Edgar Rice Burroughs quote about killing from Tarzan of the Apes - When Tarzan killed he more often smiled than scowled, and smiles are the foundation of beauty.
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When Tarzan killed he more often smiled than scowled, and smiles are the foundation of beauty.
 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes (1912). copy citation

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Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
Source Tarzan of the Apes
Topic killing beauty smile
Date 1912
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/78/78-h/78-h.htm

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“For, though Tarzan of the Apes was a killer of men and of beasts, he killed as the hunter kills, dispassionately, except on those rare occasions when he had killed for hate—though not the brooding, malevolent hate which marks the features of its own with hideous lines.
When Tarzan killed he more often smiled than scowled, and smiles are the foundation of beauty.
One thing the girl had noticed particularly when she had seen Tarzan rushing upon Terkoz—the vivid scarlet band upon his forehead, from above the left eye to the scalp; but now as she scanned his features she noticed that it was gone, and only a thin white line marked the spot where it had been.” source

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