a whole lot. I guess she'd look better still ef he walked in on her some
"I'll do it," cried Eddie. "The minute they get money for the pay I'll
hike. Tell me your name. I'll ask her ef she remembers you when I get
home. Gee! but I wish I was walkin' in the front door now."
"She never knew my name," said Billy; "but you tell her you seen the bo
that mussed up the two yeggmen who rolled her an' were tryin' to croak
her wit a butcher knife. I guess she ain't fergot. Me an' my pal were
beatin' it--he was on the square but the dicks was after me an' she let
us have money to make our get-away. She's all right, kid."
There came a knock at the outer office door. Eddie sprang back into
the front room, closing and locking the door after him, just as Barbara
"Eddie," she asked, "may I see the prisoner? I want to talk to him."
"You want to talk with a bank robber?" exclaimed Eddie. "Why you ain't
crazy are you, Miss Barbara?"
"No, I'm not crazy; but I want to speak with him alone for just a
Eddie hesitated. He knew that Grayson would be angry if he let the
boss's daughter into that back room alone with an outlaw and a robber,
and the boss himself would probably be inclined to have Eddie drawn and
quartered; but it was hard to refuse Miss Barbara anything.
"Where is he?" she asked.
Eddie jerked a thumb in the direction of the door. The key still was in
"Go to the window and look at the moon, Eddie," suggested the girl.
"It's perfectly gorgeous tonight. Please, Eddie," as he still hesitated.
Eddie shook his head and moved slowly toward the window.
"There can't nobody refuse you nothin', miss," he said; "'specially when
you got your heart set on it."
"That's a dear, Eddie," purred the girl, and moved swiftly across the
room to the locked door.
As she turned the key in the lock she felt a little shiver of nervous
excitement run through her. "What sort of man would he be--this hardened
outlaw and robber--this renegade American who had cast his lot with the
avowed enemies of his own people?" she wondered.
Only her desire to learn of Bridge's fate urged her to attempt so
distasteful an interview; but she dared not ask another to put
the question for her, since should her complicity in Bridge's
escape--provided of course that he had escaped--become known to Villa
the fate of the
Then with renewed shrieks of rage they sprang forward to finish Perry.Page 32
He was not created for fighting; but I think that if the occasion should ever arise where it became necessary he would give his life cheerfully for me--yes, I KNOW it.Page 47
"The Mahars have given over Dian into the keeping of Hooja.Page 51
He told us much of the wonderful resources of Thuria, the Land of Awful Shadow, and of his long journey in search of Amoz.Page 54
However, when the river led me to the sea, or rather just before it reached the sea, of a sudden the sky became overcast and the size and luxuriance of the vegetation diminished as by magic--as if an omni-potent hand had drawn a line upon the earth, and said: "Upon this side shall the trees and the shrubs, the grasses and the flowers, riot in profusion of rich colors, gigantic size and bewildering abundance; and upon that side shall they be dwarfed and pale and scant.Page 55
I had progressed no great distance from the mouth of the river when I discerned, lying some.Page 68
As I let my eyes roam over the scene I suddenly became aware of figures moving upon the flat top of a far-distant butte.Page 70
The other eye, sheeplike in its mildness, gave the most startling appearance to the beast, which but for that single timid orb was the most fearsome thing that one could imagine.Page 78
All who came out had emerged from the same cave.Page 87
As quickly as possible, without exposing ourselves too much to the enemy, we hastened forward that we might reach Juag as quickly as they.Page 88
Juag was upon the very brink of the chasm.Page 89
For the life of me I couldn't see how both of us could escape.Page 91
I know something of diving, and all that I know I put into that dive, which I was positive would be my last.Page 106
He had seen how it had guided me across the water to the very coast that I desired to reach, and so he had implicit confidence in it.Page 108
Every one was headed for us.Page 111
It was pretty close quarters in that little dugout for three human beings and two practically wild, man-eating dogs; but we had to make the best of it, since I would not listen to Juag's suggestion that we kill and eat Raja and Ranee.Page 118
There was a nice little breeze blowing and we bowled along after our quarry as gracefully and as lightly as swans upon a park lagoon.Page 120
When Ja kneeled at my feet, and first to do me homage, I drew from its scabbard at his side the sword of hammered iron that Perry had taught him to fashion.Page 133
Dian and I live in a great palace overlooking the gulf.