long black coat, and his
top hat was set firmly down upon his head, as with eyes bent upon the
ground he hastened on, probably to some sudden death had I not
"'Why, where in the world are you bound, professor?' I asked him. 'I
am going into town, Lord Tennington,' he said, as seriously as
possible, 'to complain to the postmaster about the rural free delivery
service we are suffering from here. Why, sir, I haven't had a piece of
mail in weeks. There should be several letters for me from Jane. The
matter must be reported to Washington at once.'
"And would you believe it, Miss Strong," continued Tennington, "I had
the very deuce of a job to convince the old fellow that there was not
only no rural free delivery, but no town, and that he was not even on
the same continent as Washington, nor in the same hemisphere.
"When he did realize he commenced to worry about his daughter--I think
it is the first time that he really has appreciated our position here,
or the fact that Miss Porter may not have been rescued."
"I hate to think about it," said the girl, "and yet I can think of
nothing else than the absent members of our party."
"Let us hope for the best," replied Tennington. "You yourself have set
us each a splendid example of bravery, for in a way your loss has been
"Yes," she replied; "I could have loved Jane Porter no more had she
been my own sister."
Tennington did not show the surprise he felt. That was not at all what
he meant. He had been much with this fair daughter of Maryland since
the wreck of the LADY ALICE, and it had recently come to him that he
had grown much more fond of her than would prove good for the peace of
his mind, for he recalled almost constantly now the confidence which
Monsieur Thuran had imparted to him that he and Miss Strong were
engaged. He wondered if, after all, Thuran had been quite accurate in
his statement. He had never seen the slightest indication on the
girl's part of more than ordinary friendship.
"And then in Monsieur Thuran's loss, if they are lost, you would suffer
a severe bereavement," he ventured.
She looked up at him quickly. "Monsieur Thuran had become a very dear
friend," she said. "I liked him very much, though I have known him but
a short time."
"Then you were not engaged to marry him?"
Almost immediately the new houseman, Carl, had come running from the Greystoke house, saying that the girl's mistress wished to speak with her for a moment, and that she was to leave little Jack in his care until she returned.Page 9
She fully believed that the baby was aboard the Kincaid, provided that he still lived, but whether Tarzan had been permitted to live after having been lured aboard the evil craft she could not guess.Page 17
Down they went together, but so well had Tarzan's plan worked out that before ever.Page 21
Chapter 4 Sheeta The next few days were occupied by Tarzan in completing his weapons and exploring the jungle.Page 38
Making the craft fast to an overhanging bough, the two made their way into the jungle, presently coming upon some of the apes feeding upon fruit a little beyond the reeds where the buffalo had fallen.Page 49
"Carefully have I kept silence in the village that he might be still asleep when you returned.Page 57
Three days from the spot where Tarzan had.Page 59
Into the fellow's usually foxy eyes had come an expression of utter stupidity.Page 62
Huddled in the stern of the boat she sat with her baby strained close to her bosom, and because of that little tender, helpless thing she was happier tonight than she had been for many a sorrow-ridden day.Page 67
The last that had been seen of them they had been paddling strongly up-stream, their porters from Kaviri's village wielding the blades.Page 78
I did not know about this one.Page 83
She saw that the end was near, and though she was terrified at contemplation of her loss, still she hoped that it would come quickly now and end the sufferings of the little victim.Page 89
A moment later the girl stood beside him--for a moment at least free from the menace of his lust.Page 92
Darting into his tent, the Russian did not halt in his flight, but kept right on through the rear wall, taking advantage of the long slit that Jane Clayton had made the night before.Page 107
From this belief he garnered some slight surcease from the numbing grief that the death of his little son had thrust upon him.Page 108
Presently it ceased, to be followed by a shuffling noise that the ape-man's trained ears could interpret as resulting from but a single cause--the scraping of leather-shod feet upon the rounds of a ship's monkey-ladder.Page 115
Tarzan was about to leap after the two when he felt a light touch upon his arm.Page 121
Again he stretched and yawned, glanced up at the river-bank, shrugged his shoulders, and lay down in the bottom of his canoe for a little nap before he plunged into the jungle after the prey he had come forth to hunt.Page 128
The beasts had sought the shade of the galley, where they were curled up in sleep.Page 141
But why had he taken the black woman as well? There must have been others, one of whom wanted the dusky female.