aim, he might have gotten
me; but his pace made him wild, so that not a shot touched me, and then
we clinched and went to the deck. This left two pistols, which two of
my own men were quick to appropriate. The Baron was no match for me in
a hand-to-hand encounter, and I soon had him pinned to the deck and the
life almost choked out of him.
A half-hour later things had quieted down, and all was much the same as
before the prisoners had revolted--only we kept a much closer watch on
von Schoenvorts. The _Geier_ had sunk while we were still battling upon
our deck, and afterward we had drawn away toward the north, leaving the
survivors to the attention of the single boat which had been making its
way toward us when Olson launched the torpedo. I suppose the poor
devils never reached land, and if they did, they most probably perished
on that cold and unhospitable shore; but I couldn't permit them aboard
the U-33. We had all the Germans we could take care of.
That evening the girl asked permission to go on deck. She said that
she felt the effects of long confinement below, and I readily granted
her request. I could not understand her, and I craved an opportunity
to talk with her again in an effort to fathom her and her intentions,
and so I made it a point to follow her up the ladder. It was a clear,
cold, beautiful night. The sea was calm except for the white water at
our bows and the two long radiating swells running far off into the
distance upon either hand astern, forming a great V which our
propellers filled with choppy waves. Benson was in the tower, we were
bound for San Diego and all looked well.
Lys stood with a heavy blanket wrapped around her slender figure, and
as I approached her, she half turned toward me to see who it was. When
she recognized me, she immediately turned away.
"I want to thank you," I said, "for your bravery and loyalty--you were
magnificent. I am sorry that you had reason before to think that I
"You did doubt me," she replied in a level voice. "You practically
accused me of aiding Baron von Schoenvorts. I can never forgive you."
There was a great deal of finality in both her words and tone.
"I could not believe it," I said; "and yet two of my men reported
having seen you
At first his vast sorrow numbed his other faculties of thought--his brain was overwhelmed by the calamity to such an extent that it reacted to but a single objective suggestion: She is dead! She is dead! She is dead! Again and again this phrase beat monotonously upon his brain--a dull, throbbing pain, yet mechanically his feet followed the.Page 6
Gradually the labor of his great grief brought forth another emotion so real, so tangible, that it seemed a companion walking at his side.Page 33
Running another strip through these holes gave him a large bag with a drawstring.Page 38
Then he tied him to a tree, sought food for himself, and stretched out among the branches above his captive for a few hours' sleep.Page 56
Like a felled ox he dropped in his tracks.Page 58
To the larger fangs and the more powerful jaws of his adversary were added huge talons and the preponderance of the lion's great weight.Page 63
" The two before him saw that he was naked beneath the coat which he threw upon the floor and then he slipped quickly from the trousers and stood there clothed only in his loin cloth.Page 71
Ahead he scanned the rough landscape for sign of another.Page 74
His was absolute freedom--the last tie that had bound him to civilization and custom had been severed.Page 115
How he was to get rid of them Tarzan could not imagine unless he accompanied them upon the weary march back to the east coast, a march that would necessitate his once more retracing the long, weary way he already had covered towards his goal, yet what else could be done? These two had neither the strength, endurance, nor jungle-craft to accompany him through the unknown country to the west, nor did he wish them with him.Page 136
Usanga clawed the air and shrieked but he was helpless as a babe.Page 137
The day is still young.Page 144
As Tarzan tore the flesh from that portion of the kill he had retained for.Page 150
"I have an extra pistol here, that the beggars didn't discover," and, removing the cover of a compartment, he drew forth an automatic.Page 181
Bits of shiny metal resembling gold, ornamented both the headdress and the skirt.Page 205
At intervals, apparently at each street intersection, an oil flare sputtered dimly from brackets set in the walls a trifle higher than a man's head.Page 222
The enclosure contained a herd of goats which immediately upon the advent of the carnivore started a mad stampede to the opposite end of the corral which was bounded by the south wall of the city.Page 223
"The lions didn't seem to pay much attention to me and I climbed out of the place by way of a tree and through a window into a room on the second floor.Page 228
"He is telling them to break down the door and rescue him and the girl from two strangers who entered and made them prisoners.Page 246
"You will go back into that terrible jungle?" she asked.