impossible to place any other construction upon her acts.
Rokoff must have known that I frequently passed through the Rue Maule.
He lay in wait for me--his entire scheme worked out to the last detail,
even to the woman's story in case a hitch should occur in the program
such as really did happen. It is all perfectly plain to me."
"Well," said D'Arnot, "among other things, it has taught you what I
have been unable to impress upon you--that the Rue Maule is a good
place to avoid after dark."
"On the contrary," replied Tarzan, with a smile, "it has convinced me
that it is the one worth-while street in all Paris. 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."
"It may give you more than you will relish even without another visit,"
said D'Arnot. "You are not through with the police yet, remember. I
know the Paris police well enough to assure you that they will not soon
forget what you did to them. Sooner or later they will get you, my
dear Tarzan, and then they will lock the wild man of the woods up
behind iron bars. How will you like that?"
"They will never lock Tarzan of the Apes behind iron bars," replied he,
There was something in the man's voice as he said it that caused
D'Arnot to look up sharply at his friend. What he saw in the set jaw
and the cold, gray eyes made the young Frenchman very apprehensive for
this great child, who could recognize no law mightier than his own
mighty physical prowess. He saw that something must be done to set
Tarzan right with the police before another encounter was possible.
"You have much to learn, Tarzan," he said gravely. "The law of man
must be respected, whether you relish it or no. Nothing but trouble
can come to you and your friends should you persist in defying the
police. I can explain it to them once for you, and that I shall do
this very day, but hereafter you must obey the law. If its
representatives say 'Come,' you must come; if they say 'Go,' you must
go. Now we shall go to my great friend in the department and fix up
this matter of the Rue Maule. Come!"
Together they entered the office of the police official a half hour
later. He was very cordial. He
He bowed the stranger to a seat, and hastened to an inner room with the armlet in his hand.Page 15
For such he had made a fair offer.Page 16
One of the guardsmen, a giant of a fellow across whose right cheek there ran a thin scar from temple to mouth, approached his companion.Page 18
She loved another.Page 19
No multitudes surged through its broad avenues.Page 38
Carthoris would have leaped after her to protect her, but with a gesture she motioned him back.Page 43
Then rising to hands and knees, he commenced crawling toward the foot of the throne, swinging his head to and fro and wiggling his body as you have seen a hound do when approaching its master.Page 46
Those we loosed as scavengers to devour the bodies of the dead of Torquas.Page 47
There was substance indeed.Page 53
"What could your red warrior accomplish against my fearless legions?" Again he caught her roughly to him, dragging her towards his couch.Page 56
"Die!" he shrieked.Page 68
"No!" replied Kar Komak quickly.Page 82
" Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol, to whom she was affianced, commanded her respect and admiration.Page 86
His compunctions cooled as the self-satisfaction of a near revenge crowded out the finer instincts that had for a moment asserted themselves--the good that he had inherited from the slave woman was once again submerged in the bad blood that had come down to him from his royal sire; as, in the end, it always was.Page 89
All during the interview Carthoris watched, catlike, for some indication that Vas Kor recognized in the battered panthan the erstwhile gorgeous Prince of Helium; but the sleepless nights, the long days of marching and fighting, the wounds and the dried blood had evidently sufficed to obliterate the last remnant of his likeness to his former self; and then Vas Kor had seen him but twice in all his life.Page 90
He had led like parties himself, and knew that such a contingency was quite possible.Page 98
"I have a plan.Page 101
Thirteen and a half thousand haads away lay Ptarth--a stiff thirty-hour journey for the swiftest of fliers, and between Dusar and Ptarth might lie half the navy of Dusar, for in this direction was the reported seat of the great naval battle that even now might be in progress.Page 103
The green men, a handful of them, had already reached the Thuria's deck, as Carthoris glanced in the direction the Lotharian had indicated.Page 104
My acts have constituted the proof of my honesty of purpose.