Then I leaned suddenly forward and hurled my antagonist over my head to a hasty fall at the opposite side of the hut.
My reveries were broken in upon by a hoarse whisper from the black interior of a hut past which we were making our way.
But go straight along this road for another year, and you will come to a hut in which my father lives.
And so the Prince wandered on for another year, always on the same road, and at last reached the hut where he found the third old man.
Keeping well in the shadows of the huts
he commenced a systematic search of the village--ears, eyes and nose constantly upon the alert for the first intimation of the near presence of Meriem.
He cast quick, fearful glances about, and then, evidently assured that Naratu had noticed nothing, he ordered the warrior who was still holding the infuriated black woman from the white girl to take the latter back to her hut and to remain there on guard over her.
First appropriating a gourd of beer for himself the warrior motioned the girl to precede him, and thus guarded she returned to her hut, the fellow squatting down just outside the doorway, where he confined his attentions for some time to the gourd.
He spoke a few words to the assembled warriors, and in an instant the men were flying through the little village searching minutely every hut and corner within the palisades.
The finding of the still warm body of Kulonga--on the very verge of their fields and within easy earshot of the village--knifed and stripped at the door of his father's home, was in itself sufficiently mysterious, but these last awesome discoveries within the village, within the dead Kulonga's own hut, filled their hearts with dismay, and conjured in their poor brains only the most frightful of superstitious explanations.
So saying, he turned and led the way toward the hut
, in the shadow of which the unconscious Tarzan slept peacefully.
Umbopa set to work, with the assistance of an extremely prepossessing young woman, to boil our portion in a large earthenware pot over a fire which was built outside the hut
, and when it was nearly ready we sent a message to Infadoos, and asked him and Scragga, the king's son, to join us.
In the darkness he passed, unchallenged, as one of their number, and as they returned from the gates to their respective tents and huts
, Mugambi melted into the shadows and disappeared.