nearer caves and there
floated to his nostrils the odor of cooking food. He looked down and
experienced a sensation of relief. The cave in which he had been held
was in the lowest tier--scarce thirty feet from the base of the cliff.
He was about to chance an immediate descent when there occurred to him
a thought that brought a grin to his savage lips--a thought that was
born of the name the Waz-don had given him--Tarzan-jad-guru--Tarzan the
Terrible--and a recollection of the days when he had delighted in
baiting the blacks of the distant jungle of his birth. He turned back
into the cave where lay the dead body of In-tan. With his knife he
severed the warrior's head and carrying it to the outer edge of the
recess tossed it to the ground below, then he dropped swiftly and
silently down the ladder of pegs in a way that would have surprised the
Kor-ul-lul who had been so sure that he could not climb.
At the bottom he picked up the head of In-tan and disappeared among the
shadows of the trees carrying the grisly trophy by its shock of shaggy
hair. Horrible? But you are judging a wild beast by the standards of
civilization. You may teach a lion tricks, but he is still a lion.
Tarzan looked well in a Tuxedo, but he was still a Tarmangani and
beneath his pleated shirt beat a wild and savage heart.
Nor was his madness lacking in method. He knew that the hearts of the
Kor-ul-lul would be filled with rage when they discovered the thing
that he had done and he knew too, that mixed with the rage would be a
leaven of fear and it was fear of him that had made Tarzan master of
many jungles--one does not win the respect of the killers with bonbons.
Below the village Tarzan returned to the foot of the cliff searching
for a point where he could make the ascent to the ridge and thus back
to the village of Om-at, the Kor-ul-JA. He came at last to a place
where the river ran so close to the rocky wall that he was forced to
swim it in search of a trail upon the opposite side and here it was
that his keen nostrils detected a familiar spoor. It was the scent of
Pan-at-lee at the spot where she had emerged from the pool and taken to
the safety of the jungle.
Immediately the ape-man's plans were changed. Pan-at-lee lived, or at
least she had lived after the leap from the cliff's
He was a very self-satisfied Jimmy, nor who can wonder, since almost from his matriculation there had been constantly dinned into his ears the plaudits of his fellow students.Page 5
" And so he sat down and wrote his father this reply: DEAR DAD: I have your letter and check.Page 7
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"Naw," he said; "this is the safest place to work.Page 17
Jimmy looked at him aghast.Page 19
They had turned out of the driveway into Lincoln Parkway.Page 21
What leisure time he had he devoted to what he now had.Page 26
"I will try and persuade him to see Dr.Page 29
"And even," mused Jimmy, "if I had graduated at the.Page 30
He was so hungry that it actually hurt, and he was weak from physical fatigue and from disappointment and worry.Page 31
"Won't you come up?" "Sure," said the Lizard, and together the two ascended the stairs and entered Jimmy's room.Page 35
Going directly to the buffet, he found Bince, as he was quite sure that he would.Page 39
What I get I earn, and I don't steal it.Page 49
So far as Jimmy was concerned, they might have been so many chairs.Page 52
" "Well, I do love him," insisted Elizabeth, "and I intend to marry him.Page 71
Shall I have her call on you?" "If you will, please," replied Compton As Jimmy left the office Compton rang for Bince, and when the latter came, told him of his plan to employ a firm of accountants to renovate their entire system of bookkeeping.Page 72
" Bince saw that it was futile to argue the matter further.Page 76
"It might be," said Bince.Page 99
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"Well, listen, Carl; I've got to see the Lizard.