voice. "Buying me for a few paltry dollars? Of
course you do, Robert Canler, and the hope of just such a contingency
was in your mind when you loaned papa the money for that hair-brained
escapade, which but for a most mysterious circumstance would have been
"But you, Mr. Canler, would have been the most surprised. You had no
idea that the venture would succeed. You are too good a businessman
for that. And you are too good a businessman to loan money for buried
treasure seeking, or to loan money without security--unless you had
some special object in view.
"You knew that without security you had a greater hold on the honor of
the Porters than with it. You knew the one best way to force me to
marry you, without seeming to force me.
"You have never mentioned the loan. In any other man I should have
thought that the prompting of a magnanimous and noble character. But
you are deep, Mr. Robert Canler. I know you better than you think I
"I shall certainly marry you if there is no other way, but let us
understand each other once and for all."
While she spoke Robert Canler had alternately flushed and paled, and
when she ceased speaking he arose, and with a cynical smile upon his
strong face, said:
"You surprise me, Jane. I thought you had more self-control--more
pride. Of course you are right. I am buying you, and I knew that you
knew it, but I thought you would prefer to pretend that it was
otherwise. I should have thought your self respect and your Porter
pride would have shrunk from admitting, even to yourself, that you were
a bought woman. But have it your own way, dear girl," he added
lightly. "I am going to have you, and that is all that interests me."
Without a word the girl turned and left the room.
Jane was not married before she left with her father and Esmeralda for
her little Wisconsin farm, and as she coldly bid Robert Canler goodby
as her train pulled out, he called to her that he would join them in a
week or two.
At their destination they were met by Clayton and Mr. Philander in a
huge touring car belonging to the former, and quickly whirled away
through the dense northern woods toward the little farm which the girl
had not visited before since childhood.
The farmhouse, which stood on a little elevation some hundred yards
from the tenant
Back and forth they swept across the rolling land until at last they came to rest upon a point near the center of the landscape and close to the green-fringed contours of the river.Page 13
The yellow-green eyes glared, round and unblinking, straight at the trespassing Tarmangani, a low growl rumbled from the deep chest, and lips curled back to expose the mighty fangs.Page 16
They appeared to be raiding parties, for they drove goats and cows along with them and there were native porters laden with grain and other foodstuffs.Page 19
Presently there came a knock upon the door and an aide entered the room.Page 44
The German offensive had been broken and the Huns were now slowly and doggedly retreating along the railway to Tanga.Page 47
" The man did as he was bid and the instant that his eyes were turned away, Tarzan slipped from the tent.Page 48
Later she had been warned from this road by word that a strong British patrol had come down the west bank of the Pangani, effected a crossing south of her, and was even then marching on the railway at Tonda.Page 50
During all that time the lion did not roar again; but there was constantly the sensation that it was creeping upon her.Page 64
door and hurled the former through the window after the pistols.Page 69
Go back to the lair of Dango and feed off the leavings of the hyenas, for Tarzan will leave no bones for Ska to pick in this empty wilderness of death.Page 73
Twice he almost alighted upon the great, naked breast only to wheel suddenly away; but the third time his talons touched the brown skin.Page 75
Had he been stalking Numa or Sheeta he would have circled about until his quarry was upwind from him, thus taking practically all the advantage up to the very moment that he came within sight or hearing; but in the stalking of the dull clod, man, he approached with almost contemptuous indifference, so that all the jungle about him knew that he was passing--all but the men he stalked.Page 106
Before he had voiced his protest there formed in his mind the thought that he would like to save this wonderful white ape from the common enemy, the Gomangani, and so he screamed forth no challenge, wisely determining that more could be accomplished by secrecy and stealth than by force of muscle and fang.Page 126
The black sergeant was in a veritable collapse of terror.Page 134
Coming toward him down the meadow was an aeroplane piloted by the black Usanga and in the seat behind the pilot was the white girl, Bertha Kircher.Page 141
Just before it disappeared from sight its downward momentum appeared to abate suddenly, but it was still moving rapidly at a steep angle when it finally disappeared from view behind the far hills.Page 144
roar; surprise doubtless, but the vocal chords of that mighty throat never had reacted to fear.Page 211
The lion slouched to his side and sniffed him and then, growling, he bared his teeth.Page 240
When he had rejoined them Tarzan fastened the fingers of one hand in the black mane and started on once more toward the forest.Page 241
I cannot carry you both to the country of the Wamabos, which is the nearest spot at which we may expect to find game and.