sanctity of your home is this minute in jeopardy.
A certain man who for months has been a constant visitor there during
your absence is now with your wife. If you go at once to your
countess' boudoir you will find them together.
Twenty minutes after Paulvitch had called Tarzan, Rokoff obtained a
connection with Olga's private line. Her maid answered the telephone
which was in the countess' boudoir.
"But madame has retired," said the maid, in answer to Rokoff's request
to speak with her.
"This is a very urgent message for the countess' ears alone," replied
Rokoff. "Tell her that she must arise and slip something about her and
come to the telephone. I shall call up again in five minutes." Then
he hung up his receiver. A moment later Paulvitch entered.
"The count has the message?" asked Rokoff.
"He should be on his way to his home by now," replied Paulvitch.
"Good! My lady will be sitting in her boudoir, very much in negligee,
about now. In a minute the faithful Jacques will escort Monsieur
Tarzan into her presence without announcing him. It will take a few
minutes for explanations. Olga will look very alluring in the filmy
creation that is her night-dress, and the clinging robe which but half
conceals the charms that the former does not conceal at all. Olga will
be surprised, but not displeased.
"If there is a drop of red blood in the man the count will break in
upon a very pretty love scene in about fifteen minutes from now. I
think we have planned marvelously, my dear Alexis. Let us go out and
drink to the very good health of Monsieur Tarzan in some of old
Plancon's unparalleled absinth; not forgetting that the Count de Coude
is one of the best swordsmen in Paris, and by far the best shot in all
When Tarzan reached Olga's, Jacques was awaiting him at the entrance.
"This way, Monsieur," he said, and led the way up the broad, marble
staircase. In another moment he had opened a door, and, drawing aside
a heavy curtain, obsequiously bowed Tarzan into a dimly lighted
apartment. Then Jacques vanished.
Across the room from him Tarzan saw Olga
He was a tall, handsome man, and when he drew himself to his full height and turned those gray eyes on the victim of his wrath, as he did that day, he was very imposing.Page 5
And, in so far as he could direct, he varied not one jot from the details of that vividly conceived masterpiece of hellishness during the twenty years which followed.Page 6
From this little shop, De Vac threaded his way through the dirty lanes and alleys of ancient London, lighted at.Page 9
"Ha, Sir Jules," laughed the old gardener, "Virtue and Vice be twin sisters who come running to do the bidding of the same father, Desire.Page 31
" The priest was a large man with beaming, kindly eyes, and a round jovial face.Page 33
behind him to tie his neck with a halter later, and dead men talk the least.Page 35
As his following and wealth increased, he rebuilt and enlarged the grim Castle of Torn, and again dammed the little stream which had furnished the moat with water in bygone days.Page 37
" "Ye ride after ME, varlet," cried Norman of Torn, "an' lest ye should forget again so soon who be thy master, take that, as a reminder," and he struck the red giant full upon the mouth with his clenched fist--so that the fellow tumbled heavily to the earth.Page 39
of broad and lovely meadowland through which wound a sparkling tributary of the Trent.Page 48
" "I, too, have seen some wonderful swordplay," said Bertrade de Montfort, "and that today.Page 58
As they proceeded, the rain and wind increased in volume, until it was being driven into their faces in such blinding gusts that they must needs keep their eyes closed and trust to the instincts of their mounts.Page 61
I will await thee in the great hall, or, if thou prefer, wilt come to thee here.Page 83
"There be that of which I dare not speak to thee yet and only may I guess and dream of what I think, nor do I know whether I must hope that it be false or true, but now, if ever, the time hath come for the question to be settled.Page 87
" The daughter of De Tany flushed.Page 90
"Come, my ladies," he cried, "quick and you may escape.Page 96
"Methought that it was I who was trying to save you, and may heaven forgive me else, for surely, that be my only excuse for running away from a handful of swords.Page 106
Norman of Torn waited to ask no questions, but spurring into the thick of it laid right and left of him with the flat of his sword, and his men, catching the contagion of it, swarmed after him until the whole pack of attacking ruffians were driven into the Thames.Page 112
"Some even say that the gall marks of his brass collar still showeth upon his neck, and others that he knoweth not himself the name of his own father, nor had he any mother.Page 126
Making sure that the drawbridge was raised, and that he could not hope for stealthy entrance there, he crept silently to the rear of the great building and there, among the bushes, his men searched for the ladder that Norman of Torn had seen the knavish servant of My Lady Claudia unearth, that the outlaw might visit the Earl of Buckingham, unannounced.Page 132
Two years have passed since you took the hand of the Outlaw of Torn in friendship, and now he comes to sue for another favor.