The second plot is that Jane is flying back from abroad to meet up with Tarzan, and when the plane she's in crashes in the treetops, she assumes leadership and gets her party out of danger. It is early, but I expect these plots to collide at some convenient point. But Jane being bad-ass is pretty interesting to see in an ERB book, especially considering he ignored her wholesale in a bunch of them and actually killed her off in one point (she died in the magazine version; her death turned out to be faked in the book version, or something like that, if I recall my TARZAN ALIVE correctly; thanks, Phil Farmer). Word is that he was inspired by a new romance... um, with the wife of one of his buddies. YOU STAY CLASSY, ERB. Anyway, so I'm reading it, and I hit this exchange.
"But, my dear, I mean you're not going out there alone?" cried Kitty.
"Sure she's not," said Brown. "I'll go along with you, Miss."
"I'm afraid," said Jane, with a smile, "that where I am going, you couldn't follow. Here, let me have your knife."
"I reckon I can go anywhere you can go, Miss," said Brown, grinning.
"Let me have the knife," said Jane. "Why it's a nice big one! I always did like to see a man carrying a man-sized knife."
Edgar Rice Burroughs, you *dog.*