my clothes somewheres that gives all the dope."
He drew some papers from his coat pocket and handed one to Billy.
"Turn your back and hold up your hands while I read," said Byrne, and as
Flannagan did as he was bid Billy unfolded the soiled bit of newspaper
and read that which set him a-trembling with nervous excitement.
A moment later Detective Sergeant Flannagan ventured a rearward glance
to note how Byrne was receiving the joyful tidings which the newspaper
"Well, I'll be!" ejaculated the sleuth, for Billy Byrne was already
a hundred yards away and breaking all records in his dash for the
sitting-room he had quitted but a few minutes before.
It was a happy and contented trio who took the train the following day
on their way back to New York City after bidding Bridge good-bye in the
improvised hospital and exacting his promise that he would visit them in
New York in the near future.
It was a month later; spring was filling the southland with new, sweet
life. The joy of living was reflected in the song of birds and the
opening of buds. Beside a slow-moving stream a man squatted before a
tiny fire. A battered tin can, half filled with water stood close to the
burning embers. Upon a sharpened stick the man roasted a bit of meat,
and as he watched it curling at the edges as the flame licked it he
spoke aloud though there was none to hear:
Just for a con I'd like to know (yes, he crossed over long ago;
And he was right, believe me, bo!) if somewhere in the South,
Down where the clouds lie on the sea, he found his sweet Penelope
With buds of roses in her hair and kisses on her mouth.
"Which is what they will be singing about me one of these days," he
I must go back to them at once, and remain with them until Rokoff is recaptured--or dead.Page 5
With the thought that in another instant he would fold that precious little bundle of humanity in his arms, the ape-man swung down into the darkness below.Page 9
Ostensibly it was but an implement of his calling; but the girl could never free herself of the conviction that it would require less provocation to witness it put to other and less harmless uses.Page 11
" "Answer one question," said Tarzan.Page 18
"You may still be king, Akut," he said.Page 19
Then he scooped a small, round hole in the surface of the prostrate trunk.Page 20
Below the ape-man Bara was about to pass.Page 30
Sometimes the beasts separated to follow their own inclinations for an hour or a day, and it was upon one of these occasions when the ape-man had wandered through the tree-tops toward the beach, and was stretched in the hot sun upon the sand, that from the low summit of a near-by promontory a pair of keen eyes discovered him.Page 40
They swarmed about Tarzan's craft; but when they saw the nature of the enemy all but one turned and paddled swiftly up-river.Page 57
The spears were commencing to find his body in the first torturing pricks that prefaced the more serious thrusts.Page 59
cut its heart out before your very eyes.Page 86
No, the Russian must never know that this was not her baby.Page 89
at last, half-conscious, she was dragged within his tent.Page 104
It had not proceeded far in her direction before she recognized the occupant as Rokoff, and when the fellow attempted to board he found a rifle staring him in the face.Page 105
His first thought, of course, was of escape, but.Page 115
Some, even, were approaching the young woman with bared fangs and menacing guttural warnings.Page 127
When those two arms touched one another the ticking of the mechanism would cease--for ever.Page 129
Mugambi and I alone affected them less, for he and I are, at best, but half human.Page 135
What do you say?" "Suits me," replied Schmidt.Page 139
In the man's eyes were hate and fear, and a great curiosity.