indicated the direction they had taken
with a wave of his hand and a few piping notes of his squeaky little
"Come, Manu," said Tarzan, "and you will see that which shall make you
dance for joy and squeal your wrinkled little head off. Come, follow
Tarzan of the Apes."
With that he set off in the direction Manu had indicated and above him,
chattering, scolding and squealing, skipped Manu, the monkey. Across
Tarzan's shoulders was the thing he had stolen from the village of
Mbonga, the chief, the evening before.
The tribe was feeding in the forest beside the clearing where Gunto,
and Taug, and Tarzan had so harassed Numa and finally taken away from
him the fruit of his kill. Some of them were in the clearing itself.
In peace and content they fed, for were there not three sentries, each
watching upon a different side of the herd? Tarzan had taught them
this, and though he had been away for several days hunting alone, as he
often did, or visiting at the cabin by the sea, they had not as yet
forgotten his admonitions, and if they continued for a short time
longer to post sentries, it would become a habit of their tribal life
and thus be perpetuated indefinitely.
But Tarzan, who knew them better than they knew themselves, was
confident that they had ceased to place the watchers about them the
moment that he had left them, and now he planned not only to have a
little fun at their expense but to teach them a lesson in preparedness,
which, by the way, is even a more vital issue in the jungle than in
civilized places. That you and I exist today must be due to the
preparedness of some shaggy anthropoid of the Oligocene. Of course the
apes of Kerchak were always prepared, after their own way--Tarzan had
merely suggested a new and additional safeguard.
Gunto was posted today to the north of the clearing. He squatted in
the fork of a tree from where he might view the jungle for quite a
distance about him. It was he who first discovered the enemy. A
rustling in the undergrowth attracted his attention, and a moment later
he had a partial view of a shaggy mane and tawny yellow back. Just a
glimpse it was through the matted foliage beneath him; but it brought
from Gunto's leathern lungs a shrill "Kreeg-ah!" which is the ape for
beware, or danger.
Instantly the tribe took up the cry until "Kreeg-ahs!" rang through the
I know not what thy foul work may be, but foul it is I know from the secrecy which you have demanded, an' I dare say there will be some who would pay well.Page 9
A great peacock strutted proudly across the walk before them, and, as Richard ran, childlike, after it, Lady Maud hastened on to the little postern.Page 17
" The little boy did not understand it all, he only knew that he was comfortable, and had warm clothing, and all he required to eat, and that he would be a great man when he learned to fight with a real sword, and had grown large enough to wield one.Page 22
Strange creatures of the night scurried or wriggled across wall and floor.Page 33
" Then rising he addressed the ruffians.Page 43
Then he turned once more to face her enemies with the strange inconsistency which had ever marked his methods.Page 49
" "I shall always welcome you, wherever I may be, Roger de Conde," replied the girl.Page 52
What has he ever been other than outcast and outlaw? What hopes could you have engendered in his breast greater than to be hated and feared among his blood enemies?" "I knowst not thy reasons, old man," replied the priest, "for devoting thy life to the ruining of his, and what I guess at be such as I dare not voice; but.Page 62
This was at one side, and as it stood ajar she could see that it led into a small room, apparently a bedchamber.Page 64
Her dagger had been taken from her, but one hung from the girdle of the old woman and this Bertrade determined to have.Page 74
"Will you see him in peace, My Lord?" "Let him enter," said De Montfort, "but no knavery, now, we are a thousand men here, well armed and ready fighters.Page 79
Wait until I come again and then, oh my flower of all England, if you have it in your heart to speak as you are speaking now, the sun of my happiness will be at zenith.Page 93
Going to the window, he saw that his room was some thirty feet above the stone-flagged courtyard, and also that it looked at an angle upon other windows in the old castle where lights were beginning to show.Page 100
He felt her little form tremble in his arms, and a faint sigh breathed from her lips.Page 109
Their eyes met, and the man saw, in that brief instant, deep in the azure depths of the girl's that which tumbled the structure of his new-found complacency about his ears.Page 115
Through all the winter, Father Claude had been expecting to hear from Simon de Montfort, but not until now did he receive a message which told the good priest that his letter had missed the great baron and had followed him around.Page 126
Noiselessly, they moved through the halls and corridors of the castle until a maid, bearing a great pasty from the kitchen, turned a sudden corner and bumped full into the Outlaw of Torn.Page 128
"What my grievance be matters not.Page 135
" They fell in single file: first the lackey, Giles, then Norman of Torn and last the fellow whom he had addressed as Flory bearing the object covered with a cloth.Page 137
The hand that wore it has done no wrong by the light that has been given it as guide.