for the work he had handled so expeditiously and
Ward was pleased that he had not been forced to prolong the galling
masquerade of valet to his inferior officer. He was hopeful, too, that
coming events would bring to the fore an opportunity to satisfy the
vengeance he had inwardly sworn against the sailor who had so roughly
manhandled him a few weeks past--Theriere had not been in error in his
estimate of his fellow-officer.
Billy Byrne, the arduous labor of making sail over for the time, was
devoting his energies to the task of piecing out from what Theriere had
told him and what he had overheard outside the skipper's cabin some sort
of explanation of the work ahead.
As he pondered Theriere's proposition he saw the wisdom of it. It would
give those interested a larger amount of the booty for their share.
Another feature of it was that it was underhanded and that appealed
strongly to the mucker. Now, if he could but devise some scheme for
double-crossing Theriere the pleasure and profit of the adventure would
It was this proposition that was occupying his attention when he caught
sight of "Bony" Sawyer and "Red" Sanders emerging from the forecastle.
Billy Byrne hailed them.
When the mucker had explained the possibilities of profit that were to
be had by entering the conspiracy aimed at Simms and Ward the two seamen
were enthusiastically for it.
"Bony" Sawyer suggested that the black cook, Blanco, was about the only
other member of the crew upon whom they could depend, and at Byrne's
request "Bony" promised to enlist the cooperation of the giant
From early morning of the second day out of Honolulu keen eyes scanned
the eastern horizon through powerful glasses, until about two bells
of the afternoon watch a slight smudge became visible about two points
north of east. Immediately the course of the Halfmoon was altered so
that she bore almost directly north by west in an effort to come safely
into the course of the steamer which was seen rising rapidly above the
The new course of the brigantine was held as long as it seemed
reasonably safe without danger of being sighted under full sail by the
oncoming vessel, then her head was brought into the wind, and one by one
her sails were lowered and furled, as the keen eyes of Second Officer
Theriere announced that there was no question but that the white hull in
the distance was that of the steam pleasure yacht Lotus.
Upon the deck of the unsuspecting vessel a merry party laughed and
chatted in happy
As I topped a great boulder I saw the herd of plant men surrounding a little group of perhaps five or six green men and women of Barsoom.Page 14
Almost immediately I recognised them for what they were, the dark openings of caves entering the solid walls--possible avenues of escape or temporary shelter, could we but reach them.Page 38
" "It is useless even to try," she answered hopelessly.Page 47
Thuvia halted us.Page 52
"The therns know that they live at all only by the sufferance of the black men.Page 57
For a few minutes I experienced some of the hottest fighting I had ever passed through.Page 60
"It has taught me two things though," I replied.Page 82
"What would you of Thurid?" Quickly a dozen voices explained.Page 89
There are no moons and no stars reflected in the bosom of Omean.Page 106
The poor deluded fools think that they are receiving the revelations of a goddess through some supernatural agency, since they find these messages upon their guarded altars to.Page 113
Then as we were almost upon her I yelled to my companions to hold tight, and throwing the little vessel into her highest speed I deflected her bows at the same instant until.Page 130
And now among the.Page 140
" At his words I released Zat Arrras and, turning my back upon him, walked toward the ship's rail.Page 143
" "As you will, John Carter," said Hor Vastus, "but--What was that?" he whispered, pointing toward the window overlooking the gardens.Page 156
The eyes of those within the chamber were fixed first upon me and then upon Zat Arrras, until finally a flush of anger crept slowly over his face.Page 178
Many trips were required, but at last all stood safely together again at the beginning of the end of our quest.Page 186
The blacks were massed at the entrance to a great chamber where they were attempting to block the further progress of a body of red men toward the inner sacred precincts of the temple.Page 189
And then it laughed a weird and terrible laughter that froze the blood.Page 193
"In a moment it will be too late," cried Xodar.