hands. You understand?"
Malbihn blustered and threatened, finishing by applying a most
uncomplimentary name to his captor. For this he received a shaking
that rattled his teeth. Those who know say that the most painful
punishment that can be inflicted upon an adult male, short of injuring
him, is a good, old fashioned shaking. Malbihn received such a shaking.
"Now get out," said the stranger, "and next time you see me remember
who I am," and he spoke a name in the Swede's ear--a name that more
effectually subdued the scoundrel than many beatings--then he gave him
a push that carried him bodily through the tent doorway to sprawl upon
the turf beyond.
"Now," he said, turning toward Meriem, "who has the key to this thing
about your neck?"
The girl pointed to Jenssen's body. "He carried it always," she said.
The stranger searched the clothing on the corpse until he came upon the
key. A moment more Meriem was free.
"Will you let me go back to my Korak?" she asked.
"I will see that you are returned to your people," he replied. "Who
are they and where is their village?"
He had been eyeing her strange, barbaric garmenture wonderingly. From
her speech she was evidently an Arab girl; but he had never before seen
one thus clothed.
"Who are your people? Who is Korak?" he asked again.
"Korak! Why Korak is an ape. I have no other people. Korak and I
live in the jungle alone since A'ht went to be king of the apes." She
had always thus pronounced Akut's name, for so it had sounded to her
when first she came with Korak and the ape. "Korak could have been
kind, but he would not."
A questioning expression entered the stranger's eyes. He looked at the
"So Korak is an ape?" he said. "And what, pray, are you?"
"I am Meriem. I, also, am an ape."
"M-m," was the stranger's only oral comment upon this startling
announcement; but what he thought might have been partially interpreted
through the pitying light that entered his eyes. He approached the
girl and started to lay his hand upon her forehead. She drew back with
a savage little growl. A smile touched his lips.
"You need not fear me," he said. "I shall not harm you. I only wish
to discover if you have fever--if you are entirely well. If you are we
will set forth in search of Korak."
Meriem looked straight into the
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At first his vast sorrow numbed his other faculties of thought--his brain was overwhelmed by the calamity to such an extent that it reacted to but a single objective suggestion: She is dead! She is dead! She is dead! Again and again this phrase beat monotonously upon his brain--a dull, throbbing pain, yet mechanically his feet followed the.Page 17
" Like a beast of prey, grim and terrible, Tarzan crouched in the shadows beside the tent.Page 29
in both directions and presently periscopes were leveled above the parados and keen eyes were searching out the traitor.Page 51
No human succor could have availed her even had it been there to offer itself.Page 91
He saw that they were armed with spears and with bows and arrows, and he felt quite confident that notwithstanding the fact that he was armed with a pistol they could overcome him with the first rush.Page 94
It is a terrible thing which filled the hearts of our soldiers with terror, for it flew over our camps at night and dropped bombs upon us.Page 105
Zu-tag (Big-neck) was a young bull but recently arrived at maturity.Page 110
Beneath them was the roof of a hut onto which she saw that she could easily drop, but what she could do after she had entered the village was beyond her.Page 113
Closer and closer danced the hideous chief, his yellow, sharp-filed teeth showing in the firelight between his thick, red lips.Page 119
"She is a German and a spy," replied Tarzan.Page 122
We had better take some of this meat with us.Page 137
Tarzan still clung to the fuselage directly behind the pilot's seat.Page 141
Just before it disappeared from sight its downward momentum appeared to abate suddenly, but it was still moving rapidly at a steep angle when it finally disappeared from view behind the far hills.Page 150
After the plane came to its sudden and disastrous stop, Smith-Oldwick turned quickly to see what the effect of the accident had been on the girl.Page 157
I know that Manu, the monkey, speaks nearly the same tongue and I am sure that Tantor, the elephant, understands all that I say to him.Page 159
Over an area of several square yards his keen nostrils sought the identity of the makers of the tracks.Page 163
"Come," said Tarzan suddenly and grasping the lion's mane with his left hand he moved toward the other lions, his companion pacing at his side.Page 186
An unfamiliar and disconcerting moisture had come into them.Page 229
She opened her eyes to see that they were in a corridor dimly lighted by gratings set in its roof--a winding corridor, water filled from wall to wall.