was his own and that he had done a foolish thing in giving up his
position because of a girl he did not know and probably never would.
There came a Saturday when Jimmy, jobless and fundless, dreaded his
return to the Indiana Avenue rooming-house, where he knew the landlady
would be eagerly awaiting him, for he was a week in arrears in his room
rent already, and had been warned he could expect no further credit.
"There is a nice young man wanting your room," the landlady had told
him, "and I shall have to be having it Saturday night unless you can pay
Jimmy stood on the corner of Clark and Van Buren looking at his watch.
"I hate to do it," he thought, "but the Lizard said he could get twenty
for it, and twenty would give me another two weeks." And so his watch
went, and two weeks later his cigarette-case and ring followed. Jimmy
had never gone in much for jewelry--a fact which he now greatly
Some of the clothes he still had were good, though badly in want of
pressing, and when, after still further days of fruitless searching for
work the proceeds from the articles he had pawned were exhausted, it
occurred to him he might raise something on all but what he actually
needed to cover his nakedness.
In his search for work he was still wearing his best-looking suit; the
others he would dispose of; and with this plan in his mind on his return
to his room that night he went to the tiny closet to make a bundle of
the things which he would dispose of on the morrow, only to discover
that in his absence some one had been there before him, and that there
was nothing left for him to sell.
It would be two days before his room rent was again due, but in the mean
time Jimmy had no money wherewith to feed the inner man. It was an
almost utterly discouraged Jimmy who crawled into his bed to spend a
sleepless night of worry and vain regret, the principal object of his
regret being that he was not the son of a blacksmith who had taught him
how to shoe horses and who at the same time had been too poor to send
him to college.
Long since there had been driven into his mind the conviction that for
any practical purpose in life a higher education was as useless as the
proverbial fifth wheel to the coach.
"And even," mused Jimmy, "if I had graduated at the
From the odors that rose to the ape-man's sensitive nostrils he presently realized that beneath him was some huge reptile feeding upon the carcass of the lion that had been slain there earlier in the night.Page 12
Instantly the shaggy black rushed in with drawn knife which it buried in the beast's heart.Page 47
In the instant she knew that she was dreaming and that quickly the hallucination of the dream would fade--it had happened to her many times before.Page 50
It was with infinite difficulty that Pan-at-lee retained her hold upon the ankle of her protector, but she did so and then, slowly, she sought to drag the dead weight back to the safety of the niche.Page 56
"You came to warn me!" he said.Page 59
"Whee-oo!" he shouted and prodded the beast with a sharp point of his stick.Page 78
It is well that you insist that I indeed be the Dor-ul-Otho before you accord me the homage that is my due.Page 87
"I am he," replied Tarzan; "and you?" "I am O-lo-a, daughter of Ko-tan, the king," she replied.Page 92
ape-man to whom they represented a natural expression of man's love of the beautiful to even a greater extent than the studied and artificial efforts of civilization.Page 96
"He seemed more than mortal," parried Pan-at-lee.Page 116
Nothing was visible within the darkened interior and so, momentarily baffled, he sought the windows.Page 128
The warriors knew him and that on the morrow the princess was to be betrothed to Bu-lot, his son.Page 153
"Wait," he cried, "if you are indeed the Dor-ul-Otho you will know that I speak the truth.Page 167
The method that the high priest of Tu-lur had employed to trap Tarzan had left the ape-man in possession of his weapons though there seemed little likelihood of their being of any service to him.Page 176
But they were wary for they feared this strange creature to whom the superstitious fears of many of them attributed the miraculous powers of deity.Page 192
More meat was thrown to him and he was left to his own devices, the awe-struck inhabitants of the palace not even venturing to climb upon the walls to look at him.Page 199
Through a narrow corridor and up a flight of steps they went, turning to right and left and doubling back through a maze of winding passageways which terminated in a spiral staircase that gave forth at the surface of the ground within the largest of the inner altar courts close beside the eastern altar.Page 205
The ape-man strained at his bonds but they were too many and too strong.Page 211
Upon the opposite shore they turned and called back their farewells to Ta-den and Om-at and the brave warriors they had learned to admire and respect.Page 218