seated before a little desk on
which stood her telephone. She was tapping impatiently upon the
polished surface of the desk. She had not heard him enter.
"Olga," he said, "what is wrong?"
She turned toward him with a little cry of alarm.
"Jean!" she cried. "What are you doing here? Who admitted you? What
does it mean?"
Tarzan was thunderstruck, but in an instant he realized a part of the
"Then you did not send for me, Olga?"
"Send for you at this time of night? MON DIEU! Jean, do you think
that I am quite mad?"
"Francois telephoned me to come at once; that you were in trouble and
"Francois? Who in the world is Francois?"
"He said that he was in your service. He spoke as though I should
recall the fact."
"There is no one by that name in my employ. Some one has played a joke
upon you, Jean," and Olga laughed.
"I fear that it may be a most sinister 'joke,' Olga," he replied.
"There is more back of it than humor."
"What do you mean? You do not think that--"
"Where is the count?" he interrupted.
"At the German ambassador's."
"This is another move by your estimable brother. Tomorrow the count
will hear of it. He will question the servants. Everything will point
to--to what Rokoff wishes the count to think."
"The scoundrel!" cried Olga. She had arisen, and come close to Tarzan,
where she stood looking up into his face. She was very frightened. In
her eyes was an expression that the hunter sees in those of a poor,
terrified doe--puzzled--questioning. She trembled, and to steady
herself raised her hands to his broad shoulders. "What shall we do,
Jean?" she whispered. "It is terrible. Tomorrow all Paris will read
of it--he will see to that."
Her look, her attitude, her words were eloquent of the age-old appeal
of defenseless woman to her natural protector--man. Tarzan took one of
the warm little hands that lay on his breast in his own strong one.
The act was quite involuntary, and almost equally so was the instinct
of protection that threw a sheltering arm around the girl's shoulders.
The result was electrical. Never before had he been so close to her.
In startled guilt they looked suddenly into each other's eyes, and
where Olga de Coude should have been strong she was weak, for she crept
closer into the man's arms, and clasped her own about his neck. And
desire quickly to master their tongue strengthened, with the result that he fell to with even greater assiduity to the task he had set himself.Page 24
She halted, listening.Page 27
The two were quite evidently well matched and equally evident was the fact that each was bent upon murder.Page 32
Om-at was becoming impatient.Page 34
" "Is there any chance--" commenced Om-at, to be suddenly silenced by a warning gesture from Tarzan.Page 41
Her only difficulty would be in procuring food and for that she must take the risk at least once in two days, for she was sure that she could find fruits and tubers and perhaps small animals, birds, and eggs near the foot of the cliff, the last two, possibly, in the caves themselves.Page 54
He was not there.Page 57
Full twenty feet at the shoulder the thing stood, a dirty slate-blue in color except for its yellow face with the blue bands encircling the eyes, the red hood with the yellow lining and the yellow belly.Page 63
This he sharpened at the smaller end.Page 68
At least, no longer could he be of service to her, while below Kor-ul-GRYF, in the soft green valley, lay A-lur, the City of Light, which, since he had gazed upon it from the shoulder of Pastar-ul-ved, had been his ambition and his goal.Page 71
When Tarzan awoke early the following morning he dropped lightly to the ground and made his way to the stream.Page 81
The western altars invariably were a single block of stone the top of which was hollowed into an oblong basin.Page 85
of the liquor with the result that the grunting gave place to snores, so presently Tarzan and the slaves were the only conscious creatures in the banquet hall.Page 101
Supplementing these were others with flattened blades that were neither hoes nor spades, but instead possessed the appearance of an unhappy attempt to combine the two implements in one.Page 107
There was thick shrubbery in which a man.Page 140
Into the stern of one of these canoes the warriors tossed their captive at a sign from Mo-sar, who came and stood beside her as the warriors were finding their places in the canoes and selecting their paddles.Page 141
Bitter indeed were the Germans against that half-savage mate of hers who had cunningly annoyed and harassed them with a fiendishness of persistence and ingenuity that had resulted in a noticeable loss in morale in the sector he had chosen for his operations.Page 154
He felt uncomfortable in Tarzan's presence and this fact rather accentuated his doubt, for thus indeed would mortal feel in the presence of a god.Page 164
"Promise! Promise! What are promises? They are made to be broken--we taught the world that at Liege and Louvain.Page 220
The hairy black men of Pal-ul-don.