Hazel Strong was prostrated. For two days she did not leave her cabin,
and when she finally ventured on deck she was very wan and white, with
great, dark circles beneath her eyes. Waking or sleeping, it seemed
that she constantly saw that dark body dropping, swift and silent, into
the cold, grim sea.
Shortly after her first appearance on deck following the tragedy,
Monsieur Thuran joined her with many expressions of kindly solicitude.
"Oh, but it is terrible, Miss Strong," he said. "I cannot rid my mind
"Nor I," said the girl wearily. "I feel that he might have been saved
had I but given the alarm."
"You must not reproach yourself, my dear Miss Strong," urged Monsieur
Thuran. "It was in no way your fault. Another would have done as you
did. Who would think that because something fell into the sea from a
ship that it must necessarily be a man? Nor would the outcome have
been different had you given an alarm. For a while they would have
doubted your story, thinking it but the nervous hallucination of a
woman--had you insisted it would have been too late to have rescued him
by the time the ship could have been brought to a stop, and the boats
lowered and rowed back miles in search of the unknown spot where the
tragedy had occurred. No, you must not censure yourself. You have
done more than any other of us for poor Mr. Caldwell--you were the only
one to miss him. It was you who instituted the search."
The girl could not help but feel grateful to him for his kind and
encouraging words. He was with her often--almost constantly for the
remainder of the voyage--and she grew to like him very much indeed.
Monsieur Thuran had learned that the beautiful Miss Strong, of
Baltimore, was an American heiress--a very wealthy girl in her own
right, and with future prospects that quite took his breath away when
he contemplated them, and since he spent most of his time in that
delectable pastime it is a wonder that he breathed at all.
It had been Monsieur Thuran's intention to leave the ship at the first
port they touched after the disappearance of Tarzan. Did he not have
in his coat pocket the thing he had taken passage upon this very boat
to obtain? There was nothing more to detain him here. He could not
return to the Continent fast enough, that he might board the first
The thin, bent body was naked but for a loin cloth.Page 5
" The captain looked at Simpson, who sheepishly admitted the truth of the allegation, then he stepped over to the ape as though to discover for himself the sort of temper the beast possessed, but it was noticeable that he kept his revolver cocked and leveled as he did so.Page 7
"He would not," confessed the tutor.Page 13
With a spring the huge anthropoid leaped from the stage to the boy's side; but if the trainer had looked for a laughable scene of fright he was mistaken.Page 23
Nor was it until a month later that careful investigation revealed the fact that the boy had left the train before it pulled out of the station at London, and the cab driver had been found who had driven him to the address of the old Russian, that Tarzan of the Apes realized that Akut had in some way been connected with the disappearance of the boy.Page 46
For a time Jack was angry; but when he had been without the jacket for a short while he began to realize that being half-clothed is infinitely more uncomfortable than being entirely naked.Page 51
But if the blacks were his enemies there were those in the world who were not.Page 67
His only expression was one of interested attention--he was trying to discover what the girl was doing.Page 69
He thought of his own father.Page 76
The result was that Sheeta presently found two ferocious creatures tearing him to ribbons.Page 103
"The fellow must be the same we fired on several years ago," said Malbihn.Page 111
" The stranger smiled.Page 135
Meriem must be within the wood.Page 148
That story might be quickly disproved should his boys and Bwana's grow confidential.Page 150
And then Numa charged.Page 151
Freed of the weight of both girl and lion the pony raced ahead toward safety.Page 159
Baynes spurred to meet her.Page 161
His Meriem loved another! For a long time he let that awful truth sink deep, and from it he tried to reason out his future plan of action.Page 191
The Hon.Page 203
They brought him neither food nor drink.