I took three-quarters of a mile of rope and fastened one end of it around the waist of a guide, and told him to go find the road, while the caravan waited.
When we judged we had gone half a mile, we momently expected to see the guide; but no, he was not visible anywhere; neither was he waiting, for the rope was still moving, consequently he was doing the same.
The trailing rope in their hands, to his neck, he had forgotten.
At the height of his leap the rope tightened taut on his neck, causing him to describe a somersault and fall heavily to the floor on his side.
Because he ran at the end of the longest rope
, the dogs had always the view of him running away before them.
Danny did his best, but Rivera, at the count of eight, instead of nine, came unexpectedly through the ropes
and safely into a clinch.
And then a number of things happened, almost simultaneously--the lion sprang from his ambush toward the retreating black--Tarzan cried out in warning--and the black turned just in time to see Numa halted in mid-flight by a slender strand of grass rope
, the noosed end of which had fallen cleanly about his neck.
And off they all four rolled to supper, where Harvey stuffed himself to the brim on fish-chowder and fried pies, and fell fast asleep just as Manuel produced from a locker a lovely two-foot model of the Lucy Holmes, his first boat, and was going to show Harvey the ropes
With a quick jerk Tarzan snapped the noose tight about the glossy throat, and then he dropped the rope
and clung to his support with both hands.
There was no other way of which I knew, nor could I afford to ignore the advice to "follow the rope
When he gets home, he has the rope
in his hand, and there is no longer anything hanging on to it.
Moving slowly outward upon the two branches Tarzan swung Numa out so that he could not reach the bole of the tree with his raking talons, then he made the rope
fast after drawing the lion clear of the ground, dropped his five pigskin sacks to earth and leaped down himself.
He smiled in retrospection at the discomfiture of his enemy, and in anticipation of another day as he added an extra strand to his new rope
It appeared as if he had scarcely had a moment's time to touch the rope
or look over the stern, when he came scrambling back, as pale as the morning, and gasped out:
Wolf Larsen rove a bowline in a piece of rope
and slipped it under his shoulders.