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READING #6

     Tarzan had xx1xx scarce a dozen steps toward the jungle when a great form rose up before him from the shadows of a low bush. At xx2xx he thought it was one of his own people but in another instant he realized that it was a huge gorilla. So close was he that there was no xx3xx for flight and little Tarzan knew that he must stand and fight for his life; for these great beasts were the deadly xx4xx of his tribe, and neither one nor the other ever asked or gave quarter. Had Tarzan been a full-grown bull ape of the species of his tribe he would have xx5xx more than a match for the gorilla, but being only a little English boy, though enormously muscular for such, he stood no chance against his cruel antagonist. In his veins, though, flowed the xx6xx of the best of a race of mighty fighters, and back of this was the training of his short lifetime xx7xx the fierce brutes of the jungle. He knew no fear, as we know it; his little heart beat the faster but from the excitement and exhilaration of adventure. Had the opportunity presented itself he would have escaped, but solely xx8xx his judgment told him he was no match for the great thing which confronted him. And since reason xx9xx him that successful flight was xx10xx, he met the gorilla squarely and bravely without a tremor of a single muscle, or any sign of panic.

Adapted from TARZAN of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs


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