of whom his guest
might be. It was the little armored man who was speaking.
"Is it not enough that I offer to aid you, Sir Peter," he said, "that
you must have my reasons? Let it go that my hate of Leicester be the
passion which moves me. Thou failed in thy attempt to capture the
maiden; give me ten knights and I will bring her to you."
"How knowest thou she rides out tomorrow for her father's castle?" asked
Peter of Colfax.
"That again be no concern of thine, my friend, but I do know it, and, if
thou wouldst have her, be quick, for we should ride out tonight that we
may take our positions by the highway in ample time tomorrow."
Still Peter of Colfax hesitated, he feared this might be a ruse of
Leicester's to catch him in some trap. He did not know his guest--the
fellow might want the girl for himself and be taking this method of
obtaining the necessary assistance to capture her.
"Come," said the little, armored man irritably. "I cannot bide here
forever. Make up thy mind; it be nothing to me other than my revenge,
and if thou wilst not do it, I shall hire the necessary ruffians and
then not even thou shalt see Bertrade de Montfort more."
This last threat decided the Baron.
"It is agreed," he said. "The men shall ride out with you in half an
hour. Wait below in the courtyard."
When the little man had left the apartment, Peter of Colfax summoned his
squire whom he had send to him at once one of his faithful henchmen.
"Guy," said Peter of Colfax, as the man entered, "ye made a rare fizzle
of a piece of business some weeks ago. Ye wot of which I speak?"
"Yes, My Lord."
"It chances that on the morrow ye may have opportunity to retrieve
thy blunder. Ride out with ten men where the stranger who waits in the
courtyard below shall lead ye, and come not back without that which ye
lost to a handful of men before. You understand?"
"Yes, My Lord!"
"And, Guy, I half mistrust this fellow who hath offered to assist us.
At the first sign of treachery, fall upon him with all thy men and slay
him. Tell the others that these be my orders."
"Yes, My Lord. When do we ride?"
"At once. You may go."
The morning that Bertrade de Montfort had chosen to return to her
father's castle dawned gray and threatening. In vain did Mary de
Stutevill plead with her friend to give up the idea of
She was looking at him in wide-eyed astonishment.Page 24
As he stood directly beneath a brilliant arc light, waiting for a limousine that was approaching to pass him, he heard his name called in a sweet feminine voice.Page 29
The affair on the liner--I mean the matter of the card game--was for the purpose of blackmailing the knowledge they seek from my husband.Page 80
They are tethered not far from here.Page 89
I wonder if I am really becoming so civilized that presently I shall develop a set of nerves.Page 95
I have had that identical sensation myself when meeting a stranger.Page 96
" Then he turned on his heel, and left Rokoff standing there trembling with suppressed rage.Page 98
Why? "He was not at breakfast as usual, nor have I seen him once since yesterday," explained the girl.Page 100
Caldwell is not on board, sir," he said.Page 125
" "Come!" cried Waziri.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 128
Then I will explain my plan, and you will find that it is good.Page 129
It was after midnight when Tarzan, with his slow-moving caravan, approached the spot where the elephants lay.Page 130
Finally, however, Tarzan succeeded in silencing them, on the plea that their noise would attract the Arabs to their hiding-place, when all would be slaughtered.Page 131
But above them lurked a grim figure in the dense foliage of the mighty trees--it was Tarzan of the Apes, hovering over them as if he had been the shadow of death.Page 148
Jane Porter sank weak and trembling against the side of the boat.Page 150
Thrice he attempted to turn himself upon his hands and knees, that he might crawl back to his death, but in the few hours that he had lain there he had become too weak to return to Thuran's side.Page 158
Through winding corridors she led, farther and farther into the remoter precincts of the temple, until they came to a great chamber in the center of which stood an altar.Page 188
Then Tarzan released his hold and arose--he did not wish to kill, only to teach the young ape, and others who might be watching, that Tarzan of the Apes was still master.Page 200
During the last mile Tarzan.