in the rush of landing on the
following morning he missed her entirely, but there had been something
in the expression of her eyes as they parted on deck the previous day
that haunted him. It had been almost wistful as they had spoken of the
strangeness of the swift friendships of an ocean crossing, and of the
equal ease with which they are broken forever.
Tarzan wondered if he should ever see her again.
What Happened in the Rue Maule
On his arrival in Paris, Tarzan had gone directly to the apartments of
his old friend, D'Arnot, where the naval lieutenant had scored him
roundly for his decision to renounce the title and estates that were
rightly his from his father, John Clayton, the late Lord Greystoke.
"You must be mad, my friend," said D'Arnot, "thus lightly to give up
not alone wealth and position, but an opportunity to prove beyond doubt
to all the world that in your veins flows the noble blood of two of
England's most honored houses--instead of the blood of a savage
she-ape. It is incredible that they could have believed you--Miss
Porter least of all.
"Why, I never did believe it, even back in the wilds of your African
jungle, when you tore the raw meat of your kills with mighty jaws, like
some wild beast, and wiped your greasy hands upon your thighs. Even
then, before there was the slightest proof to the contrary, I knew that
you were mistaken in the belief that Kala was your mother.
"And now, with your father's diary of the terrible life led by him and
your mother on that wild African shore; with the account of your birth,
and, final and most convincing proof of all, your own baby finger
prints upon the pages of it, it seems incredible to me that you are
willing to remain a nameless, penniless vagabond."
"I do not need any better name than Tarzan," replied the ape-man; "and
as for remaining a penniless vagabond, I have no intention of so doing.
In fact, the next, and let us hope the last, burden that I shall be
forced to put upon your unselfish friendship will be the finding of
employment for me."
"Pooh, pooh!" scoffed D'Arnot. "You know that I did not mean that.
Have I not told you a dozen times that I have enough for twenty men,
and that half of what I have is yours? And if I gave it all to you,
would it represent even the tenth part of the value I place upon your
youth, heavy eyed but sleepless, watched the two through half closed lids.Page 18
Presently a great rain drop was blown against the youth's face; the vividness of the lightning had increased; the rumbling of the thunder had grown to the proportions of a titanic bombardment; but he dared not pause to seek shelter.Page 34
"You did?" exclaimed the girl.Page 35
"It's him all right," said Dopey Charlie.Page 41
dining room and kitchen, inspected the two small bedrooms off this room, and the summer kitchen beyond.Page 47
"Here's enough an' more'n enough, I reckon," said Jeb Case.Page 50
It would break his heart.Page 53
As the foremost man, big and broad shouldered, raised his eyes to the building Bridge smothered an exclamation of surprise and chagrin, nor did he linger to inspect the other members of the party; but turned and ran quickly back to his companions.Page 67
Why don't you go your way and save yourself from suspicion.Page 68
The first is that I don't believe in ghosts and that even if I did I would not expect a ghost to leave footprints in the mud, and the other is that I knew that the footprints of a bear are strangely similar to those of the naked feet of man.Page 71
The men and women were, obviously, Gypsies.Page 74
"Even now that I know what it is it makes me creep," she whispered, as the faint clanking of a distant chain came to their ears.Page 78
" ***** Detective Burton was at the county jail in Oakdale administering the third degree to Dopey Charlie and The General when there came a long distance telephone call for him.Page 79
whatever's coming to you, son," replied Burton.Page 80
Columbus Blackie, casting a terrified glance rearward, saw his Nemesis flashing toward him, and dodged around a large tree.Page 85
Everybody would have known me.Page 92
In the light from the automobile lamps the man's face was distinctly visible to the detective for the first time that night, and as Burton looked upon it he stepped back with an exclamation of surprise.Page 93
Squibbs' home.Page 99
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