was very wroth. He spoke to the bulls
of the ease with which Numa and Sheeta, in a single moon, had slain two
members of the tribe.
"They will take us all for food," he cried. "We hunt as we will
through the jungle, paying no heed to approaching enemies. Even Manu,
the monkey, does not so. He keeps two or three always watching for
enemies. Pacco, the zebra, and Wappi, the antelope, have those about
the herd who keep watch while the others feed, while we, the great
Mangani, let Numa, and Sabor, and Sheeta come when they will and carry
us off to feed their balus.
"Gr-r-rmph," said Numgo.
"What are we to do?" asked Taug.
"We, too, should have two or three always watching for the approach of
Numa, and Sabor, and Sheeta," replied Tarzan. "No others need we fear,
except Histah, the snake, and if we watch for the others we will see
Histah if he comes, though gliding ever so silently."
And so it was that the great apes of the tribe of Kerchak posted
sentries thereafter, who watched upon three sides while the tribe
hunted, scattered less than had been their wont.
But Tarzan went abroad alone, for Tarzan was a man-thing and sought
amusement and adventure and such humor as the grim and terrible jungle
offers to those who know it and do not fear it--a weird humor shot with
blazing eyes and dappled with the crimson of lifeblood. While others
sought only food and love, Tarzan of the Apes sought food and joy.
One day he hovered above the palisaded village of Mbonga, the chief,
the jet cannibal of the jungle primeval. He saw, as he had seen many
times before, the witch-doctor, Rabba Kega, decked out in the head and
hide of Gorgo, the buffalo. It amused Tarzan to see a Gomangani
parading as Gorgo; but it suggested nothing in particular to him until
he chanced to see stretched against the side of Mbonga's hut the skin
of a lion with the head still on. Then a broad grin widened the
handsome face of the savage beast-youth.
Back into the jungle he went until chance, agility, strength, and
cunning backed by his marvelous powers of perception, gave him an easy
meal. If Tarzan felt that the world owed him a living he also realized
that it was for him to collect it, nor was there ever a better
collector than this son of an English lord, who knew even less of the
ways of his forbears than
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Neither of these were precisely what Jimmy had hoped for, his preference really being for the general management of an automobile manufactory or possibly something in the airplane line.Page 19
She had just about decided to drive home on the rim, when a young man crossed the walk from Erie Street and joined her in her doleful appraisement of the punctured casing.Page 20
"About four or five years," replied Jimmy.Page 23
He was one of the best friends that I ever had, and I can tell you now what I couldn't have you a month ago: that when I employed you and put you in this position it was with the hope that eventually you would fill the.Page 29
In his search for work he was still wearing his best-looking suit; the others he would dispose of; and with this plan in his mind on his return to his room that night he went to the tiny closet to make a bundle of the things which he would dispose of on the morrow, only to discover that in his absence some one had been there before him, and that there was nothing left for him to sell.Page 37
" "That's quite remarkable," said Jimmy.Page 41
"What shall we take?" asked Elizabeth of Harriet.Page 51
Of course, they don't go out and frisk any one and they don't work with a jimmy or a bottle of soup.Page 53
"It is no use," he thought.Page 59
"Here, take it!" she said, and drawing her hand away quickly, left a roll of bills in Jimmy's hand.Page 66
" "Well," said the girl, "are you going to beat it or are you going to stick around here bothering us all evening? There hasn't anybody registered a complaint against me in here.Page 68
" "That merely applied to operation records," said Bince.Page 71
both time and money by having your books audited by a firm of public accountants who can also suggest a new and more up-to-date system.Page 77
Torrance has effected some very excellent changes.Page 80
" "What do you mean?" asked Compton.Page 87
I'll tell him you'll be there in about an hour.Page 105
His reverence for her had died hard, but in the face of her arrogance, her vindictiveness and her petty snobbery it had finally succumbed, so that when he compared her with the girl who had been of the street the latter suffered in no way by the comparison.