was an idea that
might be furthered if the girl were kept in ignorance of the contents
of that newspaper cutting. It would certainly be doomed should she
learn its contents.
"Meriem," he whispered, "never until today have my eyes beheld you, yet
at once they told my heart that it must ever be your servant. You do
not know me, but I ask that you trust me. I can help you. You hate
The Sheik--so do I. Let me take you away from him. Come with me, and
we will go back to the great desert where my father is a sheik mightier
than is yours. Will you come?"
Meriem sat in silence. She hated to wound the only one who had offered
her protection and friendship; but she did not want Abdul Kamak's love.
Deceived by her silence the man seized her and strained her to him; but
Meriem struggled to free herself.
"I do not love you," she cried. "Oh, please do not make me hate you.
You are the only one who has shown kindness toward me, and I want to
like you, but I cannot love you."
Abdul Kamak drew himself to his full height.
"You will learn to love me," he said, "for I shall take you whether you
will or no. You hate The Sheik and so you will not tell him, for if
you do I will tell him of the picture. I hate The Sheik, and--"
"You hate The Sheik?" came a grim voice from behind them.
Both turned to see The Sheik standing a few paces from them. Abdul
still held the picture in his hand. Now he thrust it within his
"Yes," he said, "I hate the Sheik," and as he spoke he sprang toward
the older man, felled him with a blow and dashed on across the village
to the line where his horse was picketed, saddled and ready, for Abdul
Kamak had been about to ride forth to hunt when he had seen the
stranger girl alone by the bushes.
Leaping into the saddle Abdul Kamak dashed for the village gates. The
Sheik, momentarily stunned by the blow that had felled him, now
staggered to his feet, shouting lustily to his followers to stop the
escaped Arab. A dozen blacks leaped forward to intercept the horseman,
only to be ridden down or brushed aside by the muzzle of Abdul Kamak's
long musket, which he lashed from side to side about him as he spurred
on toward the
"Long have I looked for you, Tarzan," said Akut.Page 26
Then he clutched for his victim's throat.Page 29
Receiving no reply he bent to the key hole in an attempt to look through into the room beyond.Page 53
It was the nearest sanctuary but Numa stood between it and his prey.Page 54
But Jack was obdurate.Page 59
Neither he nor the black were any more sacred than the lion, or the buffalo, the zebra or the deer, or any other of the countless creatures who roamed,.Page 63
Their savage little eyes sped quickly around the periphery of the clearing.Page 65
With a gasping shriek the king ape collapsed, clutching futilely for the agile, naked creature nimbly sidestepping from his grasp.Page 93
But in this instance the trappers had utilized a special steel cage which could withstand all the strength and cunning of a baboon.Page 123
Into their ranks, upon their backs, sinking strong fangs into the muscles of their necks sprang the baboons and first among them, most ferocious, most blood-thirsty, most terrible was Korak, The Killer.Page 143
He said his boys were inclined to be quarrelsome, and so were better off at a distance; and he, himself, was around but little, and then always avoided coming into contact with the ladies.Page 157
And so he nodded a glum assent.Page 164
Was this the creature who had supplanted him in the heart of his Meriem? Was this a man, who trembled when Numa coughed? How could such as he protect Meriem from the countless dangers of the jungle? Ah, but he would not have to.Page 181
to right the wrong he had done the woman he now knew he really loved had excited these germs to rapid growth in Morison Baynes--and the metamorphosis had taken place.Page 184
"You would go back to the Big Bwana, would you? So that is where you have been since you ran away from me, is it? And who comes now across the river after you--the Big Bwana?" "The Swede whom you once chased away from your country when he and his companion conspired with Nbeeda to steal me from you," replied Meriem.Page 199
The girl herself is ignorant of her origin.Page 207
Korak turned and looked at the new comer.Page 210
Now I can come to you with.Page 220
"You told me," she said, in a very small voice, "that my place was beside the man I loved," and she turned her eyes toward Korak all filled with the wonderful light that no other man had yet seen in them, and that none other ever would.Page 222
I did not know what love was until I knew that Korak lived," and she turned toward The Killer with a smile.