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The beast is good, take him in what part you will, and it was to be food for man that he was fashioned; but I cannot say that I will be a witness and a helper to the waste of killing one daily.
And here perhaps I may give a few general facts about the island and the Beast People.
With a kick he sent the beast howling after its companion, and springing to the side of the prostrate witch-doctor, dragged him to his feet.
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.
Then she distinctly heard the beast outside sniffing at the door, not two feet from where she crouched.
I thought that both the beasts would be torn to shreds.
Tarzan saw that the beast was of wondrous proportions, standing over seven feet upon his short, bowed legs.
Scarcely had I risen than the beast turned upon her side, struggled frantically for an instant, and then sank.
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 other end of the rope Tarzan fastened to the stem of the tree, then he quickly cut the bonds securing Numa's legs and leaped aside as the beast sprang to his feet.
The Lion went back to the opening where the beasts of the forest were waiting for him and said proudly:
A great conflict was about to come off between the Birds and the Beasts.