now there are others to consider. Unless I misjudge the man, he would
more quickly strike at me through my wife or son than directly at me,
for he doubtless realizes that in no other way could he inflict greater
anguish upon me. I must go back to them at once, and remain with them
until Rokoff is recaptured--or dead."
As these two talked in Paris, two other men were talking together in a
little cottage upon the outskirts of London. Both were dark,
One was bearded, but the other, whose face wore the pallor of long
confinement within doors, had but a few days' growth of black beard
upon his face. It was he who was speaking.
"You must needs shave off that beard of yours, Alexis," he said to his
companion. "With it he would recognize you on the instant. We must
separate here in the hour, and when we meet again upon the deck of the
Kincaid, let us hope that we shall have with us two honoured guests who
little anticipate the pleasant voyage we have planned for them.
"In two hours I should be upon my way to Dover with one of them, and by
tomorrow night, if you follow my instructions carefully, you should
arrive with the other, provided, of course, that he returns to London
as quickly as I presume he will.
"There should be both profit and pleasure as well as other good things
to reward our efforts, my dear Alexis. Thanks to the stupidity of the
French, they have gone to such lengths to conceal the fact of my escape
for these many days that I have had ample opportunity to work out every
detail of our little adventure so carefully that there is little chance
of the slightest hitch occurring to mar our prospects. And now
good-bye, and good luck!"
Three hours later a messenger mounted the steps to the apartment of
"A telegram for Lord Greystoke," he said to the servant who answered
his summons. "Is he here?"
The man answered in the affirmative, and, signing for the message,
carried it within to Tarzan, who was already preparing to depart for
Tarzan tore open the envelope, and as he read his face went white.
"Read it, Paul," he said, handing the slip of paper to D'Arnot. "It
has come already."
The Frenchman took the telegram and read:
"Jack stolen from the garden through complicity of new servant. Come
As Tarzan leaped from the roadster that had met him at
"I have heard quite enough, thank you, Mr.Page 71
They were to relieve each other at guard duty during the balance of the night.Page 80
"The daimio has ordered that there shall be a great hunt today for the heads of the sei-yo-jin who have landed upon Yoka," persisted the man.Page 83
We may, if we are cautious, be able to save her life, and later, possibly, avenge her wrong.Page 91
The girl, oddly, understood him.Page 104
"Please don't, you frighten me.Page 111
around saloon corners rushing the can and insulting women--I didn't want to be decent--not until I met you, and learned to--to," he hesitated, stammering, and the red blood crept up his neck and across his face, "and learned to want your respect.Page 112
The girl started to say something, and at the same instant there came faintly to them from the mainland the sound of hoarse shouting, and of shots.Page 116
Poster, and myself, and two of the men of the Lotus whom he had brought along with us.Page 130
They had been counting out the man whom Barbara Harding had once loved!--the man she had thought the bravest in the world!--they were making a monkey and a coward of him! He'd show them! The "white hope" was waiting for him.Page 154
Come on! It's up to you!'" he quoted.Page 156
hangin' to the ropes.Page 197
The youth had been a "lunger" from Iowa, a fairly nice little chap, and entirely suited to his.Page 202
The answer confirmed his suspicions that the stranger was probably a horse thief, which, in Grayson's estimation, was the worst thing a man could be.Page 208
As Billy rose and threw the heavy burden across a shoulder he heard a challenge from without, and then a parley.Page 216
From the opposite end of the town the noise of battle welled up to ominous proportions.Page 241
She choked down a sob.Page 263
Billy had no intention of making any more noise than necessary.Page 265
" Bridge swung from the saddle and ran up onto the veranda.