Besuhof who had the number of the beast, 666; that his part in the great affair of setting a limit to the power of the beast that spoke great and blasphemous things had been predestined from eternity, and that therefore he ought not to undertake anything, but wait for what was bound to come to pass.
The beast behind him was gaining upon him, crowding him perilously close upon the heels of the beast in front.
Well, I must say I'm much obliged, and I'm glad you came," announced the beast.
The battle was over--unless the beast considered me fair prey, too.
Even as the beasts, Tarzan of the Apes seemed to possess a sixth sense.
In all truth, there in the labor- ghettos is the roaring abysmal beast the oligarchs fear so dreadfully--but it is the beast of their own making.
They had entered his jungle but a short time before--the first of their kind to encroach upon the age-old supremacy of the beasts which laired there.
It's a question, though, if the beast won't claw him in the death struggle.
As we ran toward Delcarte, both Taylor and I were struck by the fact that the beast upon him appeared not to be mauling him, but lay quiet and motionless upon its prey, and when we were quite close, and the muzzles of our guns were at the animal's head, I saw the explanation of this sudden cessation of hostilities--Felis tigris was dead.
His voice and hand were both arrested by a roar, or rather a shriek from the beast, that was sufficiently terrific to appal even a stouter heart than that of the naturalist.