the jungle and then
toward the cursing band of sailors who were removing the bales and
boxes from the boats.
The last member of the party to disembark was a girl of about nineteen,
and it was the young man who stood at the boat's prow to lift her high
and dry upon land. She gave him a brave and pretty smile of thanks,
but no words passed between them.
In silence the party advanced toward the cabin. It was evident that
whatever their intentions, all had been decided upon before they left
the ship; and so they came to the door, the sailors carrying the boxes
and bales, followed by the five who were of so different a class. The
men put down their burdens, and then one caught sight of the notice
which Tarzan had posted.
"Ho, mates!" he cried. "What's here? This sign was not posted an hour
ago or I'll eat the cook."
The others gathered about, craning their necks over the shoulders of
those before them, but as few of them could read at all, and then only
after the most laborious fashion, one finally turned to the little old
man of the top hat and frock coat.
"Hi, perfesser," he called, "step for'rd and read the bloomin' notis."
Thus addressed, the old man came slowly to where the sailors stood,
followed by the other members of his party. Adjusting his spectacles
he looked for a moment at the placard and then, turning away, strolled
off muttering to himself: "Most remarkable--most remarkable!"
"Hi, old fossil," cried the man who had first called on him for
assistance, "did je think we wanted of you to read the bloomin' notis
to yourself? Come back here and read it out loud, you old barnacle."
The old man stopped and, turning back, said: "Oh, yes, my dear sir, a
thousand pardons. It was quite thoughtless of me, yes--very
thoughtless. Most remarkable--most remarkable!"
Again he faced the notice and read it through, and doubtless would have
turned off again to ruminate upon it had not the sailor grasped him
roughly by the collar and howled into his ear.
"Read it out loud, you blithering old idiot."
"Ah, yes indeed, yes indeed," replied the professor softly, and
adjusting his spectacles once more he read aloud:
THIS IS THE HOUSE OF TARZAN, THE
KILLER OF BEASTS AND MANY BLACK
MEN. DO NOT HARM THE THINGS WHICH
ARE TARZAN'S. TARZAN WATCHES.
"Ah," she thought, "a guilty conscience is a most suspicious thing.Page 39
I have seen the apes of my tribe do the same thing.Page 48
"I think that I have found just the thing for you, Monsieur Tarzan," said the count.Page 57
Abdul translated from time to time to Tarzan.Page 77
" "Not within the precincts of my DOUAR," returned the sheik.Page 80
With a little start they would be safe enough from him in the open.Page 84
Presently he returned with a packet of letters.Page 89
But the brutes are more chivalrous than man--they do not stoop to cowardly intrigue.Page 90
How vividly he recalled the night he had stolen it from the desk in the cabin of his long-dead father, where Jane Porter had sat writing it late into the night, while he crouched in the darkness without.Page 93
The smaller, a trim white yacht, was speeding toward the east, and on her deck sat a young woman who gazed with sad eyes upon a diamond-studded locket which she idly fingered.Page 108
Jane Porter had dropped into a fitful slumber--the fierce light of the sun upon her upturned face awoke her.Page 115
Tarzan was entranced--he would make a long visit to this new world.Page 116
The black saw the trick, and grinned, but Tarzan knew.Page 141
In the center of the circle of glittering black bodies he leaped and roared and shook his heavy spear in the same mad abandon that enthralled his fellow savages.Page 146
"Gentlemen," said Monsieur Thuran, "you see the fate that awaits us all unless we are picked up within a day or two.Page 147
To them there seemed not the slightest difference that could be detected other than the dates.Page 149
He did not dare open his hand.Page 176
Cautiously he moved forward on hands and knees, until at about fifteen feet, or the average thickness of the foundation walls, the floor ended abruptly in a sudden drop.Page 180
legs, and now and then one would go upon all fours like Bolgani, the gorilla.Page 187
Several huge bulls stood erect to get a better view of the intruder.