the cabin and the
jungle in which many of the officers and men had taken part in exciting
adventures two years before. On landing they had found Lord
Tennington's party, and arrangements were being made to take them all
on board the following morning, and carry them back to civilization.
Hazel Strong and her mother, Esmeralda, and Mr. Samuel T. Philander
were almost overcome by happiness at Jane Porter's safe return. Her
escape seemed to them little short of miraculous, and it was the
consensus of opinion that it could have been achieved by no other man
than Tarzan of the Apes. They loaded the uncomfortable ape-man with
eulogies and attentions until he wished himself back in the
amphitheater of the apes.
All were interested in his savage Waziri, and many were the gifts the
black men received from these friends of their king, but when they
learned that he might sail away from them upon the great canoe that lay
at anchor a mile off shore they became very sad.
As yet the newcomers had seen nothing of Lord Tennington and Monsieur
Thuran. They had gone out for fresh meat early in the day, and had not
"How surprised this man, whose name you say is Rokoff, will be to see
you," said Jane Porter to Tarzan.
"His surprise will be short-lived," replied the ape-man grimly, and
there was that in his tone that made her look up into his face in
alarm. What she read there evidently confirmed her fears, for she put
her hand upon his arm, and pleaded with him to leave the Russian to the
laws of France.
"In the heart of the jungle, dear," she said, "with no other form of
right or justice to appeal to other than your own mighty muscles, you
would be warranted in executing upon this man the sentence he deserves;
but with the strong arm of a civilized government at your disposal it
would be murder to kill him now. Even your friends would have to
submit to your arrest, or if you resisted it would plunge us all into
misery and unhappiness again. I cannot bear to lose you again, my
Tarzan. Promise me that you will but turn him over to Captain
Dufranne, and let the law take its course--the beast is not worth
risking our happiness for."
He saw the wisdom of her appeal, and promised. A half hour later
Rokoff and Tennington emerged from the jungle. They were walking side
by side. Tennington was the first to note the
"I was but recalling with admiration those stupendous skyscrapers, as they call them, of New York," and the fair countess settled herself more comfortably in her steamer chair, and resumed the magazine which "nothing at all" had caused her to let fall upon her lap.Page 17
And so I am as happy to think of.Page 25
Never again shall I miss an opportunity to traverse it, for it has given me the first real entertainment I have had since I left Africa.Page 36
I shall call up again in five minutes.Page 57
I have not remained because I.Page 61
There is nothing more to say.Page 63
Tarzan and his party met them just outside the town.Page 76
"Kill him if you will, but I will see no brave man subjected to such indignities in my presence.Page 80
"It is here that I tethered them.Page 82
With a little cry of fear she shrank away from him--she thought that the fearful strain of the encounter had driven him mad.Page 114
As he traveled he hunted as he had hunted with his ape people in the past, as Kala had taught him to hunt, turning over rotted logs to find some toothsome vermin, running high into the trees to rob a bird's nest, or pouncing upon a tiny rodent with the quickness of a cat.Page 115
He had eaten heartily again--this time from the flesh of Bara, the deer, who had fallen prey to his quick noose.Page 130
Presently a Manyuema within the village fell, pierced by a single arrow.Page 162
With a little bound he was at the gaping entrance to the subterranean chamber, and a moment later was running down a flight of age-old concrete steps that led he knew not where.Page 163
The girl stood looking at him for a long moment before she spoke.Page 173
A heavy war spear protruded from the tawny hide.Page 176
It was a matter of but a few minutes to remove enough of the wall to permit his body to pass through the aperture.Page 180
By midnight the entire party stood once more at the foot of the bowlder, but with their heavy loads it was mid-forenoon ere they reached the summit of the cliffs.Page 197
Turning back to the tumbled wall, he seized one of the large, flat slabs that had composed it.Page 204
There was no sign of life, and no response to their calls.