ear, and with more branches and more leaves he
closed one end of the little shelter he had built.
Then they sat down together again upon the edge of the drum and tried
to talk by signs.
The magnificent diamond locket which hung about Tarzan's neck, had been
a source of much wonderment to Jane. She pointed to it now, and Tarzan
removed it and handed the pretty bauble to her.
She saw that it was the work of a skilled artisan and that the diamonds
were of great brilliancy and superbly set, but the cutting of them
denoted that they were of a former day. She noticed too that the
locket opened, and, pressing the hidden clasp, she saw the two halves
spring apart to reveal in either section an ivory miniature.
One was of a beautiful woman and the other might have been a likeness
of the man who sat beside her, except for a subtle difference of
expression that was scarcely definable.
She looked up at Tarzan to find him leaning toward her gazing on the
miniatures with an expression of astonishment. He reached out his hand
for the locket and took it away from her, examining the likenesses
within with unmistakable signs of surprise and new interest. His
manner clearly denoted that he had never before seen them, nor imagined
that the locket opened.
This fact caused Jane to indulge in further speculation, and it taxed
her imagination to picture how this beautiful ornament came into the
possession of a wild and savage creature of the unexplored jungles of
Still more wonderful was how it contained the likeness of one who might
be a brother, or, more likely, the father of this woodland demi-god who
was even ignorant of the fact that the locket opened.
Tarzan was still gazing with fixity at the two faces. Presently he
removed the quiver from his shoulder, and emptying the arrows upon the
ground reached into the bottom of the bag-like receptacle and drew
forth a flat object wrapped in many soft leaves and tied with bits of
Carefully he unwrapped it, removing layer after layer of leaves until
at length he held a photograph in his hand.
Pointing to the miniature of the man within the locket he handed the
photograph to Jane, holding the open locket beside it.
The photograph only served to puzzle the girl still more, for it was
evidently another likeness of the same man whose picture rested in the
locket beside that of the beautiful young woman.
Tarzan was looking at her with an expression of
" "I prefer," explained the girl, "to be loved decorously.Page 29
" And so his watch went, and two weeks later his cigarette-case and ring followed.Page 32
I'll bet he takes nine-tenths of his kale from women and children, and he's an honored citizen.Page 39
"You can almost tell it by looking at him.Page 43
seized her wrist and pulled her down into his lap.Page 44
" And, turning to Jimmy: "How can I ever repay you? If it hadn't been for you--oh, I hate to think what would have happened.Page 54
" "Did you?" asked Elizabeth.Page 60
We have a force that has been here, many of them, for years.Page 61
Now tell me just what your experience has been and we will see if we can come to some understanding.Page 69
" "I tell you again," said Bince, "once and for all, that you don't see the pay-roll nor anything else connected with my office, and you will oblige me by not bothering me any longer.Page 78
"I am delighted," she said, "but I am afraid that I am a little awed, too, as I was just saying to father before you came that I felt an efficiency expert must be a very superior sort of person.Page 87
It was the first time that Bince had agreed with anything Jimmy had suggested.Page 91
's was drawing to a close.Page 92
"I'll be over there Friday evening or Saturday morning at the latest," he said as she bid him good-bye.Page 94
Then he opened the door and passed out into the night.Page 106
Just how far that assistance had gone Jimmy did not know, though of late he had come to suspect that his attorney was being retained by Harriet Holden's father.Page 108
It was the letter that Murray had written Bince enclosing the supposed I.Page 111
"Don't then," said the Lizard.Page 112
It is--she--who hired--the attorney for you.Page 113
Yes, she was a very good friend.