presence of strangers in
the camp. He saw the black warriors palavering with the sailors from
the cruiser, and then he saw a lithe, brown giant talking with
Lieutenant D'Arnot and Captain Dufranne.
"Who is that, I wonder," said Tennington to Rokoff, and as the Russian
raised his eyes and met those of the ape-man full upon him, he
staggered and went white.
"SAPRISTI!" he cried, and before Tennington realized what he intended
he had thrown his gun to his shoulder, and aiming point-blank at Tarzan
pulled the trigger. But the Englishman was close to him--so close that
his hand reached the leveled barrel a fraction of a second before the
hammer fell upon the cartridge, and the bullet that was intended for
Tarzan's heart whirred harmlessly above his head.
Before the Russian could fire again the ape-man was upon him and had
wrested the firearm from his grasp. Captain Dufranne, Lieutenant
D'Arnot, and a dozen sailors had rushed up at the sound of the shot,
and now Tarzan turned the Russian over to them without a word. He had
explained the matter to the French commander before Rokoff arrived, and
the officer gave immediate orders to place the Russian in irons and
confine him on board the cruiser.
Just before the guard escorted the prisoner into the small boat that
was to transport him to his temporary prison Tarzan asked permission to
search him, and to his delight found the stolen papers concealed upon
The shot had brought Jane Porter and the others from the cabin, and a
moment after the excitement had died down she greeted the surprised
Lord Tennington. Tarzan joined them after he had taken the papers from
Rokoff, and, as he approached, Jane Porter introduced him to Tennington.
"John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, my lord," she said.
The Englishman looked his astonishment in spite of his most herculean
efforts to appear courteous, and it required many repetitions of the
strange story of the ape-man as told by himself, Jane Porter, and
Lieutenant D'Arnot to convince Lord Tennington that they were not all
At sunset they buried William Cecil Clayton beside the jungle graves of
his uncle and his aunt, the former Lord and Lady Greystoke. And it was
at Tarzan's request that three volleys were fired over the last resting
place of "a brave man, who met his death bravely."
Professor Porter, who in his younger days had been ordained a minister,
conducted the simple services for the dead. About the grave, with
bowed heads, stood as strange a company of mourners as the sun
am almost prompted to 'keep a still tongue in my 'ead.Page 14
To this end Clayton selected four trees which formed a rectangle about eight feet square, and cutting long branches from other trees he constructed a framework around them, about ten feet from the ground, fastening the ends of the branches securely to the trees by means of rope, a quantity of which Black Michael had furnished him from the hold of the Fuwalda.Page 20
That he had been able to turn his hands at all to such unaccustomed labor was a source of mild wonder to him.Page 27
What good will he be to the tribe? None; only a burden.Page 44
As the noise and rapidity of the drumbeats increased the dancers apparently became intoxicated with the wild rhythm and the savage yells.Page 54
As she charged, Kulonga unslung his bow and fitted an arrow with almost unthinkable quickness.Page 74
The duties of kingship among the anthropoids are not many or arduous.Page 90
At intervals Clayton called aloud and finally it came to Tarzan that he was searching for the old man.Page 101
--" "Heavens, Professor, a lion?" cried Mr.Page 109
When the grave had been filled with earth the little party turned back toward the cabin, and Esmeralda, still weeping copiously for the two she had never heard of before today, and who had been dead twenty years, chanced to glance toward the harbor.Page 150
From there on the elephant-track led straight to Mbonga's village.Page 152
"I cannot, Miss Porter, it is too horrible.Page 154
When D'Arnot regained consciousness, he found himself lying upon a bed of soft ferns and grasses beneath a little "A" shaped shelter of boughs.Page 158
An atmosphere of loneliness pervaded the spot, which caught suddenly at both men as they strode toward the cabin.Page 159
But no matter how fast he went he found them always with him.Page 165
It must have been done by a party of blacks.Page 175
With the pain and surprise, the madness left the black man, and as Tarzan dropped back into his chair the fellow turned, crying with agony, and dashed wildly toward the native village.Page 179
Shortly after the episode of the lion hunt, D'Arnot succeeded in chartering an ancient tub for the coastwise trip to Tarzan's land-locked harbor.Page 180
"Now," said the officer, "you shall have your fingerprints in a second.Page 198
I often thought about you, you know, and the remarkable circumstances of your environment.