the truth. He was spying
on me, and when I found him he told me that you and your companions were
thieves and murderers and that you were hiding there watching me. You
tell me the truth, all the truth, and I will tell you the truth. I have
nothing to fear. If you do not tell me the truth I shall know it. Will
"I will," replied Bridge, and then turning toward the brush he called:
"Come here!" and presently a boy and a girl, dishevelled and fearful,
crawled forth into sight. Willie Case's eyes went wide as they fell upon
the Oskaloosa Kid.
Quickly and simply Bridge told the girl the story of the past night, for
he saw that by enlisting her sympathy he might find an avenue of escape
for his companions, or at least a haven of refuge where they might hide
until escape was possible. "And then," he said in conclusion, "when the
searchers arrived we followed the foot prints of yourself and the bear
until we came upon you digging this grave."
Bridge's companions and Willie Case looked their surprise at his
mention of a bear; but the gypsy girl only nodded her head as she had
occasionally during his narrative.
"I believe you," said the girl. "It is not easy to deceive Giova. Now I
tell you. This here," she pointed toward the dead man, "he my father. He
bad man. Steal; kill; drink; fight; but always good to Giova. Good to no
one else but Beppo. He afraid Beppo. Even our people drive us out he, my
father, so bad man. We wander 'round country mak leetle money when Beppo
dance; mak lot money when HE steal. Two days he no come home. I go las'
night look for him. Sometimes he too drunk come home he sleep Squeebs.
I go there. I find heem dead. He have fits, six, seven year. He die fit.
Beppo stay guard heem. I carry heem home. Giova strong, he no very large
man. Beppo come too. I bury heem. No one know we leeve here. Pretty soon
I go way with Beppo. Why tell people he dead. Who care? Mak lot trouble
for Giova whose heart already ache plenty. No one love heem, only Beppo
and Giova. No one love Giova, only Beppo; but some day Beppo he
keel Giova now HE is dead, for Beppo vera large, strong bear--fierce
bear--ogly bear. Even Giova who love Beppo is afraid Beppo. Beppo devil
bear! Beppo got evil eye.
"Well," said Bridge, "I guess, Giova, that you and we are
And as he watched her that afternoon, and wondered, a young bull ape who had been lazily foraging for food beneath the damp, matted carpet of decaying vegetation at the roots of a near-by tree lumbered awkwardly in Teeka's direction.Page 9
It was not until he was bereft of her that the boy realized how deep had been his attachment for his mother, for as such he looked upon her.Page 15
Teeka is an ape.Page 38
Another fact which attracted him to this word.Page 40
Thus it was an imposing word which Tarzan made of GOD.Page 54
They were stimulated to a species of brutal content by the delectable business of filling their bellies.Page 65
While Tarzan pondered his problem concerning the future of his balu, Fate was arranging to take the matter out of his hands.Page 67
But if Momaya could view with intrepid heart an excursion into the jungle and a visit to the fear-haunted abode of Bukawai, she was not likely to be deterred by threats of future punishment at the hands of old Mbonga, whom she secretly despised.Page 70
No sign of life appeared about the cave, yet Momaya experienced that uncanny sensation as of unseen eyes regarding her malevolently.Page 74
The second stroke of the blade pierced far into the beast's spine, and with a last convulsive sweep of the fore-paws, in a vain attempt to reach his tormentor, Numa sprawled upon the ground, paralyzed and dying.Page 81
Your medicine was never made.Page 88
"His medicine will not bring the child back--that I know, and I also know that when you find him it will be too late for any medicine to bring him back, for he will be dead.Page 99
Presently one of them uttered a low growl and with flattened head started, sneaking and wary, toward the jungle.Page 113
indicated the direction they had taken with a wave of his hand and a few piping notes of his squeaky little voice.Page 120
Then a sudden madness seized him.Page 125
Bolgani was glowering at him from red-rimmed, wicked eyes.Page 142
The small brains of Toog and his companions had not been able to foresee that Teeka might betray them, and now that she had, they went wild with rage.Page 160
At last a tribesman flung wide the gates of the village and sought safety amid the branches of the forest trees beyond.Page 166
See the eyes and the nose and the mouth of Goro.Page 172
Simultaneously a huge bulk broke into the clearing from the jungle behind the charging bulls.