outer crust's Jurassic age. I have to
take his word for it--and I guess you will, unless you know more of
such matters than I.
As we came in sight of the warriors the men set up a great jabbering.
Their eyes were wide in astonishment--not only, I presume, because of my
strange garmenture, but as well from the fact that I came in company
with a jalok, which is the Pellucidarian name of the hyaenodon.
Raja tugged at his leash, growling and showing his long white fangs.
He would have liked nothing better than to be at the throats of the
whole aggregation; but I held him in with the leash, though it took all
my strength to do it. My free hand I held above my head, palm out, in
token of the peacefulness of my mission.
In the foreground I saw the youth who had discovered us, and I could
tell from the way he carried himself that he was quite overcome by his
own importance. The warriors about him were all fine looking fellows,
though shorter and squatter than the Sarians or the Amozites. Their
color, too, was a bit lighter, owing, no doubt, to the fact that much
of their lives is spent within the shadow of the world that hangs
forever above their country.
A little in advance of the others was a bearded fellow tricked out in
many ornaments. I didn't need to ask to know that he was the
chieftain--doubtless Goork, father of Kolk. Now to him I addressed
"I am David," I said, "Emperor of the Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar.
Doubtless you have heard of me?"
He nodded his head affirmatively.
"I come from Sari," I continued, "where I just met Kolk, the son of
Goork. I bear a token from Kolk to his father, which will prove that I
am a friend."
Again the warrior nodded. "I am Goork," he said. "Where is the token?"
"Here," I replied, and fished into the game-bag where I had placed it.
Goork and his people waited in silence. My hand searched the inside of
It was empty!
The token had been stolen with my arms!
When Goork and his people saw that I had no token they commenced to
"You do not come from Kolk, but from the Sly One!" they cried. "He has
sent you from the island to spy upon us. Go away, or we will set upon
you and kill you."
I explained that all my belongings had been stolen from me, and
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" Jimmy elected to walk from the theater to his hotel, and as he was turning the corner from Randolph into La Salle a young man jostled him.Page 12
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when Harold Bince entered, the older man leaned back in his chair and motioned the other to be seated.Page 31
" "Lose your job?" "I quit it," said Jimmy.Page 32
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" And so the following evening the patrons of Feinheimer's Cabaret saw a new face among the untidy servitors of the establishment--a new face and a new figure, both of which looked out of place in the atmosphere of the basement resort.Page 40
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" "Forget it," admonished Jimmy.Page 51
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I understand that you want a permanent job with us.Page 72
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" It was easy to see that his words pleased her.Page 92
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