Presently the trader
coughed in an embarrassed manner as though there was something on his
mind he felt in duty bound to say, but hated to.
"What is it, Hanson?" asked Bwana. "You were about to say something
"Well, you see it's like this," ventured Hanson. "Bein' around here
evenings a good deal I've seen them two together a lot, and, beggin'
your pardon, sir, but I don't think Mr. Baynes means the girl any good.
I've overheard enough to make me think he's tryin' to get her to run
off with him." Hanson, to fit his own ends, hit nearer the truth than
he knew. He was afraid that Baynes would interfere with his own plans,
and he had hit upon a scheme to both utilize the young Englishman and
get rid of him at the same time.
"And I thought," continued the trader, "that inasmuch as I'm about due
to move you might like to suggest to Mr. Baynes that he go with me.
I'd be willin' to take him north to the caravan trails as a favor to
Bwana stood in deep thought for a moment. Presently he looked up.
"Of course, Hanson, Mr. Baynes is my guest," he said, a grim twinkle in
his eye. "Really I cannot accuse him of planning to run away with
Meriem on the evidence that we have, and as he is my guest I should
hate to be so discourteous as to ask him to leave; but, if I recall his
words correctly, it seems to me that he has spoken of returning home,
and I am sure that nothing would delight him more than going north with
you--you say you start tomorrow? I think Mr. Baynes will accompany
you. Drop over in the morning, if you please, and now good night, and
thank you for keeping a watchful eye on Meriem."
Hanson hid a grin as he turned and sought his saddle. Bwana stepped
from the verandah to his study, where he found the Hon. Morison pacing
back and forth, evidently very ill at ease.
"Baynes," said Bwana, coming directly to the point, "Hanson is leaving
for the north tomorrow. He has taken a great fancy to you, and just
asked me to say to you that he'd be glad to have you accompany him.
Good night, Baynes."
At Bwana's suggestion Meriem kept to her room the following morning
until after the Hon. Morison Baynes had departed. Hanson had come for
him early--in fact he had remained all night with
For a moment the two men stood there facing one another.Page 38
"Mother of God!" she cried.Page 39
"Or monsieur is unstrung.Page 52
"Then all we can do is wait until he is ready to try his hand upon us," laughed Tarzan, "and I warrant that he will get his bellyful of robbing now that we are prepared for him," and so he dismissed the subject from his mind, though he was destined to recall it before many hours through a most unlooked-for occurrence.Page 56
"We are lost now," said the girl simply.Page 97
"We must celebrate, my dear Alexis," he said.Page 100
Brently, and left to commence.Page 120
But of a sudden the sight of gold awakened the sleeping civilization that was in him, and with it came the lust for wealth.Page 122
Really Tarzan of the Apes was but a child, or a primeval man, which is the same thing in a way.Page 124
The blacks had faded into the jungle before the weak eyes of the monster had fallen upon any of them, but now he caught the sound of their retreat, and, amid a terrific crashing of underbrush and branches, he charged in the direction of the noise.Page 126
" The march toward the village was now resumed, more slowly and with greater stealth, for Waziri knew that it was too late to rescue--their only mission could be one of revenge.Page 133
The sentry's back was toward him.Page 137
Here he again found a suitable perch from which he could watch the preparations of the raiders.Page 145
"We've got to before we're too weak to do it," replied Clayton.Page 164
The last remnant was finally forced to take shelter within this mighty mountain fortress.Page 173
I do not wish to hurt you more than is necessary; but I can no longer bear to live out the impossible position I have attempted because of a false sense of.Page 184
They were gnawing, like beasts, upon unclean food.Page 197
mighty bars upon the other side were proof even against such muscles as his.Page 207
" The old man was deeply touched at the news of Clayton's death.