the dock and, gathering the sleeping child in his arms, stood
listening, preparatory to mounting to the alley which led to old Til's
As he stood thus, a faint sound of clanking armor came to his attentive
ears; louder and louder it grew until there could be no doubt but that a
number of men were approaching.
De Vac resumed his place in the skiff, and again drew it far beneath
the dock. Scarcely had he done so ere a party of armored knights and
men-at-arms clanked out upon the planks above him from the mouth of the
dark alley. Here they stopped as though for consultation and plainly
could the listener below hear every word of their conversation.
"De Montfort," said one, "what thinkest thou of it? Can it be that the
Queen is right and that Richard lies dead beneath these black waters?"
"No, De Clare," replied a deep voice, which De Vac recognized as that of
the Earl of Leicester. "The hand that could steal the Prince from out of
the very gardens of his sire without the knowledge of Lady Maud or her
companion, which must evidently have been the case, could more easily
and safely have dispatched him within the gardens had that been the
object of this strange attack. I think, My Lord, that presently we shall
hear from some bold adventurer who holds the little Prince for
ransom. God give that such may be the case, for of all the winsome and
affectionate little fellows I have ever seen, not even excepting mine
own dear son, the little Richard was the most to be beloved. Would that
I might get my hands upon the foul devil who has done this horrid deed."
Beneath the planks, not four feet from where Leicester stood, lay the
object of his search. The clanking armor, the heavy spurred feet, and
the voices above him had awakened the little Prince and, with a startled
cry, he sat upright in the bottom of the skiff. Instantly De Vac's iron
band clapped over the tiny mouth, but not before a single faint wail had
reached the ears of the men above.
"Hark! What was that, My Lord?" cried one of the men-at-arms.
In tense silence they listened for a repetition of the sound and then De
Montfort cried out:
"What ho, below there! Who is it beneath the dock? Answer, in the name
of the King!"
Richard, recognizing the voice of his favorite uncle, struggled to free
himself, but De Vac's ruthless hand crushed out the weak efforts of the
babe, and all was quiet as
The beasts of the jungle that he had been reared among were playful to maturity but seldom thereafter.Page 65
"He has it.Page 67
"But there is Bolgani," said Manu.Page 70
was the valley of death.Page 87
The ape-man, as the girl watched him, seemed entirely unprepared for the charge and she looked to see him borne down and slain at the first rush.Page 88
Instantly the apes, now maddened by the effects of the dancing and the moonlight, turned to note the cause of the interruption.Page 97
This fact, linked with that of his dislike for the girl, was sufficient to seal his lips for other than necessary conversation, and so they worked on together in comparative silence.Page 128
Constantly, however, the thought of Naratu and her temper arose to take the keen edge from his pleasant imaginings.Page 155
There was no question in Tarzan's mind but that Numa recognized him, for he knew his fellows of the jungle well enough to know that while they oft-times forgot certain sensations more quickly than man there are others which remain in their memories for years.Page 164
Throwing up his left arm as a boxer might ward off a blow, Tarzan struck upward beneath the left forearm of the lion, at the same time rushing in with his shoulder beneath the animal's body and simultaneously drove his blade into the tawny hide behind the shoulder.Page 166
Before him the trail wound onward toward the center of the valley.Page 170
The man's arms were long, though not abnormally so, while his legs were short, though straight.Page 175
Then it was that Numa charged.Page 176
If, at the inception of the race, only Goro and the stars had looked down upon the contestants, such was not the case at its finish, since from an embrasure near the summit of the wall two close-set black eyes peered down upon the two.Page 181
Through open windows and doors they could see that the walls of the houses were very thick and that all apertures were quite small, as though the people had built against extreme heat, which they realized must have been necessary in this valley buried deep in an African desert.Page 188
The colorings of the last were apparently much subdued by age with the result that the general effect was soft and beautiful.Page 190
The man himself was larger of stature than any she had yet seen within the city.Page 202
I am not mistaken.Page 233
" Tarzan had now regained his feet, but the maniac still clung to him tenaciously.Page 245
" At this juncture the British sergeant who had been in command of the advance guard approached and when Tarzan and the girl spoke to him in English, explaining their disguises, he accepted their word, since they were evidently not of the same race as the creatures which lay dead about them.