a feeling of greater relief than he had experienced for
many a day that he set out that noon to hunt deep in the jungle for a
herd of small deer which Schneider reported that he and Schmidt had
seen there the day before.
The direction in which Schneider had reported seeing the deer was
toward the south-west, and to that point the ape-man swung easily
through the tangled verdure of the forest.
And as he went there approached from the north a half-dozen
ill-featured men who went stealthily through the jungle as go men bent
upon the commission of a wicked act.
They thought that they travelled unseen; but behind them, almost from
the moment they quitted their own camp, a tall man crept upon their
trail. In the man's eyes were hate and fear, and a great curiosity.
Why went Kai Shang and Momulla and the others thus stealthily toward
the south? What did they expect to find there? Gust shook his
low-browed head in perplexity. But he would know. He would follow
them and learn their plans, and then if he could thwart them he
would--that went without question.
At first he had thought that they searched for him; but finally his
better judgment assured him that such could not be the case, since they
had accomplished all they really desired by chasing him out of camp.
Never would Kai Shang or Momulla go to such pains to slay him or
another unless it would put money into their pockets, and as Gust had
no money it was evident that they were searching for someone else.
Presently the party he trailed came to a halt. Its members concealed
themselves in the foliage bordering the game trail along which they had
come. Gust, that he might the better observe, clambered into the
branches of a tree to the rear of them, being careful that the leafy
fronds hid him from the view of his erstwhile mates.
He had not long to wait before he saw a strange white man approach
carefully along the trail from the south.
At sight of the new-comer Momulla and Kai Shang arose from their places
of concealment and greeted him. Gust could not overhear what passed
between them. Then the man returned in the direction from which he had
He was Schneider. Nearing his camp he circled to the opposite side of
it, and presently came running in breathlessly. Excitedly he hastened
"Quick!" he cried. "Those apes of yours have caught Schmidt and will
The natives feared and hated them.Page 51
Often he rehearsed the long speech which he would make to the apes, in which he would tell them of the life of their former king since he had left them.Page 54
He wanted to send a message to his parents.Page 82
She found it a dozen feet below the broken limb.Page 86
She thought it was Korak's way of showing how glad he was that the great ape had not succeeded in running away with her.Page 103
Did you get a good look at him, Carl?" "Yes," replied Jenssen.Page 105
They thought that they would recognize her for such if she was indeed the same, but even so the testimony of the runner Kovudoo had sent to The Sheik was such as to assure them that the girl was the one they had once before attempted to abduct.Page 118
They kill us.Page 120
The ape-man could not but think of the fate of his little party should some untoward incident arouse even momentarily the rage of fear of a single one of all these thousands.Page 137
the language of beasts?" "They are not hideous, and they are not degraded," replied Meriem.Page 157
Morison penned a brief note, which Hanson gave into the keeping of one of his boys who started off forthwith toward the south.Page 162
woman he loved and lay his love at her feet.Page 170
"Yes, Bwana," replied the boy.Page 171
Korak had waited about the camp, watching the Hon.Page 177
He was a long time about it, and while he talked in his bellowing, brutish voice, the girl sought some avenue of escape.Page 180
There was awe and respect in his tone and manner.Page 191
His moral fiber had been strengthened by the mental suffering he had endured.Page 196
For a moment he thought, then wheeled and sped away into the jungle, uttering a peculiar cry, shrill and piercing.Page 207
The Killer's fingers closed once upon the throat of the hideous Ali.Page 210
Among the tents he guided her safely to the palisade, and there, following Korak's instructions, the Englishman pitched a noose over the top of one of the upright logs that formed the barrier.