Jungle battles

Jungle Battles

by Edgar Rice Burroughs from Tarzan of the Apes

Chapter VI passage: Published in 1914, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes was the first of a series of very popular novels about a boy raised by apes. In the story Tarzan’s English parents had been stranded in a jungle of West Africa. It is there that Tarzan was born. When he was very young both of his parents died. He was adopted by a female ape named Kala who had just lost her own infant. Because he was just a baby when his human parents died, he remembered nothing about his life with them. In this passage, Tarzan, who is now ten years old, has discovered the cabin where he and his human parents lived. Kerchak and Tublat are other apes in the tribe of apes.