found should the occasion demand. It is
only the same precaution that we take with every known criminal. Why
does monsieur ask?"
"They are known to me," replied Tarzan. "I wish to see Monsieur Rokoff
on a little matter of business. If you can direct me to his lodgings I
shall appreciate it."
A few minutes later he bade the policeman adieu, and, with a slip of
paper in his pocket bearing a certain address in a semirespectable
quarter, he walked briskly toward the nearest taxi stand.
Rokoff and Paulvitch had returned to their rooms, and were sitting
talking over the probable outcome of the evening's events. They had
telephoned to the offices of two of the morning papers from which they
momentarily expected representatives to hear the first report of the
scandal that was to stir social Paris on the morrow.
A heavy step sounded on the stairway. "Ah, but these newspaper men are
prompt," exclaimed Rokoff, and as a knock fell upon the door of their
room: "Enter, monsieur."
The smile of welcome froze upon the Russian's face as he looked into
the hard, gray eyes of his visitor.
"Name of a name!" he shouted, springing to his feet, "What brings you
"Sit down!" said Tarzan, so low that the men could barely catch the
words, but in a tone that brought Rokoff to his chair, and kept
Paulvitch in his.
"You know what has brought me here," he continued, in the same low
tone. "It should be to kill you, but because you are Olga de Coude's
brother I shall not do that--now.
"I shall give you a chance for your lives. Paulvitch does not count
much--he is merely a stupid, foolish little tool, and so I shall not
kill him so long as I permit you to live. Before I leave you two alive
in this room you will have done two things. The first will be to write
a full confession of your connection with tonight's plot--and sign it.
"The second will be to promise me upon pain of death that you will
permit no word of this affair to get into the newspapers. If you do
not do both, neither of you will be alive when I pass next through that
doorway. Do you understand?" And, without waiting for a reply: "Make
haste; there is ink before you, and paper and a pen."
Rokoff assumed a truculent air, attempting by bravado to show how
little he feared Tarzan's threats. An instant later he felt the
That night he took formal leave of Thuvan Dihn, and though no mention was made of the happening within the garden, it was plain to see through the cold mask of the jeddak's courtesy that only the customs of royal hospitality restrained him from voicing the contempt he felt for the Prince of Dusar.Page 14
There was an instant of whizzing--a soft, though sudden, stop, and slowly the carrier emerged upon another platform, another attendant raised the lid and Vas Kor stepped out at the station beneath the centre of Greater Helium, seventy-five miles from the point at which he had embarked.Page 16
"What strange craft is that?" he asked.Page 17
First to his mind, naturally, had sprung the thought that Astok of Dusar had stolen the fair Ptarthian; but almost simultaneously with the report of the abduction had come news of the great fetes at Dusar in honour of the return of the jeddak's son to the court of his father.Page 33
The green warriors looked nervously this way and that.Page 36
"Where are we?" he asked.Page 48
For if there really was no such thing as substance it could not be suggested--what never has been cannot be imagined.Page 50
CHAPTER VIII THE HALL OF DOOM As Thuvia of Ptarth saw Carthoris depart from the presence of Tario, leaving her alone with the man, a sudden qualm of terror seized her.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 69
"Wherever men lived upon Barsoom there was the name of Kar Komak known and respected.Page 72
CHAPTER XI GREEN MEN AND WHITE APES A Torquasian sword smote a glancing blow across the forehead of Carthoris.Page 81
As far as Carthoris knew Dusar was not at war with any other nation, but there was never any telling when one red nation would be flying at the throat of a neighbour, even though the great and powerful alliance at the head of which was his father, John Carter, had managed to maintain a long peace upon the greater portion of Barsoom.Page 85
In youth he had tried to find a bride at the courts of several of his powerful neighbours, but their women would have none of him.Page 87
"Better all that you have threatened," she said, "than you.Page 91
The latter walked quietly to and fro.Page 95
But would these allies reach the theatre of war in time to be of avail to Helium? Or, would Helium need them? Carthoris, with the other members of the crew of the Thuria, heard the gossip and the rumours.Page 98
Astok, with bared sword, leaped to Vas Kor's assistance.Page 102
He was about to snatch from the jaws of death the man who stood between himself and the woman he loved.Page 107
A race inhabiting the Valley Dor.