Mr. Divine; "and thank God that I am
here to do what little any man may do against this band of murdering
"But, Larry," cried the girl, in evident bewilderment, "how did you come
to be aboard this ship? How did you get here? What are you doing amongst
such as these?"
"I am a prisoner," replied the man, "just as are you. I think they
intend holding us for ransom. They got me in San Francisco. Slugged me
and hustled me aboard the night before they sailed."
"Where are they going to take us?" she asked.
"I do not know," he replied, "although from something I have overheard
of their conversations I imagine that they have in mind some distant
island far from the beaten track of commerce. There are thousands such
in the Pacific that are visited by vessels scarce once in a century.
There they will hold us until they can proceed with the ship to some
point where they can get into communication with their agents in the
States. When the ransom is paid over to these agents they will return
for us and land us upon some other island where our friends can find us,
or leaving us where we can divulge the location of our whereabouts to
those who pay the ransom."
The girl had been looking intently at Mr. Divine during their
"They cannot have treated you very badly, Larry," she said. "You are as
well groomed and well fed, apparently, as ever."
A slight flush mounting to the man's face made the girl wonder a bit
though it aroused no suspicion in her mind.
"Oh, no," he hastened to assure her, "they have not treated me at all
badly--why should they? If I die they can collect no ransom on me. It
is the same with you, Barbara, so I think you need apprehend no harsh
"I hope you are right, Larry," she said, but the hopelessness of her air
rather belied any belief that aught but harm could come from captivity
with such as those who officered and manned the Halfmoon.
"It seems so remarkable," she went on, "that you should be a prisoner
upon the same boat. I cannot understand it. Why only a few days ago we
received and entertained a friend of yours who brought a letter from you
to papa--the Count de Cadenet."
Again that telltale flush mantled the man's cheek. He cursed himself
inwardly for his lack of self-control. The girl would have his whole
secret out of him in another half-hour if he were not more careful.
"They made me do that,"
But presently the ape-man saw.Page 19
" "Done!" agreed Om-at, "but----" "No 'buts,' Om-at," admonished Tarzan.Page 21
Her loin cloth of yellow and black striped JATO-skin lay on the couch beside her with the circular breastplates of beaten gold, revealing the symmetrical lines of her nude figure in all its beauty and harmony of contour, for even though the creature was jet black and entirely covered with hair yet she was undeniably beautiful.Page 33
Tarzan nodded.Page 34
" "And I no more than the friendship of Om-at's friends," replied the ape-man simply, returning the other's salute.Page 48
"When it leaves go of you," it said, "as it will presently to defend itself, run quickly behind me, Pan-at-lee, and go to the cave nearest the pegs you descended from the cliff top.Page 57
"It cannot climb.Page 65
And as she stepped into the trail there arose on either side of her from out of the bushes that border the path, as though materialized from thin air, a score of tall, white warriors of the Ho-don.Page 81
At first sight of him Tarzan realized that here lay the greatest danger to his ruse, for he saw at a glance that the man was antagonistic toward him and his pretensions, and he knew too that doubtless of all the people of Pal-ul-don the high priest was most likely to harbor the truest estimate of Jad-ben-Otho, and, therefore, would look with suspicion on one who claimed to be the son of a fabulous god.Page 118
He felt his body strike a smooth surface and he realized that he was hurtling downward as through a polished chute while from above there came the mocking tones of a taunting laugh and the voice of Lu-don screamed after him: "Return to thy father, O Dor-ul-Otho!" The ape-man came to a sudden and painful stop upon a rocky floor.Page 127
But Mo-sar now took his stand beside his son.Page 130
Frothing with rage.Page 150
All eyes turned in the direction that he had indicated to see a lone warrior paddling rapidly into Jad-in-lul, the prow of his canoe pointing toward Tu-lur.Page 152
" "We did," replied the priests, "but they told us nothing of the purpose of their journey.Page 158
She had achieved fire! She piled on twigs and then larger branches and at last dragged a small log to the flames and pushed an end of it into the fire which was crackling merrily.Page 166
These things had naturally increased the old warrior's former inclinations of friendliness toward the ape-man, and now he regretted that the other had departed from the city.Page 175
It were safer to stand.Page 185
The curse was to take the form of early death following terrible suffering, and Lu-don caused it to be published abroad that the name of any warrior who complained of a pain should be brought to him, for such might be deemed to be under suspicion, since the first effects of the curse would result in slight pains attacking the unholy.Page 198
One the doorway through which he had entered, and upon the opposite side that through which the warrior had borne Jane Clayton.Page 211
And so it was that Jane and Korak and Tarzan rode through the morass that hems Pal-ul-don, upon the back of a prehistoric triceratops while the lesser reptiles of the swamp fled hissing in terror.