some questionable act.
"I suppose so," he said; "this ain't no place to spend the night--it's
too open. We gotta find a sort o' hiding place if we can, dat a fellow
kin barricade wit something."
Again they took up their seemingly hopeless march--an aimless wandering
in search of they knew not what. Away from one danger to possible
dangers many fold more terrible. Barbara's heart was very heavy, for
again she feared and mistrusted the mucker.
They followed down the little brook now to where it emptied into a river
and then down the valley beside the river which grew wider and more
turbulent with every mile. Well past mid-afternoon they came opposite a
small, rocky island, and as Byrne's eyes fell upon it an exclamation of
gratification burst from his lips.
"Jest de place!" he cried. "We orter be able to hide dere forever."
"But how are we to get there?" asked the girl, looking fearfully at the
"It ain't deep," Byrne assured her. "Come ahead; I'll carry yeh acrost,"
and without waiting for a reply he gathered her in his arms and started
down the bank.
What with the thoughts that had occupied his mind off and on during the
afternoon the sudden and close contact of the girl's warm young body
close to his took Billy Byrne's breath away, and sent the hot blood
coursing through his veins. It was with the utmost difficulty that he
restrained a mad desire to crush her to him and cover her face with
And then the fatal thought came to him--why should he restrain himself?
What was this girl to him? Had he not always hated her and her kind? Did
she not look with loathing and contempt upon him? And to whom did
her life belong anyway but to him--had he not saved it twice? What
difference would it make? They'd never come out of this savage world
alive, and if he didn't take her some monkey-faced Chink would get her.
They were in the middle of the stream now. Byrne's arms already had
commenced to tighten upon the girl. With a sudden tug he strove to pull
her face down to his; but she put both hands upon his shoulders and held
his lips at arms' length. And her wide eyes looked full into the glowing
gray ones of the mucker. And each saw in the other's something that held
their looks for a full minute.
Barbara saw what she had feared, but she saw too something else that
gave her a quick, pulsing hope--a look of honest love, or could she
"For your own safety," he continued, "why do you not turn the scoundrels over to the authorities? They should make quick work of them.Page 31
All in the daytime and in public places--railroad stations and upon a train.Page 33
"I will not listen.Page 42
Would monsieur be so very kind as to arrange to have a friend meet Monsieur Flaubert at as early an hour as convenient, that the details might be arranged to the mutual satisfaction of all concerned? Certainly.Page 43
"Make it pistols, Paul.Page 53
"This fellow is looking for trouble," warned Abdul.Page 73
It was no longer Monsieur Jean Tarzan; it was Tarzan of the Apes that put a savage foot upon the body of his savage kill, and, raising his face to the full moon, lifted his mighty voice in the weird and terrible challenge of his kind--a bull ape had made his kill.Page 84
When he left, Kadour ben Saden and fifty white-robed warriors rode with him to Bou Saada.Page 88
Should I ever learn that you have again annoyed her or her husband--should you ever annoy me again--should I hear that you have returned to France or to any French possession, I shall make it my sole business to hunt you down and complete the choking I commenced tonight.Page 89
He was commencing to annoy me.Page 103
" This arrangement was perfectly satisfactory to Monsieur Thuran.Page 105
" "I do not recollect the name," replied Jane.Page 106
For days Miss Porter was ill, and would see no one except Hazel and the faithful Esmeralda.Page 123
The black in the tree hastened down, but.Page 134
He had made another lucky hit.Page 160
"I do not understand your language," said Tarzan.Page 162
In the blood lust of his fury the creature had undergone a sudden reversion to type, which left him a wild beast, forgetful of the dagger that projected from his belt--thinking only of nature's weapons with which his brute prototype had battled.Page 174
Do you understand me?" "Yes," he answered, with bowed head, his face mantling with the flush of shame.Page 194
He started lamely a couple of times, cleared his throat, became red in the face, and finally ended by remarking that he hoped the cabins would be finished before the rainy season commenced.Page 199
" As he spoke he stepped past her toward the entrance to the subterranean vaults.