expression which gave the trainer pause, and beside
him stood the giant anthropoid growling and ready.
What might have happened, but for a timely interruption, may only be
surmised; but that the trainer would have received a severe mauling, if
nothing more, was clearly indicated by the attitudes of the two who
It was a pale-faced man who rushed into the Greystoke library to
announce that he had found Jack's door locked and had been able to
obtain no response to his repeated knocking and calling other than a
strange tapping and the sound of what might have been a body moving
about upon the floor.
Four steps at a time John Clayton took the stairs that led to the floor
above. His wife and the servant hurried after him. Once he called his
son's name in a loud voice; but receiving no reply he launched his
great weight, backed by all the undiminished power of his giant
muscles, against the heavy door. With a snapping of iron butts and a
splintering of wood the obstacle burst inward.
At its foot lay the body of the unconscious Mr. Moore, across whom it
fell with a resounding thud. Through the opening leaped Tarzan, and a
moment later the room was flooded with light from a dozen electric
It was several minutes before the tutor was discovered, so completely
had the door covered him; but finally he was dragged forth, his gag and
bonds cut away, and a liberal application of cold water had hastened
"Where is Jack?" was John Clayton's first question, and then; "Who did
this?" as the memory of Rokoff and the fear of a second abduction
Slowly Mr. Moore staggered to his feet. His gaze wandered about the
room. Gradually he collected his scattered wits. The details of his
recent harrowing experience returned to him.
"I tender my resignation, sir, to take effect at once," were his first
words. "You do not need a tutor for your son--what he needs is a wild
"But where is he?" cried Lady Greystoke.
"He has gone to see Ajax."
It was with difficulty that Tarzan restrained a smile, and after
satisfying himself that the tutor was more scared than injured, he
ordered his closed car around and departed in the direction of a
certain well-known music hall.
As the trainer, with raised lash, hesitated an instant at the entrance
to the box where the boy and the ape confronted him, a tall
broad-shouldered man pushed past him and entered. As his eyes fell
Some papers which his hand brushed within the safe he pushed aside as though preadvised of their inutility to one of his calling.Page 10
Rather as a mediocre pickpocket and a timorous confidence man had he eked out a meager existence, amply punctuated by seasons of straight bumming and intervals spent as the guest of various inhospitably hospitable states.Page 11
Coming into the Prim home as house-keeper shortly after the death of Abigail's mother, the second Mrs.Page 13
Prim scowled suspiciously upon the servants.Page 17
The bullet of The Kid had merely creased the flesh over the ribs beneath his right arm.Page 25
With a bound he was half way up the rickety staircase; but a glance ahead at the darkness above gave him pause while he waited for Bridge to catch up with him.Page 29
The darkness hid the expression upon Bridge's face, but his conviction that the girl was pretty was unaltered.Page 36
"You've tried to kill the boy once to-night; but you're not going to try it again--I'm taking care of him now.Page 43
" At the suggestion the kid started for the door.Page 47
" "But we ain't goin' to charge you nothin' fer the garden sass," interjected Mrs.Page 58
" The Cases hung open-mouthed upon his words, while his companions wondered at the loquaciousness of this ordinarily close-mouthed man, who, as a matter of fact, was but attempting to win the confidence of the boy on the chance that even now he had not told all that he knew; but Willie had told all.Page 74
The girl shuddered.Page 76
Clutched tightly in Willie's hand was thirty five cents and his check with a like amount written upon it.Page 77
"I follered this Bridge guy from town to the mill.Page 80
The two were but a few paces outside the doorway when the full weight of the great bear struck Columbus Blackie between the shoulders.Page 85
" Burton looked his surprise and discomfiture.Page 89
we are both innocent--" "Oh, shut your damned mouth," interrupted another of the crowd.Page 90
We want to do things fair and square.Page 91
With a sudden wrench Bridge tore himself loose from his captors and leaped toward the farmer, his right flew straight out from the shoulder and Jeb Case went down with a broken jaw.Page 92
Prim's eyes widened; he looked suspiciously at Bridge.