see the shadow of sorrow that crossed her countenance. When he raised
his eyes again, she was smiling.
"What you wish, I wish," said the girl.
Southward along the coast they made their way following the beach,
where the walking was best, but always keeping close enough to trees to
insure sanctuary from the beasts and reptiles that so often menaced
them. It was late in the afternoon when the girl suddenly seized
Bradley's arm and pointed straight ahead along the shore. "What is
that?" she whispered. "What strange reptile is it?"
Bradley looked in the direction her slim forefinger indicated. He
rubbed his eyes and looked again, and then he seized her wrist and drew
her quickly behind a clump of bushes.
"What is it?" she asked.
"It is the most frightful reptile that the waters of the world have
ever known," he replied. "It is a German U-boat!"
An expression of amazement and understanding lighted her features. "It
is the thing of which you told me," she exclaimed, "--the thing that
swims under the water and carries men in its belly!"
"It is," replied Bradley.
"Then why do you hide from it?" asked the girl. "You said that now it
belonged to your friends."
"Many months have passed since I knew what was going on among my
friends," he replied. "I cannot know what has befallen them. They
should have been gone from here in this vessel long since, and so I
cannot understand why it is still here. I am going to investigate
first before I show myself. When I left, there were more Germans on
the U-33 than there were men of my own party at the fort, and I have
had sufficient experience of Germans to know that they will bear
watching--if they have not been properly watched since I left."
Making their way through a fringe of wood that grew a few yards inland
the two crept unseen toward the U-boat which lay moored to the shore at
a point which Bradley now recognized as being near the oil-pool north
of Dinosaur. As close as possible to the vessel they halted, crouching
low among the dense vegetation, and watched the boat for signs of human
life about it. The hatches were closed--no one could be seen or heard.
For five minutes Bradley watched, and then he determined to board the
submarine and investigate. He had risen to carry his decision into
effect when there suddenly broke upon his ear, uttered in loud and
menacing tones, a
"The men won't stand for any more, and if we don't get ye landed pretty quick they may even change their minds about giving ye that much show.Page 19
Cupboards and bookcases lined the walls.Page 22
Now that he was in his prime, there was no simian in all the mighty forest through which he roved that dared contest his right to rule, nor did the other and larger animals molest him.Page 24
As she took up the little live baby of Alice Clayton she dropped the dead body of her own into the empty cradle; for the wail of the living had answered the call of universal motherhood within her wild breast which the dead could not still.Page 26
She had seen one child fall from her back to a terrible death, and she would take no further chances with this.Page 28
It had been bad enough to be hairless, but to own such a countenance! He wondered that the other apes could look at him at all.Page 44
Occasionally one would raise his shrill scream or thunderous roar in answering challenge to the savage din of the anthropoids, but none came near to investigate or attack, for the great apes, assembled in all the power of their numbers, filled the breasts of their jungle neighbors with deep respect.Page 50
Tarzan had fastened the end of the rope securely to the trunk of the great tree on which he sat.Page 56
As he examined the newer spoor a tiny particle of earth toppled from the outer edge of one of the footprints to the bottom of its shallow depression--ah, the trail was very fresh, his prey must have but scarcely passed.Page 71
Thus they struggled, the one to crush out his opponent's life with those awful teeth, the other to close forever the windpipe beneath his strong grasp while he held the snarling mouth from him.Page 81
If you ever chance to pass that far off African village you will still see before a tiny thatched hut, built just without the village, a little iron pot.Page 92
breath of the brute on his face as the great paw crushed down upon his breast! For a moment all was still.Page 113
He could not well negotiate the trees with his awkward burden, but he kept to the trails, and so made fairly good time.Page 121
He wrote: I am Tarzan of the Apes.Page 134
She was satisfied to feel the safety of those strong arms, and to leave her future to fate; for the last few hours had taught her to trust this strange wild creature of the forest as she would have trusted but few of the men of her acquaintance.Page 145
Presently he caught the reflection of a distant blaze.Page 148
"Whom do you mean?" "He who has saved each of us--who saved me from the gorilla.Page 166
The Frenchman in his panic raised his gun to fire again into the prostrate form, but suddenly in the half dusk of the open door he saw that the man was white and in another instant realized that he had shot his friend and protector, Tarzan of the Apes.Page 170
"Go back?" exclaimed D'Arnot.Page 189
" He laughed.