The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

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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Part 2 – Chapter II – The Escape

Billy Byrne has returned to Chicago, determined to clear his name and honor of the false murder charge against him.  Instead, he is convicted and sent to Joliet for life. In the train taking him to life imprisonment, Billy finds an opportunity to leap from the train, dragging along the guard handcuffed to him.

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Chapter XVIII – The Gulf Between

Billy has at last been rescued from the island of head hunters. Now in New York, Billy looks up Professor Cassidy, a fight manager he knows and agrees to trade sparring for food. Professor Cassidy pits Billy against his best fighter – and Billy coldcocks the guy! Cassidy has found his next champion!

 

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Chapter XVII – Home Again

Billy has resced Billy Mallory and Mr. Harding from the village of Yoka. Grievously wounded in the escape, he sends the two men ahead to find and rescue Barbara while he holds off the pursuers. Moving on without him, Mallory and Harding take Billy for dead when they hear no more gunshots from his position. They push on to find Barbara and tell her the sad news.

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Chapter XVI – The Supreme Sacrifice

Rescue has come to Billy and Barbara. The crew of the adandoned Lotus has caught up with the pirates and found their island. However, the natives have captured Barbara’s father and Billy Mallory – not dead as Billy and Barbara had thought. Now Billy has rushed off into the jungle to rescue Mr. Harding and Mallory.

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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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