leading knight came close enough to behold his face, he cried out in
surprise and consternation:
"Mon Dieu, le Prince!" He wheeled his charging horse to one side. His
fellows, hearing his cry, followed his example, and the three of them
dashed on down the high road in as evident anxiety to escape as they had
been keen to attack.
"One would think they had met the devil," muttered Norman of Torn,
looking after them in unfeigned astonishment.
"What means it, lady?" he asked turning to the damsel, who had made no
move to escape.
"It means that your face is well known in your father's realm, my Lord
Prince," she replied. "And the King's men have no desire to antagonize
you, even though they may understand as little as I why you should
espouse the cause of a daughter of Simon de Montfort."
"Am I then taken for Prince Edward of England?" he asked.
"An' who else should you be taken for, my Lord?"
"I am not the Prince," said Norman of Torn. "It is said that Edward is
"Right you are, sir," exclaimed the girl. "I had not thought on that;
but you be enough of his likeness that you might well deceive the Queen
herself. And you be of a bravery fit for a king's son. Who are you
then, Sir Knight, who has bared your steel and faced death for Bertrade,
daughter of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester?"
"Be you De Montfort's daughter, niece of King Henry?" queried Norman of
Torn, his eyes narrowing to mere slits and face hardening.
"That I be," replied the girl, "an' from your face I take it you have
little love for a De Montfort," she added, smiling.
"An' whither may you be bound, Lady Bertrade de Montfort? Be you niece
or daughter of the devil, yet still you be a woman, and I do not war
against women. Wheresoever you would go will I accompany you to safety."
"I was but now bound, under escort of five of my father's knights, to
visit Mary, daughter of John de Stutevill of Derby."
"I know the castle well," answered Norman of Torn, and the shadow of
a grim smile played about his lips, for scarce sixty days had elapsed
since he had reduced the stronghold, and levied tribute on the great
baron. "Come, you have not far to travel now, and if we make haste you
shall sup with your friend before dark."
So saying, he mounted his horse and was turning to retrace their steps
down the road when he noticed the body of the
Leaving the village he had made his way toward the southwest, crossing, after the most appalling hardships, a vast waterless steppe covered for the most part with dense thorn, coming at last into a district that had probably never been previously entered by any white man and which was known only in the legends of the tribes whose country bordered it.Page 8
in the dense shadows beneath the tree, from whence there now arose the sound of giant jaws powerfully crunching flesh and bones.Page 27
As the two bodies, the living and the dead, hurtled downward toward the foot of the cliff a great cry arose from the Waz-don.Page 54
For an instant she was panic-stricken.Page 59
The Tor-o-don was now quite close to one of the triceratops.Page 69
The ape-man had but a brief glimpse of them but it was sufficient indication that there were Waz-don with them, doubtless prisoners taken in one of the raids upon the Waz-don villages of which Ta-den and Om-at had told him.Page 72
There were people moving about within the city and upon the narrow ledges and terraces that broke the lines of the buildings and which seemed to be a peculiarity of Ho-don architecture, a concession, no doubt, to some inherent instinct that might be traced back to their early cliff-dwelling progenitors.Page 88
"Wait," he exclaimed, raising his face toward the heavens; "do not speak.Page 90
The princess, followed by Pan-at-lee, turned at once and left them.Page 128
It will be long before they miss us and, with Ko-tan dead, long before any will think to look to the safety of the princess.Page 150
had delayed Bu-lot, whose failure to reach the canoes with the balance of the party at the time of the flight from the northern city had in no way delayed Mo-sar's departure, his own safety being of far greater moment than that of his son.Page 152
"We must not be seen by the creature," said one of the priests.Page 154
"I have no quarrel with him," replied Mo-sar.Page 161
"I do not know why I continue to live.Page 192
When they found that Jane was his mate they looked with almost equal awe upon her, since even the most skeptical of the warriors of Ja-don were now convinced that they were entertaining a god and a goddess within the city of Ja-lur, and that with the assistance of the power of these two, the cause of Ja-don would soon be victorious and the old Lion-man set upon the throne of Pal-ul-don.Page 205
Make your decision now," he cried to his followers.Page 210
He still carried the spear that Jane had made, which he had prized so highly because it was her handiwork that he had caused a search.Page 214
Their toes, five in front and three behind, were provided with hoofs, .Page 217
The hairy black men of Pal-ul-don.