worse for the experience.
All were buoyed by the hope that the fourth boat had been picked up,
and that a thorough search of the coast would be quickly made. As all
the firearms and ammunition on the yacht had been placed in Lord
Tennington's boat, the party was well equipped for defense, and for
hunting the larger game for food.
Professor Archimedes Q. Porter was their only immediate anxiety. Fully
assured in his own mind that his daughter had been picked up by a
passing steamer, he gave over the last vestige of apprehension
concerning her welfare, and devoted his giant intellect solely to the
consideration of those momentous and abstruse scientific problems which
he considered the only proper food for thought in one of his erudition.
His mind appeared blank to the influence of all extraneous matters.
"Never," said the exhausted Mr. Samuel T. Philander, to Lord
Tennington, "never has Professor Porter been more difficult--er--I
might say, impossible. Why, only this morning, after I had been forced
to relinquish my surveillance for a brief half hour he was entirely
missing upon my return. And, bless me, sir, where do you imagine I
discovered him? A half mile out in the ocean, sir, in one of the
lifeboats, rowing away for dear life. I do not know how he attained
even that magnificent distance from shore, for he had but a single oar,
with which he was blissfully rowing about in circles.
"When one of the sailors had taken me out to him in another boat the
professor became quite indignant at my suggestion that we return at
once to land. 'Why, Mr. Philander,' he said, 'I am surprised that you,
sir, a man of letters yourself, should have the temerity so to
interrupt the progress of science. I had about deduced from certain
astronomic phenomena I have had under minute observation during the
past several tropic nights an entirely new nebular hypothesis which
will unquestionably startle the scientific world. I wish to consult a
very excellent monograph on Laplace's hypothesis, which I understand is
in a certain private collection in New York City. Your interference,
Mr. Philander, will result in an irreparable delay, for I was just
rowing over to obtain this pamphlet.' And it was with the greatest
difficulty that I persuaded him to return to shore, without resorting
to force," concluded Mr. Philander.
Miss Strong and her mother were very brave under the strain of almost
constant apprehension of the attacks of savage beasts. Nor were they
quite able to accept so
He had run across the Channel for a brief visit with his old friend, but the news of the Russian's escape had already cast a shadow upon his outing, so that though he had but just arrived he was already contemplating an immediate return to London.Page 6
It was evident that the room had been prepared for the very purpose of serving as a cell for himself.Page 12
As he turned to hand the worthless slip of paper to the Russian his glance chanced to pass across the starboard bow of the Kincaid.Page 15
They saw the new-comer place a foot upon the neck of the quiet figure at his feet and, throwing back his head, give vent to the wild, uncanny challenge of the bull-ape that has made a kill.Page 23
The panther had taken to a large tree as Tarzan came within sight of him, and beyond and below him Tarzan saw the tribe of Akut lolling in a little, natural clearing.Page 32
Sheeta's cruel fangs and tearing talons ripped and tore at the black hides.Page 41
Quickly Kaviri designated a dozen warriors to accompany Tarzan.Page 46
" For a moment there was silence.Page 48
You or I walking beneath the arcs of Main Street, or Broadway, or State Street, could not have moved more surely or with a tenth the speed of the agile ape-man through the gloomy mazes that would have baffled us entirely.Page 54
The shrieks of the panther's victim, mingled with those of the great cat, had wrought mightily upon their poor nerves, and now the awful silence of the dark interior seemed even more terribly ominous than had the frightful screaming.Page 56
danger was not present.Page 72
However, if Rokoff had not returned to the river, in what direction had he proceeded? From the direction of Anderssen's flight with Jane and the child Tarzan was convinced that the man had purposed attempting the tremendous feat of crossing the continent to Zanzibar; but whether Rokoff would dare so dangerous a journey or not was a question.Page 84
Then he told her the purpose of his visit, talking through the interpreter.Page 87
Russian could harm her further.Page 88
She did not know what it was all about, but she saw that Rokoff was very angry, and from bits of conversation which she could translate she gleaned that there had been further desertions while he had been absent, and that the deserters had taken the bulk of his food and ammunition.Page 98
It was plain that they had shoved off a native canoe and embarked upon the bosom of the stream, and as the ape-man's eye ran swiftly down the course of the river beneath the shadows of the overarching trees he saw in the distance, just as it rounded a bend that shut it off from his view, a drifting dugout in the stern of which was the figure of a man.Page 99
And from the opposite bank a sinister ripple, unseen by either man, moved steadily toward the half-naked swimmer.Page 101
But loud as he screamed his cries awakened no answering challenge from the deck of the silent craft.Page 109
After the Russian and his party, which consisted of Paulvitch and the several men he had left upon the Kincaid to attend to the matter of coaling, had retreated before her fire, Jane realized that it would be but a temporary.