last night. Oh, Miss Jane, you don't know what I have to contend with."
"Yes, I do, Mr. Philander; but while we all love him, you alone are
best fitted to manage him; for, regardless of what he may say to you,
he respects your great learning, and, therefore, has immense confidence
in your judgment. The poor dear cannot differentiate between erudition
Mr. Philander, with a mildly puzzled expression on his face, turned to
pursue Professor Porter, and in his mind he was revolving the question
of whether he should feel complimented or aggrieved at Miss Porter's
rather backhanded compliment.
Tarzan had seen the consternation depicted upon the faces of the little
group as they witnessed the departure of the Arrow; so, as the ship was
a wonderful novelty to him in addition, he determined to hasten out to
the point of land at the north of the harbor's mouth and obtain a
nearer view of the boat, as well as to learn, if possible, the
direction of its flight.
Swinging through the trees with great speed, he reached the point only
a moment after the ship had passed out of the harbor, so that he
obtained an excellent view of the wonders of this strange, floating
There were some twenty men running hither and thither about the deck,
pulling and hauling on ropes.
A light land breeze was blowing, and the ship had been worked through
the harbor's mouth under scant sail, but now that they had cleared the
point every available shred of canvas was being spread that she might
stand out to sea as handily as possible.
Tarzan watched the graceful movements of the ship in rapt admiration,
and longed to be aboard her. Presently his keen eyes caught the
faintest suspicion of smoke on the far northern horizon, and he
wondered over the cause of such a thing out on the great water.
About the same time the look-out on the Arrow must have discerned it,
for in a few minutes Tarzan saw the sails being shifted and shortened.
The ship came about, and presently he knew that she was beating back
A man at the bows was constantly heaving into the sea a rope to the end
of which a small object was fastened. Tarzan wondered what the purpose
of this action might be.
At last the ship came up directly into the wind; the anchor was
lowered; down came the sails. There was great scurrying about on deck.
A boat was lowered, and in it a great chest was placed. Then a
There isn't a guy on earth can concentrate on anything with a roomful of you mental ciphers sitting around and yapping about girls and other non-essential creations.Page 17
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" "I have to like you in order to love you, don't I?" she parried.Page 21
I got my first experience in a small town in Nebraska, but I carried on a larger business in the East later.Page 25
"His gaiety is all forced.Page 30
He was so hungry that it actually hurt, and he was weak from physical fatigue and from disappointment and worry.Page 32
I either pick a square one or I work alone.Page 42
Here, waiter," he yelled, pounding on the table.Page 65
A girl who rooms at the same place I do works in a big printing and engraving plant and I got her to get me some samples of letterheads early this morning.Page 66
"We're not doing anything.Page 67
Compton reminded him in many ways of his father, and with the realization of that resemblance Jimmy felt more and more ashamed of the part he was playing, but now that he had gone into it he made.Page 78
" If she placed special emphasis on the word "superior" it was so cleverly done that it escaped the notice of her father.Page 81
to be the one to tell you," replied Jimmy.Page 82
Entering a telephone-booth he called a certain number and a moment later had his connection.Page 85
"Naturally," commented Jimmy.Page 86
"Look what I've done now!" The girl hurried to her room and turned on the lights, and again she seated herself before her mirror, and for a moment sat staring at the countenance reflected before her.Page 89
"You are as bad as that efficiency person.Page 100
"Take flowers and cake to him in jail?" There was a sneer on her face and on her lips.Page 102
Murray enclosed a threat signed I.Page 114