followed. All semblance of
order had left the ranks of the green men, and as they looked far above
our heads to trace the origin of this unexpected attack, disorder
turned to retreat and retreat to a wild panic. In another moment they
were racing as madly away from us as they had before been charging down
We turned to look in the direction from whence the first report had
come, and there we saw, just clearing the tops of the nearer hills, a
great battleship swinging majestically through the air. Her bow gun
spoke again even as we looked, and another shell burst among the
As she drew nearer I could not repress a wild cry of elation, for upon
her bows I saw the device of Helium.
As Carthoris, Xodar, Tars Tarkas, and I stood gazing at the magnificent
vessel which meant so much to all of us, we saw a second and then a
third top the summit of the hills and glide gracefully after their
Now a score of one-man air scouts were launching from the upper decks
of the nearer vessel, and in a moment more were speeding in long, swift
dives to the ground about us.
In another instant we were surrounded by armed sailors, and an officer
had stepped forward to address us, when his eyes fell upon Carthoris.
With an exclamation of surprised pleasure he sprang forward, and,
placing his hands upon the boy's shoulder, called him by name.
"Carthoris, my Prince," he cried, "Kaor! Kaor! Hor Vastus greets the
son of Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, and of her husband, John
Carter. Where have you been, O my Prince? All Helium has been plunged
in sorrow. Terrible have been the calamities that have befallen your
great-grandsire's mighty nation since the fatal day that saw you leave
"Grieve not, my good Hor Vastus," cried Carthoris, "since I bring not
back myself alone to cheer my mother's heart and the hearts of my
beloved people, but also one whom all Barsoom loved best--her greatest
warrior and her saviour--John Carter, Prince of Helium!"
Hor Vastus turned in the direction indicated by Carthoris, and as his
eyes fell upon me he was like to have collapsed from sheer surprise.
"John Carter!" he exclaimed, and then a sudden troubled look came into
his eyes. "My Prince," he started, "where hast thou--" and then he
stopped, but I knew the question that his lips dared not frame. The
loyal fellow would not be the one to force
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In the mean time I'll keep you posted as to my whereabouts, but don't send me another cent until I ask for it; and when I do you will know that I have failed.Page 8
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Therefore we should do everything as gentle-folk should do things, and when we make love we should make love like gentlefolk, and not like hod-carriers or cavemen.Page 22
The university heavyweight champion had reached a point where he loathed but one thing more than he did silk hosiery, and that one thing was himself.Page 26
It is only some one in a position like mine, who has an opportunity to observe him almost hourly, day by day, who would realize his condition.Page 27
Of course, I don't know her, and the chances are that I never shall, but I should hate to have any one recognize me here, or hereafter, as that young man at the stocking counter.Page 33
" He drew a roll of bills from his pocket and commenced to count out several.Page 43
You get back on your job, where you belong," and the man pressed forward trying to push Jimmy aside and lay hands on Elizabeth again.Page 50
"No, I don't suppose you would.Page 73
"Krovac," he said, "you don't like this man Torrance, do you?" "No,".Page 76
"Where," she thought after he had gone, "have I seen that fellow before?" Jimmy was in the shop applying "How to Get More Out of Your Factory" to the problems of the International Machine Company when he was called.Page 79
" "Will you tell him," asked Jimmy, "that you went to the training quarters of a prize-fighter, or that you dined unescorted at Feinheimer's at night and were an object of the insulting attentions of such a notorious character as Steve Murray?" The girl flushed.Page 83
But the fellow pleaded to be retained, and finally father promised to keep him for a while longer, as I recall it, at least until certain work was completed at the plant.Page 101
" She asked for Carl because she knew that this man who had been head-waiter at Feinheimer's for years would know her voice.Page 107
" "What happened?" "The guy beat up Krovac and come near croaking me, and got away.Page 108
"Yes I remember it," he said.Page 110
"Take me home, Harriet," she asked; "take me away from this place.