work? Your shoulder's not hurt so all-fired bad as
that," said Tarrant, the sailor who had before spoken.
"Not by a damned sight," replied Snipes, fingering the butt of his
"Then, by God," replied Tarrant, "if you won't take a shovel you'll
take a pickax."
With the words he raised his pick above his head, and, with a mighty
blow, he buried the point in Snipes' brain.
For a moment the men stood silently looking at the result of their
fellow's grim humor. Then one of them spoke.
"Served the skunk jolly well right," he said.
One of the others commenced to ply his pick to the ground. The soil
was soft and he threw aside the pick and grasped a shovel; then the
others joined him. There was no further comment on the killing, but
the men worked in a better frame of mind than they had since Snipes had
When they had a trench of ample size to bury the chest, Tarrant
suggested that they enlarge it and inter Snipes' body on top of the
"It might 'elp fool any as 'appened to be diggin' 'ereabouts," he
The others saw the cunning of the suggestion, and so the trench was
lengthened to accommodate the corpse, and in the center a deeper hole
was excavated for the box, which was first wrapped in sailcloth and
then lowered to its place, which brought its top about a foot below the
bottom of the grave. Earth was shovelled in and tramped down about the
chest until the bottom of the grave showed level and uniform.
Two of the men rolled the rat-faced corpse unceremoniously into the
grave, after first stripping it of its weapons and various other
articles which the several members of the party coveted for their own.
They then filled the grave with earth and tramped upon it until it
would hold no more.
The balance of the loose earth was thrown far and wide, and a mass of
dead undergrowth spread in as natural a manner as possible over the
new-made grave to obliterate all signs of the ground having been
Their work done the sailors returned to the small boat, and pulled off
rapidly toward the Arrow.
The breeze had increased considerably, and as the smoke upon the
horizon was now plainly discernible in considerable volume, the
mutineers lost no time in getting under full sail and bearing away
toward the southwest.
Tarzan, an interested spectator of all that had taken place, sat
speculating on the strange actions of these peculiar creatures.
Men were indeed more foolish and more
However, I am content with the fact--I never age, and I love life and the vigor of youth.Page 6
She was about to cross the garden and join them when she heard her father's voice directly behind her.Page 19
That is all we know.Page 30
"I still live!" she said aloud.Page 39
"That was different," he said.Page 53
There would never be another opportunity.Page 63
It placed itself upon the shoulders, the body rose, and the creature,.Page 66
He glanced back just in time to see the beast break into a rapid charge.Page 71
His sword point drooped slowly toward the floor.Page 96
The floor itself was of marble richly inlaid with gold.Page 130
A score leaped forward to seize U-Thor.Page 131
Tell me, Princess, why you denied me.Page 138
There were swords and spears and several large, two-bladed battle-axes, the heads of which bore a striking resemblance to the propellor of a small flier.Page 140
The corridors and chambers varied in appearance and architecture from time to time.Page 142
May the strength and fortune of all your ancestors be with you!" Bidding good-bye to Ghek and A-Kor, the panthan, following directions given him by A-Kor, set out to find his way to the Avenue of Gates, nor had he any great difficulty.Page 157
Now it was that Tara of Helium guessed why the Black Chief had drawn out his duel with U-Dor and realized that he might have slain his man at almost any moment he had elected.Page 161
"No," replied Tasor, "nor is it a Manatorian name.Page 172
"What ails you? Speak!" "O-Tar," cried one of them when at last he could master his voice.Page 175
Wheeling about he saw the author of the sound emerging from a doorway he had just passed.Page 202