these men--men accustomed
to hunting big game.
Incidentally, he had won ten thousand francs, for D'Arnot insisted that
he keep it all.
This was a very important item to Tarzan, who was just commencing to
realize the power which lay beyond the little pieces of metal and paper
which always changed hands when human beings rode, or ate, or slept, or
clothed themselves, or drank, or worked, or played, or sheltered
themselves from the rain or cold or sun.
It had become evident to Tarzan that without money one must die.
D'Arnot had told him not to worry, since he had more than enough for
both, but the ape-man was learning many things and one of them was that
people looked down upon one who accepted money from another without
giving something of equal value in exchange.
Shortly after the episode of the lion hunt, D'Arnot succeeded in
chartering an ancient tub for the coastwise trip to Tarzan's
It was a happy morning for them both when the little vessel weighed
anchor and made for the open sea.
The trip to the beach was uneventful, and the morning after they
dropped anchor before the cabin, Tarzan, garbed once more in his jungle
regalia and carrying a spade, set out alone for the amphitheater of the
apes where lay the treasure.
Late the next day he returned, bearing the great chest upon his
shoulder, and at sunrise the little vessel worked through the harbor's
mouth and took up her northward journey.
Three weeks later Tarzan and D'Arnot were passengers on board a French
steamer bound for Lyons, and after a few days in that city D'Arnot took
Tarzan to Paris.
The ape-man was anxious to proceed to America, but D'Arnot insisted
that he must accompany him to Paris first, nor would he divulge the
nature of the urgent necessity upon which he based his demand.
One of the first things which D'Arnot accomplished after their arrival
was to arrange to visit a high official of the police department, an
old friend; and to take Tarzan with him.
Adroitly D'Arnot led the conversation from point to point until the
policeman had explained to the interested Tarzan many of the methods in
vogue for apprehending and identifying criminals.
Not the least interesting to Tarzan was the part played by finger
prints in this fascinating science.
"But of what value are these imprints," asked Tarzan, "when, after a
few years the lines upon the fingers are entirely changed by the
wearing out of the old tissue and the growth of new?"
"The lines never change," replied the official. "From infancy to
senility the fingerprints of
"It can't be!" "What?" I asked.Page 11
All about me, in every direction, was life.Page 12
I had traveled northward for perhaps an hour, still haunted by the conviction that I was being stalked by some creature which kept always hidden among the trees and shrubbery to my right and a little to my rear, when for the hundredth time I was attracted by a sound from that direction, and turning, saw some animal running rapidly through the forest toward me.Page 14
The knife was her only weapon.Page 16
Yet she did not despair, but set out to teach me her language; and had it not been that I worried so greatly over the fate of Bowen and my companions of the _Toreador_, I could have wished the period of instruction prolonged.Page 20
I could say _man_ and _tree_ and _cliff_ and _lion_ and a number of other words in perfect Caspakian; but such a vocabulary was only tantalizing; it did not lend itself well to a very general conversation, and the result was that Ajor would wax so wroth that she would clench her little fists and beat me on the breast as hard as ever she could, and then she would sink back laughing as the humor of the situation captured her.Page 21
At the same time she spoke in a quite level voice entirely devoid of nervousness or any evidence of fear or panic.Page 28
Ajor spoke in tones of reverence of Luata, the god of heat and life.Page 30
As we struggled to and fro, I was slowly gaining advantage of him, when a score of his fellows came running up and overpowered me.Page 37
I still retained the heavy burden of my armament; but with the rifle slung to my back, my hands were free.Page 38
" We were resting against a rocky wall, and Ajor was leaning against me, her head on my breast.Page 48
) "I was a babe at my mother's breast.Page 50
She apparently felt that I came from an entirely different world.Page 57
They hope to span the long years of change through which they must pass in the ordinary course of events and at a single stride become Galus.Page 72
He ran out immediately and accompanied the warriors to your hut while I remained to watch what went on within the council-hut and to aid you if you needed aid.Page 73
In hunting and in battle, they.Page 80
Their forelegs were white to the knees.Page 83
The horse, as he approached me, I could see was laboring hard; yet he kept gamely to his task, and Nobs, too.Page 84
stand while I stroked his head and flanks, and to eat from my hand, and had the satisfaction of seeing the light of fear die in his large, intelligent eyes.Page 87
Down went the Galu and Kro-lu warriors like tenpins before that deadly fusillade.