The Return of Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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her across his shoulder.

"Wait here until I reach down for you from above," he said to Abdul.
"In the meantime shove everything in the room against that door--it may
delay them long enough." Then he stepped to the sill of the narrow
window with the girl upon his shoulders. "Hold tight," he cautioned
her. A moment later he had clambered to the roof above with the ease
and dexterity of an ape. Setting the girl down, he leaned far over the
roof's edge, calling softly to Abdul. The youth ran to the window.

"Your hand," whispered Tarzan. The men in the room beyond were
battering at the door. With a sudden crash it fell splintering in, and
at the same instant Abdul felt himself lifted like a feather onto the
roof above. They were not a moment too soon, for as the men broke into
the room which they had just quitted a dozen more rounded the corner in
the street below and came running to a spot beneath the girl's window.




Chapter 8

The Fight in the Desert


As the three squatted upon the roof above the quarters of the
Ouled-Nails they heard the angry cursing of the Arabs in the room
beneath. Abdul translated from time to time to Tarzan.

"They are berating those in the street below now," said Abdul, "for
permitting us to escape so easily. Those in the street say that we did
not come that way--that we are still within the building, and that
those above, being too cowardly to attack us, are attempting to deceive
them into believing that we have escaped. In a moment they will have
fighting of their own to attend to if they continue their brawling."

Presently those in the building gave up the search, and returned to the
cafe. A few remained in the street below, smoking and talking.

Tarzan spoke to the girl, thanking her for the sacrifice she had made
for him, a total stranger.

"I liked you," she said simply. "You were unlike the others who come
to the cafe. You did not speak coarsely to me--the manner in which you
gave me money was not an insult."

"What shall you do after tonight?" he asked. "You cannot return to the
cafe. Can you even remain with safety in Sidi Aissa?"

"Tomorrow it will be forgotten," she replied. "But I should be glad if
it might be that I need never return to this or another cafe. I have
not remained because I

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