would have meant death; but if I did not appear before Ko-tan I would
not have to refuse anything. O-lo-a and I decided that I must not
appear. It was better to fly, carrying in my bosom a shred of hope,
than to remain and, with my priesthood, abandon hope forever.
"Beneath the shadows of the great trees that grow within the palace
grounds I pressed her to me for, perhaps, the last time and then, lest
by ill-fate I meet the messenger, I scaled the great wall that guards
the palace and passed through the darkened city. My name and rank
carried me beyond the city gate. Since then I have wandered far from
the haunts of the Ho-don but strong within me is the urge to return if
even but to look from without her walls upon the city that holds her
most dear to me and again to visit the village of my birth, to see
again my father and my mother."
"But the risk is too great?" asked Tarzan.
"It is great, but not too great," replied Ta-den. "I shall go."
"And I shall go with you, if I may," said the ape-man, "for I must see
this City of Light, this A-lur of yours, and search there for my lost
mate even though you believe that there is little chance that I find
her. And you, Om-at, do you come with us?"
"Why not?" asked the hairy one. "The lairs of my tribe lie in the crags
above A-lur and though Es-sat, our chief, drove me out I should like to
return again, for there is a she there upon whom I should be glad to
look once more and who would be glad to look upon me. Yes, I will go
with you. Es-sat feared that I might become chief and who knows but
that Es-sat was right. But Pan-at-lee! it is she I seek first even
before a chieftainship."
"We three, then, shall travel together," said Tarzan.
"And fight together," added Ta-den; "the three as one," and as he spoke
he drew his knife and held it above his head.
"The three as one," repeated Om-at, drawing his weapon and duplicating
Ta-den's act. "It is spoken!"
"The three as one!" cried Tarzan of the Apes. "To the death!" and his
blade flashed in the sunlight.
"Let us go, then," said Om-at; "my knife is dry and cries aloud for the
blood of Es-sat."
The trail over which Ta-den and Om-at led and which scarcely could be
dignified even by the name of trail was suited more to
He'll get you, Byrne, he's that kind.Page 24
" "The memory of it and him will always help me," she answered quietly.Page 31
to whose society she had been driven by loneliness and fear, and appeared on deck frequently during the daylight watches.Page 36
"He has gone into the forecastle now, and he has a revolver that he took from Mr.Page 41
So vivid an impression had his brutality made upon her that she would start from deep slumber, dreaming that she was menaced by him.Page 48
distrust that had tinged her thoughts of him earlier in their acquaintance, while his heroic act in descending into the forecastle in the face of the armed and desperate Byrne had thrown a glamour of romance about him that could not help but tend to fascinate a girl of Barbara Harding's type.Page 60
It also was evident to him that to the other party the girl would naturally gravitate since Divine, an old acquaintance, had cast his lot with it; nor had the growing intimacy between Miss Harding and Theriere been lost upon him.Page 62
And still Oda Yorimoto sat with his samurai upon the cliff's summit, beady eyes fixed upon his intended prey.Page 66
they did not come, and when, in alarm, the entire party started back in search of them they retraced their steps to the very brink of the declivity leading to the cove before they could believe the testimony of their own perceptions--Barbara Harding and the two sailors had disappeared.Page 97
" "Ferget it," whispered Byrne, "fer a week ago I guess I was a coward.Page 100
"I could eat a dozen of dem minnows," announced the mucker, and he cast again and again, until in twenty minutes he had a goodly mess of plump, shiny trout on the grass beside him.Page 114
With a little cry of horror the girl put her ear close to the man's lips.Page 119
The mucker fought with his long sword in one hand and Theriere's revolver in the other--hewing a way toward freedom for the two men whom he knew would take his love from him.Page 126
One in particular he recalled--a little, third-floor gymnasium not far distant from the Battery.Page 128
In accordance with the state regulations it was to be a ten round, no decision bout--the weight of the gloves was prescribed by law.Page 235
gettin' out of the little bedroom in back there except through this room.Page 236
You wanna git me in there an' then you'll try an' git aroun' me some sort o' way to let you escape; but I'm too slick for that.Page 248
He saw the animal collapse and sink to the ground, and then he recognized the pony as Brazos, and another glance at the man brought recognition of him, too.Page 259
You'll be all right in a day or two.