his men turned to see a half-naked white man holding their leader
securely from behind and aiming a pistol at them over his shoulder.
"Drop those guns!" came in short, sharp syllables and perfect German
from the lips of the newcomer. "Drop them or I'll put a bullet through
the back of von Schoenvorts' head."
The Germans hesitated for a moment, looking first toward von
Schoenvorts and then to Schwartz, who was evidently second in command,
"It's the English pig, Bradley," shouted the latter, "and he's
alone--go and get him!"
"Go yourself," growled Plesser. Hindle moved close to the side of
Plesser and whispered something to him. The latter nodded. Suddenly
von Schoenvorts wheeled about and seized Bradley's pistol arm with both
hands, "Now!" he shouted. "Come and take him, quick!"
Schwartz and three others leaped forward; but Plesser and Hindle held
back, looking questioningly toward the English prisoners. Then Plesser
spoke. "Now is your chance, Englander," he called in low tones.
"Seize Hindle and me and take our guns from us--we will not fight hard."
Olson and Brady were not long in acting upon the suggestion. They had
seen enough of the brutal treatment von Schoenvorts accorded his men
and the especially venomous attentions he had taken great enjoyment in
according Plesser and Hindle to understand that these two might be
sincere in a desire for revenge. In another moment the two Germans
were unarmed and Olson and Brady were running to the support of
Bradley; but already it seemed too late.
Von Schoenvorts had managed to drag the Englishman around so that his
back was toward Schwartz and the other advancing Germans. Schwartz was
almost upon Bradley with gun clubbed and ready to smash down upon the
Englishman's skull. Brady and Olson were charging the Germans in the
rear with Wilson, Whitely, and Sinclair supporting them with bare
fists. It seemed that Bradley was doomed when, apparently out of
space, an arrow whizzed, striking Schwartz in the side, passing
half-way through his body to crumple him to earth. With a shriek the
man fell, and at the same time Olson and Brady saw the slim figure of a
young girl standing at the edge of the jungle coolly fitting another
arrow to her bow.
Bradley had now succeeded in wrestling his arm free from von
Schoenvorts' grip and in dropping the latter with a blow from the butt
of his pistol. The rest of the English and Germans were engaged in a
hand-to-hand encounter, Plesser and Hindle standing aside from the
You must permit me to do so.Page 30
I believe that you would not judge me too harshly.Page 53
But Tarzan did not leave the cafe as she had urged.Page 65
He insisted that I return to the hotel with him, and there I found the others--Professor Archimedes Q.Page 66
He wore a worried and harassed expression.Page 85
"Rokoff, you are a devil!" he was saying.Page 86
"The moment I am reported dead by assassination that dear Alexis will forward to the minister of war full proof of the affair you so ardently long to conceal; and, further, will charge you with my murder.Page 87
Neither spoke.Page 95
But he was soon given a respite, for the girl's mother joined them, and the talk became general.Page 97
From the shadows of the cabin two figures crept stealthily upon the ape-man from behind.Page 107
" An instant later a seaman rushed up from below.Page 110
The sea was quiet, so that the wreck had only a gently undulating motion, that was nothing to the swimmer who had had no sleep for twenty hours.Page 115
Occasionally upon the higher ground the forest was much thinner, and in the far distance through the trees he could see ranges of mighty mountains, with wide plains in the foreground.Page 120
"Have you been there?" asked Tarzan.Page 127
"If there are even fifty guns within the palisade we shall be repulsed and slaughtered.Page 138
There were some thirty Arabs left, and about one hundred and fifty blacks.Page 140
The principal warriors sat in a circle about a small fire to discuss the relative merits of whomever might be suggested as old Waziri's successor.Page 157
About the court, from the ground to the top of the temple, were series of open galleries, and now and then the captive caught glimpses of bright eyes gleaming from beneath masses of tumbling hair, peering down upon him from above.Page 161
As the brute leaped past Tarzan to clutch his victim, the ape-man gave one superhuman wrench at the thongs that held him.Page 209
He had explained the matter to the French commander before Rokoff arrived, and the officer gave immediate orders to place the Russian in irons and confine him on board the cruiser.