121 5 wont." won't."
128 7 4 can knab can nab
134 2 2 an upraor. an uproar.
136 8 5 we aint we ain't
139 2 8 had all drank had all drunk
141 3 9 Squibb's place. Squibbs' place.
146 1 its sort of it's sort of
146 2 3 nings entertainment ning's entertainment
146 4 5 aint no tellin' ain't no tellin'
146 7 1 "You wont "You won't
151 2 4 wont make won't make
152 1 2 Nettie Penning Hettie Penning
I knew that I could easily cover Caspak and return to the beach with less petrol than I had in my tanks; and there was the hope, too, that I might find Bowen or some of his party.Page 12
There was so sinister a suggestion in the uncouth sounds and the vague glimpses of moving things within the forest, of the menace of strange beasts and possibly still stranger men, that I always breathed more freely when I had passed once more into open country.Page 21
I have hunted silvertips in the White Mountains of Arizona and thought them quite the largest and most formidable of big game; but from the appearance of the head of this awful creature I judged that the largest grizzly I had ever seen would shrink by comparison to the dimensions of a Newfoundland dog.Page 26
I have seen several since my first encounter, and in each case the creature took to the sea for concealment as soon as it was disturbed.Page 27
Altogether I was finding my little savage a mighty interesting and companionable person, and I often thanked the kind fate that directed the crossing of our paths.Page 29
The fellow was armed with a stone-shod spear, a stone knife and a hatchet.Page 31
Should any of my friends chance to read the story of my adventures upon Caprona, I hope they will not be bored by these diversions, and if they are, I can only say that I am writing my memoirs for my own edification and therefore setting down those things which interested me particularly at the time.Page 35
She had had to proceed with utmost caution lest she fall into some abyss in the darkness and in truth she had thrice come upon sheer drops and had been forced to take the most frightful risks to pass them.Page 38
" She.Page 45
" It was rather a decent compliment, and it taught me just how much I might rely on the loyalty of my new friend.Page 57
" "What is your name?" asked Ajor.Page 64
Chapter 6 After dinner I rolled a cigaret and stretched myself at ease upon a pile of furs before the doorway, with Ajor's head pillowed in my lap and a feeling of great content pervading me.Page 66
It was Nobs, dear old Nobs.Page 71
apparel, by the habits and customs and manners of her people, by her life, would have been classed a squaw.Page 74
Chapter 7 To run up the inclined surface of the palisade.Page 75
He always was on the alert for dangerous foes, invariably warning me by low growls of the approach of a large carnivorous animal long before I could either see or hear it, and then when the thing appeared, he would run snapping at its heels, drawing the charge away from me until I found safety in some tree; yet never did the wily Nobs take an unnecessary chance of a mauling.Page 76
It never occurred to me that Nobs had made the crossing at least once, possibly a greater number of times, and that he might lead me to the pass; and so it was with no idea of assistance that I appealed to him as a man alone with a dumb brute so often does.Page 82
"Slay me!" begged Ajor.Page 87
They told me how they had crossed the barrier cliffs in five days, working twenty-four hours a day in three eight-hour shifts with two reliefs to each shift alternating half-hourly.