place in my business and in my
home of the son I never had."
"Do you think Elizabeth guessed what was in your mind?" asked Bince.
"I don't know," replied the older man. "I have tried never to say
anything to influence her. Years ago when she was younger we used to
talk about it half jokingly and shortly after you told me of your
engagement she remarked to me one day that she was happy, for she knew
you were going to be the sort of son I had wanted.
"I haven't anybody on earth but her, Harold, and when I die she gets the
business. I have arranged it in my will so you two will share and share
alike in profits after I go, but that will be some time. I am far from
being an old man, and I am a mighty healthy one. However, I should like
to be relieved of the active management. There are a lot of things that I
have always wanted to do that I couldn't do because I couldn't spare the
time from my business.
"And so I want you to get thoroughly into the harness as soon as
possible, that I may turn over the entire management to you. But I can't do
it, Harold, while the profits are diminishing."
As the older man's gaze fell again to statements before him the eyes of
the younger man narrowed just a trifle as they rested upon Mason Compton,
and then as the older man looked up Bince's expression changed.
"I'll do my best, sir," he said, smiling. "Of course I realize, as you
must, that I have tried to learn a great deal in a short time. I think I
have reached a point now where I pretty thoroughly grasp the
possibilities and requirements of my work, and I am sure that from now
on you will note a decided change for the better on the right side of
"I am sure of it, my boy," said Compton heartily. "Don't think that I
have been finding fault with anything you have done. I just wanted to
call your attention to these figures. They mean something, and it's up
to you to find out just what they do mean."
And then there came a light tap on the door, which opened immediately
before any summons to enter had been given, and Elizabeth Compton
entered, followed by another young woman.
"Hello, there!" exclaimed Compton. "What gets us out so early? And
Harriet too! There is only one thing that would
"He came to my room while I was alone, and for no good purpose.Page 24
"It is difficult to rise above the jungle standards and reason by the light of civilized ways, is it not, my friend?" he queried banteringly.Page 33
After tonight you will not dare to annoy me, for I shall tell Raoul all.Page 59
"How strong m'sieur is, and how active," she cried.Page 79
Occasionally the cold steel of a knife touched his flesh.Page 83
And that cry--it was not human.Page 85
"He is down in the town now, or I should send for him," continued Captain Gerard.Page 91
Like a man dazed he gathered up his ulster.Page 95
One day Tarzan found Miss Strong in conversation with a stranger, a man he had not seen on board before.Page 108
At last the long night broke, and a tropical sun smote down upon the rolling water.Page 116
With a hideous scream of rage and pain the brute turned again upon the black.Page 137
Tarzan was too intelligent to be caught in any such trap, and so the report of his shot had scarcely died away before the ape-man was on the ground and racing for another tree a hundred yards away.Page 153
It had a strange effect upon the blacks, almost paralyzing them with terror while it lasted, and it was an hour before the camp settled down to sleep once more.Page 155
My mother's uncle, who is a great witch doctor, has told me all about it many times.Page 162
With foam-flecked lips and bared fangs the mad sun-worshiper battled with the tenfold power of the maniac.Page 175
Come, let us see how far we may go toward liberty before I must return.Page 177
Carefully feeling about, he found himself within a large chamber, along the walls of which, and down the length of the floor, were piled many tiers of.Page 192
His hands were clasped beneath the tails of his.Page 201
Ah, she remembered now.Page 206
Presently he found it--a crumpled bit of yellow paper.