At three in the afternoon we were nearly dead with exhaustion--and still the rope was slowly gliding out.
As soon as the rope was tied, the Expedition moved forward with that alacrity which the thirst for vengeance usually inspires.
With a bound the startled beast turned into the jungle, but Tarzan was not to lose another rope through the same cause as the first.
Thus far his plan had worked to perfection, but when he grasped the rope, bracing himself behind a crotch of two mighty branches, he found that dragging the mighty, struggling, clawing, biting, screaming mass of iron-muscled fury up to the tree and hanging her was a very different proposition.
A careful examination of the end of the rope
revealed the fact that it had been cleanly cut with some sharp instrument.
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.
Lip-lip might face the pack, but he could not face that whip, and all that was left him to do was to keep his long rope
taut and his flanks ahead of the teeth of his mates.
The ape-man had acted so quickly that he had been unable to prepare himself to withstand the strain and shock of Numa's great weight upon the rope
, and so it was that though the rope
stopped the beast before his mighty talons could fasten themselves in the flesh of the black, the strain overbalanced Tarzan, who came tumbling to the ground not six paces from the infuriated animal.
The other end of the rope
Tarzan fastened to the stem of the tree, then he quickly cut the bonds securing Numa's legs and leaped aside as the beast sprang to his feet.
Backing off fifteen or twenty feet from the bole of the tree beneath the branches of which Tarzan worked upon his rope
, Gazan scampered quickly forward, scrambling nimbly upward to the lower limbs.
As the days went by, other dogs came, in crates and at the ends of ropes
, some docilely, and some raging and roaring as he had come; and, one and all, he watched them pass under the dominion of the man in the red sweater.
Likewise you will have observed how he had run the other end of this rope
to his boat.
There's good and just reason for ivry rope
aboard, or else 'twould be overboard.
Wolf Larsen rove a bowline in a piece of rope
and slipped it under his shoulders.
He was overborne, swept back against the ropes
, separated by the referee, and swept back against the ropes