the forest, D'Arnot felt an icy shiver run
along his spine, as though death had risen from a dark grave and laid a
cold and clammy finger on his flesh.
As D'Arnot watched the spot where the body had entered the tree he
heard the sounds of movement there.
The branches swayed as though under the weight of a man's body--there
was a crash and the black came sprawling to earth again,--to lie very
quietly where he had fallen.
Immediately after him came a white body, but this one alighted erect.
D'Arnot saw a clean-limbed young giant emerge from the shadows into the
firelight and come quickly toward him.
What could it mean? Who could it be? Some new creature of torture and
D'Arnot waited. His eyes never left the face of the advancing man.
Nor did the other's frank, clear eyes waver beneath D'Arnot's fixed
D'Arnot was reassured, but still without much hope, though he felt that
that face could not mask a cruel heart.
Without a word Tarzan of the Apes cut the bonds which held the
Frenchman. Weak from suffering and loss of blood, he would have fallen
but for the strong arm that caught him.
He felt himself lifted from the ground. There was a sensation as of
flying, and then he lost consciousness.
The Search Party
When dawn broke upon the little camp of Frenchmen in the heart of the
jungle it found a sad and disheartened group.
As soon as it was light enough to see their surroundings Lieutenant
Charpentier sent men in groups of three in several directions to locate
the trail, and in ten minutes it was found and the expedition was
hurrying back toward the beach.
It was slow work, for they bore the bodies of six dead men, two more
having succumbed during the night, and several of those who were
wounded required support to move even very slowly.
Charpentier had decided to return to camp for reinforcements, and then
make an attempt to track down the natives and rescue D'Arnot.
It was late in the afternoon when the exhausted men reached the
clearing by the beach, but for two of them the return brought so great
a happiness that all their suffering and heartbreaking grief was
forgotten on the instant.
As the little party emerged from the jungle the first person that
Professor Porter and Cecil Clayton saw was Jane, standing by the cabin
With a little cry of joy and relief she ran forward to greet them,
throwing her arms about her father's neck and bursting into tears for
the first time
The youth was astonished at the physical strength of this old man, seemingly so softened by dissipation; but it showed him the source of The Sky Pilot's authority and its scope, for Columbus Blackie and Soup Face quitted their quarrel immediately.Page 10
Sky Pilot's idea of a Sunday school boy's lark.Page 19
No one could harbor suspicion of the owner of that cheerful voice.Page 21
If he told all it would be necessary to reveal certain details that he could not bring himself to reveal to anyone, and so he commenced with his introduction to the wayfarers in the deserted hay barn.Page 22
encircled his shoulder, though at first he had been inclined to draw away in some confusion.Page 23
"Run ahead and open the door for me," he said, as he bore his burden toward the house.Page 35
"An' he shot me up," growled Dopey Charlie.Page 36
"And while we're here together in this room you two must sit over near the window," he concluded.Page 37
It was during a period of thoughtful silence when the night was darkest just before the dawn and the rain had settled to a dismal drizzle unrelieved by lightning or by thunder that the five occupants of the room were suddenly startled by a strange pattering sound from the floor below.Page 47
"Yes," said the Kid in a low voice, and bending close toward the other; "it had bloody froth on its lips!" The Case boy shrank back.Page 48
"Oh, it's easy when you know how," replied The Oskaloosa Kid carelessly, as, with the help of the others, he carried the fruits of his expedition into the kitchen.Page 49
"But we have no cups!" exclaimed The Oskaloosa Kid, in sudden despair.Page 50
Even these papers seem thinner than of yore and they will only sell one book to a customer at that.Page 60
It was fully five minutes before he returned but when he did there was a look of satisfaction on his face.Page 65
So we might.Page 67
My father, him he steal many things from our people after they drive us out.Page 87
Prim's home--I saw some of the money and jewelry--but Bridge was not with him.Page 96
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