palm, and then the others closed in between them.
"There is some mistake, sir," cried one of the other players. "Why,
this is Count de Coude, of France." "If I am mistaken," said the
accuser, "I shall gladly apologize; but before I do so first let
monsieur le count explain the extra cards which I saw him drop into his
And then the man whom Tarzan had seen drop them there turned to sneak
from the room, but to his annoyance he found the exit barred by a tall,
"Pardon," said the man brusquely, attempting to pass to one side.
"Wait," said Tarzan.
"But why, monsieur?" exclaimed the other petulantly. "Permit me to
"Wait," said Tarzan. "I think that there is a matter in here that you
may doubtless be able to explain."
The fellow had lost his temper by this time, and with a low oath seized
Tarzan to push him to one side. The ape-man but smiled as he twisted
the big fellow about and, grasping him by the collar of his coat,
escorted him back to the table, struggling, cursing, and striking in
futile remonstrance. It was Nikolas Rokoff's first experience with the
muscles that had brought their savage owner victorious through
encounters with Numa, the lion, and Terkoz, the great bull ape.
The man who had accused De Coude, and the two others who had been
playing, stood looking expectantly at the count. Several other
passengers had drawn toward the scene of the altercation, and all
awaited the denouement.
"The fellow is crazy," said the count. "Gentlemen, I implore that one
of you search me."
"The accusation is ridiculous." This from one of the players.
"You have but to slip your hand in the count's coat pocket and you will
see that the accusation is quite serious," insisted the accuser. And
then, as the others still hesitated to do so: "Come, I shall do it
myself if no other will," and he stepped forward toward the count.
"No, monsieur," said De Coude. "I will submit to a search only at the
hands of a gentleman."
"It is unnecessary to search the count. The cards are in his pocket.
I myself saw them placed there."
All turned in surprise toward this new speaker, to behold a very
well-built young man urging a resisting captive toward them by the
scruff of his neck.
"It is a conspiracy," cried De Coude angrily. "There are no cards in
my coat," and with that he ran his hand into his pocket. As he
The man remained standing where he could watch the Frenchman's cards.Page 16
" "I do not need any better name than Tarzan," replied the ape-man; "and as for remaining a penniless vagabond, I have no intention of so doing.Page 22
the hallway as quickly as they could; but even before the first one staggered, bleeding and broken, from the room, Rokoff had seen enough to convince him that Tarzan would not be the one to lie dead in that house this night, and so the Russian had hastened to a nearby den and telephoned the police that a man was committing murder on the third floor of Rue Maule, 27.Page 37
" "There is no one by that name in my employ.Page 38
With the low, guttural snarl of the bull ape he sprang for the Frenchman.Page 47
"Possibly thrice.Page 55
Before they discover that you are no longer in the court of the buildings.Page 64
As his casual glance wandered.Page 72
With the closing in of night he felt safer from attack, for he was at home in the dark.Page 76
" This threat put a sudden end to Rokoff's brutality, for he had no craving to see Tarzan loosed from his bonds while he was within reach of those powerful hands.Page 90
How vividly he recalled the night he had stolen it from the desk in the cabin of his long-dead father, where Jane Porter had sat writing it late into the night, while he crouched in the darkness without.Page 102
She did not know what to say.Page 104
"No, sir," he continued, "it's a bully idea, and you'll all say so.Page 125
"The Arab raiders have returned with their cannibal slaves for our ivory and our women!" Chapter 16 The Ivory Raiders Waziri's warriors marched at a rapid trot through the jungle in the direction of the village.Page 128
Scatter through the forest, picking up as many stragglers as you can find, and at night, if you think that you have been followed, come by roundabout ways to the spot where we killed the elephants today.Page 167
Do not leave me alone in this boat with that beast.Page 194
Just then further conversation was interrupted by the sight of a strange and terrible-looking figure which emerged from the jungle just south of the camp.Page 195
The "bulls" he had recognized from the ape's crude description as the grotesque parodies upon.Page 197
mighty bars upon the other side were proof even against such muscles as his.Page 199
But when she had gone to explain her plan to him he had disappeared, though the door had been tightly locked as she had left it.