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"Trial by Treachery": This story is reprinted from Tarzan #219.



Appearing in "Trial by Treachery"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Paul D'Arnot

Villains:

  • Nikolas Rockoff
  • Paulvitch

Other Characters:

  • Madame Olga, la Countess
  • Count de Coude

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  • Rue de Maule

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Synopsis for "Trial by Treachery"

This story is reprinted from Tarzan #219.

A brother, continues to harass and embarrass his sister who is a countess. Tarzan becomes mixed-up in these antics and takes it upon himself to clear the woman's name from any wrong doing. Her brother realizes she now has a savior and swears that one day he shall have his revenge.

Appearing in "Fury in the Desert"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Paul D'Arnot

Villains:

  • Nikolas Rockoff

Other Characters:

  • Count de Coude
  • Lt. Gernois
  • Capt. Garand
  • Sheik Kadour Ben Saden and his daughter

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Synopsis for "Fury in the Desert"

This story is reprinted from Tarzan #220.

As a token of friendship, Tarzan is offered a government position in Algeria by Count de Coude. The Count wants him to find a French officer who is suspected of selling information to other governments. Once docked off the coast, Tarzan looks for the Frenchman inside a musty cafe, where he is promptly assaulted by the locals. He makes his escape, with the help a female dancer. Later at his hotel, Tarzan receives a letter from his friend Captain Paul D'Arnot. The letter informs him that Jane Porter is to be married soon. It also warns him how Count de Coude's brother-in-law, Nikolas Rockoff, has left Paris, in hopes of finding and killing him. The next morning, Tarzan is called to duty to ride deep into the desert due to bandits looting a village. Riding out, and alone, Tarzan is ambushed by several men. As Tarzan is being hog-tied, his enemy, Nikolas Rockoff, steps from the shadows taunting death to his captured foe. During the night, the female dancer comes to his rescue by slicing through his tent and unbinding him. Together they flee to her father's village. Now out of danger, Tarzan wonders what is the connection between Nikolas Rockoff and the Lt. who sent him out into the desert to be ambushed.

To be continued...

Appearing in "Return to the Primitive"

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Villains:

  • Nikolas Rokoff
  • Lt. Gernois (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Capt. Garand
  • Prof. Archemedes Q. Porter
  • William Clayton
  • Waziri Cheif (Dies)

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  • Greystokes' Yacht (Destroyed)

Synopsis for "Return to the Primitive"

This story is reprinted from Tarzan #221.

Tarzan is ordered to Cape Town by his superior Count de Coude. On the ship he meets a female friend of Jane Porter. He also confronts master criminal Nikolas Rokoff, who throws him overboard. Tarzan swims clear of the ships propellers and heads east. Hours later, he finds an abandoned floating raft and drifts throughout the night. When he awakes, he finds himself washed up on the jungle's shore. Beyond, he spots the cabin his father built, where he was born. He is home. He searches for the Gomangani Tribe to find food and arms. During his journey, he notices a warrior is about to be attacked by a lion. Leaping into action, Tarzan rescues the tribesman and kills the lion. Grateful, the warrior leads him to his village for a feast of honor. The next day, the tribe heads out to kill a rogue elephant. Unfortunately, the chief is stomped on by the beast and dies. Tarzan spears the elephant, killing it. The tribe begin to hail their new chief -- Tarzan.

Meanwhile, Jane's lady friend continues her cruise to Cape Town. As luck would have it, she bumps into Jane, Prof. Porter and William Clayton. The friend has gained a traveling companion herself, the sinister Nikolas Rokoff, Tarzan's sworn enemy.

They all depart on William Greystokes' yacht, en route to England. Jane and William plan to marry once there. However, the yacht explodes suddenly, and they abandon ship. They row east to land, to the wilderness where Jane first met her true love, Tarzan. To be continued.

Appearing in "The City of Gold"

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Villains:

  • Beast-Men
    • Karnak (Dies)
  • La, High Priestess of Opar
  • Nikolas Rokoff

Other Characters:

  • William Clayton
  • Great Apes Tribe (Kerchak)
    • Magor (ape)
  • Waziri Tribe
    • Busuli

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Synopsis for "The City of Gold"

This story is reprinted from Tarzan #222.

Tarzan asks the Waziri Tribe to take him to the "Forbidden City." Once there, he enters the gates of the ancient Temple of Opar. Immediately, he is captured by Beast-Men and they prepare him for a sacrifice. Suddenly, La, the High Priestess, commands the ritual to stop. She argues with one of the Beast-Men, wanting Tarzan freed. One of the prehistoric men becomes angry. He goes berserk and slaughters his fellow tribesmen. Tarzan frees himself from his binds and attacks the Beast-Man, snapping his neck. The High Priestess leads Tarzan into a chamber for safety. He removes a stone from the wall and escapes through a hidden tunnel. He is able to get beyond the walls of the city and warn the Waziri Tribe that they are in danger.

Meanwhile, Jane, her fiancée, William Clayton, and the sinister Nikolas Rokoff, Tarzan's sworn enemy, have been at sea for days in a tiny rowboat.

The castaways find land and dock. Two days later in the early morning, Jane is kidnapped by several Beast-Men. They drag her to the "Forbidden City" and prepare her for a sacrifice. Tarzan hears about the "white girl's" capture from the Great Apes Tribe. He goes back through the underground tunnel, to try and rescue her.

To be continued.

Appearing in "The Pit of Doom"

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Villains:

  • Beast-Men
  • La, High Priestess of Opar
  • Nikolas Rokoff

Other Characters:

  • Prof. Porter
  • Hazel Strong
  • William Clayton (Dies)
  • Captain Paul D'Arnot
  • Waziri Tribe
    • Busuli

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Synopsis for "The Pit of Doom"

This story is reprinted from Tarzan #223.

Jane, her fiancée, William Clayton, and the sinister Nikolas Rokoff, Tarzan's sworn enemy, were castaways at sea for several days.

They finally found land and docked their tiny rowboat. Two days later in the early morning, Jane was kidnapped by several Beast-Men from Opar, the Forbidden City. They dragged her to their temple and prepared her for a sacrifice. Tarzan heard about the "white girl's" capture from the Great Apes Tribe and went through a secret underground tunnel to try and rescue her.

As he is witnessing the High Priestess about to plunge a dagger into Jane's heart, he quickly swoops down seizing a flaming brazier and fighting off the Beast-Men. After unbinding Jane from the alter, they run off and crawl through the secret tunnel to safety. When they reach the surface, the Beast-Men are still in pursuit and are throwing arrows and spears at them as they climb down the cliff wall.

Finally safe, they swing through the jungle to meet the other castaways at their beach campsite. Moments later they arrive. Tarzan notices the weak and dying William. He goes to his side and hears his cousin's confession of knowing who Tarzan really is, as he had read a telegram long ago about his true identity.

The party buries William next to the graves of his aunt and uncle, by the weather-beaten cabin where Tarzan was born. During this solemn moment, Nikolas Rokoff swings a shovel down on Tarzan, trying to kill him. Tarzan picks himself up from the ground and is extremely angry at his foe. He speaks of the traitor's crimes, how he dislikes how he blackmailed his friends, and then left his cousin to die. He then leaps at his enemy and promptly breaks his arm. Ready for the kill, he swings him into the air, when Captain Paul D'Arnot suddenly rows to shore and approaches the confrontation.

Tarzan hands the man over to the French authorities and everyone pushes off, towards a waiting cruiser. Tarzan is left onshore, wondering if he will ever return to the decaying city of Opar.

Notes

  • In this reprinting, the five stories are edited together to make one large story. (The editing is minimal, and consists mainly of changing page numbers.) Together, they are a complete adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel The Return of Tarzan.

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