"You have hounded me until I
have lost the last shred of my honor. You have driven me to murder,
for the blood of that man Tarzan is on my hands. If it were not that
that other devil's spawn, Paulvitch, still knew my secret, I should
kill you here tonight with my bare hands."
Rokoff laughed. "You would not do that, my dear lieutenant," he said.
"The moment I am reported dead by assassination that dear Alexis will
forward to the minister of war full proof of the affair you so ardently
long to conceal; and, further, will charge you with my murder. Come,
be sensible. I am your best friend. Have I not protected your honor
as though it were my own?"
Gernois sneered, and spat out an oath.
"Just one more little payment," continued Rokoff, "and the papers I
wish, and you have my word of honor that I shall never ask another cent
from you, or further information."
"And a good reason why," growled Gernois. "What you ask will take my
last cent, and the only valuable military secret I hold. You ought to
be paying me for the information, instead of taking both it and money,
"I am paying you by keeping a still tongue in my head," retorted
Rokoff. "But let's have done. Will you, or will you not? I give you
three minutes to decide. If you are not agreeable I shall send a note
to your commandant tonight that will end in the degradation that
Dreyfus suffered--the only difference being that he did not deserve it."
For a moment Gernois sat with bowed head. At length he arose. He drew
two pieces of paper from his blouse.
"Here," he said hopelessly. "I had them ready, for I knew that there
could be but one outcome." He held them toward the Russian.
Rokoff's cruel face lighted in malignant gloating. He seized the bits
"You have done well, Gernois," he said. "I shall not trouble you
again--unless you happen to accumulate some more money or information,"
and he grinned.
"You never shall again, you dog!" hissed Gernois. "The next time I
shall kill you. I came near doing it tonight. For an hour I sat with
these two pieces of paper on my table before me ere I came here--beside
them lay my loaded revolver. I was trying to decide which I should
bring. Next time the choice shall be easier, for I already have
" Schneider smiled and puffed out his chest.Page 8
What could have so suddenly transformed his matter-of-fact ascent of the giant bole to the swift and wary action of his.Page 22
The two lay up until late in the afternoon and then took up the journey once again--a journey that was so frightful to Schneider because of his ignorance of its destination that he at times groveled at Tarzan's feet begging for an explanation and for mercy; but on and on in silence the ape-man went, prodding the failing Hun whenever the latter faltered.Page 52
As she had fallen, the holster had slipped around so that the weapon now lay beneath her.Page 55
They were moving east, which suited her, and as long as they continued to move east she was glad to have the protection of the great, white savage.Page 77
He was gone but a minute or two and when he dropped to earth again he swore that there was no sign of a creature there.Page 94
"Yes," said Numabo.Page 106
Before he had voiced his protest there formed in his mind the thought that he would like to save this wonderful white ape from the common enemy, the Gomangani, and so he screamed forth no challenge, wisely determining that more could be accomplished by secrecy and stealth than by force of muscle and fang.Page 107
He had seen bulls about to run amuck burst thus suddenly from the jungle upon the members of the tribe, and so Go-lat took no chances.Page 138
"I have plenty," he replied.Page 162
An instant after Tarzan arose, Smith-Oldwick and the girl were aroused by a volley of thunderous roars and the noise of many padded feet rushing toward them.Page 166
Presently the bottom of the gorge began to slope more rapidly.Page 180
Neither could suppress an exclamation of surprise.Page 188
The colorings of the last were apparently much subdued by age with the result that the general effect was soft and beautiful.Page 194
"For some reason the Arab chief favored me to the last, possibly with the idea that of all his other treasures I could be most easily transported, for I was young and strong and after the horses were killed I had walked and kept up with the best of the men.Page 207
The first need, however, was to discover a street paralleling the northern wall along which he could make his way in the direction of the gate he had seen from the forest.Page 215
If she had been in doubt before, one glance at the hideous features set in death must have convinced her that life was extinct, and with the realization there broke from her lips peal after peal of mad, maniacal laughter as with her little hands she beat upon the upturned face and breast of the dead man.Page 224
"I have followed her this far," replied Tarzan, "and unless I am greatly mistaken I can follow her still farther.Page 226
Tarzan sprang to her side and laid a heavy hand upon her arm before she could interfere with Otobu's attentions to the young man.Page 242
They had gone no great distance when the others of the.