are going back to my own country to be my wife. Tell me that you will,
Co-Tan." And he bent still lower yet from his height and kissed her
lips. Nor did he need more than the wonderful new light in her eyes to
tell him that she would go to the end of the world with him if he would
but take her. And then the gun-crew came up from below again to fire a
signal shot, and the two were brought down from the high heaven of
their new happiness to the scarred and weather-beaten deck of the U-33.
An hour later the vessel was running close in by a shore of wondrous
beauty beside a parklike meadow that stretched back a mile inland to
the foot of a plateau when Whitely called attention to a score of
figures clambering downward from the elevation to the lowland below.
The engines were reversed and the boat brought to a stop while all
hands gathered on deck to watch the little party coming toward them
across the meadow.
"They are Galus," cried Co-Tan; "they are my own people. Let me speak
to them lest they think we come to fight them. Put me ashore, my man,
and I will go meet them."
The nose of the U-boat was run close in to the steep bank; but when
Co-Tan would have run forward alone, Bradley seized her hand and held
her back. "I will go with you, Co-Tan," he said; and together they
advanced to meet the oncoming party.
There were about twenty warriors moving forward in a thin line, as our
infantry advance as skirmishers. Bradley could not but notice the
marked difference between this formation and the moblike methods of the
lower tribes he had come in contact with, and he commented upon it to
"Galu warriors always advance into battle thus," she said. "The lesser
people remain in a huddled group where they can scarce use their
weapons the while they present so big a mark to us that our spears and
arrows cannot miss them; but when they hurl theirs at our warriors, if
they miss the first man, there is no chance that they will kill some
one behind him.
"Stand still now," she cautioned, "and fold your arms. They will not
harm us then."
Bradley did as he was bid, and the two stood with arms folded as the
line of warriors approached. When they had come within some fifty
yards, they halted and one spoke. "Who
With this he now returned to the box; but when he had threatened Ajax with it but once he found himself facing two infuriated enemies instead of one, for the boy had leaped to his feet, and seizing a chair was standing ready at the ape's side to defend his new found friend.Page 14
"Where is Jack?" was John Clayton's first question, and then; "Who did this?" as the memory of Rokoff and the fear of a second abduction seized him.Page 43
There was a sense of stretching of the skin about his ears, for all the world as though those members were flattening back against his skull in preparation for deadly combat.Page 49
Chapter 7 Akut, discovering that the boy was not close behind him, turned back to search for him.Page 54
the ape lay up while the former recovered from the painful wounds inflicted by the sharp thorns.Page 66
Unsatisfied vengeance smoldered in his breast.Page 76
At least without any occurrences that seemed unusual to the youth or the ape; but to the little girl it was a constant nightmare of horrors for days and weeks, until she too became accustomed to gazing into the eyeless sockets of death and to the feel of the icy wind of his shroud-like mantle.Page 86
He strutted, stiff-legged and truculent about the body of the fallen enemy.Page 107
" "You're getting damned virtuous all of a sudden," growled Malbihn.Page 131
Her revolver she had not brought.Page 154
"Of course, Hanson, Mr.Page 159
The Killer was perfectly satisfied that he was soon again to see the nimble she who had so forcefully reminded him of Meriem.Page 165
"We had better hurry," continued Hanson, "for we'll have to move along pretty fast if we don't want to be overtaken.Page 166
"They must have marched much faster than I had believed possible.Page 173
And as he staggered on there burned within him beside his newborn love another great passion--the passion of hate urging him on to the consummation of revenge.Page 174
The ape-man, lonely and sorrowing, was glad of the companionship of his huge friend.Page 183
His head flew back spasmodically.Page 188
Let me see the picture.Page 213
He commenced to believe that he should die there of thirst and starvation with plenty all about him, for he knew that Tantor could not unloose the knots that held him.Page 225
"She is a princess in her own right.