of invective. They turned in time to see the man running toward von
Schoenvorts who was just rising from the ground. Plesser carried a
rifle with bayonet fixed, that he had snatched from the side of Dietz's
corpse. Von Schoenvorts' face was livid with fear, his jaws working as
though he would call for help; but no sound came from his blue lips.
"You struck me," shrieked Plesser. "Once, twice, three times, you
struck me, pig. You murdered Schwerke--you drove him insane by your
cruelty until he took his own life. You are only one of your
kind--they are all like you from the Kaiser down. I wish that you were
the Kaiser. Thus would I do!" And he lunged his bayonet through von
Schoenvorts' chest. Then he let his rifle fall with the dying man and
wheeled toward Bradley. "Here I am," he said. "Do with me as you
like. All my life I have been kicked and cuffed by such as that, and
yet always have I gone out when they commanded, singing, to give up my
life if need be to keep them in power. Only lately have I come to know
what a fool I have been. But now I am no longer a fool, and besides, I
am avenged and Schwerke is avenged, so you can kill me if you wish.
Here I am."
"If I was after bein' the king," said Olson, "I'd pin the V.C. on your
noble chist; but bein' only an Irishman with a Swede name, for which
God forgive me, the bist I can do is shake your hand."
"You will not be punished," said Bradley. "There are four of you
left--if you four want to come along and work with us, we will take
you; but you will come as prisoners."
"It suits me," said Plesser. "Now that the captain-lieutenant is dead
you need not fear us. All our lives we have known nothing but to obey
his class. If I had not killed him, I suppose I would be fool enough
to obey him again; but he is dead. Now we will obey you--we must obey
"And you?" Bradley turned to the other survivors of the original crew
of the U-33. Each promised obedience.
The two dead Germans were buried in a single grave, and then the party
boarded the submarine and stowed away the oil.
Here Bradley told the men what had befallen him since
Though he moved through thick verdure across a carpet of innumerable twigs, broken branches, and leaves, his passing gave forth no sound that might have been apprehended by dull human ears.Page 1
He did not greatly increase his speed, a long swinging walk where the open places permitted, but he loosened the knife in its scabbard and at all times kept his club in readiness for instant action.Page 8
As the rising sun dispelled the shadows of the night, Tarzan found himself again upon the verge of a great forest into which his guide plunged, taking nimbly to the branches of the trees through which he made his way with the celerity of long habitude and hereditary instinct, but though aided by a prehensile tail, fingers, and toes, the man-thing moved through the forest with no greater ease or surety than did the giant ape-man.Page 9
The ape-man could but smile at this evident desire upon the part of his new-found acquaintance to impart to him instructions that eventually might lead to an exchange of thoughts between them.Page 10
Swinging a single terrific blow with clenched fist to the point of the other's chin, Tarzan momentarily staggered his assailant and then his own fingers closed upon the shaggy throat, as with the other hand he seized the wrist of the arm that swung the club.Page 17
"You will both do," he said.Page 41
She felt now a certain sense of security imparted doubtless by the impregnability of her high-flung sanctuary that she knew to be safe from all the more dangerous beasts, and this one from men, too, since it lay in the abjured Kor-ul-GRYF.Page 50
This, however, was beyond her strength and she could but hold on tightly, hoping that some plan would suggest itself before her powers of endurance failed.Page 53
A light morning breeze was blowing from up the gorge and in this direction he bent his steps.Page 87
" "I do not understand," replied the girl but the flush that mounted to her cheek belied her words.Page 100
"Who are you?" he asked, but the newcomer only shook his head to indicate that he did not understand.Page 102
In other words, five days had passed.Page 112
And all this he did because of his friendship for Om-at, who is gund of Kor-ul-JA and with whom I should have mated had the Ho-don not captured me.Page 119
Yet high as his disappointment and chagrin ran, hopeless as his present estate now appeared, there tingled in the veins of the savage lord a warm glow of thanksgiving and elation.Page 133
Presently, however, his hopes were raised by the sight of an opening level with the surface of the water.Page 153
Mo-sar was faltering in his decision to betray the stranger by seeming friendliness.Page 160
Her daily life was filled with her house building and her hunting, to which was added an occasional spice of excitement contributed by roving lions.Page 162
She could not interpret it--all she knew was that it gave her a feeling of apprehension--a nameless dread.Page 178
There was a definite and masterful purpose in every movement of those steel muscles rolling softly beneath the smooth brown hide.Page 184
The real god had come--Jad-ben-Otho himself, and he had espoused the cause of Lu-don, the high priest.