looked down upon. There were French officers and sailors, two English
lords, Americans, and a score of savage African braves.
Following the funeral Tarzan asked Captain Dufranne to delay the
sailing of the cruiser a couple of days while he went inland a few
miles to fetch his "belongings," and the officer gladly granted the
Late the next afternoon Tarzan and his Waziri returned with the first
load of "belongings," and when the party saw the ancient ingots of
virgin gold they swarmed upon the ape-man with a thousand questions;
but he was smilingly obdurate to their appeals--he declined to give
them the slightest clew as to the source of his immense treasure.
"There are a thousand that I left behind," he explained, "for every one
that I brought away, and when these are spent I may wish to return for
The next day he returned to camp with the balance of his ingots, and
when they were stored on board the cruiser Captain Dufranne said he
felt like the commander of an old-time Spanish galleon returning from
the treasure cities of the Aztecs. "I don't know what minute my crew
will cut my throat, and take over the ship," he added.
The next morning, as they were preparing to embark upon the cruiser,
Tarzan ventured a suggestion to Jane Porter.
"Wild beasts are supposed to be devoid of sentiment," he said, "but
nevertheless I should like to be married in the cabin where I was born,
beside the graves of my mother and my father, and surrounded by the
savage jungle that always has been my home."
"Would it be quite regular, dear?" she asked. "For if it would I know
of no other place in which I should rather be married to my forest god
than beneath the shade of his primeval forest."
And when they spoke of it to the others they were assured that it would
be quite regular, and a most splendid termination of a remarkable
romance. So the entire party assembled within the little cabin and
about the door to witness the second ceremony that Professor Porter was
to solemnize within three days.
D'Arnot was to be best man, and Hazel Strong bridesmaid, until
Tennington upset all the arrangements by another of his marvelous
"If Mrs. Strong is agreeable," he said, taking the bridesmaid's hand in
his, "Hazel and I think it would be ripping to make it a double
The next day they sailed, and as the cruiser steamed slowly out to sea
a tall man, immaculate in white flannel, and a graceful girl leaned
Shortly thereafter I started for the Sahara in search of a rather rare species of antelope that is to be found only occasionally within a limited area at a certain season of the year.Page 8
At the edge of the sea the creature paused and looked back at me.Page 14
"I came to Amoz after a most trying and terrible journey, only to find that Dian was not among her brother's people and that they knew naught of her whereabouts.Page 16
"Furthermore, close to the Mountains of the Clouds dwells a good friend, Ja the Mezop.Page 20
We had reached the heights that are so often cloud-wrapped for long periods.Page 46
I was full of my scheme when we entered Phutra and I was conducted directly to the great audience-chamber.Page 55
So I hastened onward beneath the great shadow.Page 58
He stretched himself, lowered his head, and lapped water from the drinking-shell at his side, turned and looked at me, and then hobbled off toward the cliffs.Page 61
Man here had not yet reached the point where he might take the time from slaughter and escaping slaughter to make friends with any of the brute creation.Page 72
"Wherefore," he concluded, "we shall slay you as soon as the melons are cultivated.Page 73
When they hunt the mighty thag, the prehistoric bos of the outer crust, a single male, with his fiber rope, will catch and kill the greatest of the bulls.Page 76
I had never witnessed a tribal function of the brute-folk, though I had often heard strange sounds coming from the village, where I had not been allowed since my capture.Page 86
Seeing the opening, I swung my left fist fairly to the point of his jaw.Page 95
We hunted near the coast for a while, but were not rewarded with any particular luck.Page 97
When, after despatching him, I looked back for Dian, I could see nothing of her.Page 104
Indeed, our eyes may have been the first ever to rest upon them.Page 105
It blew down the river upon us with a ferocity and suddenness that took our breaths away, and before we could get a chance to make the shore it became too late.Page 106
This is, I think, why we all fear the great ocean so--even those who go upon its surface in canoes.Page 111
It was still a long way off, and we couldn't make out whether it was island or mainland; but at least it was land.Page 121
Once we had discovered iron ore we had enough mined in an incredibly short time to build a.