gate which she quickly unlocked, admitting her lover, who had
been waiting without. Relocking the gate the two strolled arm in arm to
the little bower which was their trysting place.
As the lovers talked, all self-engrossed, the little Prince played
happily about among the trees and flowers, and none saw the stern,
determined face which peered through the foliage at a little distance
from the playing boy.
Richard was devoting his royal energies to chasing an elusive butterfly
which fate led nearer and nearer to the cold, hard watcher in the
bushes. Closer and closer came the little Prince, and in another
moment, he had burst through the flowering shrubs, and stood facing the
implacable master of fence.
"Your Highness," said De Vac, bowing to the little fellow, "let old
DeVac help you catch the pretty insect."
Richard, having often seen De Vac, did not fear him, and so together
they started in pursuit of the butterfly which by now had passed out
of sight. De Vac turned their steps toward the little postern gate,
but when he would have passed through with the tiny Prince, the latter
"Come, My Lord Prince," urged De Vac, "methinks the butterfly did but
alight without the wall, we can have it and return within the garden in
"Go thyself and fetch it," replied the Prince; "the King, my father, has
forbid me stepping without the palace grounds."
"Come," commanded De Vac, more sternly, "no harm can come to you."
But the child hung back and would not go with him so that De Vac was
forced to grasp him roughly by the arm. There was a cry of rage and
alarm from the royal child.
"Unhand me, sirrah," screamed the boy. "How dare you lay hands on a
prince of England?"
De Vac clapped his hand over the child's mouth to still his cries,
but it was too late. The Lady Maud and her lover had heard and, in an
instant, they were rushing toward the postern gate, the officer drawing
his sword as he ran.
When they reached the wall, De Vac and the Prince were upon the outside,
and the Frenchman had closed and was endeavoring to lock the gate.
But, handicapped by the struggling boy, he had not time to turn the key
before the officer threw himself against the panels and burst out before
the master of fence, closely followed by the Lady Maud.
De Vac dropped the key and, still grasping the now thoroughly
affrightened Prince with his left hand, drew his sword and confronted
There were no words, there was no need of
After days of searching he had succeeded finally in discovering a pass through the mountains and, coming down upon the opposite side, had found himself in a country practically identical with that which he had left.Page 22
Suddenly she stooped and removed Es-sat's knife with its scabbard and shoulder belt.Page 27
If Om-at kills him without assistance Om-at may become chief.Page 40
Dank and mysterious grew the vegetation below; giant trees waved their plumed tops almost level with the summit of the cliff; and over all brooded an ominous silence.Page 41
there were, eyes she did not see, but that saw her and watched her every move--fierce eyes, greedy eyes, cunning and cruel.Page 55
It terrified her beyond description, but it brought no paralysis of fear.Page 56
The creature was up wind from me and yet I did not sense its near presence until it charged.Page 58
It was in plain view of the two in the tree.Page 68
Whether or not its gleaming walls held the secret of his lost mate he could not even guess but if she lived at all within the precincts of Pal-ul-don it must be among the Ho-don, since the hairy black men of this forgotten world took no prisoners.Page 70
There now arose in his mind a question as to what would be their relationship when Tarzan had dismounted.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 87
"But you have not answered me," she continued presently; "who are you?" "You have not heard then," asked Tarzan, "of the visitor who arrived at your king's court yesterday?" "You mean," she exclaimed, "that you are the Dor-ul-Otho?" And now the erstwhile doubting eyes reflected naught but awe.Page 96
"The Princess O-lo-a was alone in the Forbidden Garden with but this one slave," explained the priest, "when there suddenly appeared from the foliage nearby this creature who claims to be the Dor-ul-Otho.Page 100
Before him the stranger saw a tall white warrior, naked but for a loin cloth, cross belts, and a girdle.Page 111
discovered that both were priests.Page 115
" Tarzan nodded.Page 120
Its effect upon the GRYF was instantaneous and complete--with a terrific bellow it lowered its three horns and dashed madly in the direction of the sound.Page 144
The east coast was nearer but Obergatz positively refused to chance throwing himself into the hands of the British by returning to the territory which they now controlled, insisting instead upon attempting to make his way through an unknown wilderness to South Africa where, among the Boers, he was convinced he would find willing sympathizers who would find some way to return him in safety to Germany, and the woman was perforce compelled to accompany him.Page 206
Tarzan smiled.Page 211
The bellowing ceased and turned to low rumblings and presently the huge beast appeared.