The man regarded one of their captors
closely for a moment and then, turning to the girl asked, "Did you ever visit a madhouse?"
Toward these our captors
urged us, and after a short time led us through a narrow pass into a tiny, circular valley.
, whose name was Tars Tarkas, was virtually the vice-chieftain of the community, and a man of great ability as a statesman and warrior.
The girl watched all these things in growing wonder, and presently, no other of the Moaks seeming inclined to dispute the right of the Luud to her, she was led off by her captor
toward the nearest tower.
From his position Bradley could not see the wings of his captor
, nor in the darkness had he been able to examine those of the second creature closely when it circled before him.
While, therefore, he sustained an outward appearance of calmness and fortitude, his heart leaped into his throat, whenever any of their fierce captors
drew nearer than common to the helpless sisters, or fastened one of their sullen, wandering looks on those fragile forms which were so little able to resist the slightest assault.
But I whiled away my time in performing the duties given me to the best of my ability and attempting to learn the language of my captors
"Your wife might be among them," suggested the Belgian, for since he had again come into possession of the pouch he had become fearful and suspicious of the ape-man, and in his mind had constantly revolved many plans for eluding this giant Englishman, who was at once his savior and his captor
Lead on, I say, the captor
's caught, and fate Hath ta'en the fowler in the toils he spread; So soon are lost gains gotten by deceit.
had not taken them from me, be-cause they did not yet realize their nature.
was Burton Duff, the jailer, as white as death and bearing upon his brow the livid mark of the iron bar.
could not fight to advantage upon the swaying bough, burdened as he was by a squirming, struggling captive, so he dropped quickly to the ground beneath.