you did a whole lot of loud talking, and there
isn't any doubt but that that warship was a-lyin' off south of us
listenin' to it all. Of course they might not have learned the name of
the ship, but they heard enough to know that the crew of some ship was
mutinying and killin' her officers. So you see they'll be waiting to
search every ship they sight for a long time to come, and they may not
be far away now."
When he had ceased speaking the Swede strove to assume an air of
composure that his listener might not have his suspicions aroused as to
the truth of the statements that had just been made.
Momulla sat for some time in silence, eyeing Gust. At last he rose.
"You are a great liar," he said. "If you don't get us on our way by
tomorrow you'll never have another chance to lie, for I heard two of
the men saying that they'd like to run a knife into you and that if you
kept them in this hole any longer they'd do it."
"Go and ask Kai Shang if there is not a wireless," replied Gust. "He
will tell you that there is such a thing and that vessels can talk to
one another across hundreds of miles of water. Then say to the two
men who wish to kill me that if they do so they will never live to
spend their share of the swag, for only I can get you safely to any
So Momulla went to Kai Shang and asked him if there was such an
apparatus as a wireless by means of which ships could talk with each
other at great distances, and Kai Shang told him that there was.
Momulla was puzzled; but still he wished to leave the island, and was
willing to take his chances on the open sea rather than to remain
longer in the monotony of the camp.
"If we only had someone else who could navigate a ship!" wailed Kai
That afternoon Momulla went hunting with two other Maoris. They
hunted toward the south, and had not gone far from camp when they were
surprised by the sound of voices ahead of them in the jungle.
They knew that none of their own men had preceded them, and as all were
convinced that the island was uninhabited, they were inclined to flee
in terror on the hypothesis that the place was haunted--possibly by the
ghosts of the murdered officers and
Since that day peace had reigned from the western shores of the Azores to the western shores of the Hawaiian Islands, nor has any man of either hemisphere dared cross 30dW.Page 6
settled into the frightful Maelstrom beneath us and at the same time mentally computing the hours which must elapse before aid could reach us, the wireless operator clambered up the ladder to the bridge, and, disheveled and breathless, stood before me at salute.Page 7
I think that we should have succeeded, even though the ship was wracked from stem to stern by the terrific buffetings she received, and though she were half submerged the greater part of the time, had no further accident befallen us.Page 11
The crew, with the exception of those whose duties kept them below, were ranged on deck below the bridge.Page 15
cruise, and this time, among others, I have maps of Europe and her surrounding waters.Page 18
and following my example, each engaged in the fascinating sport of prospecting for antiques.Page 20
I cried to Delcarte not to fire until we reached his side, for I was fearful lest our small caliber, steel-jacketed bullets should, far from killing the beast, tend merely to enrage it still further.Page 46
"I do not know.Page 50
"Turn the knob!" I cried, seeing that she did not know how to open a door, but neither did she know what I meant by knob.Page 54
I waited for an instant, hoping that I might be mistaken, and.Page 57
But finally, thanks to the sun and much rubbing, I succeeded, though I had no oil to lubricate them.Page 58
We could see that the buck was quite dead, and from our hiding place we waited to discover the identity of his slayer when the latter should approach and claim his kill.Page 60
Victory, who was given a voice in our councils, was all for going to the continent, or anywhere else, in fact, where she might see new sights and experience new adventures.Page 72
Jealousy and the ambition and intrigue of another officer had lost him the favor of his emperor, and he had been detailed to this frontier post as a mark of.Page 73
He looked at me in surprise, nodding his head affirmatively.Page 75
On the eleventh day we reached our destination--a walled frontier city of about twenty thousand.Page 79
The emperor seemed interested, but in no way angered at the girl's attitude.Page 81
Evidently he would never leave, or turn his back again.Page 85
But these were pressed back and back until the first line of the enemy came opposite our shelter.Page 88
And now we are going back, Victory and I, with the men and the munitions and power to reclaim England for her queen.