he jerked his blade from the fellow's throat, Norman of
Torn felt a firm, warm hand slipped into his from behind, and his sword
swung with a resounding blow against the lamp.
As darkness enveloped the chamber, Joan de Tany led him through
the little door, which he immediately closed and bolted as she had
"This way," she whispered, again slipping her hand into his and, in
silence, she led him through several dim chambers, and finally stopped
before a blank wall in a great oak-panelled room.
Here the girl felt with swift fingers the edge of the molding. More
and more rapidly she moved as the sound of hurrying footsteps resounded
through the castle.
"What is wrong?" asked Norman of Torn, noticing her increasing
"Mon Dieu!" she cried. "Can I be wrong! Surely this is the room. Oh, my
friend, that I should have brought you to all this by my willfulness and
vanity; and now when I might save you, my wits leave me and I forget the
"Do not worry about me," laughed the Devil of Torn. "Methought that it
was I who was trying to save you, and may heaven forgive me else,
for surely, that be my only excuse for running away from a handful of
swords. I could not take chances when thou wert at stake, Joan," he
added more gravely.
The sound of pursuit was now quite close, in fact the reflection from
flickering torches could be seen in nearby chambers.
At last the girl, with a little cry of "stupid," seized De Conde and
rushed him to the far side of the room.
"Here it is," she whispered joyously, "here it has been all the time."
Running her fingers along the molding until she found a little hidden
spring, she pushed it, and one of the great panels swung slowly in,
revealing the yawning mouth of a black opening behind.
Quickly the girl entered, pulling De Conde after her, and as the panel
swung quietly into place, the Earl of Buckingham with a dozen men
entered the apartment.
"The devil take them," cried De Fulm. "Where can they have gone? Surely
we were right behind them."
"It is passing strange, My Lord," replied one of the men. "Let us try
the floor above, and the towers; for of a surety they have not come this
way." And the party retraced its steps, leaving the apartment empty.
Behind the panel, the girl stood shrinking close to De Conde, her hand
still in his.
"Where now?" he asked. "Or do we stay hidden here like frightened chicks
until the war is over and
Two months of effort had revealed no slightest evidence that she he sought had entered this beautiful yet forbidding land.Page 40
Pan-at-lee clambered slowly down toward the uppermost cave.Page 49
latter was screaming and growling so loudly as to drown the sound of her voice.Page 67
And so he sought up and down the verge of the stagnant water for traces of an old spoor that would have been invisible to your eyes or mine, even had we followed.Page 81
At first sight of him Tarzan realized that here lay the greatest danger to his ruse, for he saw at a glance that the man was antagonistic toward him and his pretensions, and he knew too that doubtless of all the people of Pal-ul-don the high priest was most likely to harbor the truest estimate of Jad-ben-Otho, and, therefore, would look with suspicion on one who claimed to be the son of a fabulous god.Page 82
Some of the poor victims behind the barred gateway had heard and rising, pressed close to the barrier through which one was conducted just before sunset each day, never to return.Page 88
Again the flush and the girl half turned her face away.Page 105
All but the stranger who seemed not to know the sense of fatigue.Page 119
There was a feeling that perhaps after all he might.Page 120
Its effect upon the GRYF was instantaneous and complete--with a terrific bellow it lowered its three horns and dashed madly in the direction of the sound.Page 121
From the lesser priests she had been safe, but from Lu-don, she was not safe, for Lu-don was not as they, since the high priestship of Pal-ul-don may descend from father to son.Page 125
" Through a number of corridors and apartments lighted by stone cressets the eunuch led Lady Greystoke halting at last before a doorway concealed by hangings of JATO skin, where the guide beat with his staff upon the wall beside the door.Page 128
"Let us get out of A-lur quickly," he urged, "or we shall have the whole city upon us.Page 138
" For a moment they hesitated.Page 142
Regardless of the truth or falsity of the report which has been brought to them, they believe in it and there is nothing now between you and your Maker other than flight.Page 167
There were bits of obsidian and choice feathers for arrows, some pieces of flint and a couple of steel, an old knife, a heavy bone needle, and strips of dried gut.Page 182
His glance wandered from his body now that the grime and blood were all removed and caught again the white city shimmering beneath the hot sun.Page 196
Placing the woman in the bottom of a light canoe Pan-sat entered it and took up the paddle.Page 201
Behind them were banked a score of lesser priests who chanted in unison: "This is Jad-ben-Otho.Page 219