and urging their comrades to surrender and join with the English
against the tyranny of von Schoenvorts. Heinz and Klatz, possibly
influenced by their exhortation, were putting up but a half-hearted
resistance; but Dietz, a huge, bearded, bull-necked Prussian, yelling
like a maniac, sought to exterminate the Englische schweinhunde with
his bayonet, fearing to fire his piece lest he kill some of his
It was Olson who engaged him, and though unused to the long German
rifle and bayonet, he met the bull-rush of the Hun with the cold, cruel
precision and science of English bayonet-fighting. There was no
feinting, no retiring and no parrying that was not also an attack.
Bayonet-fighting today is not a pretty thing to see--it is not an
artistic fencing-match in which men give and take--it is slaughter
inevitable and quickly over.
Dietz lunged once madly at Olson's throat. A short point, with just a
twist of the bayonet to the left sent the sharp blade over the
Englishman's left shoulder. Instantly he stepped close in, dropped his
rifle through his hands and grasped it with both hands close below the
muzzle and with a short, sharp jab sent his blade up beneath Dietz's
chin to the brain. So quickly was the thing done and so quick the
withdrawal that Olson had wheeled to take on another adversary before
the German's corpse had toppled to the ground.
But there were no more adversaries to take on. Heinz and Klatz had
thrown down their rifles and with hands above their heads were crying
"Kamerad! Kamerad!" at the tops of their voices. Von Schoenvorts
still lay where he had fallen. Plesser and Hindle were explaining to
Bradley that they were glad of the outcome of the fight, as they could
no longer endure the brutality of the U-boat commander.
The remainder of the men were looking at the girl who now advanced
slowly, her bow ready, when Bradley turned toward her and held out his
"Co-Tan," he said, "unstring your bow--these are my friends, and
yours." And to the Englishmen: "This is Co-Tan. You who saw her save
me from Schwartz know a part of what I owe her."
The rough men gathered about the girl, and when she spoke to them in
broken English, with a smile upon her lips enhancing the charm of her
irresistible accent, each and every one of them promptly fell in love
with her and constituted himself henceforth her guardian and her slave.
A moment later the attention of each was called to Plesser by
He might then have profited by my experience, but now, should the jungle lust ever claim him, he will have nothing to guide him but his own impulses, and I know how powerful these may.Page 13
into the box with the handsome boy, who, doubtless, would be terror stricken by proximity to the shaggy, powerful beast.Page 15
And then came another picture--a sweet-faced woman, still young and beautiful; friends; a home; a son.Page 19
Paulvitch's naturally malign disposition was aggravated by the weakening and warping of his mental and physical faculties through torture and privation.Page 48
The weight of the boy's body hurled the black heavily to the ground, the knees in his back knocking the breath from him as he struck.Page 87
At last a young bull came slowly forward rocking upon his short legs, bristling, growling, terrible.Page 106
Kovudoo stipulated but a single condition and that was that the Europeans were to leave his village and take the girl with them as early the next morning as they could get started.Page 116
You have been good to me.Page 127
Meriem at first insisted upon setting forth herself in search of Korak, but Bwana prevailed upon her to wait.Page 154
" Hanson hid a grin as he turned and sought his saddle.Page 165
I knew that you and I could easily overtake a laden safari.Page 166
Gradually the attitude of the man at her side had begun to change.Page 171
Doubtless she hated and loathed him as he hated and loathed himself.Page 174
He would have deserted this terrifying master had he had the opportunity; but Baynes guessed that some such thought might be in the other's mind, and so gave the fellow none.Page 178
Meriem watched them until a bend in the river directly above the camp hid them from her sight.Page 183
He had come to have considerable respect for his new master and was not unmoved by his death.Page 192
He struggled to raise one leg over the limb, but found himself scarce equal to the effort, for he was very weak.Page 202
He turned to one of the Arabs who had been standing behind him and gave the fellow instructions in relation to the prisoner.Page 208
In The Sheik's tent The Sheik rose at last, and, pointing toward the bound captive, turned to one of his lieutenants.Page 225
"She is a princess in her own right.