find he's corraled a nigger," and he looked sorrowfully at the three
specimens before him.
"I dunno," said the chief. "This guy says he knows Byrne well, an' that
he's got it in for him. Shall I tell him you'll be down--and split the
"Tell him I'll be down and that I'll treat him right," replied
Flannagan, and after the chief had transmitted the message, and hung up
the receiver: "Where is this here Shawnee, anyhow?"
"I'll send a couple of men along with you. It isn't far across the line,
an' there won't be no trouble in getting back without nobody knowin'
anything about it--if you get him."
"All right," said Flannagan, his visions of five hundred already
dwindled to a possible one.
It was but a little past one o'clock that a touring car rolled south out
of Kansas City with Detective Sergeant Flannagan in the front seat with
the driver and two burly representatives of Missouri law in the back.
CHAPTER V. ONE TURN DESERVES ANOTHER
WHEN the two tramps approached the farmhouse at which Billy had
purchased food a few hours before the farmer's wife called the dog that
was asleep in the summer kitchen and took a shotgun down from its hook
beside the door.
From long experience the lady was a reader of character--of hobo
character at least--and she saw nothing in the appearance of either
of these two that inspired even a modicum of confidence. Now the young
fellow who had been there earlier in the day and who, wonder of wonders,
had actually paid for the food she gave him, had been of a different
stamp. His clothing had proclaimed him a tramp, but, thanks to the razor
Bridge always carried, he was clean shaven. His year of total abstinence
had given him clear eyes and a healthy skin. There was a freshness and
vigor in his appearance and carriage that inspired confidence rather
She had not mistrusted him; but these others she did mistrust. When they
asked to use the telephone she refused and ordered them away, thinking
it but an excuse to enter the house; but they argued the matter,
explaining that they had discovered an escaped murderer hiding
near-by--in fact in her own meadow--and that they wished only to call
up the Kansas City police.
Finally she yielded, but kept the dog by her side and the shotgun in her
hand while the two entered the room and crossed to the telephone upon
the opposite side.
From the conversation which she overheard the woman concluded that,
after all, she had been mistaken, not only about these two,
" The end of it was that Jane Clayton wrote out a cheque of large denomination and handed it to Nikolas Rokoff, who left her cabin with a grin of satisfaction upon his lips.Page 17
"I am Akut," said the ape.Page 21
He strung his bow with tendons from the buck upon which he had dined his first evening upon the new shore, and though he would have preferred the gut of Sheeta for the purpose, he was content to wait until opportunity permitted him to kill one of the great cats.Page 31
His predicament was indeed most serious when an idea occurred to him that altered his smile to a broad grin.Page 34
That he could, with relish, eat raw meat that had been buried by himself weeks before, and enjoy small rodents and disgusting grubs, seems to us who have been always "civilized".Page 37
They had hunted together now for some time, so that they worked in unison, with only low, purring sounds as signals.Page 50
It was dusk when it approached the palisade that surrounded a large native village.Page 56
Then he raised the heavy spear to drive it through the mighty heart, and still Tarzan of the Apes smiled contemptuously upon him.Page 62
Huddled in the stern of the boat she sat with her baby strained close to her bosom, and because of that little tender, helpless thing she was happier tonight than she had been for many a sorrow-ridden day.Page 70
"Ay ban as gude as dead already; but"--he hesitated--"Ay hate to think of the hyenas.Page 73
These men had told them of a terrible white devil that pursued them, warning the natives against it and the frightful pack of demons that accompanied it.Page 75
From apparent dislike and suspicion M'ganwazam became a most eager and solicitous host.Page 84
With a start she raised her eyes to look into the sardonic countenance of Nikolas Rokoff.Page 85
"This is the village to which the child was destined from the first.Page 93
It was where Anderssen had hidden her--where he had given up his life in the vain effort to save her from Rokoff.Page 94
To her consternation she saw that the apes were pausing in the centre of the clearing.Page 99
Rokoff sat frozen with fear, unable to move a hand or foot, his eyes riveted upon the face of his Nemesis.Page 100
The nightmare of that flight down the Ugambi with the hideous horde racing after him by day and by night, now abreast of him, now lost in the mazes of the jungle far behind for hours and once for a whole day, only to reappear again upon his trail grim, relentless, and terrible, reduced the Russian from a strong and robust man to an emaciated, white-haired, fear-gibbering thing before ever the bay and the ocean broke upon his hopeless vision.Page 122
He stopped paddling the moment that he descried the gleaming beacon of hope ahead of him.Page 140
"Come!" said Kai Shang, motioning that the two arise and follow him.