arisen and come out of the mill. He called aloud for The
Oskaloosa Kid. Giova answered him from a small tree. "Climb!" she cried.
"Climb a tree! Ever'one climb a small tree. Beppo he go mad. He keel
ever'one. Run! Climb! He keel me. Beppo he got evil-eye."
Along the road from the north came a large touring car, swinging from
side to side in its speed. Its brilliant headlights illuminated the road
far ahead. They picked out The Sky Pilot and Abigail Prim, they found
The Oskaloosa Kid climbing a barbed wire fence and then with complaining
brakes the car came to a sudden stop. Six men leaped from the machine
and rounded up the three they had seen. Another came running toward
them. It was Soup Face, so thoroughly terrified that he would gladly
have embraced a policeman in uniform, could the latter have offered him
A boy accompanied the newcomers. "There he is!" he screamed, pointing at
The Oskaloosa Kid. "There he is! And you've got Miss Prim, too, and when
do I get the reward?"
"Shut up!" said one of the men.
"Watch this bunch," said Burton to one of his lieutenants, "while we
go after the rest of them. There are some over by the mill. I can hear
From the woods came a fear-filled scream mingled with the savage growls
of a beast.
"It's the bear," shrilled Willie Case, and ran toward the automobile.
Bridge ran forward to meet Burton. "Get that girl and the kid into your
machine and beat it!" he cried. "There's a bear loose here, a regular
devil of a bear. You can't do a thing unless you have rifles. Have you?"
"Who are you?" asked the detective.
"He's one of the gang," yelled Willie Case from the fancied security of
the tonneau. "Seize him!" He wanted to add: "My men"; but somehow his
nerve failed him at the last moment; however he had the satisfaction of
Bridge was placed in the car with Abigail Prim, The Oskaloosa Kid,
Soup Face and The Sky Pilot. Burton sent the driver back to assist in
guarding them; then he with the remaining three, two of whom were armed
with rifles, advanced toward the mill. Beyond it they heard the growling
of the bear at a little distance in the wood; but the man no longer made
any outcry. From a tree Giova warned them back.
"Come down!" commanded Burton, and sent her back to the car.
The driver turned his spot light upon the wood beyond the mill and
presently there came slowly forward into its rays
The Lost Continent was originally published under the title Beyond Thirty THE LOST CONTINENT by Edgar Rice Burroughs JTABLE 3 9 1 1 Since earliest childhood I have been strangely fascinated by the mystery surrounding the history of the last days of twentieth century Europe.Page 17
Had a city ever stood there, no sign of it remained.Page 18
There would be the civilization that two centuries must have wrought upon our English cousins as they had upon us.Page 24
" "England?" he asked.Page 33
They brought with them thunder and lightning and smoke that killed, and they fell upon us and slew our people by the thousands and the hundreds of thousands.Page 34
Personally, I do not place much stock in Professor Cortoran's theory, though I admit that I am prejudiced.Page 39
When they had come near and stopped before me the older woman addressed me.Page 51
I could have sworn that he had discovered us, and when he took a few short and stately steps in our direction I raised my rifle and covered him.Page 57
We could not return, and we struck out for the opposite shore.Page 69
While waiting for them, I stood looking out over the river, my back toward the woods that stretched away to the east behind me.Page 70
I tried to converse with them, but not one of them could understand Pan-American, nor could I make head or tail of their jargon.Page 74
The arms and ammunition of the Abyssinians are greatly inferior to ours, yet they are tremendously effective against the ill-armed barbarians of Europe.Page 76
" "Who will win?" I asked.Page 81
Stepping boldly into the corridor, I saw that it was now empty save for the single sentry before the emperor's door.Page 82
"Out of here! Out of here! Quick, before I kill you!" But for answer I rushed upon him, striking him with the butt of the rifle.Page 83
There was no answering gladness in her eyes.Page 86
He immediately set aside a comfortable house for us, furnished us with servants and with money, and in other ways showed us every attention and kindness.Page 87
told me that he would telegraph his emperor at once, and the result was that we were presently commanded to repair to Peking and present ourselves before the ruler.Page 88
be such another war!" You all know how Porfirio Johnson returned to Pan-America with John Alvarez in chains; how Alvarez's trial raised a popular demonstration that the government could not ignore.