"Yet these bulls
are sometimes the most dangerous," said Luis Cervallos.
For her there was no hysterical reaction from the nerve strain of her own personal encounter with the bull
. She was excited; but cool and entirely unafraid.
Several other bulls
, growling and barking, closed in toward the clearing, but they were all much farther from the balu and the panther than was Tarzan of the Apes, so it was that Sheeta and the ape-man reached Teeka's little one almost simultaneously; and there they stood, one upon either side of it, baring their fangs and snarling at each other over the little creature.
Yet through all the agony of that fearful punishment the thag still stood motionless pinning down his adversary, and then the man leaped in, seeing that the blind bull
would be the least formidable enemy, and ran his spear through the tarag's heart.
When the animal saw (for the bull
had so much intelligence that it is really wonderful to think of), when he saw that Europa was no longer afraid of him, he grew overjoyed, and could hardly contain himself for delight.
Hoping that she might find something within the hut, she slipped quickly around the corner and into the doorway and after her, one by one, came the nine bulls
. Searching quickly about the interior, she presently discovered a spear, and, armed with this, she again approached the entrance.
For awhile we debated whether to go after the wounded bull
or to follow the herd, and finally deciding for the latter alternative, departed, thinking that we had seen the last of those big tusks.
He had appraised the young bull
as one who had never quite felt equal to the task of overthrowing his former king, but who one day would have done so.
Instead, he swung his giant palm with all the force of his mighty muscles, and, catching the young bull
alongside the head, sent him sprawling across the turf.
He had been torn and chewed by the bull
with which he had fought, and though he had finally overcome and killed the beast, a female which he had pursued had eluded him.
The messenger replied that he knew of a much finer bull
called Donn Chuailgne, or Brown Bull
of Cooley, which belonged to Dawra, the chief of Ulster.
'Certainly it is thy Bull
. Certainly, also, the two men came to make all ready.'