End of the line? Na, just end of the story …..
Click on image
Neither of Tarzan’s two days in Mwale’s clutches is drafted. Not a clue. Not a first idea ……
And Tarzan’s subsequent retribution against his foes? Not even given that a thought.
But something that might get the blood racing? Eh?
And maybe something to return to ….?
So what have we got?
Yet another serial dispatched unfinished to the archive .. waiting to be finished off …….
But hey! That’s rendsz’ world for you ……..
Can there be any with misgivings? Are there cynics out there? That dare think the archetypal jungle hero will not tough this out?
That this wildman will take everything Mwale throws at him and spit it back?
Any sceptics that doubt Tarzan will endure .. spot his break? And have enough in reserve to break free?
Who can doubt?
One thing young Mwale can count on. Once free, Tarzan is not one to let sleeping dogs lie. Mwale can count on being perused. By a maddened wild animal lurking in the undergrowth. Muscled predator stalking a dumb strutting prey. Striking violently when Mwale’s guard is down.
Mwale is a dead-man, done-for. He needs to watch his back .. every waking moment. Relaxing. Getting drunk. Going down on a girl. And best never sleep. The lightning WILL strike.
Nkonu neither. He can’t rest easy in his bed. Tarzan had killed the father Mwale in self-defence, the odds stacked against him. Nkonu’s revenge against him was unjustified, a fantasy. Nkonu had stoked up the fires of hate in the son. Burning for years with unfounded rage to avenge his father’s death.
This attack on Tarzan was unwarranted. Killed in self-defence. But Nkonu had warped the truth.
Retribution .. against Nkonu .. against Mwale’s son? YES. Justified. They’d brought this on themselves. Tarzan’s revenge every bit as pitiless as that young Mwale had planned. Raw savage ferocity. Retribution in its animal and most elemental form.
And the jungle would be a better place for it.