two and arrest
them "with all found in their company," as his order read, he felt
sure that he would be able to deliver the missing king to his
subjects in time for the coronation at noon.
Barney looked straight into the eyes of old Von der Tann.
"You have given us the opinion of others, Prince Ludwig," he said.
"Now you may tell us your own views of the matter."
"I shall have to abide by the decision of the majority," replied the
old man. "But I have seen your majesty under fire, and if you are
not the king, for Lutha's sake you ought to be."
"He is not Leopold," said one of the officers who had accompanied
the prince from Peter's camp. "I was governor of Blentz for three
years and as familiar with the king's face as with that of my own
"No," cried several of the others, "this man is not the king."
Several of the nobles drew away from Barney. Others looked at him
Butzow stepped close to his side, and it was noticeable that the
troopers, and even the officers, of the Royal Horse which Barney had
led in the charge upon the two batteries in the wood, pressed a
little closer to the American. This fact did not escape Butzow's
"If you are content to take the word of the servants of a traitor
and a would-be regicide," he cried, "I am not. There has been no
proof advanced that this man is not the king. In so far as I am
concerned he is the king, nor ever do I expect to serve another more
worthy of the title.
"If Peter of Blentz has real proof--not the testimony of his own
faction--that Leopold of Lutha is dead, let him bring it forward
before noon today, for at noon we shall crown a king in the
cathedral at Lustadt, and I for one pray to God that it may be he
who has led us in battle today."
A shout of applause rose from the Royal Horse, and from the
foot-soldiers who had seen the king charge across the plain,
scattering the enemy before him.
Barney, appreciating the advantage in the sudden turn affairs had
taken following Butzow's words, swung to his saddle.
"Until Peter of Blentz brings to Lustadt one with a better claim to
the throne," he said, "we shall continue to rule Lutha, nor shall
other than Leopold be crowned her king. We approve of the amnesty
you have granted, Prince Ludwig, and Peter of Blentz is free to
enter Lustadt, as he will, so long
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Tarzan was puzzled, but he was all attention now, nor did he permit another detail of the incident to escape him.Page 8
Tarzan noted that she was richly appareled, and that her slender, well-modeled figure denoted youth; but as she was heavily veiled he could not discern her features.Page 10
He resumed his former position, and presently he was aware that she had arisen and was leaving the deck.Page 11
He was half hidden by a davit, so that two men who approached along the deck did not see him, and as they passed Tarzan caught enough of their conversation to cause him to fall in behind them, to follow and learn what deviltry they were up to.Page 13
Without hesitating to question those within, the ape-man threw his giant shoulder against the frail panel, and in a shower of splintered wood he entered the cabin, dragging Rokoff after him.Page 37
Tarzan took one of the warm little hands that lay on his breast in his own strong one.Page 39
"See what you have done.Page 56
Already he could hear the mob clambering the stairway to the next quarters--they would be at the door beside him in another instant.Page 60
At the top of each hillock that they mounted he would draw in his horse and, turning, scan the country to the rear with utmost care.Page 73
Twice more Tarzan fired in quick succession, and then EL ADREA lay still and roared no more.Page 98
All was silence on the ship above--all was silence in the sea below.Page 127
He moved more cautiously than was his wont, for he knew that men with guns could reach him quite as easily in the treetops as on the ground.Page 142
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As Spider 'ere said afore, we'll all bloody well be picked up, anyway, sez 'e, so wot's the use o' squabblin'? Let's eat, sez I.Page 145
the pitiless tropic sun, with parched lips and swollen tongues, waiting for the death they were beginning to crave.Page 181
" When he came through the trees to the edge of the jungle he saw a woman kneeling in prayer, and before her stood a wild, primitive-looking white man, his face buried in his arms.Page 199
They would again send fifty men out into the valley to find and capture this desecrater of their temple.Page 202
"Do you not remember?" "Save me from death?" she asked, in a puzzled tone.Page 208
" He saw the wisdom of her appeal, and promised.