chugging of an approaching automobile caught their attention.
Mr. Philander, who was sitting near the window, looked out as the car
drew in sight, finally stopping beside the other automobiles.
"Bless me!" said Mr. Philander, a shade of annoyance in his tone. "It
is Mr. Canler. I had hoped, er--I had thought or--er--how very happy
we should be that he was not caught in the fire," he ended lamely.
"Tut, tut! Mr. Philander," said Professor Porter. "Tut, tut! I have
often admonished my pupils to count ten before speaking. Were I you,
Mr. Philander, I should count at least a thousand, and then maintain a
"Bless me, yes!" acquiesced Mr. Philander. "But who is the clerical
appearing gentleman with him?"
Clayton moved uneasily in his chair.
Professor Porter removed his spectacles nervously, and breathed upon
them, but replaced them on his nose without wiping.
The ubiquitous Esmeralda grunted.
Only Tarzan did not comprehend.
Presently Robert Canler burst into the room.
"Thank God!" he cried. "I feared the worst, until I saw your car,
Clayton. I was cut off on the south road and had to go away back to
town, and then strike east to this road. I thought we'd never reach
No one seemed to enthuse much. Tarzan eyed Robert Canler as Sabor eyes
Jane glanced at him and coughed nervously.
"Mr. Canler," she said, "this is Monsieur Tarzan, an old friend."
Canler turned and extended his hand. Tarzan rose and bowed as only
D'Arnot could have taught a gentleman to do it, but he did not seem to
see Canler's hand.
Nor did Canler appear to notice the oversight.
"This is the Reverend Mr. Tousley, Jane," said Canler, turning to the
clerical party behind him. "Mr. Tousley, Miss Porter."
Mr. Tousley bowed and beamed.
Canler introduced him to the others.
"We can have the ceremony at once, Jane," said Canler. "Then you and I
can catch the midnight train in town."
Tarzan understood the plan instantly. He glanced out of half-closed
eyes at Jane, but he did not move.
The girl hesitated. The room was tense with the silence of taut nerves.
All eyes turned toward Jane, awaiting her reply.
"Can't we wait a few days?" she asked. "I am all unstrung. I have
been through so much today."
Canler felt the hostility that emanated from each member of the party.
It made him angry.
"We have waited as long as I intend to wait," he said roughly. "You
have promised to marry me. I shall
And yet withal bound down by silly customs that make them slaves to their unhappy lot while firm in the belief that they be the lords of creation enjoying the only real pleasures of existence.Page 19
As he turned in the direction he was accustomed to taking from this part of Paris to his apartments, the watcher across the street ran from his hiding-place and hurried on ahead at a rapid pace.Page 41
"It is too bad that monsieur has been troubled," said Tarzan, turning to the newspaper man.Page 76
"And here is another, and another, and another," he continued, as he kicked Tarzan about the face and side.Page 80
"They are gone!" she exclaimed.Page 87
But that would not influence me, Rokoff.Page 96
" Then he turned on his heel, and left Rokoff standing there trembling with suppressed rage.Page 102
Monsieur Thuran became a frequent visitor at the home of Hazel Strong's uncle in Cape Town.Page 122
"And so we clambered up the face of the rocky cliffs until we reached the summit, and there from a flat mountain-top we saw, not far beneath us, a shallow valley, very narrow; and upon the far side of it was a great village of stone, much of which had fallen and crumbled into decay.Page 131
But worse than all else was the hideous fact that not once during the morning had they seen or heard the slightest sign of an enemy other than the pitiless arrows.Page 153
In places these had fallen, and the wall was ruined, but it was in a much better state of preservation than the outer wall.Page 154
When he approached closer to one of these tablets he saw that it was of gold, and bore many hieroglyphics.Page 155
In one room were seven pillars of solid gold, and in another the floor itself was of the precious metal.Page 165
But I do not intend that they shall find you.Page 170
Miss Strong and her mother were very brave under the strain of almost constant apprehension of the attacks of savage beasts.Page 182
" "We had best return to the shelter," said Clayton.Page 188
But after a while even they became accustomed to him.Page 189
He had but just returned with his bride, and was narrating his adventures quickly before he should forget them.Page 196
And the girl's fate he could picture as plainly as though he were an eyewitness to it.Page 206
Presently he found it--a crumpled bit of yellow paper.