burial of his body above the treasure chest.
It seems that the pursuit by the cruiser had so terrorized the
mutineers that they had continued out across the Atlantic for several
days after losing her; but on discovering the meager supply of water
and provisions aboard, they had turned back toward the east.
With no one on board who understood navigation, discussions soon arose
as to their whereabouts; and as three days' sailing to the east did not
raise land, they bore off to the north, fearing that the high north
winds that had prevailed had driven them south of the southern
extremity of Africa.
They kept on a north-northeasterly course for two days, when they were
overtaken by a calm which lasted for nearly a week. Their water was
gone, and in another day they would be without food.
Conditions changed rapidly from bad to worse. One man went mad and
leaped overboard. Soon another opened his veins and drank his own
When he died they threw him overboard also, though there were those
among them who wanted to keep the corpse on board. Hunger was changing
them from human beasts to wild beasts.
Two days before they had been picked up by the cruiser they had become
too weak to handle the vessel, and that same day three men died. On
the following morning it was seen that one of the corpses had been
All that day the men lay glaring at each other like beasts of prey, and
the following morning two of the corpses lay almost entirely stripped
The men were but little stronger for their ghoulish repast, for the
want of water was by far the greatest agony with which they had to
contend. And then the cruiser had come.
When those who could had recovered, the entire story had been told to
the French commander; but the men were too ignorant to be able to tell
him at just what point on the coast the professor and his party had
been marooned, so the cruiser had steamed slowly along within sight of
land, firing occasional signal guns and scanning every inch of the
beach with glasses.
They had anchored by night so as not to neglect a particle of the shore
line, and it had happened that the preceding night had brought them off
the very beach where lay the little camp they sought.
The signal guns of the afternoon before had not been heard by those on
shore, it was presumed, because they had doubtless been in the thick of
Only a moment of silence, and then a startled oath from the man--the scuffling of feet--a woman's scream--and silence.Page 14
You have made a very wicked and resourceful enemy, who will stop at nothing to satisfy his hatred.Page 38
From cellar to attic the horrid sound searched out the servants, and left them blanched and trembling.Page 71
A moment later Tarzan found himself alone in the midst of a desolate mountain fastness.Page 79
"I cannot understand," he said at last.Page 82
Chapter 11 John Caldwell, London As Numa EL ADREA launched himself with widespread paws and bared fangs he looked to find this puny man as easy prey as the score who had gone down beneath him in the past.Page 83
"The thing you have done is unheard of.Page 87
He was on top of Rokoff before the man could rise from the chair where he sat scanning the paper Gernois had given him.Page 89
In fact, he had paid no attention to them at all.Page 110
There he righted and examined it--the boat was quite sound, and a moment later floated upright alongside the wreck.Page 114
He wondered if the women and children had remained in Mbonga's village after the punitive expedition from the French cruiser had massacred all the warriors in revenge for D'Arnot's supposed death.Page 134
Following the shot there was a moment's silence in the camp, and then Manyuema and Arab came pouring from the huts like a swarm of angry hornets; but if the truth were known they were even more frightened than they were angry.Page 146
If the proposition had come from the poor, ignorant sailor, she might possibly have not been so surprised; but that it should come from one who.Page 147
How about you, Spider?" "And I," replied the sailor.Page 162
With foam-flecked lips and bared fangs the mad sun-worshiper battled with the tenfold power of the maniac.Page 166
"This is the Chamber of the Dead," she said.Page 191
Food the Englishman could not have eaten, but his craving for water amounted practically to torture.Page 192
His hands were clasped beneath the tails of his.Page 198
The man would be satisfied, she felt quite sure, to remain and be her husband.Page 204
Busuli was there, and others who had accompanied him to Opar.