girl's neck and then turned toward her
companion. In the light from the automobile lamps the man's face was
distinctly visible to the detective for the first time that night,
and as Burton looked upon it he stepped back with an exclamation of
"You?" he almost shouted. "Gad, man! where have you been? Your father's
spent twenty thousand dollars trying to find you."
Bridge shook his head. "I'm sorry, Dick," he said, "but I'm afraid it's
too late. The open road's gotten into my blood, and there's only one
thing that--well--" he shook his head and smiled ruefully--"but there
ain't a chance." His eyes travelled to the slim figure sitting so
straight in the rear seat of Jonas Prim's car.
Suddenly the little head turned in his direction. "Hurry, Bridge,"
admonished The Oskaloosa Kid, "you're coming home with us."
The man stepped toward the car, shaking his head. "Oh, no, Miss Prim,"
he said, "I can't do that. Here's your 'swag.'" And he smiled as he
passed over her jewels and money.
Mr. Prim's eyes widened; he looked suspiciously at Bridge. Abigail
laughed merrily. "I stole them myself, Dad," she explained, "and then
Mr. Bridge took them from me in the jail to make the mob think he had
stolen them and not I--he didn't know then that I was a girl, did you?"
"It was in the jail that I first guessed; but I didn't quite realize
who you were until you said that the jewels were yours--then I knew. The
picture in the paper gave me the first inkling that you were a girl, for
you looked so much like the one of Miss Prim. Then I commenced to recall
little things, until I wondered that I hadn't known from the first that
you were a girl; but you made a bully boy!" and they both laughed. "And
now good-by, and may God bless you!" His voice trembled ever so little,
and he extended his hand. The girl drew back.
"I want you to come with us," she said. "I want Father to know you and
to know how you have cared for me. Won't you come--for me?"
"I couldn't refuse, if you put it that way," replied Bridge; and he
climbed into the car. As the machine started off a boy leaped to the
"Hey!" he yelled, "where's my reward? I want my reward. I'm Willie
"Oh!" exclaimed Bridge. "I gave your reward to your father--maybe he'll
split it with you. Go ask him." And the car moved off.
"You see," said Burton, with a wry smile, "how simple is the detective's
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At the doorway leading into the interior he paused again, listening, and then quietly pushing aside the heavy skin that covered the aperture he passed within a large chamber hewn from the living rock.Page 24
With a shriek that reverberated among the hills she turned and fled along the rim of Kor-ul-lul and behind her, swiftly, came the devil-eyed lion of the mountains of Pal-ul-don.Page 29
There is one that does: Can Om-at be chief of Kor-ul-JA and yet stand at bay against his own people.Page 31
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With her knife she fell to work cleaning away the debris by the simple expedient of pushing it over the edge, and always her eyes turned constantly toward the silent gorge where lurked the fearsome creatures of Pal-ul-don.Page 51
He found Es-sat in your cave and killed him.Page 56
And then, well out of reach, Tarzan came to a stop and there, just above him, he saw Pan-at-lee sitting, wide-eyed and trembling.Page 69
An ancient trail, well marked by countless generations of naked feet of man and beast, leads down toward A-lur beside the river, and along this Tarzan guided the GRYF.Page 86
A young and beautiful woman stood in the center of the little open space, stroking the head of a bird which she held against her golden.Page 138
Already are the lesser priests gathering their warriors in the city below," and without waiting for any further parley he strode directly toward them in the direction of the gate upon the opposite side of the courtyard which led toward the principal entrance to the palace ground.Page 174
There would hang over them always the menace of this man.Page 179
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Immediately upon their arrival at the gorge the march on A-lur was commenced.Page 198
With this knowledge it was only necessary to avoid this spot in so far as the floor was concerned.Page 199
"Bring the woman and follow me," he directed.Page 202
Again and again he touched and tested the braided leather rope, and always he listened for any warning sound from above.Page 210
It was the morning of the last day that, as they were breaking camp to take up the march, a deep bellow thundered from a nearby grove.Page 213
The terrible man.