For a mile he continued upon his way to the relief
of Schmidt, but no signs saw he of the missing man or of any of the
apes of Akut.
At last he halted and called aloud the summons which he and Tarzan had
used to hail the great anthropoids. There was no response. Jones and
Sullivan came up with the black warrior as the latter stood voicing his
weird call. For another half-mile the black searched, calling
Finally the truth flashed upon him, and then, like a frightened deer,
he wheeled and dashed back toward camp. Arriving there, it was but a
moment before full confirmation of his fears was impressed upon him.
Lady Greystoke and the Mosula woman were gone. So, likewise, was
When Jones and Sullivan joined Mugambi he would have killed them in his
anger, thinking them parties to the plot; but they finally succeeded in
partially convincing him that they had known nothing of it.
As they stood speculating upon the probable whereabouts of the women
and their abductor, and the purpose which Schneider had in mind in
taking them from camp, Tarzan of the Apes swung from the branches of a
tree and crossed the clearing toward them.
His keen eyes detected at once that something was radically wrong, and
when he had heard Mugambi's story his jaws clicked angrily together as
he knitted his brows in thought.
What could the mate hope to accomplish by taking Jane Clayton from a
camp upon a small island from which there was no escape from the
vengeance of Tarzan? The ape-man could not believe the fellow such a
fool, and then a slight realization of the truth dawned upon him.
Schneider would not have committed such an act unless he had been
reasonably sure that there was a way by which he could quit Jungle
Island with his prisoners. But why had he taken the black woman as
well? There must have been others, one of whom wanted the dusky female.
"Come," said Tarzan, "there is but one thing to do now, and that is to
follow the trail."
As he finished speaking a tall, ungainly figure emerged from the jungle
north of the camp. He came straight toward the four men. He was an
entire stranger to all of them, not one of whom had dreamed that
another human being than those of their own camp dwelt upon the
unfriendly shores of Jungle Island.
It was Gust. He came directly to the point.
"Your women were stolen," he said.
Close behind him came the great ape.Page 39
Jenssen cursed beneath his breath.Page 40
The killing of the American caused him little or no remorse.Page 44
Akut, from a near-by tree, jabbered and scolded, calling the lioness all manner of foul names.Page 55
The boy had paused after his first sight of the caravan, and now was following slowly in the wake of the sordid, brutal spectacle.Page 74
When he came back to her blood smeared his face and hands and breast and she shrank from him as he offered her a huge hunk of hot, raw meat.Page 99
A couple of them seized the clawing, biting Meriem, and subdued her--a blow upon the head was sufficient.Page 122
Now utter silence reigned.Page 128
Yet she was still loyal to him.Page 142
Bwana could not imagine who the approaching horseman might be.Page 145
The wide heavens about her seemed to promise a greater freedom from doubt and questioning.Page 147
He would face a dozen rifles, if necessary, to fill his empty belly.Page 157
The balance of the long ride to Hanson's northerly camp was made in silence, for both men were occupied with their own thoughts, most of which were far from being either complimentary or loyal to the other.Page 162
No, she was not for him; but he still was hers.Page 165
"Only a little sprain," replied Hanson.Page 173
During the long hours of marching the Hon.Page 177
Stooping, she raised the bottom of the canvas and looked beneath and beyond.Page 179
His misses at so short a distance were practically non-existent, nor would he have missed this time but for an accident occurring at the very.Page 182
Malbihn shrugged.Page 210
My place is here.