skeptical as I.
Well, to make a long story short, we found the island and the
treasure--a great iron-bound oak chest, wrapped in many layers of oiled
sailcloth, and as strong and firm as when it had been buried nearly two
hundred years ago.
It was SIMPLY FILLED with gold coin, and was so heavy that four men
bent underneath its weight.
The horrid thing seems to bring nothing but murder and misfortune to
those who have anything to do with it, for three days after we sailed
from the Cape Verde Islands our own crew mutinied and killed every one
of their officers.
Oh, it was the most terrifying experience one could imagine--I cannot
even write of it.
They were going to kill us too, but one of them, the leader, named
King, would not let them, and so they sailed south along the coast to a
lonely spot where they found a good harbor, and here they landed and
have left us.
They sailed away with the treasure to-day, but Mr. Clayton says they
will meet with a fate similar to the mutineers of the ancient galleon,
because King, the only man aboard who knew aught of navigation, was
murdered on the beach by one of the men the day we landed.
I wish you could know Mr. Clayton; he is the dearest fellow imaginable,
and unless I am mistaken he has fallen very much in love with me.
He is the only son of Lord Greystoke, and some day will inherit the
title and estates. In addition, he is wealthy in his own right, but
the fact that he is going to be an English Lord makes me very sad--you
know what my sentiments have always been relative to American girls who
married titled foreigners. Oh, if he were only a plain American
But it isn't his fault, poor fellow, and in everything except birth he
would do credit to my country, and that is the greatest compliment I
know how to pay any man.
We have had the most weird experiences since we were landed here. Papa
and Mr. Philander lost in the jungle, and chased by a real lion.
Mr. Clayton lost, and attacked twice by wild beasts. Esmeralda and I
cornered in an old cabin by a perfectly awful man-eating lioness. Oh,
it was simply "terrifical," as Esmeralda would say.
But the strangest part of it all is the wonderful creature who rescued
us. I have not seen him, but Mr. Clayton and papa and Mr. Philander
have, and they say that he is a perfectly
Your logic is most convincing.Page 52
" "Direct me to the sanatorium," suggested Barney, "and if it be within the range of possibility I shall learn whether the man who lies there is Leopold or another, and if he be the king I shall serve him as loyally as you would have served me.Page 53
The man's left hand lay upon the coverlet.Page 75
Mounted messengers galloped hither and thither through the steep, winding streets.Page 89
It was a grim looking procession--the head of it, at least.Page 101
Chance, however, gave him a clue.Page 110
They crossed the room to a door which his captor directed him to open, and after they had passed through and she had closed it behind them the girl struck a match and lit a candle which stood upon a little bracket on the partition wall.Page 114
But Maenck would be along, of course, and Maenck would have no doubts--he had seen Barney too recently in Beatrice to fail to recognize him now.Page 125
None who saw his departure could have guessed from the manner of it that the young man at the wheel of the gray car was stealing the machine or that his life depended upon escape without detection.Page 134
Peter of Blentz, Maenck, and the Austrian watched him intently.Page 135
A moment later the three clattered over the drawbridge and along the road that leads toward Lustadt.Page 136
With bowed head the princess turned her horse into the road that led toward Blentz.Page 137
The girl was riding like mad along the rough, uneven hillside.Page 139
The wires, released from her weight, sprang up breast high against his horse.Page 165
He drew a folded paper from his inside pocket and handed it to the girl.Page 173
Lutha's only hope lay in united defense of her liberties under the leadership of the one man whom all acknowledged king--Leopold.Page 176
Now, at each point men and women were gathered, eagerly awaiting an explanation of the jubilation farther up the street.Page 183
Barney told her all that had transpired in the king's apartments at Blentz before she had been conducted to the king's presence.Page 197
A moment later he was walking down the spiral stairway to the main floor of the castle.Page 204
If they had they would have arrested him.