gate. But here he must surely be intercepted. Already
the two blacks stationed there were pushing the unwieldy portals to.
Up flew the barrel of the fugitive's weapon. With reins flying loose
and his horse at a mad gallop the son of the desert fired once--twice;
and both the keepers of the gate dropped in their tracks. With a wild
whoop of exultation, twirling his musket high above his head and
turning in his saddle to laugh back into the faces of his pursuers
Abdul Kamak dashed out of the village of The Sheik and was swallowed up
by the jungle.
Foaming with rage The Sheik ordered immediate pursuit, and then strode
rapidly back to where Meriem sat huddled by the bushes where he had
"The picture!" he cried. "What picture did the dog speak of? Where is
it? Give it to me at once!"
"He took it," replied Meriem, dully.
"What was it?" again demanded The Sheik, seizing the girl roughly by
the hair and dragging her to her feet, where he shook her venomously.
"What was it a picture of?"
"Of me," said Meriem, "when I was a little girl. I stole it from
Malbihn, the Swede--it had printing on the back cut from an old
The Sheik went white with rage.
"What said the printing?" he asked in a voice so low that she but
barely caught his words.
"I do not know. It was in French and I cannot read French."
The Sheik seemed relieved. He almost smiled, nor did he again strike
Meriem before he turned and strode away with the parting admonition
that she speak never again to any other than Mabunu and himself. And
along the caravan trail galloped Abdul Kamak toward the north.
As his canoe drifted out of sight and range of the wounded Swede the
Hon. Morison sank weakly to its bottom where he lay for long hours in
It was night before he fully regained consciousness. And then he lay
for a long time looking up at the stars and trying to recollect where
he was, what accounted for the gently rocking motion of the thing upon
which he lay, and why the position of the stars changed so rapidly and
miraculously. For a while he thought he was dreaming, but when he
would have moved to shake sleep from him the pain of his wound recalled
to him the events that had led up to his present position. Then it was
that he realized that he was floating
The two were rolling about in the dust of the alley quite as often as they were upon their feet exchanging blows.Page 3
Now Lasky was no friend of Billy Byrne; but the officer had been born and raised in the district and was attached to the Twenty-eighth Precinct Station on Lake Street near Ashland Avenue, and so was part and parcel of the natural possession of the gang.Page 18
"Come back here.Page 35
So deep was her feeling of contempt for this man, that the sudden appearance of him before her startled a single exclamation from her.Page 60
Slowly he turned, and with gaze bent upon the ground walked quickly toward Theriere.Page 64
The figure sat up and looked about.Page 69
That is God's truth.Page 89
Can we lift him together and get him through that window?" "It is the only way," replied Theriere, "and we must try it.Page 90
Quick! Dey're comin' from in back.Page 123
"I'd rather croak," he murmured.Page 126
"You certainly do look good to me.Page 132
There he lay while the referee tolled off the count of ten, and as the official took Billy's hand in his and raised it aloft in signal that he had won the fight the fickle crowd cheered and screamed in a delirium of joy.Page 134
But the note from her, and the sight of her had but served to rekindle the old fire within his breast.Page 135
I t'ought I'd breeze in an' see wot de trouble was.Page 174
As a matter of fact he was much hotter than he imagined, for Billy and Bridge were that very minute not two squares from him, debating.Page 190
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might now be expected to receive the news that eight of his troopers had been killed and his two "guests" safely removed from the sphere of his hospitality.Page 221
I shall be glad if he makes good his escape.Page 236
"Wotinell do you take me fer--one o' these greasy Dagos? You an' I're Americans--I wouldn't string a home guy down here in this here Godforsaken neck o' the woods.Page 260
He was wondering if he could chance making a break for the valley where they stood some slight chance of meeting with their companions, and even as he considered.