the past few minutes.
"Before we go further, sir, I should like an explanation of the events
which have just transpired. By what right, sir, did you interfere
between my daughter and Mr. Canler? I had promised him her hand, sir,
and regardless of our personal likes or dislikes, sir, that promise
must be kept."
"I interfered, Professor Porter," replied Tarzan, "because your
daughter does not love Mr. Canler--she does not wish to marry him.
That is enough for me to know."
"You do not know what you have done," said Professor Porter. "Now he
will doubtless refuse to marry her."
"He most certainly will," said Tarzan, emphatically.
"And further," added Tarzan, "you need not fear that your pride will
suffer, Professor Porter, for you will be able to pay the Canler person
what you owe him the moment you reach home."
"Tut, tut, sir!" exclaimed Professor Porter. "What do you mean, sir?"
"Your treasure has been found," said Tarzan.
"What--what is that you are saying?" cried the professor. "You are
mad, man. It cannot be."
"It is, though. It was I who stole it, not knowing either its value or
to whom it belonged. I saw the sailors bury it, and, ape-like, I had
to dig it up and bury it again elsewhere. When D'Arnot told me what it
was and what it meant to you I returned to the jungle and recovered it.
It had caused so much crime and suffering and sorrow that D'Arnot
thought it best not to attempt to bring the treasure itself on here, as
had been my intention, so I have brought a letter of credit instead.
"Here it is, Professor Porter," and Tarzan drew an envelope from his
pocket and handed it to the astonished professor, "two hundred and
forty-one thousand dollars. The treasure was most carefully appraised
by experts, but lest there should be any question in your mind, D'Arnot
himself bought it and is holding it for you, should you prefer the
treasure to the credit."
"To the already great burden of the obligations we owe you, sir," said
Professor Porter, with trembling voice, "is now added this greatest of
all services. You have given me the means to save my honor."
Clayton, who had left the room a moment after Canler, now returned.
"Pardon me," he said. "I think we had better try to reach town before
dark and take the first train out of this forest. A native just rode
by from the north, who reports that the fire is moving slowly in
They blocked the way; they seized him, and though he fell, groveling upon his knees before them, begging for his life, they bound him and hurled him to the floor of the inner temple.Page 28
"Who harms her, dies.Page 32
A strange sight met his eyes as he emerged from the semi-darkness of the cellar to the brilliant light of the temple.Page 33
Then the ape-man turned, and Werper recognized him as the man he had left for dead in the treasure room.Page 38
Tarzan resumed his playing with the gems,.Page 43
even to the avaricious mind of the Arab, and if Werper could persuade the raider to share even a portion of it with him he would be well satisfied.Page 53
His mind had reverted to his childhood days--it was the figure of the giant she-ape, Kala, that he saw; but only half recognized.Page 64
The knife arm stiffened ready for the downward plunge, and then La, the woman, collapsed weakly upon the body of the man she loved.Page 74
Patiently he waited until the streets were deserted by all save the sentries at the gates, then he dropped lightly to the ground, circled to the opposite side of the village and approached the palisade.Page 88
After a considerable argument it was decided that they should first hunt toward the east for a few days and then return and search for the Arabs, and as time is of little moment to the ape folk, Tarzan acceded to their demands, he, himself, having reverted to a mental state but little superior to their own.Page 93
He had come to eat his fill without labor--Tarzan had told him that that should be his reward, and he was satisfied.Page 99
In a little moonlit glade ahead of him the great ape was bending over the prostrate form of the woman Tarzan sought.Page 103
He cared not whom the thieves might be.Page 104
The Arab, recovered from his first surprise, dashed in with raised sword to annihilate this presumptuous stranger.Page 110
The creature was Chulk, and he looked down upon the unconscious man more in curiosity than in hate.Page 112
The ape's back was toward the lion.Page 113
jungle, till the lesser creatures of the wild, startled from their peaceful pursuits, scurried fearfully away.Page 139
The ape-man relinquished his grasp upon the throat of the Belgian, and leaped to his feet.Page 145
Shrieking out his terror, the soldier clawed with puny fingers at the shaggy breast in vain endeavor to push away the grinning jaws.Page 146
A terrific roar broke from the savage throat, and the great beast crouched to spring upon this new and helpless victim.