saved the lives of every member of my father's party is the other.
"He left me at the edge of the jungle two days ago to hasten to the aid
of my father and Mr. Clayton, as he thought, and he has stayed to
rescue Lieutenant D'Arnot; of that you may be sure.
"Had he been too late to be of service to the lieutenant he would have
been back before now--the fact that he is not back is sufficient proof
to me that he is delayed because Lieutenant D'Arnot is wounded, or he
has had to follow his captors further than the village which your
"But poor D'Arnot's uniform and all his belongings were found in that
village, Miss Porter," argued the captain, "and the natives showed
great excitement when questioned as to the white man's fate."
"Yes, Captain, but they did not admit that he was dead and as for his
clothes and accouterments being in their possession--why more civilized
peoples than these poor savage negroes strip their prisoners of every
article of value whether they intend killing them or not.
"Even the soldiers of my own dear South looted not only the living but
the dead. It is strong circumstantial evidence, I will admit, but it
is not positive proof."
"Possibly your forest man, himself was captured or killed by the
savages," suggested Captain Dufranne.
The girl laughed.
"You do not know him," she replied, a little thrill of pride setting
her nerves a-tingle at the thought that she spoke of her own.
"I admit that he would be worth waiting for, this superman of yours,"
laughed the captain. "I most certainly should like to see him."
"Then wait for him, my dear captain," urged the girl, "for I intend
The Frenchman would have been a very much surprised man could he have
interpreted the true meaning of the girl's words.
They had been walking from the beach toward the cabin as they talked,
and now they joined a little group sitting on camp stools in the shade
of a great tree beside the cabin.
Professor Porter was there, and Mr. Philander and Clayton, with
Lieutenant Charpentier and two of his brother officers, while Esmeralda
hovered in the background, ever and anon venturing opinions and
comments with the freedom of an old and much-indulged family servant.
The officers arose and saluted as their superior approached, and
Clayton surrendered his camp stool to Jane.
"We were just discussing poor Paul's fate," said Captain Dufranne.
"Miss Porter insists that we have no absolute proof of his death--nor
have we. And on the other
Now he was opposite the mouth of the Iss.Page 8
" Matai Shang spoke to the paddlers.Page 18
The very presence of the two proclaimed their treachery.Page 20
Had it not been for the fortunate accident by which I overheard even so small a portion of the therns' conversation we should have blundered at least a step or two into that wriggling mass of destruction, and a single step would have been all-sufficient to have sealed our doom.Page 31
"You cannot save her now, for by this time they have reached a place where even you may not follow.Page 35
Like a felled ox, I reeled and tumbled backward over the tower's side.Page 48
I had not been bidden to the presence of Kulan Tith after the battle, but he had sent an officer to find me and escort me to comfortable quarters in that part of the palace set aside for the officers of the royal guard.Page 50
Mounted troops, their trappings of jewel and metal-incrusted leather glistening in the sunlight, formed the vanguard of the body, and then came a thousand gorgeous chariots drawn by huge zitidars.Page 63
Shortly after this we came upon the hugest apt that we had seen.Page 67
We were at last forced to the belief that he would not sleep while the other occupants of the lair slept, and so cast about in our minds for some scheme whereby we might trick him.Page 87
This prisoner has a beard and mustache as large and black as.Page 88
"John Carter! John Carter!" she cried as I folded her to my breast, and then of a sudden I knew why she had denied me in the garden beneath the tower.Page 96
"No! No!" cried the little old man, springing after him, with a wild shriek.Page 97
Then would he send for me.Page 100
I will direct the pursuit up the next corridor," and with that he gave me a great shove into the dark mouth of the tunnel, at the same time crying out in simulated pain and alarm as he threw himself upon the floor as though I had felled him with a blow.Page 106
Now my attention was caught by a new element without the city wall--a great body of mounted warriors looming large above the red men.Page 110
Presently I saw a series of doors opening from either side of the corridor, and as they all looked alike to me I tried the first one that I reached.Page 124
She told me, too, of the awful eternity of her imprisonment.Page 127
"Warriors of Barsoom," I cried, "Kadabra has fallen, and with her the hateful tyrant of the north; but the integrity of Okar must be preserved.Page 128
rose among the free men of Marentina and the Kadabran prisoners, for all had thought that the red men would retain that which they had taken by force of arms, for such had been the way upon Barsoom, and that they should be ruled henceforth by an alien Jeddak.