lost and is found
again be always the best beloved.
Toward morning, Norman of Torn fell into a quiet and natural sleep;
the fever and delirium had succumbed before his perfect health and
iron constitution. The chirurgeon turned to the Queen and Bertrade de
"You had best retire, ladies," he said, "and rest. The Prince will
Late that afternoon he awoke, and no amount of persuasion or commands on
the part of the King's chirurgeon could restrain him from arising.
"I beseech thee to lie quiet, My Lord Prince," urged the chirurgeon.
"Why call thou me prince?" asked Norman of Torn.
"There be one without whose right it be to explain that to thee,"
replied the chirurgeon, "and when thou be clothed, if rise thou wilt,
thou mayst see her, My Lord."
The chirurgeon aided him to dress and, opening the door, he spoke to a
sentry who stood just without. The sentry transmitted the message to a
young squire who was waiting there, and presently the door was thrown
open again from without, and a voice announced:
"Her Majesty, the Queen!"
Norman of Torn looked up in unfeigned surprise, and then there came back
to him the scene in the Queen's apartment the night before. It was all a
sore perplexity to him; he could not fathom it, nor did he attempt to.
And now, as in a dream, he saw the Queen of England coming toward him
across the small room, her arms outstretched; her beautiful face radiant
with happiness and love.
"Richard, my son!" exclaimed Eleanor, coming to him and taking his face
in her hands and kissing him.
"Madame!" exclaimed the surprised man. "Be all the world gone crazy?"
And then she told him the strange story of the little lost prince of
When she had finished, he knelt at her feet, taking her hand in his and
raising it to his lips.
"I did not know, Madame," he said, "or never would my sword have been
bared in other service than thine. If thou canst forgive me, Madame,
never can I forgive myself."
"Take it not so hard, my son," said Eleanor of England. "It be no fault
of thine, and there be nothing to forgive; only happiness and rejoicing
should we feel, now that thou be found again."
"Forgiveness!" said a man's voice behind them. "Forsooth, it be we
that should ask forgiveness; hunting down our own son with swords and
"Any but a fool might have known that it was no base-born knave who sent
the King's army back, naked, to the King, and rammed the King's message
down his messenger's throat.
fair play had thrust him.Page 21
had coped with the mighty strength and cruel craftiness of Terkoz and Numa in the fastness of their savage jungle were not to be so easily subdued as these apaches of Paris had believed.Page 23
to her cries for help had I seen her.Page 32
"I have known you but a short while, yet though it may seem foolish to say it, you are the only man I have ever known whom I think that I should never fear--it is strange, too, for you are very strong.Page 37
"There is more back of it than humor.Page 43
That night he wrote several letters before he retired.Page 47
"Possibly thrice.Page 54
you are a liar.Page 83
The sun was an hour high when they came out into the desert again beyond the mountains.Page 117
At last they led him back to their village, where they brought him gifts of fowl, and goats, and cooked food.Page 127
Calling his warriors about him, he commanded them to charge, and, with brandishing spears and savage yells, the little force of scarcely more than a hundred dashed madly toward the village gates.Page 138
And so the day wore on--a frightful nightmare of a day for the raiders--a day of weary but well-repaid work for the Waziri.Page 160
She shook her head, and it seemed that there was a note of weariness in her voice as she motioned to the priests to continue with the rites.Page 171
" Lord Tennington's great-hearted good nature never deserted him for a moment.Page 176
Cautiously he moved forward on hands and knees, until at about fifteen feet, or the average thickness of the foundation walls, the floor ended abruptly in a sudden drop.Page 188
Then Tarzan discreetly skipped out of harm's way, for that also is a custom among the apes--only mad bulls will attack a mother.Page 190
This put an end to his search for the balance of the afternoon, as the lion paced back and forth beneath him until dark.Page 195
the day came, and a young woman whom Jane Porter had not seen before came with several others to her dungeon.Page 203
"Where are we going, dear?" she asked.Page 211
"I should hate to think that I am looking upon the jungle for the last time, dear," he said, "were it not that I know that I am going to a new world of happiness with you forever," and, bending down, Tarzan of the Apes kissed his mate upon her lips.