What was it then? Was it the memory of the moments that she had lain
in his strong arms--was it the shadow of the sweet, warm glow that had
suffused her as his eyes had caught hers upon his face?
The thing was tantalizing--it was annoying. The girl blushed in
mortification at the very thought that she could cling so resolutely to
the memory of a total stranger, and--still greater humiliation--long in
the secret depths of her soul to see him again.
She was angry with herself, but the more she tried to forget the young
giant who had come into her life for so brief an instant, the more she
speculated upon his identity and the strange fate that had brought him
to their little, savage island only to snatch him away again as
mysteriously as he had come, the less was the approval with which she
looked upon the suit of Doctor von Horn.
Von Horn had left her, and strolled down to the river. Finally
Virginia arose to seek the crude couch which had been spread for her in
one of the sleeping rooms of the long-house. As she passed a group of
natives squatted nearby one of the number arose and approached her, and
as she halted, half in fright, a low voice whispered:
"Lookee out, Linee, dloctor Hornee velly bad man."
"Why, Sing!" exclaimed Virginia. "What in the world do you mean by
saying such a thing as that?"
"Never mind, Linee; you always good to old Sing. Sing no likee see you
sadee. Dloctor Hornee velly bad man, las allee," and without another
word the Chinaman turned and walked away.
After the escape of the girl Barunda and Ninaka had fallen out over
that affair and the division of the treasure, with the result that the
panglima had slipped a knife between the ribs of his companion and
dropped the body overboard.
Barunda's followers, however, had been highly enraged at the act, and
in the ensuing battle which they waged for revenge of their murdered
chief Ninaka and his crew had been forced to take to the shore and hide
in the jungle.
With difficulty they had saved the chest and dragged it after them into
the mazes of the underbrush. Finally, however, they succeeded in
eluding the angry enemy, and took up their march through the interior
for the head of a river which would lead them to the sea by another
route, it being Ninaka's intention to dispose of the contents of the
chest as quickly as possible through
Ten minutes later she was being whisked through the crowded streets toward the railway station.Page 5
That her deck was deserted, though she had steam up, and from the volume of smoke pouring from her funnel was all ready to get under way made no impression upon him.Page 9
She fully believed that the baby was aboard the Kincaid, provided that he still lived, but whether Tarzan had been permitted to live after having been lured aboard the evil craft she could not guess.Page 10
" The ape-man swung himself lightly to the deck.Page 26
Tarzan groaned.Page 35
He seemed to grasp the purpose of the paddles, and when Tarzan saw that this was so he took much pains to explain in the meagre language of the anthropoid how they might be used to the best advantage.Page 41
A great panther sat upon its haunches, looking down upon him.Page 53
Full upon the breast of the painted savage the great beast struck, burying sharp talons in the black flesh and sinking great yellow fangs in the ebon throat.Page 63
The natives had withdrawn at a command from their chief, who now stood talking with Anderssen, a little apart from her.Page 71
But, with all his care, night found him at a point where he was positive that he was on the wrong trail entirely.Page 89
What it was she did not know, but, fearing the return of the servant and the discovery of her deed, she stepped quickly to the camp table upon which burned the oil lamp and extinguished the smudgy, evil-smelling flame.Page 100
Time and again warriors had put out in their canoes to intercept him, but each time the hideous horde had swept into view to send the terrified natives shrieking back to the shore to lose themselves in the jungle.Page 113
His keen eyes, therefore, saw the figures of two men grappling with a woman.Page 114
harm from two ruffians, which was enough excuse for the ape-man to project his giant thews into the conflict without further investigation.Page 116
The scar upon his forehead that had burned scarlet faded to the normal hue of his tanned skin and disappeared.Page 120
A youth was paddling lazily out into midstream from a point beside the village.Page 121
Paulvitch drew his revolver and levelled it upon the black.Page 133
But he dared not let Momulla slay the Swede, upon whom they depended to guide them to their destination.Page 136
If you will come with us and ask no questions we will let you take the ship where you will after you have landed us at a certain port, the name of which we will give you later.Page 144
Those with revolvers fired a few scattering shots and then raced for some place of supposed safety.