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Valley of the Sepulcher
Wood of Leopards
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS'
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
Summary and Introduction by Stanley Galloway
David Bruce Bozarth, Managing Editor
Copyright © 2002
Sidebar by David Bruce Bozarth
Copyright © 2002
The lost city motif, which premiered in The Return of Tarzan, takes a turn to medieval territory. The tale is a kind of Tarzan-in-King-Arthur's-Court story but Tarzan is absent from a good deal of the action. Burroughs first tried his hand at a medieval tale with The Outlaw of Torn. His editor's displeasure with it kept him away from the Middle Ages until this tale, more than 15 years later. (More detail can be found in my article, "The Greystoke Connection: Medievalism in Two Edgar Rice Burroughs Novels" which makes a few connections between The Outlaw of Torn and Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle. That Tarzan's character is basically chivalric, perhaps even modeled on the character of the Arthurian knights is the subject of my article, "Tristram, Tennyson, and Tarzan, Or Tarzan of the Round Table.") The "lost city" is really two: rival factions from the original lost crusade who prevent the other from moving on. The time-out-of-joint situation is akin to that of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. For example, in somewhat parallel passages, the modern traveler teaches a member of the medieval society phrases in the modern idiom. Twain's Hank teaches Sandy the phrase, "Where do they hang out?" (90) while Blake teaches Sir Richard, "Here's looking at you" (70). The now-expected shifting between separate groups to heighten the cliffhanger chapter endings is in place, and the obligatory happy ending, including a renunciation of one's past, rounds out the novel. In summary, Lupoff calls the book "most enjoyable and imaginative," containing "splendid color and action" (244).
The story was written in 1927 and began serial publication in December of that year in The Blue Book Magazine. McClurg printed the first edition in 1928, going through four printings. It was the last Burroughs title published by McClurg. Grosset & Dunlap began reprints that same year.
- Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle. 1928. New York: Ballantine, 1963.
- Galloway, Stan. "The Greystoke Connection: Medievalism in Two Edgar Rice Burroughs Novels." Studies in Medievalism 6 (1994): 100-108.
- ---. "Tristram, Tennyson, and Tarzan, Or Tarzan of the Round Table." The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs #36 (Spring 1994): 8-11.
- Lupoff, Richard. Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure. Rev. ed. New York: Ace, 1968.
- Twain, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. New York: New American Library, 1963.
Chapter 1: Tantor the Elephant
Tarzan dozes, relaxing on Tantor's back. Slaves, led by Fejjuan for Ibn Jad, are tracking an elephant for ivory and meat. When Fahd fires, Tantor bolts and Tarzan is struck by a branch, which sweeps him to the ground, unconscious. The trackers find Tarzan's body. Motlog persuades Fahd not kill the "Nazrany." They bind him and take him to the camp of Ibn Jad. At camp, Zeyd, a young Bedouin, splits his attention between serving Ibn Jad and stealing glimpses of Ateja, Ibn Jad's daughter. Ibn Jad discusses with his brother, Tollog, the rumored treasure city of Nimmr. When Tarzan is brought to Ibn Jad, he calls the sheikh a raider and a poacher. Ibn Jad offers money to Tarzan for safe passage. Tarzan refuses and is taken to a small tent, a hejra, and left. The captors plan to kill him in the night and pretend that he has escaped.
THE WANDERING YEARS
Early literary critics cite the middle years of Burroughs' Tarzan as "yet more lost cities at war," which suggests a popular author of the 20th Century had lapsed into redundancy. Burroughs did milk the two cities/societies at odds, beginning with Tarzan the Terrible, but unlike the critical reviewers (newspaper or literary) reports ERB's Tarzan endured the worst the critics could print. The Tarzan series is now uniformly considered classic popular literature.
Burroughs repeated himself, as did Robert A Heinlein, Stephen King, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. When ERB's Tarzan stories were intitially published (1912-1944) Tarzan appeared in print every two years in pulp or book edition. Old readers collected the new tales. New readers discovered the "famous formula" for the first time--and were hooked! Each Tarzan story is a gem and is orginal for the first time reader. Only those who have read them all can say, "Hmm...I've read that before." And then say: "Nice variation!"
Critics rarely gave Tarzan books an even break, sometimes inserting personal political or social commentary as they "exposed an author weak or repeatitive in plot." Trashing ERB became a popular pasttime, even during ERB's life time, and more so during the 1960s when the Burroughs re-publishing boom was in full swing. Sales, however, proves the nay-saying critics missed the mark: Tarzan is possibly the most popularly famous literary character since Sherlock Holmes, a character equally redundant in plot and presentation!
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle is ERB at his inventive best, rehashing with enthusiasim Tarzan's travails when caught between the differences of extreme societies.
— David Bruce Bozarth
Chapter 2: Comrades of the Wild
That night Zeyd and Ateja express their distrust of Fahd and Tollog, fearing conspiracy. Their discussion is interrupted by a loud animal cry from the hejra where Tarzan is bound. The camp is roused and Ibn Jad questions Tarzan, who asks to be released. Ibn Jad says he will be freed in the morning. Tollog takes the chore of killing Tarzan and with Ibn Jad chooses Fejjuan and Abbas to bury the body. Tarzan, hearing Tollog creep into the tent, utters a second bestial cry, which causes Tollog to inquire aloud as to the safety of the bound man and step back out of the tent. Tarzan does not respond. Tollog gets a lantern and returns to find Tarzan alone and unharmed. Tollog accuses Tarzan of making the noise and Tarzan accuses Tollog of intended murder. Tollog attacks Tarzan. They struggle, and as Tollog raises the knife to stab Tarzan's exposed back, Tantor raises the tent, hurls Tollog into the darkness, picks up Tarzan, and flees the camp's firelight. Ibn Jad's camp begins its march early. Tollog and Fahd note the attention Zeyd pays to Ateja. Tollog says that if he were sheykh, Fahd would have the young woman.
Chapter 3: The Apes of Toyat
After lying bound three days under Tantor's guard, Tarzan allows Tantor to leave to forage farther afield. He hears from some monkeys that the Mangani are near and convinces one of the older monkeys to send them to Tarzan. One of the Mangani, M'walat recognizes Tarzan and bites through the thongs. These apes are led by Toyat who hates Tarzan. While Toyat tries to incite a murderous rush upon Tarzan, Tarzan appeals to memory and reason, which abates their animosity. Though Toyat remains ill willed, Tarzan forages with the band for many days, recollecting scenes from his childhood.
Chapter 4: Bolgani the Gorilla
In another part of the jungle, James Blake and Wilbur Stimbol are on a hunting safari, Blake with camera, Stimbol with rifle. Stimbol, the older and more experienced, leads them. When a porter stumbles into him he assaults the man until Blake interferes. Blake demands that the equipment and men split up. When they stop mid-day to effect the division, Stimbol goes hunting instead. Stimbol pursues a retreating gorilla and Tarzan races toward the sound of the shots. A python loops around the fleeing gorilla. Hating snakes even more than the gorilla and finding some kinship, Tarzan knocks Stimbol to the ground, takes Stimbol's knife and attacks the python. The snake releases the near-dead gorilla and focuses its coils on Tarzan. Stimbol watches. Tarzan finally cuts the snake in half, tells the gorilla that he will not harm him and then, through Stimbol's guides, tells Stimbol to return to camp. Tarzan leaves with the gorilla and Stimbol "hunts" his way back to camp, though he sees no game.
Chapter 5: The Tarmangani
Blake has divided the equipment and Stimbol says he will oversee the dividing of the men. None of the men, however, even for double wages, will travel with Stimbol. Tarzan visits about dusk and says he will divide the men in the morning.
Chapter 6: Ara the Lightning
Tarzan picks two head men and tells them to divide into two groups, one for each white man. Blake is allowed to continue his photographic study; Stimbol is to go directly to the railhead without hunting. The two parties leave. Stimbol stands enraged and defiant in an empty camp until he finally relents and overtakes his safari. Tarzan waits down the trail to make certain Stimbol is following instructions. He warns the gorilla to move off the path. Storm clouds move in, followed by rain, wind and thunder. Lightning strikes the branch where Tarzan waits, throwing him to the ground. The storm passes. Stimbol, ahead of his party, discovers Tarzan's body under the branch. Before Stimbol can knife the ape-man, the gorilla, which had been watching from off the trail, intervenes. Tarzan rouses and stops the gorilla from killing Stimbol. The gorilla flees as the safari nears. Tarzan reiterates his instructions to Stimbol's men then leaves. Later that day Stimbol shoots an antelope. Because Stimbol has disobeyed Tarzan's instructions, the men justify abandoning him. Stimbol decides to follow Blake's trail and rejoin him. Stopping to rest at their previous camp, Stimbol is charged by a lion and his provisions destroyed. Stimbol remains treed for the night. He sets off the next morning empty-handed.
Chapter 7: The Cross
The storm caught Blake alone with an askari out photographing. Here, too, a lightning bolt strikes near, leaving Blake unconscious. He opens his eyes to find seven lions regarding him and his guide gone. Seeing the closest tree is toward the lions, he slowly walks toward them, until the lions turn and bolt away. Further looking reveals the bolt that shocked Blake must have struck the gun bearer. Alone, he attempts to rejoin his safari, with only a pistol for protection. On the third day, he comes out of the trees at the base of some mountains and follows a stream-side path on the belief that it will lead to a village where he might enlist help. After three miles he discovers "a great white cross" of limestone, some sixty feet tall in the trail. He cannot read its worn inscription, and after consideration continues past, inexplicably making the sign if the cross, though he is not Catholic, as he passes. At a narrowing of the canyon walls, he is stopped by two cross-gartered black men in leather jerkins and bassinets of leopard skin. They are armed with pikes and broad swords. They address him in English, albeit an older form than Blake speaks. The men are Peter Wiggs and Paul Bodkin. Bodkin takes him on at pike point. They eventually enter a winding tunnel, carrying a torch.
Chapter 8: The Snake Strikes
Stimbol mistakenly follows the trail of Ibn Jad and falls exhausted into his camp. Fahd is able to speak to him in French. Food is brought. Ibn Jad wants to be rid of Stimbol but Fahd, for implicit reward, begs that the man be placed in his own care. Ibn Jad agrees. The rivalry between Fahd and Zeyd escalates. Fahd steals Zeyd's matchlock, follows him into the forest, and from near his enemy shoots back into the camp. Fahd then jumps Zeyd and calls for help. Then men gather around, unsure which accusations to believe. Tollog locates Zeyd's gun, and Zeyd is bound, sentenced to a dawn execution. Ateja sets him free in the night and Zeyd flees.
Chapter 9: Sir Richard
Bodkin and Blake continue through the interminable tunnel, ever ascending. At the other end Blake sees a beautiful valley and a guarded portcullis. Bodkin hails the guard. He and Blake enter and approach Sir Richard, garbed in chain mail and a leopard-skin bassinet. His shield bears a red cross. Bodkin testifies that Blake is "no Saracen," because Blake had made the sign of the cross. When Richard asks his intentions in the Valley of the Sepulcher Blake thinks he is on a movie set and asks for the director, calling Richard and Bodkin "extras." When none seems to know what a director is, he asks for the keeper, thinking he must be in a mental asylum. Richard proudly affirms that he is Keeper of the Gate. Blake is taken inside and Michel, Richard's young aide, goes for food. Richard asks about Blake's heritage, suspecting noble blood from his bearing and is delighted to learn that Blake is a Knight Templar. They explore one another's language while Blake eats. Afterward, Blake is given a horse on which to accompany Richard to meet the prince. At the prince's castle, Blake is introduced to the nobility. Blake explains that he is from New York, not Jerusalem, and that no enemy surrounds them. Suspicion ensues. Seeing the prince's daughter, Guinalda, he says he would enter the prince's service.
Chapter 10: The Return of Ulala
An "irascible" old lion mis-leaps at Zeyd, whose mare unseats him and dashes away. Tarzan, who had been watching Zeyd, slays the lion. Zeyd explains why he is alone in the forest. Tarzan agrees to take him to the nearest village and arrange escort back to "the Soudan." Zeyd tells Tarzan that Ibn Jad is searching for the treasure city of Nimmr. In Ibn Jad's camp, Fejjuan tells Ateja that he saw Fahd take Zeyd's gun. Ibn Jad commissions Fejjuan to befriend the people around the mountains to cajole the location of the pass to Nimmr. Gladly Fejjuan seeks out in Galla country his home village, from which he had been stolen as a child. He is apprehended by Gallas and reunited with his brother, Tabo, who is among them. Together they return to the village where Fejjuan, now Ulala as he was known as a child, greets his parents and is questioned by the chief, Batando. Ulala tells him truthfully what has happened and what Ibn Jad wants. When Batando learns that Ibn Jad knows nothing of the perils of entering Nimmr, he agrees to send guides for him.
Chapter 11: Sir James
Tarzan agrees to Zeyd's request to remain in the village rather than go on, so that he might be more likely reunited with Ateja. Tarzan heads north to investigate the white prisoner that Zeyd reported Ibn Jad held. On the way, he travels a bit with the apes of Toyat, then with Tantor. Some monkeys tell Tarzan of "bad Gomangani ... with thunder sticks." Tarzan investigates and finds Blake's safari, which had decided to return home after days of looking for Blake. Tarzan commends them and asks that they send a runner to fetch a hundred Waziri for him. In Prince Gobred's castle, Blake takes knight school, though the prince doubts he will ever succeed and Sir Malud defies him to. Blake finds currency almost non-existent, exchange taking place through barter and service. He finds his background in fencing and polo a boon. Others watch his progress, Malud quick to voice Blake's faults. Finally, verbal jabs lead to a challenge between Blake and Malud. Guinalda pulls Blake aside to say he will likely die on the sword of Malud, and asks him to change the weapon to the lance. When Blake asks her, "You care?" her eyes answered before her diplomatic response. Blake says so and offends the princess.
Chapter 12: "Tomorrow Thou Diest!"
Batando tells Fejjuan that no one has ever returned from the "forbidden valley" and he will gladly show Ibn Jad one of two ways to enter. In return he asks the release of all Galla slaves in Ibn Jad's camp. In three days, Batando tells Fejjuan, he will bring an escort of many warriors to lead the Arabs to the north entrance. While Blake and Richard play chess, Richard expresses his fear for the outcome of the impending fight with Malud, because the latter, Richard says, is jealous of Guinalda's attention to Blake. Richard tells Blake about Bohun and his followers who live on the other side of the valley. He tells the history of the valley, beginning with King Richard's crusade in 1191. Two ships of lost knights found the valley. Bohun's group said it was the Valley of the Holy Sepulcher, moved their crosses to their backs, and prepared to return to England. Gobred's group opposed them, desiring to push on to Jerusalem. Each group erected defenses to prevent the other from continuing. They are at war with each other, but declare a three-day truce each year for a tournament. Richard also relates that it is "understood" that Malud will wed the princess. Blake goes to bed but can't sleep.
Chapter 13: In the Beyt of Zeyd
Tarzan enters Ibn Jad's camp, confronting the treachery. He asks for a beyt (tent) so that he may stay with them and lead them out of the country when the Waziri arrive. Ibn Jad plans to set Stimbol on Tarzan in the night, and then punish the murderer with death, as a sign of his loyalty to Tarzan. Ibn Jad tells Stimbol that Tarzan plans to kill him and suggests that Stimbol kill him first. Ateja, having overheard, runs to warn Tarzan but is stopped by Tollog and sent back. Someone then grabs Tollog and drags him away. Stimbol enters Tarzan's beyt nervous and driven by desperation.
Chapter 14: Sword and Buckler
Edward, Blake's squire, tells Michel that Blake will win despite appearances. At the field, Edward again assures himself and Blake tearfully of his confidence. Before the two contestants come together, Blake casts aside his buckler, to Edward's dismay. The trumpet sounds and Blake rides with his sword in guard position, unfamiliar to the knights. As Malud swings a blow, Blake crowds him, horses knocking, and unbalances Malud's swing, deflecting it with his own sword. Blake with his buckler-free hand quickly reins his horse in and pierces Malud's left shoulder before the two separate. A protest is entered by Malud's second that the fight is not fair with Blake unbucklered. Richard, Blake's second, says he is willing that Malud cast aside his buckler too if fairness be required. The protest is forgotten. Blake and Malud rejoin, again Blake draws blood after checking Malud's swing. The next encounter brings Malud, sword lost, to Blake's mercy. Blake orders Malud's sword returned to him. At the next encounter, Blake lays Malud out with a blow to the head. Rather than kill him, he gives his life back to the prince. Afterward, Richard tells Blake to beware Malud's treachery. At dinner, Prince Gobred toasts Blake's victory, and Blake toasts to the absent Malud.
Chapter 15: The Lonely Grave
Stimbol repeatedly stabs the man in Tarzan's beyt then returns trembling to Ibn Jad, who feigns repulsion and cries out his grief. Betrayed, Stimbol is bound and put aside to await sentencing in the morning. Stimbol offers Fahd a huge reward for deliverance. The stabbed body is buried. Fahd advises the morning council that Stimbol be kept alive to be given to Tarzan's friends as murderer or to be ransomed to Europeans should avengers not find them. Ibn Jad adopts Fahd's position then confronts Batando, who assures him that when the Galla slaves are released, his party will be led to the valley entrance. Ibn Jad grudgingly agrees. When Batando has taken them as far as he dare, Ibn Jad sets up a camp in which to leave the non-fighting people and prepares to enter the valley.
Chapter 16: The Great Tourney
Bohun leads his entourage across the valley for the Great Tourney. The truce bespoke no friendship. The triumphant army wins five women to take to their city. Blake wears unusual black mail, which draws attention. He seeks out Guinalda before the tournament and brazenly confesses his love for her. She calls him a liar, then adds: "I have heard what thou hast said concerning me," then leaves him. The trumpet sounds beginning the parade of knights. The tournament begins, Bohun's forces winning the first day. Bohun discourteously stares at Guinalda when he sees her. The second day Bohun, against custom, rides before the princess and again stares at her. His forces win the second day as well, though it is total points not days that matter. The third day Bohun offers to yield the tournament to Gobred in return for his daughter. Gobred refuses; Bohun threatens to take her by force after the tournament. Blake begins the day's events, with a ribbon from Guinalda pinned to him, facing Sir Guy without buckler.
Chapter 17: "The Saracens!"
Ibn Jad's men cross into the valley near Bohun's castle on the second day of the tournament. They see Galla-turned-Englishmen guards, pass them in stealth, and storm through the outer gate of the barbican. A party of knights rushes to the rescue of the outer guards, leaving four men to guard the castle. Ibn Jad's men hide along the road, allowing the knights to pass. The Bedouins then proceed to the castle. They shoot the four men remaining and enter the castle. When the knights return, they find a Saracen holding the gate. All but Sir Bulland flee from the gunfire; he is shot. Ibn Jad ransacks the castle, taking jewels. He then sees Nimmr across the valley and plans to sack it the next day.
Chapter 18: The Black Knight
Using the same maneuver that had beaten Malud, Blake unhorses his opponent. Contrary to custom, Blake descends to check the blood flowing from Guy's neck, until his own attendants arrive. Nimmr's knights thereafter begin to sweep the competition. The final competition, a hundred knights from each side unhorsing the opponents with lances, becomes the deciding engagement. Blake unhorses his first opponent then faces Sir Wildred, who is unhorsed with him. Blake makes cordial conversation with him before they return to their respective sides. Gobred's forces lose the final event by such a close margin that overall victory remains theirs. In the final ceremony, Bohun engineers the abduction of Guinalda. Blake pursues the entire army of the Sepulcher.
Chapter 19: Lord Tarzan
Tarzan had dragged Tollog to Tarzan's beyt and bound him. Stimbol found and stabbed him. Tarzan goes looking for Blake. Tarzan finds and follows Blake's trail to the stone cross. He jumps the guard and learns that "Sir James" is respected by them. When the head of the guard, Sir Bertram, learns that Tarzan is an English viscount, he is welcomed, despite his lack of clothing. Bertram fits Tarzan with mail and horse and they proceed to the tournament to meet Gobred at the moment of Guinalda's abduction. Tarzan and Bertram join the pursuing knights. Blake finds that the dust conceals him. Searching through the ranks he finds Guinalda and assaults the knights holding her, losing his sword but pulling her to his own horse. He shoots the two knights closest, which causes horses to bolt, including his own. He tries to arc around Bohun's men but cannot get around the great host. He takes refuge in the Wood of Leopards. He cares for his overheated horse, but so fatigued is he that he asks, then tells, Guinalda to lead the horse a bit to cool him. She finally acquiesces, and Blake rests. The battle moves toward Bohun's castle. Guinalda explains the danger from leopards and Blake agrees to return across the plain. The horse rears and flees across the plain, leaving the two in the woods.
Chapter 20: "I Love You!"
When Tarzan reaches the battle and is charged by a knight, he throws his lance as a spear, breaking his opponent's shield and striking his chest. Tarzan slays several others and is gradually separated from the conflict, finally left alone on the plain. He discards his armor and begins walking back to Nimmr. Ibn Jad, seeing a great horde approaching, takes refuge in the woods. He plans to approach the Nimmr after dark. He speculates that the most beautiful woman of legend may be in the city. As darkness begins to fall, Ibn Jad's men find Blake and Guinalda. Fahd speaks to them in French and Blake allows them to come nearer. They jump Blake and the princess throws her body on his to protect him from a sword blow. She confesses her love for him. They take Guinalda (but leave Blake behind, bound). The Arabs split up: Ibn Jad to make camp outside the valley and Abd el-Aziz, his subordinate, to scout out Nimmr. After moonrise, a leopard approaches Blake. As it springs Tarzan lassoes it then kills it. He frees Blake who tells what happened. The two pursue Guinalda. Where Ibn Jad's party had split, Tarzan goes south toward Nimmr and Blake goes north.
Chapter 21: "For Every Jewel a Drop of Blood"
Ibn Jad makes it to the pass, skirting around Bohun's castle. The sortie against them is brief once gunfire scares the men and horses. The Bedouins rest only briefly at their camp before setting on. Guinalda is placed in the custody of Fahd, who hopes to have Stimbol and Guinalda for himself. Fahd, caught trying to poison Ibn Jad, grabs Guinalda and Stimbol and flees. Blake follows Ibn Jad's trail as far as Bohun's castle where he is taken and chained in the dungeon. Tarzan finds that Guinalda is not in the southern company and turns back north. Because Guinalda had been given Ateja's shoes to replace her worn ones, Tarzan cannot easily distinguish her place in the Bedouin convoy. He misses the fact that three left the main company. Zeyd accompanies the Waziri north. Tarzan shoots one of Ibn Jad's treasure bearers and begins to haunt his party, calling from a distance: "For every jewel a drop of blood." Tarzan sneaks by night to Ateja's side and asks where Guinalda is. She, believing him a jin, answers and faints.
Chapter 22: Bride of the Ape
Wildred and Guy free Blake, armor him, and give him a horse to pursue Guinalda. Fahd shoots a young ape of Toyat's band for food. Toyat's bulls pursue. Toyat takes Guinalda for a mate, to the dismay of Go-yad who found her first. Toyat and Go-yad begin to fight when a great lion steps into the clearing, sending both fleeing. The lion approaches Guinalda who swoons.
Chapter 23: Jad-bal-ja
Abd el-Aziz's forces are destroyed by Gobred's knights. Tarzan finds and follows Fahd's trail. The Waziri with Zeyd come upon Fahd fleeing the apes. Fahd tells Zeyd that he had stolen Ateja and that an ape has taken and killed her. Zeyd in murderous anguish kills Fahd. The Waziri continue north. Tarzan comes to Toyat's company and learns that Guinalda was taken by a lion. He goes to find her remains and discovers Jad-bal-ja, his lion, watching over the unharmed body. He tells her he is a friend and gathers food for her. He carries her to the stone cross to be returned to her family then goes to search for Blake.
Chapter 24: Where Trails Meet
Blake rides looking for Ibn Jad's party and finds Stimbol, lancing a leopard beside him. Stimbol apologizes for his former treatment of Blake. He tells Blake that Guinalda had been taken by the apes and is doubtless dead. When he had traveled with her and Fahd, he tells Blake, he had protected her from Fahd. He takes Stimbol to a nearby village where the natives run from them. They eat and rest. The Waziri come. Tarzan finds Ibn Jad's party again and continues the haunting. A great lion follows them but does not attack. Finally they throw down the treasure and the voice from nowhere orders Ibn Jad to carry it all. The others outdistance him and Ateja comes to his side with a gun. They travel to a village where the Waziri disarm them. Zeyd is reunited with Ateja. Blake tells Tarzan that Guinalda is dead, but Tarzan corrects him. Stimbol says he can recover now that he knows he did not kill Tarzan. Ibn Jad's party, minus Zeyd and Ateja who have asked to live at Tarzan's home, are sent by Waziri escort to the Gallas to be disposed of as they see fit. The other Waziri take Stimbol and the treasure home with Tarzan. Blake returns to Nimmr.