million," he said. "You'd starve to death
before you'd do it. And now, what you want is a job. I can probably get
you one if you ain't too particular."
"I'd do anything," said Jimmy, "that I could do and still look a policeman
in the face."
"All right," said the Lizard. "When I come back I'll bring you a job of
some sort. I may be back to-night, and I may not be back again for a
month, and in the mean time you got to live."
He drew a roll of bills from his pocket and commenced to count out
"Hold on!" cried Jimmy. "Once again, nothing doing."
"Forget it," admonished the Lizard. "I'm just payin' back the twenty
you loaned me."
"But I didn't loan it to you," said Jimmy; "I gave it to you as a reward
for finding my watch."
The Lizard laughed and shoved the money across the table.
"Take it," he said; "don't be a damn fool. And now so-long! I may
bring you home a job to-night, but if I don't you've got enough to live
on for a couple of weeks."
After the Lizard had gone Jimmy sat looking at the twenty dollars for a
"That fellow may be a thief," he soliloquized, "but whatever he is he's
white. Just imagine, the only friend I've got in Chicago is a
HAROLD SITS IN A GAME.
When Elizabeth Compton broached to her father the subject of a
much-needed rest and a trip to the Orient, he laughed at her. "Why,
girl," he cried, "I was never better in my life! Where in the world did
you get this silly idea?"
"Harold noticed it first," she replied, "and called my attention to it;
and now I can see that you really have been failing."
"Failing!" ejaculated Compton, with a scoff. "Failing nothing! You're
a pair of young idiots. I'm good for twenty years more of hard work,
but, as I told Harold, I would like to quit and travel, and I shall do
so just as soon as I am convinced that he can take my place."
"Couldn't he do it now?" asked the girl.
"No, I am afraid not," replied Compton. "It is too much to expect of
him, but I believe that in another year he will be able to."
And so Compton put an end to the suggestion that he travel for his
health, and that night when Bince called she told him that she had been
unable to persuade her father that he needed a
You have made a very wicked and resourceful enemy, who will stop at nothing to satisfy his hatred.Page 52
The room was filled to repletion with Arabs.Page 63
" "Then it would have been useless to stop at all," replied Tarzan, "for had we simply ridden on toward Bou Saada they would have been upon us presently, and all could have been engaged.Page 69
So his suspicions were aroused, and he decided to keep a sharp eye on the little party that trailed behind the column at a distance of about a quarter of a mile.Page 80
" For a few moments they walked on in silence.Page 81
The girl was wondering if they would reach her father's DOUAR before the pursuit had overtaken them.Page 84
And in a little while she would be married to one of these swarthy warriors, and there would be an end to their friendship.Page 123
At length they found the well-marked trail along which the herd had passed not many hours before.Page 134
They were panic-stricken, and it took all the brutal authority of the Arabs to keep the Manyuema from rushing helter-skelter into the jungle--anywhere to escape from this terrible village.Page 137
They did not strike unless success were sure and the danger of detection almost nothing, and so the arrows and the spears were few and far between, but so persistent and inevitable that the slow-moving column of heavy-laden raiders was.Page 144
The sailors, goaded by the remorseless pangs of hunger, had eaten their leather belts, their shoes, the sweatbands from their caps, although both Clayton and Monsieur Thuran had done their best to convince them that these would only add to the suffering they were enduring.Page 152
But before him was the view that centered his attention.Page 154
In places tablets of yellow metal had been set in the solid masonry of the walls.Page 167
For a time neither spoke.Page 168
Clayton dared not leave her alone with him for an instant.Page 179
They had no woodcraft.Page 180
From there on the homeward journey was slow, as these proud fighting men were unaccustomed to the duties of porters.Page 190
Until dark the Englishman searched the nearby jungle for a trace of the missing one or a sign of the trail of her abductor.Page 202
No, dear, we are both very much alive.