Thursday, February 2, 2017

1892 Jungle Tales Of Tarzan

Date:  January 14, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tibo is reunited with his mother.
Source:  ERB does not come right out and tell us how long Tibo spent with Tarzan.  In The Witch Doctor Seeks Vengeance it is stated that Bukawi stole Tibo on the second sun after Tarzan allowed the boy to return home.  On the very afternoon of Tibo's abduction Tarzan arrives at the village where he hears Moyama crying loudly.  Earlier this same day, just before Tarzan sets out for the village we are told, "It had been at least a moon since he had last been to Mbonga's village and played a trick". ERB- Return Of Tarzan.  The last recorded trick was the one which led to Tibo's abduction.  From these passages it indicates that Tibo was with Tarzan approximately one month.
     Since we are told it was "at least one moon" we know Tibo's release was also on or around a full moon.  The U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon informs us there was a full moon on January 14, 1892
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Chat:  I found the statement ERB made in chapter five quite puzzling.  "Momaya shivered as from a cold wind of the rainy season."   In Angola the rainy season is from October through May and it is hot.  The dry season which is at the end of June through September, is cool, however, definitely implies that the present weather is warm.  On the coast February and March, the hottest month of the year, are very humid and uncomfortable.

J Allan St John


Date:  January 16, 1892
Event:  Tibo is stolen by Bukawai.
Source:  "The second sun after Tibo's return."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

Artist Unknown


Date:  January 16, 1872
Event:  Tarzan returns to the village and finds Tibo  stolen once more.
Source:  "It had been at least a moon since he had last been there and played a trick."  ERB-Jungle
Tales Of Tarzan.

Bern Hogarth


Date:  January 16, 1892
Event:  Lord Greystoke was shooting pheasants at Chamston-Hedding.
Source:  These events occur on the same day Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village and discovers Tibo missing for a second time.

Greystoke Castle


Date:  January 17, 1892
Event:  Tarzan rescues Tibo once more and returns him to Mbonga's village.
Source:  "The following day."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

Artist Unknown


Date March 13, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.   
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Boris Vallejo


Date April 12, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.  U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.
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NC Wyeth


Date:  sometime in May, 1892
Event:  Bukawi captures Tarzan and the ape man leaves him to the mercy of his own hyena's.
Source:  "For months the old witch doctor nursed his hate for the jungle god before a chance to get even occurred."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.  As mentioned earlier Angola's rainy season occurs between October through May and because of the mentioned rainstorm the events have to occur "months" after January 17, but before the end of May.

Bob Abbott



Date May 11, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.   U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.
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Elvio Romero


Date:  sometime in late May or early June, 1892
Event:  A lion kills Mamka, a she ape, and Tarzan steal's her body.
Source:  There is nothing mentioned in which we can date this event to the exact day, but we do know the happenings occur around this point because of the time needed to fulfill the other events.

Neil Adams


Date June 10, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on a full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.  U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.
Date:  July 3, 1892
Event:  Sheeta, the panther, kills a baby Mangani and sentries are formed.
Source:  "A few weeks later,"  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.  The events of July 3 occurs seven days before Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village which occurs on a full moon.

Joe Jusko


Date July 10, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan returns to the village and steals a complete lion skin that belongs to Rabba Kega from Mbonga's hut.
Source:  "Several days later."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.  Since Tarzan is at Mbonga's village it is most probably one of his full moon visits.  The U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon informs us of a full moon on July 10, 1892. 
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Huy Truong


Date:  July 11, 1892
Event:  Tarzan attempts to play a trick on the Mangani and is almost killed.
Source:  "The following day,"  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

Jeffery Jones


Date August 8, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village and steals food and has nightmares.
Source:  There is nothing mentioned, by ERB in which we can date this event, except Tarzan's regular habit to go to the village on a full moon to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows. Checking the U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon we discover that a full moon occurs August 8, 1892.  
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Chat:  The following passage may also be used as a dating clue.  "there had been a disease ravaging through the plains for several years that made game very scarce.  Due to this many of the great cats abandoned the grasslands and moved into the jungle.  This overpopulation of cats eventually also made game hard to find there as well."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

Joe Jusko


Date:  August 9, 1892
Event:  Tarzan kills his second gorilla.
Source:  "Next day,"  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

Robert Abbott


Date September 6, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on a full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.  U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.

Date:  October 2, 1892
Event:  Toog kidnaps Teeka.
Source:  "many weeks had past since the tribe had been attacked by a foe."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.  During these events a rain storm is mentioned which means Angola's rainy season, October through May, is setting in.  Because of the full moon on October 6 we know these events occur in the first days of October.
     Also take note of ERB's descriptions of Gazan, "young balu"' "little Gazan"' and "young ape"'  According to Dian Fossey, author of Gorilla's In The Mist, "Only when the new born was nine months old had it developed into  an active and socially inclined baby."  In this last description of Teeka's balu, notice that no event in Jungle Tales Of Tarzan has ever hinted that Gazan has reached the weaning age.  According to Dian Fossey, "Weaning periods become the most traumatic for gorilla infants around the age of two and one half years."
     We also know this event has to occur after September 1, 1892 because two clues in chapter ten states that Tarzan is twenty years old.  "On the floor lay the skeleton of a man - all that remained of the former Lord Greystoke - lay as it had fallen some twenty years before when Kerchak, the great ape, had thrown it,  lifeless, there,"  ERB-Jungle Tales.Of Tarzan.  "He did not know that the dead father of Tarzan of the Apes, reaching back out of the past across a span of twenty years, had saved his son's life,"  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

Hal Foster


Date:  October 3, 1892
Event:  Tarzan puts Rabba Kega in the lion's cage.
Source:  "One restless day"'  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.  Because of the mentioned October rain storm and the October 6 full moon we know these events occur at the very first of October.

Rodrido Ramos


Date:  October 4, 1892
Event:  Tarzan loosens the lion in Mbonga's village.
Source:  "The following day."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.



Date:  October 5, 1892
Event:  Tarzan came across six of Mbonga's hunters caught in the jungle after dark.
Source:  "one night".  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.  The day before rescuing Bulabantu.

Robert Zeuschner


Date:  October 6, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan kills Bulabantu and Taug kills Gunto.
Source:  This occurs one moon before the eclipse.  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.  U.S. Navel Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.
Date:  November 4, 1892 a full moon and lunar eclipse.
Event:  Tarzan rescues the moon.
Source:  "See! Goro is emerging from the belly of Numa," and, sure enough, the moon was gradually emerging from whatever had devoured her, whether it was Numa, the lion, or the shadow of the earth;"  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.  The actual lunar eclipse of November 4, 1892.  U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.
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Artist Unknown

     
Jungle Tales Of Tarzan comes to a close.  Tarzan Of The Apes resumes.


Date:  November 5, 1892
Event:  On the way home Tarzan kills Sabor, the lioness.
Source:  "mid-afternoon" ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.  This event occurs the following day after the lunar eclipse.

Nestor Redondo


Date:  November 5, 1892
Event:  William Cecil Clayton's father is speaking in the House of Lords.
Source:  "And in London another Lord Greystoke was speaking to his kind in the House of Lords, but none trembled at the sound of his soft voice."  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.  We know this is William Cecil's father because of the statement ERB makes when Tarzan rescues William Cecil on the beach. "Clayton's only response was a shrug of the shoulders, but as he left them he picked up the spear which had transfixed Snipes, and thus primitively armed, the son of the then Lord Greystoke strode into the dense jungle."  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.  Again when Tarzan rescues William Cecil from Sheeta, the leopard, it is stated, "He was no coward; but if ever a man felt the icy fingers of fear upon his heart, William Cecil Clayton, eldest son of Lord Greystoke of England, did that day in the fastness of the African jungle." ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.

House Of Lords


Date:  Afternoon November 5, 1892 to noon November 6, 1892
Event:  After skinning Sabor Tarzan went to sleep and slept until noon the following day.
Source:  "What with loss of sleep, ardnous exercise, and a full belly, Tarzan of the Apes slept the sun around, awakening about noon the following day.  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.

Bern Hogarth


Date:  November 6, 1892
Event:  Tarzan kills Kerchak and becomes King.
Source:  The same day Tarzan wakes at noon.  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.

Paul Privitera


Date December 4, 1892 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  "During this period Tarzan paid many nocturnal visits to the village, where he often renewed his supply of arrows."  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.  "Once every moon Tarzan would go swinging rapidly back through the swaying branches to have a day with his books, and to replenish his supply of arrows."  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.   Full moon date provided by U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

1891 Jungle Tales Of Tarzan

Date:  January 25, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs. 

Andy Kubert



Date:  February 23, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Joe Kubert



Date:  March 25, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Cyril Terpent



Date:  April 24, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Frank Frazetta




Date:  May 23, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Jeffrey Jones



Date:  June 22, 1891 full moon
Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Nik Poliwko



Date:  July 21, 1891 full moon
Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Joe Jusko



Date:  August 19, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan searches for God at Mbonga's village.
Source:  Again ERB offers no exact date, but he does provide hints that The God Of Tarzan  occurs very shortly after A Fight For The Bula.  These hints were in the describing of Gazan.  "It was the wail of a tiny balu."  "Teeka's baby."  "its soft baby hair."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.
     Tarzan being at the village suggest that he is there to steal arrows and to watch the natives dance, as is his habit.  This we have shown occurs on a full moon.  The full moon date is provided by U.S.Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.

J. Allan St. John 




Date:  August 20, 1891
Event:  Tarzan rescues Gazan from Hista, the snake.
Source:  The following day.  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

John Buscema



Date:  September 18, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Frank Frazetta



Date:  October 17, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Tom Grindberg



Date:  November 16, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan made an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the natives dance and to steal arrows and supplies.
Source:  Although ERB did not include this event in his writings the date is based on the author's own descriptions.  ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.
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Jamie Chase



Date:  December 15, 1891 full moon
Event:  Tarzan kidnaps 10 year old Tibo, the son of Momaya and Ibeto.
Source:  No dates are given but by ERB's descriptions of Gazan we know not a great amount of time has passed.  "little balu."  "Just now the apeling was developing those arboreal tendencies which were to stand him in such good stead during the years of his youth, when rapid flight into the upper terraces was far more importance and value than his undeveloped muscles and untrained fighting fangs."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.
     Assuming the Mangani and gorilla's are basically on the same evolutionary scale we can closely measure the time passage by Gazan's growth.  According to Dian Fossey, author of Gorilla's In The Mist, "By the fourth month the baby was able to totter away from the mother for distances up to ten feet, though most gorilla infants remain within arms reach - some six feet - of their mothers until about six months old."
     Since Tarzan was at the village it suggest that he was there to steal arrows and watch the natives dance.  That, we have shown, occurs on the full moon.  The full moon date is provided by the U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Departments Phases Of The Moon.
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Date:  December 22, 1891
Event:  Tarzan notices a change in Tibo.
Source:  "After a week."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan


Martin Powell



Friday, December 2, 2016

1890 Tarzan Of The Apes

Date:  September 1, 1890
Event:  Tarzan could speak no English but yet he could read and write it.  He had never seen a human being other than himself.
Source:  "at eighteen,"  ERB-Tarzan Of The APES.


Martin Powell


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Date:  September 27, 1890
Event:  Kala, Tarzan's ape foster mother, is killed by Kulonga.
Source:  The actual date of Kala's death is not provided by ERB in Tarzan Of The Apes, but for Tarzan to be eighteen as reported the event had to occur after September 1,  which is the ape man's birthday.  To provide a working date I depended on the fact that ERB consistently tells us in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan that Tarzan goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.  Kulonga was out hunting for a catch for the full moon dance when he came upon Kala. Checking the U.S. Navel Observatory's Phases of the Moon we discover there was a full moon on September 28.  Since Kulonga is hunting game for that upcoming event, and going by ERB's recorded description, it is most probable the day before the dance is when Tarzan's ape mother was killed.

Burne Hogarth


Date:  September 28, 1890
Event:  Tarzan kills Kulonga and he discovers Mbonga's village.
Source:  The day following Kala's death.  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.  ERB in Tarzan Of The Apes does not provide us with the actual date.  As reported above ERB in many many passages throughout Tarzan Of The Apes and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan tells us that the ape man goes to Mbonga's village on the full moon to watch the natives dance and to replenish his arrows and other needs.  ERB at this point does not explicitly say Tarzan watched the natives dance that night, but as one continues to read we discover that by Tarzan's third recorded visit to Mbonga's village, as reported in Jungle Tales Of Tarzan, that the ape man has already developed the love of watching the natives dance.
     "Although he hated them, Tarzan derived considerable entertainment in watching them at their daily life within the village, and especially at their dances, when the fires, glared against their naked bodies as they leaped and turned and twisted in mimic warfare."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.
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Burne Hogarth


Date:  October 27, 1890
Event:  Tarzan finds his mother's locket, his father's diary, and a photograph of John Clayton.
Source:  The day before setting out on his second recorded visit To Mbonga's village. ERB Tarzan  Of The Apes.  ERB does not provide the exact date but the clue is, the day before his second visit to Mbonga's village.  Since we have established the fact that the natives dance on full moons this event occurs one day before a full moon.

Joe Kubert


Date:  October 28, 1890 a full moon
Event:  Tarzan's second trip to Mbonga's village was to steal arrows.
Source:  "ere a month had passed" since his first visit."  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.  Although ERB does not mention native dancing we have now established that their dancing was one of Tarzan's favorite hobbies.  Therefore, he always combined stealing arrows with dance nights. The reason ERB highlights the arrows in this case is because of Tarzan's archery practice.
     The full moon date is from the U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.
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Thomas Yeates


Date:  October 29, 1890
Event:  Tarzan Of The Apes fades out and Jungle Tales Of Tarzan begins.
Source:  "That night he slept in the forest not far from the village, and early the next morning set out slowly on his homeward march,"  ERB-Tarzan Of The Apes.



Date:  November 24, 1890
Event:  Tarzan fights Taug for Teeka.
Source:  The exact date is untold, but after Tarzan realizes Teeka is not for him Jungle Tales Of Tarzan chapter one states;  :In Teeka he had seen within the past few hours a substitute for Kala - someone to fight and hunt for - someone to caress; but now his dream was shattered."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.
     This passage strongly suggest Tarzan's fight with Taug occurs very shortly after Kala's death. Not immediately, however, for when Tarzan goes to the village two days later ERB states,  "It had been some time since Tarzan had visited the blacks and looked down from the shelter of the great trees which overhung their palisade upon the activities of his enemies, from among whom had come the slayer of Kala,"  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

John Busma


Date:  November 26, 1890 a full moon
Event:  Tarzan watched Mbonga's warriors set a trap and followed them home in hopes of seeing them dance.
Source:  Two days after his fight with Taug.  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.
Chat:  This is Tarzan's third recorded visit to Mbonga's village and due to descriptions in other places it most likely was his third actual visit as well.  One hint is that after Tarzan watched the black's build the trap ERB states,  "Tarzan wondered what the thing might be, and why, when they had built it, they turned away and started back along the trail in the direction of their village."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.
     From this we can gather Tarzan is looking at his first trap which proves he has little experience with the blacks.  Up to this point we are told Tarzan goes once a month, man time, or once a moon, ape time, to replenish his arrows.  It is specifically stated this visit is to watch the blacks dance; but the passage quoted above, "it had been some time since Tarzan had visited the blacks,"  suggest that stealing arrows is most likely on the agenda also.  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.
     The full moon date is provided by U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.
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Pablo Marcos


Date:  November 27, 1890
Event:  Tarzan discovers Taug in the native's trap and rescues him.
Source:  "Early the following morning."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan.

Frank Frazetta


Date:  November 28, 1890
Event: Tarzan rescues Tantor, but is captured by the blacks.  He is taken to Mbonga's village which is his fourth recorded visit.
Source:  Again ERB offers no date, but again Tarzan's ignorance of  the trap shows the small passage of time.  "Puzzle as he would, however, he could not solve the mystery of the concealed pit, for the ways of the blacks were still strange ways to Tarzan.  They had entered his jungle but a short time before - the first of their kind to encrouch upon the age-old supremacy of the beasts which laired there."  ERB-Jungle Tales Of Tarzan


Jeffrey Jones


Date:  December 26, 1890
Event:  Tarzan pays an unrecorded visit to Mbonga's village to watch the native's dance and to steal arrows.
Source:  Although this date is not directly provided by ERB, it is based on ERB's provided information that Tarzan goes once a month to Mbonga's village on a full moon to watch them dance and to steal supplies.  The full moon date is supplied by U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department's Phases Of The Moon.


Thomas Yeates