common fellow, was mollified by Hanson's
final remark, and immediately commenced to see in him a man of fine
"He's a darned bounder," grumbled the Hon. Morison; "but I'll get even
with him. He may be the whole thing in Central Africa but I'm as big
as he is in London, and he'll find it out when he comes home."
"If I was you," said Hanson, "I wouldn't let any man keep me from
gettin' the girl I want. Between you and me I ain't got no use for him
either, and if I can help you any way just call on me."
"It's mighty good of you, Hanson," replied Baynes, warming up a bit;
"but what can a fellow do here in this God-forsaken hole?"
"I know what I'd do," said Hanson. "I'd take the girl along with me.
If she loves you she'll go, all right."
"It can't be done," said Baynes. "He bosses this whole blooming
country for miles around. He'd be sure to catch us."
"No, he wouldn't, not with me running things," said Hanson. "I've been
trading and hunting here for ten years and I know as much about the
country as he does. If you want to take the girl along I'll help you,
and I'll guarantee that there won't nobody catch up with us before we
reach the coast. I'll tell you what, you write her a note and I'll get
it to her by my head man. Ask her to meet you to say goodbye--she
won't refuse that. In the meantime we can be movin' camp a little
further north all the time and you can make arrangements with her to be
all ready on a certain night. Tell her I'll meet her then while you
wait for us in camp. That'll be better for I know the country well and
can cover it quicker than you. You can take care of the safari and be
movin' along slow toward the north and the girl and I'll catch up to
"But suppose she won't come?" suggested Baynes.
"Then make another date for a last good-bye," said Hanson, "and instead
of you I'll be there and I'll bring her along anyway. She'll have to
come, and after it's all over she won't feel so bad about
it--especially after livin' with you for two months while we're makin'
A shocked and angry protest rose to Baynes' lips; but he did not utter
it, for almost simultaneously came the realization that this
Tyler, Jr.Page 7
It must have been fully eighty feet long from the end of its long, hideous beak to the tip of its thick, short tail, with an equal spread of wings.Page 9
Beyond the barrier cliffs my party was even now nervously awaiting my return.Page 15
All the time the girl kept glancing toward the forest, and at last she touched my arm and pointed in that direction.Page 16
It was only natural, too, that she should be mystified by my inability to comprehend her or to make her comprehend me, for from the club-men, the lowest human type in Caspak to have speech, to the golden race of Galus, the tongues of the various tribes are identical--except for amplifications in the rising scale of evolution.Page 29
As I searched around in the brush for likely pieces of firewood, my head bowed and my eyes upon the ground, I suddenly felt a great weight hurl itself upon me.Page 31
The floor was littered with filth, including the bones of many animals, and the atmosphere reeked with the stench of human bodies and putrefying flesh.Page 34
quite forgot my own predicament, though I still struggled intermittently with my bonds in vain endeavor to free myself; as much, however, that I might hasten to her protection as that I might escape the fate which had been planned for me.Page 42
Like that it came into my head"--and he struck his hands together smartly once--"that I had risen.Page 51
torn from him, and he became very angry, so that he trembled and beat his wings together in his rage.Page 52
They were the speechless men, the Alus, from whom you rescued me, my Tom.Page 62
Throwing aside his bow, he crouched behind his large oval shield, in the center of which was a hole about six inches in diameter.Page 66
, of Santa Monica," I retorted, "and I want to know where his master is.Page 68
When I left the hut, I had felt that she and I were safe among friends; no thought of danger was in my mind; but since my audience with Al-tan, the presence and bearing of Du-seen and the strange attitude of both To-mar and Chal-az had each contributed toward arousing my suspicions, and now I ran along the narrow, winding alleys of the Kro-lu village with my heart fairly in my mouth.Page 72
" I thanked him for his loyalty and then asked him to take me to Ajor; but he said that it could not be done, as the village streets were filled with searchers.Page 77
Nobs was a parvenu; but it failed to worry him.Page 78
The forests were dense and peopled by enormous trees.Page 82
As I stood waiting for Nobs' return, I could not but speculate upon my chances should I be attacked by some formidable beast.Page 86
Could we have reached this, we would have been safe; but it might as well have been a hundred miles away as a hundred yards across that hidden lake of sticky mud.Page 87
Around me were all my company and the man we had searched a new world to find.