aristocratic birth, the natural outcropping of many generations of
fine breeding, an hereditary instinct of graciousness which a lifetime
of uncouth and savage training and environment could not eradicate.
It was growing dark now, and so they ate again of the fruit which was
both food and drink for them; then Tarzan rose, and leading Jane to the
little bower he had erected, motioned her to go within.
For the first time in hours a feeling of fear swept over her, and
Tarzan felt her draw away as though shrinking from him.
Contact with this girl for half a day had left a very diferent Tarzan
from the one on whom the morning's sun had risen.
Now, in every fiber of his being, heredity spoke louder than training.
He had not in one swift transition become a polished gentleman from a
savage ape-man, but at last the instincts of the former predominated,
and over all was the desire to please the woman he loved, and to appear
well in her eyes.
So Tarzan of the Apes did the only thing he knew to assure Jane of her
safety. He removed his hunting knife from its sheath and handed it to
her hilt first, again motioning her into the bower.
The girl understood, and taking the long knife she entered and lay down
upon the soft grasses while Tarzan of the Apes stretched himself upon
the ground across the entrance.
And thus the rising sun found them in the morning.
When Jane awoke, she did not at first recall the strange events of the
preceding day, and so she wondered at her odd surroundings--the little
leafy bower, the soft grasses of her bed, the unfamiliar prospect from
the opening at her feet.
Slowly the circumstances of her position crept one by one into her
mind. And then a great wonderment arose in her heart--a mighty wave of
thankfulness and gratitude that though she had been in such terrible
danger, yet she was unharmed.
She moved to the entrance of the shelter to look for Tarzan. He was
gone; but this time no fear assailed her for she knew that he would
In the grass at the entrance to her bower she saw the imprint of his
body where he had lain all night to guard her. She knew that the fact
that he had been there was all that had permitted her to sleep in such
With him near, who could entertain fear? She wondered if there was
another man on earth with whom a girl could feel so safe in
him to his own shortcomings gradually became less opaque, until finally he saw himself as his father must see him.Page 6
It was a hot July day that James Torrance, Jr.Page 13
" Jimmy pocketed his slip and walked from the office.Page 16
of a crust.Page 22
By replying to blind ads evenings he could take his replies to the two newspaper offices during his lunch hour, thereby losing no great amount of time.Page 23
"Here is one for August of last year and this is this August's statement of costs.Page 26
What he needs is a long rest, entirely free from any thought whatever of business.Page 31
"Won't you come up?" "Sure," said the Lizard, and together the two ascended the stairs and entered Jimmy's room.Page 37
"You're a funny guy," she.Page 39
"We room at the same place, but I knew him before that.Page 44
No cue had been given, however.Page 67
Since his interview with Compton his constant companion had been "How to Get More Out of Your Factory," with the result that he felt that unless he happened to be pitted against another efficiency expert he could at least make a noise like efficiency, and also he had grasped what he considered the fundamental principle of efficiency, namely, simplicity.Page 73
mighty sorry for him, but he had better find it out now than after that grafter has wrecked his business entirely.Page 79
" "Will you tell him," asked Jimmy, "that you went to the training quarters of a prize-fighter, or that you dined unescorted at Feinheimer's at night and were an object of the insulting attentions of such a notorious character as Steve Murray?" The girl flushed.Page 87
" At about the same time the Lizard entered Feinheimer's.Page 100
" "How are you going to help him?" asked Elizabeth.Page 111
"Don't then," said the Lizard.Page 113
" It gave Jimmy a new insight into the sweetness and charity of Harriet Holden's character.