The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (the mucker episodes)

Readings of some of the greatest imaginative fiction ever written. Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for his creation of Tarzan of the Apes, was a prolific author of what would come to be known as "science fiction" or "swords and sorcery." Accomplished film and TV actor David Stifel is your narrator and host. Join us for the adventures of a lifetime!

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Chapter XV – The Rescue

Billy and Barbara have found a place of refuge on a tiny island mid-river in the jungle.   Billy crosses the river to the mainland to hunt meat – where a head-hunter attacks him. Billy pounds the savage to a pulp, with Barbara watching admiringly.

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Chapter XIV – The Mucker Sees a New Light

In escaping the village of Yoka, both Billy and Theriere have been wounded. Theriere succumbs to his wounds, leaving Barbara alone in the wild with Billy Byrne. Taking refuge in a cul-de-sac, while Billy sleeps, Barbara sees a man approaching their refuge!

 

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Chapter XIII – A Gentleman of France

Byrne and Theriere have rescued Barbara from the palace of Oda Yorimoto, but both have been grievously wounded in the fight. Fleeing with the dead king’s son, Oda Iseka, as their captive, they collapse near a spring, where both men fall unconscious. Oda Iseka calls out to his friends who have tracked them. They reply they are coming!

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Chapter XII – The Fight in the Palace

Billy and Theriere have tracked Barbara to the village of Yoka. Trapped in Oda Yorimoto’s “palace”, Barbara cannot escape, and her actions have aroused the suspicions of the entire village. Theriere and Billy flip a coin to see who will make the first move on the rear of the palace. It is Billy!

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Chapter XI – The Village of Yoka

Barbara Harding, kidnapped by the minions of Oda Yorimoto, has managed to stab the daimio to death in his own dwelling. Outside the door to the room lie Oda’s wives and his followers.

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Chapter X – Barbara Captured by Head-Hunters

The Halfmoon has wrecked on an island. Unknown to the survivors, it is inhabited by descendants of Japanese Samurai interbred with the indigenous head-hunters. The shipwrecked survivors have broken into two camps, one loyal to Skipper Simms, the other to Theriere. While moving to set up a separate camp, Barbara Harding and her two escorting men have disappeared!

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Chapter IX – Oda Yorimoto

The Halfmoon has shipwrecked in an inlet to an island somewhere in the Pacific.  Barbara Harding is almost drowned in the wreck, but is rescued and brought to shore by none other than Billy Byrne!

 

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Chapter VIII – The Wreck of the “Halfmoon”

The Halfmoon has been crippled by a tremendous typhoon. Drifting off shore of an uncharted island, Billy witnesses as Barbara and Theiere exchange confidences and affection. Enraged, Billy watches as Theriere goes below, and he approaches Barbara.

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Chapter VII – The Typhoon

Tensions are mounting aboard the Halfmoon. Theriere has won over Barbara Harding’s confidence. Billy Byrne has earned her fear and utter loathing. As Barbara and Theriere converse, he sees a disturbing cloud to the southeast – a bad blow is coming.

 

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Chapter VI – The Mucker at Bay

Theriere has begun to gain the trust of Barbara Harding by revealing Larry Divine’s part in the kidnap plot to her.  Now on the deck of the Halfmoon, Barbara and Billy have encountered each other.  Barbara calls him coward twice – and Billy is about to respond with his fist. Theriere intervenes.

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