thousand more lurked in the woods before
the grim pile.
Under cover of the tangled shrubbery, they crawled unseen to the little
door through which Joan de Tany had led him the night before. Following
the corridors and vaults beneath the castle, they came to the stone
stairway, and mounted to the passage which led to the false panel that
had given the two fugitives egress.
Slipping the spring lock, Norman of Torn entered the apartment
followed closely by his henchmen. On they went, through apartment after
apartment, but no sign of the Earl or his servitors rewarded their
search, and it was soon apparent that the castle was deserted.
As they came forth into the courtyard, they descried an old man basking
in the sun, upon a bench. The sight of them nearly caused the old fellow
to die of fright, for to see fifty armed men issue from the untenanted
halls was well reckoned to blanch even a braver cheek.
When Norman of Torn questioned him, he learned that De Fulm had ridden
out early in the day bound for Dover, where Prince Edward then was. The
outlaw knew it would be futile to pursue him, but yet, so fierce was his
anger against this man, that he ordered his band to mount, and spurring
to their head, he marched through Middlesex, and crossing the Thames
above London, entered Surrey late the same afternoon.
As they were going into camp that night in Kent, midway between London
and Rochester, word came to Norman of Torn that the Earl of Buckingham,
having sent his escort on to Dover, had stopped to visit the wife of a
royalist baron, whose husband was with Prince Edward's forces.
The fellow who gave this information was a servant in my lady's
household who held a grudge against his mistress for some wrong she had
done him. When, therefore, he found that these grim men were searching
for De Fulm, he saw a way to be revenged upon his mistress.
"How many swords be there at the castle?" asked Norman of Torn.
"Scarce a dozen, barring the Earl of Buckingham," replied the knave;
"and, furthermore, there be a way to enter, which I may show you, My
Lord, so that you may, unseen, reach the apartment where My Lady and the
Earl be supping."
"Bring ten men, beside yourself, Shandy," commanded Norman of Torn. "We
shall pay a little visit upon our amorous friend, My Lord, the Earl of
Half an hour's ride brought them within sight of the castle.
Dismounting, and leaving their horses with one of the men, Norman
"I think that there is a matter in here that you may doubtless be able to explain.Page 40
"I wish to see Monsieur Rokoff on a little matter of business.Page 51
Through Abdul, Tarzan invited his new acquaintance to dine with him.Page 56
He called to the girl.Page 66
"And yet," she said, "I do not know.Page 68
had been thrown together had been distinctly hostile.Page 86
I was trying to decide which I should bring.Page 97
"It was luck, Nikolas," explained Paulvitch.Page 118
Tarzan of the Apes was ashamed.Page 119
just what he was about.Page 122
In this cave was the mother of the river.Page 124
It is no child's play to hunt wild elephants with the crude weapons of primitive man.Page 127
He counted fifty Arabs and estimated that there were five times as many Manyuema.Page 140
That night the village warriors held a big palaver to celebrate their victories, and to choose a new chief.Page 145
Tompkins was the first to succumb.Page 155
They said that no good could come of such an expedition, for the ruins were haunted by the spirits of the dead who had once inhabited them.Page 188
He hunted with them as in days gone by, and when they found that his superior reason guided him to the best food sources, and that his cunning rope ensnared toothsome game that they seldom if ever tasted, they came again to look up to him as they had in the past after he had become their king.Page 197
Hastily making one end of his rope fast to the piece of granite, he returned to the shaft, and, coiling the balance of the rope on the floor beside him, the ape-man took the heavy slab in both hands, and, swinging it several times to get the distance and the direction fixed, he let the weight fly up at a slight angle, so that, instead of falling straight back into the shaft again, it grazed the far edge, tumbling over into the court beyond.Page 200
It was in his mind to return again to Opar and bear away a still greater fortune than he had already buried in the amphitheater of the apes.Page 206
It was there that I received it.