Jimmy, "of one man; and even in his case the
idea is too horrible--too preposterous to be entertained."
Harriet Holden looked up at him quickly, a sudden light in her eyes, and
an expression of almost horrified incredulity upon her face. "You don't
mean--" she started.
"I wouldn't even use his name in connection with the thought," Jimmy
interrupted; "but he is the only man of whom I know who could have
profited by Mr. Compton's death, and, on the other hand, whose entire
future would have been blasted possibly had Mr. Compton lived until the
The girl remained for half an hour longer, and when she left she went
directly to the home of Elizabeth Compton.
"I told you, Elizabeth," she said, "that I was going to see Mr.
Torrance. You dissuaded me for some time, but I finally went today, and
I am glad that I went. No one except yourself could have loved your
father more than I, or have been more horrified or grieved at his death;
but that is no reason why you should aid in the punishment of an
innocent man, as I am confident that this man Torrance is, and I tell
you Elizabeth if you were not prejudiced you would agree with me.
"I have talked with Torrance for over half an hour to-day, and since
then nothing can ever make me believe that that man could commit a
cold-blooded murder. Harold has always hated him--you admit that
yourself--and now you are permitting him to prejudice you against the
man purely on the strength of that dislike. I am going to help him. I'm
going to do it, not only to obtain justice for him, but to assist in
detecting and punishing the true murderer."
"I don't see, Harriet, how you can take any interest in such a
creature," said Elizabeth. "You know from the circumstances under which
we saw him before father employed him what type of man he is, and it was
further exemplified by the evidence of his relationship with that common
woman of the streets."
"He told me about her to-day," replied Harriet. "He had only known her
very casually, but she helped him once--loaned him some money when he
needed it---and when he found that she had been a stenographer and
wanted to give up the life she had been leading and be straight again,
he helped her.
"I asked Sergeant O'Donnell particularly about that, and even he had to
admit that there was no evidence whatever to implicate the girl or show
that the relations between her and Mr. Torrance had been
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We will not harm you.Page 6
" His authoritative tones brought them all up standing, and presently each was occupied with his own duties; but each worked in silence and there was no singing and no bantering such as had marked the making of previous camps.Page 9
Slowly Tippet regained consciousness and sat up.Page 23
" And this time he pointed to the top of a ladder which protruded above the eaves of the roof near-by.Page 25
Soon the keeper of the place returned with a wooden bowl filled with food.Page 29
Realizing that there was no room in.Page 33
Today you go to his temple--" the Wieroo used a phrase meaning literally High Place--"where you will receive the sacred commands.Page 37
a hollow groan.Page 39
reverted to his plaintive mumbling for food and recurrence to the statement that there was a way out; but by firmness and patience the Englishman drew out piece-meal a more or less lucid exposition of the remarkable scheme of evolution that rules in Caspak.Page 44
Unseen denizens of this great sewer, disturbed by the intruder, splashed into the water ahead of him and wriggled away.Page 45
A moment later another headless body floated past, recalling what An-Tak had told him of the skull-collecting customs of the Wieroo.Page 50
The protruding tongue and the popping eyes proclaimed that the end was near and a moment later the red robe sank to the floor of the room, the curved blade slipping from nerveless fingers.Page 51
Pushing it from him he rose to his feet and faced the wide-eyed girl.Page 60
"Why do you fear them so?" he asked.Page 62
The lower rooms of the city are filled with many such as these.Page 63
It was the Wieroo of the yellow slashing whose abode was the place of the yellow door in which Bradley had first seen the girl.Page 66
With the coming of the sun they saw they had stumbled upon a place where they might remain hidden from the Wieroos for a long time and also one that they could defend against these winged creatures, since the trees would shield them from an attack from above and also hamper the movements of the creatures should they attempt to follow them into the wood.Page 80
You are going back to my own country to be my wife.Page 82
"But your father will not permit it--Jor, my father, High Chief of the Galus, will not permit it, for like me you are cos-ata-lo.