came on deck, and it was Sing alone who noted the quickly concealed
flash of recognition which passed between the two Malays.
The Chinaman also saw the gleam that shot into the visitor's eye as
Virginia emerged from the cabin, but by no word or voluntary outward
sign did the man indicate that he had even noticed her. Shortly
afterward he left, promising to return with provisions the following
day. But it was to be months before they again saw him.
That evening as Sing was serving Virginia's supper he asked her if she
had recognized their visitor of the afternoon.
"Why no, Sing," she replied, "I never saw him before."
"Sh!" admonished the celestial. "No talkee so strong, wallee have ear
all same labbit."
"What do you mean, Sing?" asked the girl in a low voice. "How
perfectly weird and mysterious you are. Why you make the cold chills
run up my spine," she ended, laughing. But Sing did not return her
smile as was his custom.
"You no lememba tallee Lajah stand up wavee lite clothee in plilate
boat, ah?" he urged.
"Oh, Sing," she cried, "I do indeed! But unless you had reminded me I
should never have thought to connect him with our visitor of
today--they do look very much alike, don't they?"
"Lookeelike! Ugh, they all samee one man. Sing know. You lookee out,
Linee," which was the closest that Sing had ever been able to come to
"Why should I look out? He doesn't want me," said the girl, laughingly.
"Don't you bee too damee sure 'bout lat, Linee," was Sing's inelegant
but convincing reply, as he turned toward his galley.
The following morning the party, with the exception of three Malays who
were left to guard the Ithaca, set out for the new camp. The journey
was up the bed of the small stream which emptied into the harbor, so
that although fifteen men had passed back and forth through the jungle
from the beach to the camp every day for two weeks, there was no sign
that human foot had ever crossed the narrow strip of sand that lay
between the dense foliage and the harbor.
The gravel bottom of the rivulet made fairly good walking, and as
Virginia was borne in a litter between two powerful lascars it was not
even necessary that she wet her feet in the ascent of the stream to the
camp. The distance was short, the center of the camp being but a mile
from the harbor, and
Just as he was leaving, Rokoff turned to Tarzan.Page 10
He smiled to himself at the result of his very uncivilized and ungallant action, for he had not lowered his own eyes when they met those of the young woman.Page 14
The girl evidently was in fear of these two--she dared not express her real desires before them.Page 25
Rokoff must have known that I frequently passed through the Rue Maule.Page 30
The other, my real reason for fearing to expose them, I have never told--only Rokoff and I know it.Page 36
It will take a few minutes for explanations.Page 37
She had not heard him enter.Page 43
Wherefore, then, should I be dissatisfied? Have you not yourself told.Page 53
In fact, in case of a disturbance, nearly every man here would be against you.Page 59
From the window Abdul dropped the short distance to the street below, while Tarzan took the girl in his arms and leaped down as he had done on so many other occasions in his own forest with a burden in his arms.Page 64
He even commenced to acquire the rudiments of their language under the pleasant tutorage of the brown-eyed girl.Page 67
Have been ordered back to my ship.Page 95
Tarzan paid little heed to the conversation that ensued--he was attempting to recall where he had met Monsieur Thuran before.Page 97
From the shadows of the cabin two figures crept stealthily upon the ape-man from behind.Page 100
Caldwell is not on board, sir," he said.Page 132
You will fight just as I tell you to fight, or I shall leave you and go back to my own country.Page 150
It was quite close now, but there were longer and longer pauses between its efforts to advance, and each forward movement seemed to the waiting Englishman to be almost imperceptible.Page 155
And all the while that he explored, his blacks huddled close together at his back, and strange shapes hovered upon either hand and before them and behind, yet never close enough that any might say that they were not alone.Page 159
The females were more symmetrically proportioned than the males, their features were much more perfect, the shapes of their heads and their large, soft, black eyes denoting far greater intelligence and humanity than was possessed by their lords and masters.Page 174
They have searched the temple--all save this single room.