Immediately I was put in command, and the first thing I did
was to go below with Olson and inspect the craft thoroughly for hidden
boches and damaged machinery. There were no Germans below, and
everything was intact and in ship-shape working order. I then ordered
all hands below except one man who was to act as lookout. Questioning
the Germans, I found that all except the commander were willing to
resume their posts and aid in bringing the vessel into an English port.
I believe that they were relieved at the prospect of being detained at
a comfortable English prison-camp for the duration of the war after the
perils and privations through which they had passed. The officer,
however, assured me that he would never be a party to the capture of
There was, therefore, nothing to do but put the man in irons. As we
were preparing to put this decision into force, the girl descended from
the deck. It was the first time that she or the German officer had
seen each other's faces since we had boarded the U-boat. I was
assisting the girl down the ladder and still retained a hold upon her
arm--possibly after such support was no longer necessary--when she
turned and looked squarely into the face of the German. Each voiced a
sudden exclamation of surprise and dismay.
"Lys!" he cried, and took a step toward her.
The girl's eyes went wide, and slowly filled with a great horror, as
she shrank back. Then her slender figure stiffened to the erectness of
a soldier, and with chin in air and without a word she turned her back
upon the officer.
"Take him away," I directed the two men who guarded him, "and put him
When he had gone, the girl raised her eyes to mine. "He is the German
of whom I spoke," she said. "He is Baron von Schoenvorts."
I merely inclined my head. She had loved him! I wondered if in her
heart of hearts she did not love him yet. Immediately I became
insanely jealous. I hated Baron Friedrich von Schoenvorts with such
utter intensity that the emotion thrilled me with a species of
But I didn't have much chance to enjoy my hatred then, for almost
immediately the lookout poked his face over the hatchway and bawled
down that there was smoke on the horizon, dead ahead. Immediately I
went on deck to investigate, and Bradley came with me.
"If she's friendly," he said, "we'll speak her.
When something thwarted him, his sole idea was to overcome it by brute strength and ferocity, and so now when he found his way blocked, he tore angrily into the leafy screen and an instant later found himself within a strange lair, his progress effectually blocked, notwithstanding his most violent efforts to forge ahead.Page 15
Tarzan is a man.Page 38
A dictionary had proven itself a wonderful storehouse of information, when, after several years of tireless endeavor, he had solved the mystery of its purpose and the manner of its use.Page 49
With head held high the ape-man walked through the village, swung himself into the branches of the tree which overhung the palisade and disappeared from the sight of the villagers.Page 50
Like an arrow from a bow he shot through the trees in the direction of the sound.Page 55
But even under this handicap Tarzan finally completed the rope, a long, pliant weapon, stronger than any he ever had made before.Page 60
" But the child only whimpered and trembled, for he did not understand the tongue of the great apes, and the voice of Tarzan sounded to him like the barking and growling of a beast.Page 70
She tried to force her unwilling feet onward toward the cave, when from its depths issued an uncanny sound that was neither brute nor human, a weird sound that was akin to mirthless laughter.Page 89
" Momaya was dispatched for the fire, and while she was away Mbonga dickered with Bukawai about the price.Page 93
With a howl of pain, the man turned and fled, Momaya pursuing him and beating him across the shoulders, through the gateway and up the length of the village street, to the intense amusement of the warriors, the women, and the children who were so fortunate as to witness the spectacle, for one and all feared Rabba Kega, and to fear is to hate.Page 99
The other followed.Page 112
It was the sudden shock of surprise that always sent them into a panic; but of this Tarzan was not as yet fully aware.Page 123
Finally, with a sigh he gave up trying to fathom the unfathomable, yet in his heart of hearts he knew that something had come into his life that he never before had experienced, another life which existed when he slept and the consciousness of which was carried over into his waking hours.Page 135
It was these that Tarzan heard on his return from his cabin, and in reply to them he raised his own voice and hurried forward with increased speed until he fairly flew through the middle terraces of the forest.Page 144
The roars and screams of the fighters reverberated through the jungle, awakening the echoes in the distant hills.Page 145
His spirits seemed not to age at all--he was still a playful child, much to the discomfiture of his fellow-apes.Page 158
It would not comport with his scheme.Page 159
In a solid mass of muscled ebony they waited the coming of the devil-god; yet beneath their brave exteriors lurked a haunting fear that all might not be quite well with them--that this strange creature could yet prove invulnerable to their weapons and inflict upon them full punishment for their effrontery.Page 164
He wanted to know what made things go.Page 175
he had a clear and unobstructed view of the heavens.