Olga's heart I am afraid that there would
have been no hope for either of you.
She asked me to tell you that Nikolas had left France. She paid him
twenty thousand francs to go away, and stay. She is congratulating
herself that she got rid of him before he tried to carry out a threat
he recently made her that he should kill you at the first opportunity.
She said that she should hate to think that her brother's blood was on
your hands, for she is very fond of you, and made no bones in saying so
before the count. It never for a moment seemed to occur to her that
there might be any possibility of any other outcome of a meeting
between you and Nikolas. The count quite agreed with her in that. He
added that it would take a regiment of Rokoffs to kill you. He has a
most healthy respect for your prowess.
Have been ordered back to my ship. She sails from Havre in two days
under sealed orders. If you will address me in her care, the letters
will find me eventually. I shall write you as soon as another
Your sincere friend,
"I fear," mused Tarzan, half aloud, "that Olga has thrown away her
twenty thousand francs."
He read over that part of D'Arnot's letter several times in which he
had quoted from his conversation with Jane Porter. Tarzan derived a
rather pathetic happiness from it, but it was better than no happiness
The following three weeks were quite uneventful. On several occasions
Tarzan saw the mysterious Arab, and once again he had been exchanging
words with Lieutenant Gernois; but no amount of espionage or shadowing
by Tarzan revealed the Arab's lodgings, the location of which Tarzan
was anxious to ascertain.
Gernois, never cordial, had kept more than ever aloof from Tarzan since
the episode in the dining-room of the hotel at Aumale. His attitude on
the few occasions that they
If we succeed in so doing before we reach the higher internal temperature we may even yet survive.Page 5
It all has come so suddenly that I scarce believe that either of us realizes the real terrors of our position.Page 7
Would it stop at this point again, or would it continue its merciless climb? .Page 18
His captors had been as inquisitive as to his strange clothing as had mine, with the same result.Page 31
She is not of my tribe; but her mother is my sister.Page 35
" "But how," persisted Perry, "could you travel to strange country without heavenly bodies or a compass to.Page 44
With great leaps and bounds he came, straight toward the arena wall directly beneath where we sat, and then accident carried him, in one of his mighty springs, completely over the barrier into the midst of the slaves and Sagoths just in front of us.Page 48
As I looked at that hopeless struggle my eyes met those of the doomed man, and I could have sworn that in his I saw an expression of hopeless appeal.Page 57
The Mahars watched the surface of the water for the reappearance of their queen, and presently at one end of the tank her head rose slowly into view.Page 58
My hands were resting upon a small piece of granite which formed a part of the wall, and all.Page 73
" "It is your misfortune then," he remarked dryly, "that you may not be judged by one with but half an eye.Page 79
The corridors which connect them are narrow and not always straight.Page 84
Ghak said they never failed to hunt down their quarry until they had captured it or themselves been turned back by a superior force.Page 87
There was one in particular, fleeter than his fellows, who was perilously close.Page 90
Then those giant jaws reached out and gathered in the next--there was a sickening sound of crushing bones, and the mangled corpse was dropped over the cliff's edge.Page 108
I remember that Perry was very much excited when I told him about this Dead World, for he seemed to think that it explained the hitherto inexplicable phenomena of nutation and the precession of the equinoxes.Page 109
When I introduced Dian as my wife, he didn't quite know what to say, but he afterward remarked that with the pick of two worlds I could not have done better.Page 114
The next day he took me out to see the prospector--it was precisely as he had described it.Page 115
It would be unfortunate should anything of that sort happen now that I am so nearly ready to depart.