the cafe were deserted. Cautiously Tarzan lowered
himself to the sill of the girl's window. The room was empty. He
returned to the roof and let Abdul down, then he lowered the girl to
the arms of the waiting Arab.
From the window Abdul dropped the short distance to the street below,
while Tarzan took the girl in his arms and leaped down as he had done
on so many other occasions in his own forest with a burden in his arms.
A little cry of alarm was startled from the girl's lips, but Tarzan
landed in the street with but an imperceptible jar, and lowered her in
safety to her feet.
She clung to him for a moment.
"How strong m'sieur is, and how active," she cried. "EL ADREA, the
black lion, himself is not more so."
"I should like to meet this EL ADREA of yours," he said. "I have heard
much about him."
"And you come to the DOUAR of my father you shall see him," said the
girl. "He lives in a spur of the mountains north of us, and comes down
from his lair at night to rob my father's DOUAR. With a single blow of
his mighty paw he crushes the skull of a bull, and woe betide the
belated wayfarer who meets EL ADREA abroad at night."
Without further mishap they reached the hotel. The sleepy landlord
objected strenuously to instituting a search for Kadour ben Saden until
the following morning, but a piece of gold put a different aspect on
the matter, so that a few moments later a servant had started to make
the rounds of the lesser native hostelries where it might be expected
that a desert sheik would find congenial associations. Tarzan had felt
it necessary to find the girl's father that night, for fear he might
start on his homeward journey too early in the morning to be
They had waited perhaps half an hour when the messenger returned with
Kadour ben Saden. The old sheik entered the room with a questioning
expression upon his proud face.
"Monsieur has done me the honor to--" he commenced, and then his eyes
fell upon the girl. With outstretched arms he crossed the room to meet
her. "My daughter!" he cried. "Allah is merciful!" and tears dimmed
the martial eyes of the old warrior.
When the story of her abduction and her final rescue had been told to
Kadour ben Saden he extended his hand to Tarzan.
"All that is Kadour ben Saden's is thine,
Orders is out to get you, and if I were you I'd beat it and beat it quick.Page 34
The intoxication of sudden passion now under control, Theriere was again master of himself and ready to play the cold, calculating, waiting game that he had determined upon.Page 52
Some two hundred yards from the shore it became evident that there was no landing to be made directly before them, and so the course of the ship was altered to carry them along parallel to the shore in an effort to locate a cove, or beach where a landing might safely be effected.Page 63
It was Theriere.Page 80
This time it was a man.Page 87
"Youse jes' do as I tells yeh, see? Now, beat it," and he gave her a rough shove toward the window.Page 99
The sun was well up the following morning before the girl awakened, and it was several minutes before she could readjust herself to her strange surroundings.Page 102
Dere must be a hundred of 'em.Page 162
"I thought of people who moved outside my limited sphere as 'the great unwashed.Page 174
Bridge lay back, luxuriously, on the red plush of the smoker seat.Page 187
"What difference does it make?" "It makes all the difference between life and death for your friend and for me," said Miguel.Page 188
" "What makes you think that, bo?" demanded Billy.Page 219
We saw the Brazos pony, too," and Benito looked from beneath heavy lashes in the direction of the bookkeeper.Page 230
"Yes," agreed Bridge; "but what I'd like to know, Billy, is how you found out I was there.Page 244
They were gone for but a few minutes.Page 259
As he felt Billy working over him the boy opened his eyes.Page 260
"The boys must be comin'," whispered Eddie Shorter hopefully.Page 262
Aside from the fact that he was blood covered from the wound it had inconvenienced him in no way, and now that darkness had fallen he commenced to plan upon leaving the shelter.Page 263
"There she goes!" cried Barbara.Page 267
Wait until they are close up, then give them a few rounds; but go easy on the ammunition--we haven't any too much.