A careful examination of the end of the rope
revealed the fact that it had been cleanly cut with some sharp instrument.
When it became maddeningly unendurable, he sprang, only to be jerked back by the ten strong men who held the rope
to his neck.
16 Cases Hams 25 Spring Mattresses 2 Barrels Flour 2 Hair ditto 22 Barrels Whiskey Bedding for same 1 Barrel Sugar 2 Mosquito-nets 1 Keg Lemons 29 Tents 2,000 Cigars Scientific Instruments 1 Barrel Pies 97 Ice-axes 1 Ton of Pemmican 5 Cases Dynamite 143 Pair Crutches 7 Cans Nitroglycerin 2 Barrels Arnica 22 40-foot Ladders 1 Bale of Lint 2 Miles of Rope
27 Kegs Paregoric 154 Umbrellas
Presently the beast dropped to the earth again and Tarzan came quickly to seize the rope
, but Sabor had now found that it was only a slender cord that held her, and grasping it in her huge jaws severed it before Tarzan could tighten the strangling noose a second time.
of varying length prevented the dogs attacking from the rear those that ran in front of them.
There was nothing in the cabin, nor had he any weapons; but upon a wall hung one of his old grass ropes
. It had been many times broken and spliced, so that he had discarded it for a better one long before.
He rolled upon the ground, fighting, biting, scratching, and roaring; he leaped to his feet and sprang into the air; he charged Tarzan, only to be brought to a sudden stop as the rope
securing him to the tree tautened.
Now he discovered the tail of the rope
upon which Tarzan was working.
'Likewise you will have observed how he had run the other end of this rope
to his boat.'
He began, and Harvey, who was feeling rather tired, walked slowly to the rope
All hands tail on!" Wolf Larsen shouted, springing himself to the rope
in advance of the quickest.
His seconds had crawled out through the ropes
, taking the canvas stool with them.