in my line, so I beats it out without
crackin' the safe. That's all I know about it until I sees the papers,
and then for a while I was afraid to say anything because this guy
O'Donnell has it in for me, and I know enough about police methods to
know that they could frame up a good case of murder against me. But
after a while Miss Hudson finds me and puts it up to me straight that
this guy Torrance hasn't got no friends except me and her.
"Of course she didn't know how much I knew, but I did, and it's been
worryin' me ever since. I was waiting, though, hopin' that something
would turn up so that he would be acquitted, but I been watchin' the
papers close, and I seen yesterday that there wasn't much chance, so
here I am."
"You say that a man came down from Mr. Compton's office just before you
went up? What time was that?"
"It was about ten o'clock, about half an hour before the cops finds
"And then you went upstairs and found Mr. Compton dead?"
"You say this man that came downstairs stopped and lighted a
cigarette before he left the building. Did you see his face?"
"Yes, I did."
"Would you recognize him if you saw him again?"
"Look around the court-room and see if you can find him here."
"Sure I can find him. I seen him when I first came in, but I can't see
his face because he's hiding behind the prosecuting attorney."
All eyes were turned in the direction of the prosecuting attorney to see
Bince leap suddenly to his feet and lean forward upon the desk before
him, supported by a trembling arm as he shook his finger at the Lizard,
and in high-pitched tones screamed, "It's a lie! It's a lie!"
For a moment longer he stood looking wildly about the room, and then
with rapid strides he crossed it to an open window, and before any one
could interfere he vaulted out, to fall four stories to the cement
For several minutes pandemonium reigned in the court-room. Elizabeth
Compton Bince swooned, and when she regained consciousness she found
herself in the arms of Harriet Holden.
"Take me home, Harriet," she asked; "take me away from this place. Take
me to your home. I do not want to go back to mine yet."
Half an hour later, in accordance with the judge's charge to the jury, a
verdict of "Not guilty" was rendered in the case
Pausing momentarily in the full light of the gorgeous African moon the creature turned an attentive ear to the rear and then, his head lifted, his features might readily have been discerned in the moonlight.Page 2
Leaving the village he had made his way toward the southwest, crossing, after the most appalling hardships, a vast waterless steppe covered for the most part with dense thorn, coming at last into a district that had probably never been previously entered by any white man and which was known only in the legends of the tribes whose country bordered it.Page 5
Tarzan does not awaken as you and I with the weight of slumber still upon his eyes and brain, for did the creatures of the wild awaken thus, their awakenings would be few.Page 12
Instantly the shaggy black rushed in with drawn knife which it buried in the beast's heart.Page 13
They then advanced toward the ape-man addressing him earnestly as though endeavoring to convey to him some important information.Page 29
For a time silence reigned in the Kor-ul-JA.Page 33
Almost instantly it was up and though the men rushed fearlessly in, it managed to sweep aside their weapons with its mighty paws.Page 76
Ko-tan rose to his feet and every warrior within sight craned his neck to have a better view of the newcomer.Page 78
" There was a sudden scramble to reach the floor of the throne-room, nor was Ko-tan far behind his warriors, though he managed to maintain a certain majestic dignity as he descended the broad stairs that countless naked feet had polished to a gleaming smoothness through the ages.Page 88
"I know nothing of the future," he replied, "other than what Jad-ben-Otho tells me.Page 89
I shall hate to part with her.Page 92
" The effect of his words was immediate upon the men.Page 93
" "Then let the trial be held in the temple," cried one of the chiefs, for the warriors were as anxious as their king to be relieved of all responsibility in the matter.Page 101
Supplementing these were others with flattened blades that were neither hoes nor spades, but instead possessed the appearance of an unhappy attempt to combine the two implements in one.Page 118
It was the faint, but unmistakable odor of the GRYF, and now Tarzan stood silently listening.Page 129
"What is the meaning of this?" she demanded angrily.Page 135
It had seemed to him, however, necessary to the success of a bold plan that he had formulated upon overhearing the conversation between Lu-don and Pan-sat as he stood without the hangings of the apartment of the high priest.Page 143
" If Obergatz had held any doubt as to the sincerity of her word it would have been wholly dissipated by the scathing contempt of her tone.Page 168
At a little distance were the blue waters of Jad-in-lul and beyond, the verdure-clad farther shore, and beyond that the mountains.Page 207
Lu-don handed the sacrificial knife to Obergatz.