surprised to find the future Lord Greystoke fully dressed for
the street and about to crawl from his open bed room window.
Mr. Moore made a rapid spring across the apartment; but the waste of
energy was unnecessary, for when the boy heard him within the chamber
and realized that he had been discovered he turned back as though to
relinquish his planned adventure.
"Where were you going?" panted the excited Mr. Moore.
"I am going to see Ajax," replied the boy, quietly.
"I am astonished," cried Mr. Moore; but a moment later he was
infinitely more astonished, for the boy, approaching close to him,
suddenly seized him about the waist, lifted him from his feet and threw
him face downward upon the bed, shoving his face deep into a soft
"Be quiet," admonished the victor, "or I'll choke you."
Mr. Moore struggled; but his efforts were in vain. Whatever else
Tarzan of the Apes may or may not have handed down to his son he had at
least bequeathed him almost as marvelous a physique as he himself had
possessed at the same age. The tutor was as putty in the boy's hands.
Kneeling upon him, Jack tore strips from a sheet and bound the man's
hands behind his back. Then he rolled him over and stuffed a gag of the
same material between his teeth, securing it with a strip wound about
the back of his victim's head. All the while he talked in a low,
"I am Waja, chief of the Waji," he explained, "and you are Mohammed
Dubn, the Arab sheik, who would murder my people and steal my ivory,"
and he dexterously trussed Mr. Moore's hobbled ankles up behind to meet
his hobbled wrists. "Ah--ha! Villain! I have you in me power at
last. I go; but I shall return!" And the son of Tarzan skipped across
the room, slipped through the open window, and slid to liberty by way
of the down spout from an eaves trough.
Mr. Moore wriggled and struggled about the bed. He was sure that he
should suffocate unless aid came quickly. In his frenzy of terror he
managed to roll off the bed. The pain and shock of the fall jolted him
back to something like sane consideration of his plight. Where before
he had been unable to think intelligently because of the hysterical
fear that had claimed him he now lay quietly searching for some means
of escape from his dilemma. It finally occurred to him that the
Our ships of peace patrol thirty and one hundred seventy-five.Page 5
However, I'd hate to vouch for this.Page 8
"Can you suggest a better plan?" I asked.Page 9
"Nor shall anyone else.Page 10
Johnson," I said.Page 18
"We will.Page 21
A moment later, with our assistance, the man had scrambled from beneath the carcass of his would-be slayer, without a scratch to indicate how close to death he had been.Page 24
And when I asked him if there were any cities in this country he did not know what I meant, never having heard the word cities.Page 25
But he assured me that until we came he had thought that there were no other peoples in the world other than the Grubittens, who consist of the Eastenders and the Westenders of the ancient Isle of Wight.Page 29
There was hope, though, in finding his heart through his exposed chest, or, better yet, of breaking his shoulder or foreleg, and bringing him up long enough to pump more bullets into him and finish him.Page 31
Instantly my blood boiled, and forgetting every consideration of caution, I leaped from my concealment, and, springing to the man's side, felled him with a blow.Page 51
am military governor of Lon .Page 52
This brave and forever nameless officer died nobly at his post--true to his country and his king.Page 54
male raised his head, and, with cocked ears and glaring eyes, gazed straight at the bush behind which we lay.Page 63
Great guns, bombs, and mines must have leveled every building that man had raised, and then nature, unhindered, had covered the ghastly evidence of human depravity with her beauteous mantle of verdure.Page 67
I shouted to Delcarte and Taylor, who came running to my side.Page 68
To my relief, the mechanism responded--the launch was uninjured.Page 70
The other prisoners worked harder than I did, and I owe my better treatment solely to the kindliness and discrimination of the old colonel.Page 82
It was Victory's.Page 84
To remain long would be to invite certain death.