Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (Tarzan, Book 5) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is a singular written by means of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the 5th in his sequence of books in regards to the name personality Tarzan. It first seemed within the November and December problems with All-Story Cavalier Weekly in 1916, and the 1st publication booklet was once by way of McClurg in 1918.

In the former novel Tarzan and Jane's son, Jack Clayton, a.k.a. Korak, had come into his personal. during this novel Tarzan returns to Opar, the resource of the gold the place a misplaced colony of fabled Atlantis is found, for you to make solid on a few monetary reverses he has lately suffered. whereas Atlantis itself sank underneath the waves hundreds of thousands of years in the past, the staff of Opar persevered to mine the entire gold, this means that there's a really large stockpile yet that's now misplaced to the reminiscence of the Oparians and basically Tarzan is familiar with its mystery position?

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Whenever it stopped of its own accord at one of those holes bordered with thorns that farmers dig along the edge of their ploughed land, Charles, waking with a start, would quickly remember the broken leg, and try to recall all the fractures that he knew. It was no longer raining; day was breaking, and, on the leafless branches of the apple trees, birds sat motionless, fluffing out their tiny feathers in the cold morning wind. The flat landscape extended as far as the eye could see, the clumps of trees round the farms making widely spaced splashes of dark purple on that vast grey surface which, at the horizon, merged with the dreary tones of the sky.

When he entered Les Bertaux his horse took fright, and shied violently. It was a prosperous-looking farm. Through the open half-doors of the stables you could see huge draught horses placidly feeding from brand-new mangers. A stream of vapour arose from the big manureheap that flanked the buildings, and, standing out among the hens and turkeys, five or six peacocks––that luxury of Pays de Caux farmyards––were pecking for food. The sheep-run was long and the barn tall, with walls as smooth as the back of your hand.

Père Rouault embraced his future son-in-law. They put off any discussion of money matters, there was plenty of time for that, since the marriage could not decently take place before the end of Charles’s mourning, that is to say, not until the following spring. The winter passed in waiting. Mademoiselle Rouault busied herself with her trousseau. Part of it was ordered from Rouen, and she made herself nightgowns and nightcaps with the help of fashionplates which she borrowed. During the visits Charles made to the Madame Bovary  farm they talked about the preparations for the wedding, wondering which room they’d use for the wedding feast, how many courses they’d have, and what particular dishes they’d serve.

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