The Son of Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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practically the same thing he had been planning upon himself. It had
sounded brutal and criminal from the lips of the rough trader; but
nevertheless the young Englishman saw that with Hanson's help and his
knowledge of African travel the possibilities of success would be much
greater than as though the Hon. Morison were to attempt the thing
single handed. And so he nodded a glum assent.

The balance of the long ride to Hanson's northerly camp was made in
silence, for both men were occupied with their own thoughts, most of
which were far from being either complimentary or loyal to the other.
As they rode through the wood the sounds of their careless passage came
to the ears of another jungle wayfarer. The Killer had determined to
come back to the place where he had seen the white girl who took to the
trees with the ability of long habitude. There was a compelling
something in the recollection of her that drew him irresistibly toward
her. He wished to see her by the light of day, to see her features, to
see the color of her eyes and hair. It seemed to him that she must
bear a strong resemblance to his lost Meriem, and yet he knew that the
chances were that she did not. The fleeting glimpse that he had had of
her in the moonlight as she swung from the back of her plunging pony
into the branches of the tree above her had shown him a girl of about
the same height as his Meriem; but of a more rounded and developed

Now he was moving lazily back in the direction of the spot where he had
seen the girl when the sounds of the approaching horsemen came to his
sharp ears. He moved stealthily through the branches until he came
within sight of the riders. The younger man he instantly recognized as
the same he had seen with his arms about the girl in the moonlit glade
just the instant before Numa charged. The other he did not recognize
though there was a familiarity about his carriage and figure that
puzzled Korak.

The ape-man decided that to find the girl again he would but have to
keep in touch with the young Englishman, and so he fell in behind the
pair, following them to Hanson's camp. Here the Hon. Morison penned a
brief note, which Hanson gave into the keeping of one of his boys who
started off forthwith toward the south.

Korak remained in the

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