giant. The breach between the latter
and von Horn had been patched over by Professor Maxon's explanations to
Number Thirteen as soon as the young man was able to comprehend--in the
meantime it had been necessary to keep von Horn out of the workshop
except when the giant was confined in his own room off the larger one.
Von Horn had been particularly anxious, for the furtherance of certain
plans he had in mind, to effect a reconciliation with Number Thirteen,
to reach a basis of friendship with the young man, and had left no
stone unturned to accomplish this result. To this end he had spent
considerable time with Number Thirteen, coaching him in English and in
the ethics of human association.
"He is progressing splendidly, Doctor," Professor Maxon had said. "It
will be but a matter of a day or so when I can introduce him to
Virginia, but we must be careful that she has no inkling of his origin
until mutual affection has gained a sure foothold between them."
"And if that should not occur?" questioned von Horn.
"I should prefer that they mated voluntarily," replied the professor,
the strange gleam leaping to his eyes at the suggestion of possible
antagonism to his cherished plan, "but if not, then they shall be
compelled by the force of my authority--they both belong to me, body
"You will wait for the final consummation of your desires until you
return with them to civilization, I presume," said von Horn.
"And why?" returned the professor. "I can wed them here myself--it
would be the surer way--yes, that is what I shall do."
It was this determination on the part of Professor Maxon that decided
von Horn to act at once. Further, it lent a reasonable justification
for his purposed act.
Shortly after their talk the older man left the workshop, and von Horn
took the opportunity to inaugurate the second move of his campaign.
Number Thirteen was sitting near a window which let upon the inner
court, busy with the rudiments of written English. Von Horn approached
"You are getting along nicely, Jack," he said kindly, looking over the
other's shoulder and using the name which had been adopted at his
suggestion to lend a more human tone to their relations with the
"Yes," replied the other, looking up with a smile. "Professor Maxon
says that in another day or two I may come and live in his own house,
and again meet his beautiful daughter. It seems almost too good to be
true that I shall
The senseless hatred of the lieutenant grew at last into a form of mania.Page 9
Here he paused and raised his face to Goro, the moon.Page 17
was no evidence that another had discovered the forgotten wealth since last the ape-man had visited its hiding place.Page 28
A giant Negro lifted her to the pommel of his saddle, and while the raiders searched the bungalow and outhouses for plunder he rode with her beyond the gates and waited the coming of his master.Page 36
The ape-man grinned, and let Werper go before him, brandishing the jeweled and holy weapon.Page 47
The buried gold was of much greater value than the price the woman would bring.Page 55
A great bull pawed the ground and bellowed as his bloodshot eyes discovered the intruder; but the ape-man passed across their front as though ignorant of their existence.Page 66
"Tarzan, my Tarzan!" she moaned, "tell me that you love me--that you will return to Opar with me--and you shall live.Page 82
It was late in the afternoon that the attention of the camp was attracted toward the west by the sound of a powerful voice calling a single word, repeated several times: "Lady! Lady! Lady!" True to their instincts of precaution, a number of.Page 84
learned a very surprising thing, by accident.Page 87
Sitting up, he looked about him.Page 94
As the Belgian entered the presence of his captor the scowl upon the features of the latter boded ill for any hope which Werper might entertain, still he fortified himself by recalling the common weakness of mankind, which permits the most inflexible of natures to bend to the consuming desire for wealth.Page 106
Two hundred yards within the forest a broken branch lay across the trail.Page 114
What miracle had been performed? It was not bound! Stealthily and noiselessly she moved her other limbs, only to discover that she was free.Page 115
could not see her without turning his head more than halfway around.Page 128
With it Mohammed Beyd will cut out your black heart.Page 140
" "When I am through with him," replied Tarzan, quietly.Page 143
These things she did not see at first, and so she leaned downward toward the approaching rider, a cry of welcome forming in her throat.Page 146
Nor had they long to wait.Page 149
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