years I judged there had been no danger of war or solitary violence, no danger from wild beasts, no wasting disease to require strength of constitution, no need of toil.
I have learned the secret, nephew, and I may traverse the trackless void at my will, coming and going between the countless
planets as I list; but my heart is always in Barsoom, and while it is there in the keeping of my Martian Princess, I doubt that I shall ever again leave the dying world that is my life.
If it be true, and let us pray that such may be the case," I said, "then here may we solve the mystery of the disappearance of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium, and Mors Kajak, his son, for no other spot upon Barsoom has remained unexplored by the many expeditions and the countless
spies that have been searching for them for nearly two years.
The inside of the dome is figured all over with a monstrous inscription in Turkish characters, wrought in gold mosaic, that looks as glaring as a circus bill; the pavements and the marble balustrades are all battered and dirty; the perspective is marred every where by a web of ropes that depend from the dizzy height of the dome, and suspend countless
dingy, coarse oil lamps, and ostrich-eggs, six or seven feet above the floor.
On the contrary he gazed joyfully, his eyes moist with tears, at this bright comet which, having traveled in its orbit with inconceivable velocity through immeasurable space, seemed suddenly- like an arrow piercing the earth- to remain fixed in a chosen spot, vigorously holding its tail erect, shining and displaying its white light amid countless
other scintillating stars.
There is no real food or water in Lothar," he said; "nor has there been for countless
As far as the eye could reach the surface of the water was dotted with countless
tiny isles--some of towering, barren, granitic rock--others resplendent in gorgeous trappings of tropical vegetation, myriad starred with the magnificent splendor of vivid blooms.
I was trudg-ing in advance along a rocky trail worn smooth by the padded feet of countless
ages of wild beasts.
Swinging back through the jungle in a wide circle the ape-man came to the river at another point, drank and took to the trees again and while he hunted, all oblivious of his past and careless of his future, there came through the dark jungles and the open, parklike places and across the wide meadows, where grazed the countless
herbivora of the mysterious continent, a weird and terrible caravan in search of him.
As the distance lessened, the sounds increased in volume, which indicated that he was approaching a very angry lion and presently, where a jungle giant overspread the broad game trail that countless
thousands of hoofed and padded feet had worn and trampled into a deep furrow during perhaps countless
ages, he saw beneath him the lion pit of the Wamabos and in it, leaping futilely for freedom such a lion as even Tarzan of the Apes never before had beheld.
Moving through the sunlit garden at the side of the great Warlord, the scintillant rays of his countless
gems enveloping him as in an aureole of light imparted to his noble figure a suggestion of godliness.
It was a beautiful, gently rolling country, broken by occasional outcroppings of sandstone and by patches of dense forest relieved by open, park-like stretches and broad meadows whereon grazed countless
herbivorous animals--red deer, aurochs, and infinite variety of antelope and at least three distinct species of horse, the latter ranging in size from a creature about as large as Nobs to a magnificent animal fourteen to sixteen hands high.
There was a ford there, and for countless
ages the beasts of the forest had come down to drink at this spot.
The dishes were of precious metals set with brilliant jewels and the good things to eat which were placed upon them were countless
in number and of exquisite flavor.
His mother laughed a laugh that seemed to ring through the city and be echoed and re-echoed by countless