from the mouth of the
receptacle. Rabba Kega was careful to hold it so that none might see
the dry leaves. Their eyes opened wide at this remarkable
demonstration of the village witch-doctor's powers. The latter,
greatly elated, let himself out. He shouted, jumped up and down, and
made frightful grimaces; then he put his face close over the mouth of
the vessel and appeared to be communing with the spirits within.
It was while he was thus engaged that Bukawai came out of his trance,
his curiosity finally having gotten the better of him. No one was
paying him the slightest attention. He blinked his one eye angrily,
then he, too, let out a loud roar, and when he was sure that Mbonga had
turned toward him, he stiffened rigidly and made spasmodic movements
with his arms and legs.
"I see him!" he cried. "He is far away. The white devil-god did not
get him. He is alone and in great danger; but," he added, "if the ten
fat goats and the other things are paid to me quickly there is yet time
to save him."
Rabba Kega had paused to listen. Mbonga looked toward him. The chief
was in a quandary. He did not know which medicine was the better.
"What does your magic tell you?" he asked of Rabba Kega.
"I, too, see him," screamed Rabba Kega; "but he is not where Bukawai
says he is. He is dead at the bottom of the river."
At this Momaya commenced to howl loudly.
Tarzan had followed the spoor of the old man, the two hyenas, and the
little black boy to the mouth of the cave in the rocky canyon between
the two hills. Here he paused a moment before the sapling barrier
which Bukawai had set up, listening to the snarls and growls which came
faintly from the far recesses of the cavern.
Presently, mingled with the beastly cries, there came faintly to the
keen ears of the ape-man, the agonized moan of a child. No longer did
Tarzan hesitate. Hurling the door aside, he sprang into the dark
opening. Narrow and black was the corridor; but long use of his eyes
in the Stygian blackness of the jungle nights had given to the ape-man
something of the nocturnal visionary powers of the wild things with
which he had consorted since babyhood.
He moved rapidly and yet with caution, for the place was dark,
unfamiliar and winding. As he advanced, he heard more and more
" Jimmy arose and put on his hat and coat.Page 9
A telephone call would have brought invitations to dinner and a pleasant evening with convivial companions, but he had mapped his course and he was determined to stick to it to the end.Page 12
Jimmy breakfasted at nine the next morning, and as he waited for his bacon and eggs he searched the Situations Wanted columns of the morning paper until his eye finally alighted upon that for which he sought--the ad that was to infuse into the business life of the great city a new and potent force.Page 17
"What experience have you had?" he asked.Page 29
Jimmy had never gone in much for jewelry--a fact which he now greatly lamented.Page 31
"Forget it," he admonished.Page 35
Going directly to the buffet, he found Bince, as he was quite sure that he would.Page 39
" The Lizard grinned.Page 47
"Oh, well, it's none of my business, and if the suckers want to bet their money on a prize-fight they're about due to lose it anyway.Page 57
Fry cook, one hundred and ten dollars.Page 65
"Oh, I landed the job all right," said Jimmy, "but I feel like a crook.Page 66
" "Mollify nothing," returned the girl.Page 78
"I am afraid," she said, "that I do not understand very much about the nature or the purpose of your work, but I presume the idea is to make the concern with which you are connected more prosperous--more successful?" "Yes," said her father, "that is the idea, and even in the short time he has been with us Mr.Page 79
Compton returned to.Page 99
Compton's death, and, on the other hand, whose entire future would have been blasted possibly had Mr.Page 102
" "I thought he knew a lot about it," said the girl.Page 103
As he did so a man on a motorcycle drew up on the opposite side and peered through the window.Page 105
She looked wan and worried, and then finally she was not in court one day, and later, through Harriet Holden, he learned that she was confined to her room with a bad cold.Page 107
So I hides there and I saw this man Bince come along and drop an envelope beside Krovac's machine, and after he left I comes out as Krovac picks it up, and I seen him take some money out of it.Page 113
Of course, her pride has suffered terribly, but she will get over that quickly enough.