out there somewhere you wait for me
With buds of roses in your hair and kisses on your mouth.
Billy sighed and shook his head.
"There ain't no such luck for me," he said. "She's married to another
They came at last to the hut, upon the shady side of which they found a
Mexican squatting puffing upon a cigarette, while upon the doorstep sat
a woman, evidently his wife, busily engaged in the preparation of some
manner of foodstuff contained in a large, shallow vessel. About them
played a couple of half-naked children. A baby sprawled upon a blanket
just within the doorway.
The man looked up, suspiciously, as the two approached. Bridge saluted
him in fairly understandable Spanish, asking for food, and telling the
man that they had money with which to pay for a little--not much, just a
The Mexican slowly unfolded himself and arose, motioning the strangers
to follow him into the interior of the hut. The woman, at a word from
her lord and master, followed them, and at his further dictation brought
them frijoles and tortillas.
The price he asked was nominal; but his eyes never left Bridge's hands
as the latter brought forth the money and handed it over. He appeared
just a trifle disappointed when no more money than the stipulated
purchase price was revealed to sight.
"Where you going?" he asked.
"We're looking for work," explained Bridge. "We want to get jobs on one
of the American ranches or mines."
"You better go back," warned the Mexican. "I, myself, have nothing
against the Americans, senor; but there are many of my countrymen who
do not like you. The Americans are all leaving. Some already have been
killed by bandits. It is not safe to go farther. Pesita's men are all
about here. Even Mexicans are not safe from him. No one knows whether
he is for Villa or Carranza. If he finds a Villa ranchero, then Pesita
cries Viva Carranza! and his men kill and rob. If, on the other hand, a
neighbor of the last victim hears of it in time, and later Pesita comes
to him, he assures Pesita that he is for Carranza, whereupon Pesita
cries Viva Villa! and falls upon the poor unfortunate, who is lucky
if he escapes with his life. But Americans! Ah, Pesita asks them no
questions. He hates them all, and kills them all, whenever he can lay
his hands upon them. He has sworn to rid Mexico of the gringos."
"Wot's the Dago talkin' about?" asked Billy.
Bridge gave his companion a brief synopsis of the Mexican's
"If you make a sound you will be choked again," he said.Page 21
The German had cursed and grumbled and threatened and asked questions; but his only reply was another prod from Tarzan's sharp war spear.Page 29
in both directions and presently periscopes were leveled above the parados and keen eyes were searching out the traitor.Page 36
Amid renewed growling and another futile attempt to free himself, Numa was finally forced to submit to the further indignity of having a rope secured about his neck; but this time it was no noose that might tighten and strangle him; but a bowline knot, which does not tighten or slip under strain.Page 54
When Numa had retreated a few yards, the ape-man called back to the girl in perfect German, "Are you badly hurt?" "I think not," she replied; "but I cannot extricate my foot from beneath my horse.Page 65
But the fact that he had permitted sentiment to stay his hand when he might so easily have put Bertha Kircher out of the way in the hotel at Wilhelmstal that night rankled in the ape-man's bosom.Page 83
Tarzan stepped closer and leaned over to examine it--it was the dead body of a naked warrior from whose chest protruded a short spear.Page 87
"I am Tarzan of the Apes!" screamed the ape-man.Page 100
But Bertha Kircher saw only a hideous beast, a fierce and terrible caricature of man.Page 102
Tarzan of the Apes possessed a woodcraft scarcely short of the marvelous but even Tarzan's wondrous senses were not infallible.Page 112
All eyes were centered upon the victims, and there was only the remotest chance that she and her companions would be discovered until they were close upon the blacks.Page 113
Presently Numabo would draw first blood with his sharp spear which would be the signal for the beginning of the torture after a little of which the fagots would be lighted around the feet of the victims.Page 150
"That popgun!" she exclaimed.Page 154
Having taken possession of the plane his anger seemed suddenly to leave him and he made no immediate move toward following Smith-Oldwick.Page 168
It seemed unreasonable to believe that the cries of the birds and the monkeys should have summoned them, and yet, if not, it was indeed a remarkable coincidence.Page 173
But of one thing he was assured: that if he were to aid them he could not do it from outside the wall.Page 179
A dozen spears were launched at him and a dozen sabers leaped from their scabbards; gleaming, razor-edged weapons they were, but for the instant rendered futile by the terrific speed of the charging beast.Page 185
"God," muttered Smith-Oldwick, "what an awful place!" The girl turned suddenly toward him.Page 208
A woman crossed the way directly in front of it and the lion paid no attention to her, nor she to the lion.Page 241
Because we remain here and rest is no indication that we shall die here.