the window. He
turned to look back into the alley. He had been just in time; the
Austrian sentry, alarmed by the sound of approaching footsteps down
the alley, had stepped into view. He stood there now with leveled
rifle, a challenge upon his lips. From the advancing party came a
At the same instant the girl beside him in the Stygian blackness of
the room threw her arms about Barney's neck and drew his face down
"Oh, Stefan," she whispered, "what a narrow escape! It makes me
tremble to think of it. They would have shot you, my Stefan!"
The American put an arm about the girl's shoulders, and raised one
hand to her cheek--it might have been in caress, but it wasn't. It
was to smother the cry of alarm he anticipated would follow the
discovery that he was not "Stefan." He bent his lips close to her
"Do not make an outcry," he whispered in very poor Serbian. "I am
not Stefan; but I am a friend."
The exclamation of surprise or fright that he had expected was not
forthcoming. The girl lowered her arms from about his neck.
"Who are you?" she asked in a low whisper.
"I am an American war correspondent," replied Barney, "but if the
Austrians get hold of me now it will be mighty difficult to convince
them that I am not a spy." And then a sudden determination came to
him to trust his fate to this unknown girl, whose face, even, he had
never seen. "I am entirely at your mercy," he said. "There are
Austrian soldiers in the street below. You have but to call to them
to send me before the firing squad--or, you can let me remain here
until I can find an opportunity to get away in safety. I am trying
to reach Serbia."
"Why do you wish to reach Serbia?" asked the girl suspiciously.
"I have discovered too many enemies in Austria tonight to make it
safe for me to remain," he replied, "and, further, my original
intention was to report the war from the Serbian side."
The girl hesitated for a while, evidently in thought.
"They are moving on," suggested Barney. "If you are going to give
me up you'd better do it at once."
"I'm not going to give you up," replied the girl. "I'm going to
keep you prisoner until Stefan returns--he will know best what to do
with you. Now you must come with me and be locked up. Do not try to
escape--I have a revolver in my hand," and to
This time Tarzan saw the pock-marked old owner of the ape, whom he did not recognize as the wily Paulvitch of former days.Page 24
Outside the cabin--and none there was aboard who knew what he did in the cabin--the lad was just as any other healthy, normal English boy might have been.Page 41
Before the ape drank he cautioned the boy to be watchful; but as he drank he raised his head from time to time to cast a quick glance toward a clump of bushes a hundred yards away upon the opposite side of the water hole.Page 57
A low grunt was his only response, and a moment later he had leaped nimbly upon a small and unwary rodent that had been surprised at a fatal distance from its burrow.Page 62
Now they were in the trees, worming their way forward, alert for sentinels.Page 64
"I am Korak!" shouted the boy.Page 75
in the language of the apes; but she shook her head, and spoke to him in the language of the Arab, which was as unintelligible to him as was ape speech to her.Page 83
She might be hiding from him.Page 84
At the sight before her they went wide.Page 98
Korak slunk quickly into the shadows at the hut's side, drawing Meriem with him; but he was too late.Page 102
she lay waiting for him she dreamed of him and of all that he meant to her.Page 109
Slowly Meriem shrank inch by inch toward the opposite end of the tent.Page 119
Korak could not persuade them.Page 138
The other side seldom obtruded itself upon her memory--the long, black nights--the chill, terrible jungle nights--the cold and damp and discomfort of the rainy season--the hideous mouthings of the savage carnivora as they prowled through the Stygian darkness beneath--the constant menace of Sheeta, the panther, and Histah, the snake--the stinging insects--the loathesome vermin.Page 151
It was for her he leaped.Page 186
But Meriem could but shudder as she recalled the cruelties of this terrible old hag in the years gone by.Page 191
If it totally incapacitated him even for a few days it would mean death, for by that time he would be too weakened by hunger and pain to provide food for himself.Page 208
A half smile touched Korak's lips.Page 219
The savage light died from his eyes, and as the stranger stepped forward toward Korak, Tantor trailed docilely at his heels.Page 223
He said that he had found my daughter and could lead me to her.