to save the
black warrior's life.
He still grasped his spear, and while Tantor was yet six or eight paces
behind his prey, a sinewy white warrior dropped as from the heavens,
almost directly in his path. With a vicious lunge the elephant swerved
to the right to dispose of this temerarious foeman who dared intervene
between himself and his intended victim; but he had not reckoned on the
lightning quickness that could galvanize those steel muscles into
action so marvelously swift as to baffle even a keener eyesight than
And so it happened that before the elephant realized that his new enemy
had leaped from his path Tarzan had driven his iron-shod spear from
behind the massive shoulder straight into the fierce heart, and the
colossal pachyderm had toppled to his death at the feet of the ape-man.
Busuli had not beheld the manner of his deliverance, but Waziri, the
old chief, had seen, and several of the other warriors, and they hailed
Tarzan with delight as they swarmed about him and his great kill. When
he leaped upon the mighty carcass, and gave voice to the weird
challenge with which he announced a great victory, the blacks shrank
back in fear, for to them it marked the brutal Bolgani, whom they
feared fully as much as they feared Numa, the lion; but with a fear
with which was mixed a certain uncanny awe of the manlike thing to
which they attributed supernatural powers.
But when Tarzan lowered his raised head and smiled upon them they were
reassured, though they did not understand. Nor did they ever fully
understand this strange creature who ran through the trees as quickly
as Manu, yet was even more at home upon the ground than themselves; who
was except as to color like unto themselves, yet as powerful as ten of
them, and singlehanded a match for the fiercest denizens of the fierce
When the remainder of the warriors had gathered, the hunt was again
taken up and the stalking of the retreating herd once more begun; but
they had covered a bare hundred yards when from behind them, at a great
distance, sounded faintly a strange popping.
For an instant they stood like a group of statuary, intently listening.
Then Tarzan spoke.
"Guns!" he said. "The village is being attacked."
"Come!" cried Waziri. "The Arab raiders have returned with their
cannibal slaves for our ivory and our women!"
The Ivory Raiders
Waziri's warriors marched at a rapid trot through the jungle in the
direction of the village. For a few minutes, the sharp cracking
The boy had stood with his.Page 7
"Sit down, bo," invited Soup Face.Page 13
A moment's investigation revealed the startling fact that the safe was unlocked and practically empty.Page 20
" "Oh!" cried the youth.Page 23
Just as the machine came opposite the Squibbs' gate a woman's scream mingled with the report of a pistol from the tonneau and the watchers upon the verandah saw a dark bulk hurled from the car, which sped on with undiminished speed, climbed the hill beyond and disappeared from view.Page 25
"Quick!" he whispered.Page 32
"On the square," came the quick and earnest reply.Page 34
"Where?" "He'd just pulled off a job in Oakdale an' had his pockets bulgin' wid sparklers an' kale.Page 36
But Bridge did not ask for any substantiation of Charlie's charges, he merely warned the two yeggmen that they would have to leave the boy alone and in the morning, when the storm had passed and daylight had lessened the unknown danger which lurked below-stairs, betake themselves upon their way.Page 51
They must o' ben goin' sixty mile an hour.Page 52
"Well," said Jim, "I gotta be on my way.Page 55
"I seen the wo'st lookin' gang o' bums come outen my hay barn this mornin' thet I ever seed in my life.Page 59
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'bout her pals croakin' a guy an' turnin' 'im outten a gas wagon, an' dis Oskaloosa Kid he croaks some old guy in Oakdale las' night.Page 62
As he reached the end of his narrative he leaned close to the girl, whispering in her ear the while his furtive gaze wandered toward the spot where the three lay concealed.Page 73
From his attitude he might have been startled either by a surprising noise or by a surprising thought.Page 83
was devoted to the various crimes which had turned peaceful Oakdale inside out in the past twenty four hours.Page 85
It would have killed my father.Page 96
Squibbs' home.Page 99
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