be rid of his unwelcome thoughts, and at the same
instant he felt eyes upon him. With the instinct that was his by
virtue of training he looked up squarely into the eyes that were
looking at him, to find that they were shining from the smiling face of
Olga, Countess de Coude. As Tarzan returned her bow he was positive
that there was an invitation in her look, almost a plea. The next
intermission found him beside her in her box.
"I have so much wished to see you," she was saying. "It has troubled
me not a little to think that after the service you rendered to both my
husband and myself no adequate explanation was ever made you of what
must have seemed ingratitude on our part in not taking the necessary
steps to prevent a repetition of the attacks upon us by those two men."
"You wrong me," replied Tarzan. "My thoughts of you have been only the
most pleasant. You must not feel that any explanation is due me. Have
they annoyed you further?"
"They never cease," she replied sadly. "I feel that I must tell some
one, and I do not know another who so deserves an explanation as you.
You must permit me to do so. It may be of service to you, for I know
Nikolas Rokoff quite well enough to be positive that you have not seen
the last of him. He will find some means to be revenged upon you.
What I wish to tell you may be of aid to you in combating any scheme of
revenge he may harbor. I cannot tell you here, but tomorrow I shall be
at home to Monsieur Tarzan at five."
"It will be an eternity until tomorrow at five," he said, as he bade
her good night. From a corner of the theater Rokoff and Paulvitch saw
Monsieur Tarzan in the box of the Countess de Coude, and both men
At four-thirty the following afternoon a swarthy, bearded man rang the
bell at the servants' entrance of the palace of the Count de Coude.
The footman who opened the door raised his eyebrows in recognition as
he saw who stood without. A low conversation passed between the two.
At first the footman demurred from some proposition that the bearded
one made, but an instant later something passed from the hand of the
caller to the hand of the servant. Then the latter turned and led the
visitor by a roundabout way
Von Horn was.Page 17
3 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST One day, about two weeks later, von Horn and the professor were occupied closely with their work in the court of mystery.Page 18
" Muda Saffir knew perfectly well that Bududreen had but diplomatically expressed a fear as to his own royal trustworthiness, but it did not anger him, since the charge was not a direct one; but what he did not know was of the heavy chest and Bududreen's desire to win the price of the girl and yet be able to save for himself a chance at the far greater fortune which he knew lay beneath that heavy oaken lid.Page 24
Virginia tried to cry out again--she tried to turn and run; but the horror of her impending fate and the terror that those awful features induced left her paralyzed and helpless.Page 29
"Though there are twelve more," continued Professor Maxon, "you were my first born son and I loved you most, dear child.Page 31
von Horn to death.Page 43
It was this thought more than another that caused him to pause in the pursuit of his revenge, since he knew that the act he contemplated would brand him the very thing he was, yet wished not to be.Page 51
However, she explained that by her belief that his mind was unbalanced through constant application to his weird obsession.Page 61
I am wiser than all the rest, for I have learned what a soul is.Page 70
9 INTO SAVAGE BORNEO Von Horn cursed the chance that had snatched the girl from him, but he tried to content himself with the thought that the treasure probably still rested in the cabin of the Ithaca, where Bududreen was to have deposited it.Page 86
Von Horn was the first to recognize her.Page 87
" "Amen," agreed von Horn.Page 90
The head hunters had been engaged in collecting camphor crystals when their quick ears caught the noisy passage of the six while yet at a considerable distance, and with ready parangs the savages crept stealthily toward the sound of the advancing party.Page 94
As she looked she saw a huge MIAS PAPPAN cross the stream, bearing in his arms the dead, or unconscious form of a white-skinned girl with golden hair.Page 106
All I ask is that you guide me within sight of the party that pursues Ninaka; then you may leave me and tell no one what you have done, nor will I tell any.Page 107
Whatever sins might be laid to the door of the doctor, there could be no question but that he was a very brave man! Von Horn's rash adventure had been suggested by the hope that he might, by bribing some of the natives with Barunda's uncle, make way with the treasure before Muda Saffir arrived to claim it, or, failing that, learn its exact whereabouts that he might return for it with an adequate force later.Page 112
The muscles stood out upon his giant forearm as he gripped the stock of his bull whip.Page 120
That she would hate a soulless creature he accepted as a foregone conclusion.Page 123
Oh, Bulan, my Bulan, what a cruel fate that permitted us to find one another only to die together!" 16 SING SPEAKS For a week Professor Maxon with von Horn and Sing sought for Virginia.Page 128
He knows lots.