Archive for August 17, 2010
Book: Tarzan of the Apes
Posted by: Andrea Kalfas
Picking it up to examine it, Clayton gave a cry of astonishment, for the ring bore the crest of the house of Greystoke.
As they were preparing the skeleton of the man for burial, Cayton discovered a massive ring which had evidently encircled the man’s finger at the time of his death, for one of the slender bones of the hand still lay within the golden bauble.
After, they’re marooned on Tarzan’s beach, Jane Porter and William Cecil Clayton (who happens to be Tarzan’s cousin), discover how the late Greystokes, Tarzan’s parents, met their end.
“…here,” he replied gravely, “is the great ring of the house of Greystoke which has been lost since my uncle, John Clayton, the former Lord Greystoke, disappeared, presumably lost at sea”
“But how do you account for these things being here in this savage African jungle?” exclaimed the girl.
“There is but one way to account for it, Miss Porter,” said Clayton. “The late Lord Greystoke was not drowned. He died here in this cabin and this poor thing upon the floor is all that is mortal of him.”
There’s no description in any of the Tarzan books of the crest of Greystoke so…..I made it up! Hope it looks acceptable!