The Return of Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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he blurted out. "Heavens,
no!" she cried. "I did not care for him at all in that way."

There was something that Lord Tennington wanted to say to Hazel
Strong--he wanted very badly to say it, and to say it at once; but
somehow the words stuck in his throat. He started lamely a couple of
times, cleared his throat, became red in the face, and finally ended by
remarking that he hoped the cabins would be finished before the rainy
season commenced.

But, though he did not know it, he had conveyed to the girl the very
message he intended, and it left her happy--happier than she had ever
before been in all her life.

Just then further conversation was interrupted by the sight of a
strange and terrible-looking figure which emerged from the jungle just
south of the camp. Tennington and the girl saw it at the same time.
The Englishman reached for his revolver, but when the half-naked,
bearded creature called his name aloud and came running toward them he
dropped his hand and advanced to meet it.

None would have recognized in the filthy, emaciated creature, covered
by a single garment of small skins, the immaculate Monsieur Thuran the
party had last seen upon the deck of the LADY ALICE.

Before the other members of the little community were apprised of his
presence Tennington and Miss Strong questioned him regarding the other
occupants of the missing boat.

"They are all dead," replied Thuran. "The three sailors died before we
made land. Miss Porter was carried off into the jungle by some wild
animal while I was lying delirious with fever. Clayton died of the
same fever but a few days since. And to think that all this time we
have been separated by but a few miles--scarcely a day's march. It is
terrible!"


How long Jane Porter lay in the darkness of the vault beneath the
temple in the ancient city of Opar she did not know. For a time she
was delirious with fever, but after this passed she commenced slowly to
regain her strength. Every day the woman who brought her food beckoned
to her to arise, but for many days the girl could only shake her head
to indicate that she was too weak.

But eventually she was able to gain her feet, and then to stagger a few
steps by supporting herself with one hand upon the wall. Her captors
now watched her with increasing interest. The day was approaching, and
the victim was gaining in strength.

Presently

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