his notice, and
while he could understand nothing of the spoken language of these
strange people their gestures and facial expressions told him much.
The act of the little rat-faced sailor in killing one of his comrades
had aroused a strong dislike in Tarzan, and now that he saw him
quarreling with the fine-looking young man his animosity was still
Tarzan had never seen the effects of a firearm before, though his books
had taught him something of them, but when he saw the rat-faced one
fingering the butt of his revolver he thought of the scene he had
witnessed so short a time before, and naturally expected to see the
young man murdered as had been the huge sailor earlier in the day.
So Tarzan fitted a poisoned arrow to his bow and drew a bead upon the
rat-faced sailor, but the foliage was so thick that he soon saw the
arrow would be deflected by the leaves or some small branch, and
instead he launched a heavy spear from his lofty perch.
Clayton had taken but a dozen steps. The rat-faced sailor had half
drawn his revolver; the other sailors stood watching the scene intently.
Professor Porter had already disappeared into the jungle, whither he
was being followed by the fussy Samuel T. Philander, his secretary and
Esmeralda, the Negress, was busy sorting her mistress' baggage from the
pile of bales and boxes beside the cabin, and Miss Porter had turned
away to follow Clayton, when something caused her to turn again toward
And then three things happened almost simultaneously. The sailor
jerked out his weapon and leveled it at Clayton's back, Miss Porter
screamed a warning, and a long, metal-shod spear shot like a bolt from
above and passed entirely through the right shoulder of the rat-faced
The revolver exploded harmlessly in the air, and the seaman crumpled up
with a scream of pain and terror.
Clayton turned and rushed back toward the scene. The sailors stood in
a frightened group, with drawn weapons, peering into the jungle. The
wounded man writhed and shrieked upon the ground.
Clayton, unseen by any, picked up the fallen revolver and slipped it
inside his shirt, then he joined the sailors in gazing, mystified, into
"Who could it have been?" whispered Jane Porter, and the young man
turned to see her standing, wide-eyed and wondering, close beside him.
"I dare say Tarzan of the Apes is watching us all right," he answered,
in a dubious tone. "I wonder, now, who that spear was intended for.
If for Snipes, then our
When he received this appointment he was both elated and appalled.Page 5
"That's all, only keep a still tongue in yer 'ead, or they'll put a pill between yer ribs, an' mark my word for it, sir," and the old fellow went on with his polishing, which carried him away from where the Claytons were standing.Page 8
"Perhaps you were right in that our best chance lies in maintaining a neutral position.Page 43
At length as darkness settled upon the jungle the apes commenced to bestir themselves, and soon they formed a great circle about the earthen drum.Page 46
It was Kala, and as quickly as Tarzan saw that Tublat was gaining on her he dropped with the rapidity of a falling stone, from branch to branch, toward his foster mother.Page 55
Tarzan waited no longer, but leaping into the branches of the trees sped rapidly through the forest.Page 63
He spoke a few words to the assembled warriors, and in an instant the men were flying through the little village searching minutely every hut and corner within the palisades.Page 79
Almost daily he whetted his keen knife and scraped and whittled at his young beard to eradicate this degrading emblem of apehood.Page 108
He knew.Page 111
"If they catch us with the treasure aboard it will all be confiscated anyway.Page 114
He had often wondered at the exact purpose of the lamps.Page 119
Clayton gathered for me, but will add to this from day to day as things happen.Page 148
"No!" she exclaimed vehemently, much too vehemently he thought.Page 152
"We do not know what they did to him BEFORE they killed him," he answered, his face drawn with fatigue and the sorrow he felt for poor D'Arnot and he emphasized the word before.Page 157
Tarzan had to lift him that he might drink from the gourd.Page 164
"Those eyes will be glaring at him to-night, and at your comrade Lieutenant D'Arnot.Page 170
On the journey he told D'Arnot about the great chest he had seen the sailors bury; of how he had dug it up and carried it to the gathering place of the apes and buried it there.Page 174
For a week they remained there, and the ape-man, keenly observant, learned much of the ways of men; meanwhile black women sewed white duck garments for himself and D'Arnot so that they might continue their journey properly clothed.Page 181
The policeman looked up, and, catching his eye, raised his finger to admonish silence.Page 190
"If your father had not lost the treasure you would not feel forced to keep your promise to this man Canler?" "I could ask him to release me.