passed me they were going toward the morning, upward
along the edge of the water."
"When was this?" asked Tarzan.
"Half a moon since."
Without another word the ape-man sprang into the trees and fled like a
disembodied spirit eastward in the direction of the forgotten city of
How Tarzan Came Again to Opar
When Clayton returned to the shelter and found Jane Porter was missing,
he became frantic with fear and grief. He found Monsieur Thuran quite
rational, the fever having left him with the surprising suddenness
which is one of its peculiarities. The Russian, weak and exhausted,
still lay upon his bed of grasses within the shelter.
When Clayton asked him about the girl he seemed surprised to know that
she was not there.
"I have heard nothing unusual," he said. "But then I have been
unconscious much of the time."
Had it not been for the man's very evident weakness, Clayton should
have suspected him of having sinister knowledge of the girl's
whereabouts; but he could see that Thuran lacked sufficient vitality
even to descend, unaided, from the shelter. He could not, in his
present physical condition, have harmed the girl, nor could he have
climbed the rude ladder back to the shelter.
Until dark the Englishman searched the nearby jungle for a trace of the
missing one or a sign of the trail of her abductor. But though the
spoor left by the fifty frightful men, unversed in woodcraft as they
were, would have been as plain to the densest denizen of the jungle as
a city street to the Englishman, yet he crossed and recrossed it twenty
times without observing the slightest indication that many men had
passed that way but a few short hours since.
As he searched, Clayton continued to call the girl's name aloud, but
the only result of this was to attract Numa, the lion. Fortunately the
man saw the shadowy form worming its way toward him in time to climb
into the branches of a tree before the beast was close enough to reach
him. This put an end to his search for the balance of the afternoon,
as the lion paced back and forth beneath him until dark.
Even after the beast had left, Clayton dared not descend into the awful
blackness beneath him, and so he spent a terrifying and hideous night
in the tree. The next morning he returned to the beach, relinquishing
the last hope of succoring Jane Porter.
During the week that followed, Monsieur Thuran rapidly regained his
strength, lying in the shelter while Clayton hunted
His daughter did not question him as to the cause of this change in plans, for since those three days that her father had kept himself locked in his workroom at home the girl had noticed a subtle change in her parent--a marked disinclination to share with her his every confidence as had been his custom since the death of her mother.Page 9
At the same moment there was a shot from the shore followed by loud yelling, and the girl turned to see her father and von Horn pulling rapidly toward the Ithaca.Page 14
" The girl glanced at him quickly.Page 15
place within the inner campong.Page 18
Bududreen and Muda Saffir stood talking upon the beach, and the Chinaman did not dare venture forth for fear they might suspect that he had overheard them.Page 33
I shall tell you.Page 38
"He must be stopped," cried the other.Page 44
Parangs and spears glistened in the moonlight.Page 48
7 THE BULL WHIP As von Horn and Virginia Maxon walked slowly beneath the dense shadows of the jungle he again renewed his suit.Page 53
Convinced of this, there was no obstacle to thwart the sudden plan which entered his malign brain.Page 54
A half dozen misshapen monsters roved restlessly about the hard packed earth of the pen.Page 64
The result was as his higher intelligence had foreseen--the creatures scattered to escape the fury of the lash and a moment later he had them at his mercy.Page 66
His one thought was to find Virginia Maxon.Page 72
Who could have done it?" "You forget Number Thirteen," suggested the doctor.Page 75
Then he shoved the.Page 96
Sing was about to rush forward and pick her up, when he saw von Horn and his Dyaks leap into the clearing, to which they had been guided by the sounds of the chase and the encounter.Page 103
On closer inspection Bulan saw that both were covered with terrible wounds, and after questioning them learned that they had fared almost as badly at the hands of the ourang outangs as had he.Page 113
She was appalled.Page 119
And why not? Had he not saved her where others had failed? Was she not, by all that was just and fair, his? Did he owe any loyalty to either her father or von Horn? Already he had saved Professor Maxon's life, so the obligation, if there was any, lay all against the older man; and three times he had saved Virginia.Page 133
Let it lie where it is in the heart of savage Borneo, and pray to God that no man ever finds it, and that I shall forget forever that which is in it.