kiddo," he remarked to
Miss Harding, and then he came to his feet, seemingly as strong as ever,
shaking himself like a great bull. "But I guess it's lucky youse butted
in when you did, old pot," he added, turning toward Theriere; "dey jest
about had me down fer de long count."
Barbara Harding was looking at the man in wide-eyed amazement. A moment
before she had been expecting him, momentarily, to breathe his last--now
he was standing before her talking as unconcernedly as though he had not
received a scratch--he seemed totally unaware of his wounds. At least he
was entirely indifferent to them.
"You're pretty badly hurt, old man," said Theriere. "Do you feel able
to make the attempt to get to the jungle? The Japs will be back in a
"Sure!" cried Billy Byrne. "Come ahead," and he sprang for the window.
"Pass de kid up to me. Quick! Dey're comin' from in back."
Theriere lifted Barbara Harding to the mucker who drew her through the
opening. Then Billy extended a hand to the Frenchman, and a moment later
the three stood together outside the hut.
A dozen samurai were running toward them from around the end of the
"Palace." The jungle lay a hundred yards across the clearing. There was
no time to be lost.
"You go first with Miss Harding," cried Theriere. "I'll cover our
retreat with my revolver, following close behind you."
The mucker caught the girl in his arms, throwing her across his
shoulder. The blood from his wounds smeared her hands and clothing.
"Hang tight, kiddo," he cried, and started at a brisk trot toward the
Theriere kept close behind the two, reserving his fire until it could be
effectively delivered. With savage yells the samurai leaped after their
escaping quarry. The natives all carried the long, sharp spears of the
aboriginal head-hunters. Their swords swung in their harness, and their
ancient armor clanked as they ran.
It was a strange, weird picture that the oddly contrasted party
presented as they raced across the clearing of this forgotten isle
toward a jungle as primitive as when "the evening and the morning were
the third day." An American girl of the highest social caste borne in
the arms of that most vicious of all social pariahs--the criminal mucker
of the slums of a great city--and defending them with drawn revolver,
a French count and soldier of fortune, while in their wake streamed
a yelling pack of half-caste demons clothed in the habiliments of
sixteenth century Japan, and wielding the barbarous spears of the savage
head-hunting aborigines whose fierce blood coursed in their
"How does he do it?" asked Tarzan.Page 28
Rapidly was Es-sat weakening and with the knowledge of.Page 30
I leave to search for Pan-at-lee.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 50
This, however, was beyond her strength and she could but hold on tightly, hoping that some plan would suggest itself before her powers of endurance failed.Page 92
" Tarzan saw that Ko-tan was not entirely convinced of his duplicity as was evidenced by his palpable design to play safe.Page 103
And then we shall march them to the rim of Kor-ul-GRYF and push them over the edge of the cliff.Page 115
"Tell me," he said, "what you know of the rumors of which O-lo-a spoke of the mysterious stranger which is supposed to be hidden in A-lur.Page 119
approach the GRYF under normal conditions in its natural state, and the GRYF itself was one that he had seen subjected to the authority of man, or at least of a manlike creature; but here he was confronted by an imprisoned beast in the full swing of a furious charge and he had every reason to suspect that this GRYF might never have felt the restraining influence of authority, confined as it was in this gloomy pit to serve likely but the single purpose that Tarzan had already seen so graphically portrayed in his own experience of the past few moments.Page 142
If you go to them now with your silly protestations of authority you will be dead a little sooner, that is all.Page 144
A quarter of a mile from the village, Obergatz turned toward the south from the trail that led to the ford and hurrying onward the two put as great a distance as possible between them and the village before night fell.Page 149
It was daylight when he passed through the lake which lies next below Jad-ben-lul and paddling strongly passed within sight of the very tree in which his lost mate lay sleeping.Page 155
"It should not be difficult," he said, "if we use the wits that Jad-ben-Otho gave us instead of the worldly muscles which were handed down to us from our fathers and our mothers and which have not even the power possessed by those of the beasts that run about on four feet.Page 170
Those without heard it and listening sought to explain it.Page 179
"But there is something in my throat," he said haltingly, "that makes it hard for me to speak.Page 181
They had called him Jad-ben-Otho.Page 188
Pan-sat went immediately to his own quarters where he removed the headdress and trappings of a priest to don in their stead the harness and weapons of a warrior.Page 206
They seized the ape-man and lifted him bodily to the altar where they laid him upon his back with his head at the south end of the monolith, but a few feet from where Jane Clayton stood.Page 208
And then the warriors discussed the future of Pal-ul-don and the question arose as to the administration of the temples and the.Page 209
"Your problem is a simple one," said the ape-man, "if you but wish to do that which shall be pleasing in the eyes of God.