The Land That Time Forgot

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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from behind and
lifted me entirely off my feet. Kick and squirm as I would, I could
neither turn toward my antagonist nor free myself from his maniacal
grasp. Relentlessly he was rushing me toward the side of the vessel
and death. There was none to stay him, for each of my companions was
more than occupied by from one to three of the enemy. For an instant I
was fearful for myself, and then I saw that which filled me with a far
greater terror for another.

My boche was bearing me toward the side of the submarine against which
the tug was still pounding. That I should be ground to death between
the two was lost upon me as I saw the girl standing alone upon the
tug's deck, as I saw the stern high in air and the bow rapidly settling
for the final dive, as I saw death from which I could not save her
clutching at the skirts of the woman I now knew all too well that I

I had perhaps the fraction of a second longer to live when I heard an
angry growl behind us mingle with a cry of pain and rage from the giant
who carried me. Instantly he went backward to the deck, and as he did
so he threw his arms outwards to save himself, freeing me. I fell
heavily upon him, but was upon my feet in the instant. As I arose, I
cast a single glance at my opponent. Never again would he menace me or
another, for Nob's great jaws had closed upon his throat. Then I
sprang toward the edge of the deck closest to the girl upon the sinking

"Jump!" I cried. "Jump!" And I held out my arms to her. Instantly as
though with implicit confidence in my ability to save her, she leaped
over the side of the tug onto the sloping, slippery side of the U-boat.
I reached far over to seize her hand. At the same instant the tug
pointed its stern straight toward the sky and plunged out of sight. My
hand missed the girl's by a fraction of an inch, and I saw her slip
into the sea; but scarce had she touched the water when I was in after

The sinking tug drew us far below the surface; but I had seized her the
moment I struck the water, and so we went down together, and together
we came up--a few yards from the

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