insufferable. I am going to demand that father discharge the man."
"And suppose he asks you why?" asked Harriet. "You will tell him, of
course, that you want this person discharged because he protected you
from the insults and attacks of a ruffian while you were dining in
Feinheimer's at night--is that it?"
"You are utterly impossible, Harriet!" cried Elizabeth, stamping her
foot. "You are as bad as that efficiency person. But, then, I might have
expected it! You have always, it seems to me, shown a great deal more
interest in the fellow than necessary, and probably the fact that Harold
doesn't like him is enough to make you partial toward him, for you have
never tried to hide the fact that you don't like Harold."
"If you're going to be cross," said Harriet, "I think I shall go home."
At about the same time the Lizard entered Feinheimer's. In the far
corner of the room Murray was seated at a table. The Lizard approached
and sat down opposite him. "Here I am," he said. "What do you want, and
how did you know I was in town?"
"I didn't know," said Murray. "I got a swell job for you, and so I sent
out word to get you."
"You're in luck then," said the Lizard. "I just blew in this morning.
What kind of a job you got?"
Murray explained at length.
"They got a watchman," he concluded, "but I've got a guy on de inside
that'll fix him."
"When do I pull this off?" asked the Lizard.
"In about a week. I'll let you know the night later. Dey ordinarily
draw the payroll money Monday, the same day dey pay, but dis week
they'll draw it Saturday and leave it in the safe. It'll be layin' on
top of a bunch of books and papers. Dey're de t'ings you're to destroy.
As I told you, it will all be fixed from de inside. Dere's no danger of
a pinch. All you gotta do is crack de safe, put about a four or five
t'ousand dollar roll in your pocket, and as you cross de river drop a
handful of books and papers in. Nothin' to it--it's the easiest graft
you ever had."
"You're sure dat's all?" asked the Lizard.
"Sure thing!" replied Murray.
"Where's de place?"
"Dat I can't tell you until the day we're ready to pull off de job."
At four o'clock that afternoon Jimmy Torrance collapsed at his desk.
The flu had struck him as suddenly and as unexpectedly as it had
attacked many of its victims. Edith
"My father's friend and mine--would that it might have been another!" he muttered almost savagely.Page 11
She was lifted in strong arms and borne to the deck of the flier.Page 18
She had not been abducted--she had fled willingly with her lover.Page 22
At the side of his thoat were slung his long radium rifle and his great, forty-foot, metal-shod spear, while from his own harness depended his long-sword and his short-sword, as well as his lesser weapons.Page 24
Turning quickly toward his flier, he was soon rising from the plaza in pursuit of Thar Ban.Page 26
Rugged, granitic walls towered before him.Page 28
So quickly was the thing.Page 30
With outstretched tail and foaming jaws it charged straight as an arrow, for the body of the thoat and the mighty creature of destruction that stood with forepaws upon the slate-grey side, waiting to defend its meat.Page 36
"But you did nothing of the kind, and so I am here, not in my own service, but in yours, and in the service of the man to whom you are promised, to save you for him, if it lies within the power of man to do so," he concluded, almost bitterly.Page 38
The great carnivore let its head droop, and with tail between its legs came slinking to the girl's feet, and after it came the others until she was entirely surrounded by the savage maneaters.Page 43
"Enough!" cried the jeddak, raising a protesting hand, but at that very instant the sword of the Heliumite cut viciously at its nearest antagonist.Page 58
For a moment they breathed more freely, but presently they discovered that the aperture was continuing to enlarge.Page 67
War had been declared by Thuvan Dihn, but the messenger who had been dispatched with the proclamation had been a Dusarian who had seen to it that no word of warning reached the twin cities of the approach of a hostile fleet.Page 74
Yet he battled on, striking futile blows against great, hispid breasts he could not see; feeling thick, squat throats beneath his fingers; the drool of saliva upon his cheek, and hot, foul breath in his nostrils.Page 76
Then the apes closed with their adversaries.Page 79
Even in the hands of the giant green men bridle reins would be hopelessly futile against the mad savagery and mastodonic strength of the thoat, and so they are guided by that strange telepathic power with which the men of Mars have learned to communicate in a crude way with the lower orders of their planet.Page 84
That you succeeded in shifting the guilt upon the Prince of Helium was fortunate, and a masterly move of strategy; but were the girl to know the truth and ever return to her father's court, all Dusar would have to pay the penalty, and to have her here a prisoner amongst us would be an admission of guilt from the consequences of which naught could save us.Page 85
And, look you here! Return not to Dusar without her, upon pain of death!" Astok, Prince of Dusar, well knew his royal father's temper.Page 97
"You still prefer death?" asked Astok.Page 99
As fast as he could run Astok entered the main corridor that led to the tower chamber.