ever have meant to him, was back in his savage forest.
And upon the deck of the larger vessel, a passenger steamer passing
toward the east, the man sat with another young woman, and the two idly
speculated upon the identity of the dainty craft gliding so gracefully
through the gentle swell of the lazy sea.
When the yacht had passed the man resumed the conversation that her
appearance had broken off.
"Yes," he said, "I like America very much, and that means, of course,
that I like Americans, for a country is only what its people make it.
I met some very delightful people while I was there. I recall one
family from your own city, Miss Strong, whom I liked
particularly--Professor Porter and his daughter."
"Jane Porter!" exclaimed the girl. "Do you mean to tell me that you
know Jane Porter? Why, she is the very best friend I have in the
world. We were little children together--we have known each other for
"Indeed!" he answered, smiling. "You would have difficulty in
persuading any one of the fact who had seen either of you."
"I'll qualify the statement, then," she answered, with a laugh. "We
have known each other for two ages--hers and mine. But seriously we
are as dear to each other as sisters, and now that I am going to lose
her I am almost heartbroken."
"Going to lose her?" exclaimed Tarzan. "Why, what do you mean? Oh,
yes, I understand. You mean that now that she is married and living in
England, you will seldom if ever see her."
"Yes," replied she; "and the saddest part of it all is that she is not
marrying the man she loves. Oh, it is terrible. Marrying from a sense
of duty! I think it is perfectly wicked, and I told her so. I have
felt so strongly on the subject that although I was the only person
outside of blood relations who was to have been asked to the wedding I
would not let her invite me, for I should not have gone to witness the
terrible mockery. But Jane Porter is peculiarly positive. She has
convinced herself that she is doing the only honorable thing that she
can do, and nothing in the world will ever prevent her from marrying
Lord Greystoke except Greystoke himself, or death."
"I am sorry for her," said Tarzan.
"And I am sorry for the man she loves," said the girl, "for he loves
her. I never met him, but
"On foot and alone in the mountains, far from home, and we do not even know each other's name.Page 18
"Have me king, if you will," he said, "but please do not call me 'your majesty' any more.Page 19
"Did you notice," said Barney to the princess, "that even he believes me to be the king? I cannot fathom it.Page 38
Let us go our way.Page 55
I do not want to be king.Page 60
For some time before the events that had transpired after he had brought Barney and the Princess Emma to Blentz he had commenced to have his doubts as to the true patriotism of Peter of Blentz; and when he had learned through the unguarded words of Schonau that there was a real foundation for the rumor that the regent had plotted the assassination of the king his suspicions had crystallized into knowledge, and he had sworn to serve his king before all others--were he sane or mad.Page 70
"Through the keyhole of his room I saw him take a great ring from his finger--a ring with a mighty ruby set in its center--and give it to the other.Page 79
"We seek only to serve our country and our king but there are those among us who, to be entirely frank, are not yet convinced that you are Leopold.Page 90
"Have pity on me, your majesty, have pity!" he cried.Page 103
He fears you yet, but, nevertheless, he has pardoned you all.Page 108
Barney could understand it, though he spoke it but indifferently.Page 109
Do not try to escape--I have a revolver in my hand," and to.Page 150
Before the men reached their hiding place a motor car followed and caught up with them, and as the party came opposite the driveway Barney and the princess overheard a portion of their conversation.Page 168
" Barney unsaddled the captain's horse and turned him loose, then he remounted and, with the princess at his side, rode down toward Blentz.Page 173
Barney lost no time in getting down to business.Page 174
Barney took the wind all out of it by his first words.Page 183
Take me with you now, Barney.Page 198
" The non-commissioned officer saluted.Page 204
At the rear he discovered a limousine standing in the alley where its chauffeur had left it after depositing his passengers at the front door of the cathedral.Page 209
It was upon this scene that a hatless, dust-covered man in a red hunting coat burst through the door that had admitted Maenck.