watching the man at
the time, and noticed the awkward manner in which he handled the
chair--his left wrist was stiff. That clew was sufficient--a sudden
train of associated ideas did the rest.
Monsieur Thuran had been trying to find an excuse to make a graceful
departure. The lull in the conversation following the moving of their
position gave him an opportunity to make his excuses. Bowing low to
Miss Strong, and inclining his head to Tarzan, he turned to leave them.
"Just a moment," said Tarzan. "If Miss Strong will pardon me I will
accompany you. I shall return in a moment, Miss Strong."
Monsieur Thuran looked uncomfortable. When the two men had passed out
of the girl's sight, Tarzan stopped, laying a heavy hand on the other's
"What is your game now, Rokoff?" he asked.
"I am leaving France as I promised you," replied the other, in a surly
"I see you are," said Tarzan; "but I know you so well that I can
scarcely believe that your being on the same boat with me is purely a
coincidence. If I could believe it the fact that you are in disguise
would immediately disabuse my mind of any such idea."
"Well," growled Rokoff, with a shrug, "I cannot see what you are going
to do about it. This vessel flies the English flag. I have as much
right on board her as you, and from the fact that you are booked under
an assumed name I imagine that I have more right."
"We will not discuss it, Rokoff. All I wanted to say to you is that
you must keep away from Miss Strong--she is a decent woman."
Rokoff turned scarlet.
"If you don't I shall pitch you overboard," continued Tarzan. "Do not
forget that I am just waiting for some excuse." Then he turned on his
heel, and left Rokoff standing there trembling with suppressed rage.
He did not see the man again for days, but Rokoff was not idle. In his
stateroom with Paulvitch he fumed and swore, threatening the most
terrible of revenges.
"I would throw him overboard tonight," he cried, "were I sure that
those papers were not on his person. I cannot chance pitching them
into the ocean with him. If you were not such a stupid coward, Alexis,
you would find a way to enter his stateroom and search for the
Paulvitch smiled. "You are supposed to be the brains of this
partnership, my dear Nikolas," he replied. "Why do you not
Tarzan repeated the gist of the conversation to his wife.Page 5
We can go aboard, get the child, and return without the slightest fear.Page 6
Rapidly she approached the slovenly barmaid who stared half in envy, half in hate, at her more fortunate sister.Page 7
fellow led her from the place, and together they walked quickly toward the wharf and along it until across the water they saw a small boat just pulling into the shadows of a near-by steamer.Page 16
One of the younger apes, a huge, splendidly muscled brute, was edging threateningly closer to the ape-man.Page 19
Heaping some larger twigs and sticks upon the tiny fire, Tarzan soon had quite a respectable blaze roaring in the enlarging cavity of the dead tree.Page 34
Mugambi built a fire and cooked his portion of the kill; but Tarzan, Sheeta, and Akut tore theirs, raw, with their sharp teeth, growling among themselves when one ventured to encroach upon the share of another.Page 36
They first moved uneasily about, and then commenced grumbling and whining.Page 39
"Another white man, and with him are many warriors.Page 40
Kaviri's own canoe went in advance of the others a short distance, and as it rounded a sharp bend in the river where the swift current bore it rapidly on its way it came suddenly upon the thing that Kaviri sought.Page 41
Hairy monsters were overcoming his fighting men, and a black chieftain like himself was fighting shoulder to shoulder with the hideous pack that opposed him.Page 47
From the chief he learned that Rokoff had passed up the river a week previous, and that he had horns growing from his forehead, and was accompanied by a thousand devils.Page 67
So once more Tarzan of the Apes with his hideous pack took up his search for the ape-man's son and the pursuit of his abductor.Page 68
Instantly it occurred to the ape-man that this fellow had not been among those who had accompanied Rokoff at the village where Tarzan had been a prisoner.Page 77
" Anderssen's blue eyes stretched in surprise.Page 84
Sometime later she heard a noise at the entrance--another had entered.Page 94
With bated breath she groped beneath the little mound, scarce daring to hope that the treasure remained where she had left it; but, to her infinite relief and joy, her hand came at once upon the barrel of the heavy weapon and then upon the bandoleer of cartridges.Page 102
Thus only did she gain rest upon the voyage; at other times she continually sought to augment the movement of the craft by wielding the heavy paddle.Page 113
the occupants of the other canoe, and it was this volley and the scream of the terrified native woman in the canoe with Mugambi that both Tarzan and Jane had heard.Page 142
Only a gentle swell rolled softly in upon the beach.