lascars and Dyaks. Then he saw Sing and the young man lift
Professor Maxon tenderly in their arms and bear him to his own room.
A sudden wave of jealous rage swept through the man's vicious brain.
He saw that the soulless thing within was endowed with a kindlier and
more noble nature than he himself possessed. He had planted the seed
of hatred and revenge within his untutored heart without avail, for he
read in the dead bodies of Bududreen's men and the two Dyaks the story
of Number Thirteen's defense of the man von Horn had hoped he would
Von Horn was quite sure now that Virginia Maxon was not within the
campong. Either she had become confused and lost in the jungle after
she left him, or had fallen into the hands of the wild horde that had
attacked the camp. Convinced of this, there was no obstacle to thwart
the sudden plan which entered his malign brain. With a single act he
could rid himself of the man whom he had come to look upon as a rival,
whose physical beauty aroused his envy and jealousy; he could remove,
in the person of Professor Maxon, the parental obstacle which might
either prevent his obtaining the girl, or make serious trouble for him
in case he took her by force, and at the same time he could transfer to
the girl's possession the fortune which was now her father's--and he
could accomplish it all without tainting his own hands with the blood
of his victims.
As the full possibilities of his devilish scheme unfolded before his
mind's eye a grim smile curled his straight, thin lips at the thought
of the fate which it entailed for the creator of the hideous monsters
of the court of mystery.
As he turned away from the bungalow his eye fell upon the trembling
lascar who had accompanied him to the edge of the verandah. He must be
rid of the fellow in some way--no eye must see him perpetrate the deed
he had in mind. A solution quickly occurred to him.
"Hasten to the harbor," he said to the man in a low voice, "and tell
those on board the ship that I shall join them presently. Have all in
readiness to sail. I wish to fetch some of my belongings--all within
the bungalow are dead."
No command could have better suited the sailor. Without a word he
turned and fled toward the jungle. Von Horn walked quickly to the
workshop. The door
However that may be, the fact remained that no amount of persuasion could influence him even to show himself upon the music hall stage, and upon the single occasion that the trainer attempted force the results were such that the unfortunate man considered himself lucky to have escaped with his life.Page 44
One curved talon hooked itself into the waist band of his pajama trousers, ripping them from him as the lioness sped by.Page 45
The pajama trousers had not been heavy; but they had been much heavier than nothing.Page 57
Black men would kill me with their spears or arrows.Page 64
You want to drive me away.Page 67
Woe betide the unfortunate villager whom The Killer came upon now.Page 69
Korak, from his vantage spot, could see it all.Page 78
A light spear and a long knife were her weapons of offense or defense.Page 80
Some day you will see your own shadow, little Manu, and then you will be frightened to death.Page 103
Kovudoo was not as these, and though his village was in a way remote from the more populous district to the north his power was such that he maintained an acknowledged suzerainty over the thin thread of villages which connected him with the savage lords to the north.Page 104
"You did not know it?" asked Malbihn.Page 110
What a fool Malbihn was indeed to thus chance jeopardizing a fortune! Further away from camp than Jenssen and upon the opposite side another heard Meriem's screams--a stranger who was not even aware of the proximity of white men other than himself--a hunter with a handful of sleek, black warriors.Page 142
He made a good impression upon the Englishman, who was wont to accept strangers in this wild and savage country at their own valuation, asking no questions and assuming the best of them until they proved themselves undeserving of his friendship and hospitality.Page 156
She'll have to come, and after it's all over she won't feel so bad about it--especially after livin' with you for two months while we're makin' the coast.Page 176
With the thought came determination to return and obtain the coveted ammunition.Page 180
His clothes were tatters.Page 181
to right the wrong he had done the woman he now knew he really loved had excited these germs to rapid growth in Morison Baynes--and the metamorphosis had taken place.Page 188
It is you when you were a child--a very young child.Page 217
I used to ride on your broad back;" but the bull only rumbled in his throat and shook his tusks in angry defiance.Page 220
his heart was a great yearning to take the girl in his arms; but in time he remembered the other--the dapper young English gentleman--and that he was but a savage, uncouth ape-man.