He has much fine clothes and is all the same white man, and he has gathered large wisdom so that he is very quick head man in the village.
"And he has strange things to tell of the way of the white man, for he has seen much of the white man and done a great travel into the white man's country.
"But the White Man knows all these marvels for himself, so I shall not weary him with the telling of them.
On the third day he asked Zweete how it was that his left hand was white
and shrivelled, and who were Umslopogaas and Nada, of whom he had let fall some words.
In fashion distantly resembling the way men look upon the gods they create, so looked White Fang upon the man-animals before him.
His fangs be white, and White Fang shall be his name.
After a time, White Fang heard strange noises approaching.
Other blacks there were on board, from unheard-of far places, and when the white man spoke to them, they tore the long feather from Mauki's hair, cut that same hair short, and wrapped about his waist a lava-lava of bright yellow calico.
Port Adams is a salt-water village on Malaita, and Malaita is the most savage island in the Solomons--so savage that no traders or planters have yet gained a foothold on it; while, from the time of the earliest bˆche-de-mer fishers and sandalwood traders down to the latest labor recruiters equipped with automatic rifles and gasolene engines, scores of white adventurers have been passed out by tomahawks and soft-nosed Snider bullets.
But daylight brought a cutter, in which were two white men, who were not afraid of eleven Malaita men armed with twelve rifles.
"Another white man is coming!" he cried to the chief who squatted before the entrance to his circular hut.
He had but recently had a taste of the white man's medicine, and his savage heart was filled with bitterness and hate.
Sheeta crouched in the bow at the ape-man's feet, for it had seemed best to Tarzan always to keep the wicked beast as far from the other members of the party as possible, since it would require little or no provocation to send him at the throat of any than the white man, whom he evidently now looked upon as his master.
"You sing out, him fella brother belong you die too much," the white man went on in threatening tones.
"Sing out no good little bit," the white man went on, more gently.