from responsibility, placing
that upon the ape, who would thus also be punished for his refusal
longer to support the Russian.
Everything played with fiendish unanimity into Paulvitch's hands. As
chance would have it, Tarzan's son overheard his father relating to the
boy's mother the steps he was taking to return Akut safely to his
jungle home, and having overheard he begged them to bring the ape home
that he might have him for a play-fellow. Tarzan would not have been
averse to this plan; but Lady Greystoke was horrified at the very
thought of it. Jack pleaded with his mother; but all unavailingly.
She was obdurate, and at last the lad appeared to acquiesce in his
mother's decision that the ape must be returned to Africa and the boy
to school, from which he had been absent on vacation.
He did not attempt to visit Paulvitch's room again that day, but
instead busied himself in other ways. He had always been well supplied
with money, so that when necessity demanded he had no difficulty in
collecting several hundred pounds. Some of this money he invested in
various strange purchases which he managed to smuggle into the house,
undetected, when he returned late in the afternoon.
The next morning, after giving his father time to precede him and
conclude his business with Paulvitch, the lad hastened to the Russian's
room. Knowing nothing of the man's true character the boy dared not
take him fully into his confidence for fear that the old fellow would
not only refuse to aid him, but would report the whole affair to his
father. Instead, he simply asked permission to take Ajax to Dover. He
explained that it would relieve the old man of a tiresome journey, as
well as placing a number of pounds in his pocket, for the lad purposed
paying the Russian well.
"You see," he went on, "there will be no danger of detection since I am
supposed to be leaving on an afternoon train for school. Instead I
will come here after they have left me on board the train. Then I can
take Ajax to Dover, you see, and arrive at school only a day late. No
one will be the wiser, no harm will be done, and I shall have had an
extra day with Ajax before I lose him forever."
The plan fitted perfectly with that which Paulvitch had in mind. Had
he known what further the boy contemplated he would doubtless have
entirely abandoned his own scheme of revenge and
"Ten pounds if you will find a boat and row me to that steamer," cried the woman.Page 8
You came aboard voluntarily, and you may take the consequences.Page 18
His first need, he realized, was for weapons of offence and defence, for his encounter with the apes, and the distant notes of the savage voices of Numa the lion, and Sheeta, the panther, warned him that his was to be no life of indolent ease and security.Page 19
One edge was quite thin for a few inches near the tip.Page 38
Here they experienced considerable difficulty in making an entrance against the combined current and ebb tide, but by taking advantage of eddies close in to shore they came about dusk to a point nearly opposite the spot where they had left the pack asleep.Page 41
Beyond the panther kneeled the white giant who had overcome him.Page 42
"No, bwana," replied Kaviri, "the white child was not with this man's party--it was with the other party.Page 58
I love you, Jane.Page 65
He attempted to learn from Akut what had become of the black, fearing that the beasts, freed from the restraint of Tarzan's presence, might have fallen upon the man and devoured him; but to all his questions the great ape but pointed back in the direction from which they had come out of the jungle.Page 68
His only alternative was to go ahead of his pack and waylay an occasional warrior whom he found alone in the jungle.Page 69
"How did you come here?" continued Tarzan.Page 74
He then tried to draw out others of the tribe, especially the young man whom he had captured in the bush, but M'ganwazam's presence sealed their lips.Page 77
" Anderssen's blue eyes stretched in surprise.Page 97
It seemed incredible that two human beings should have come so close to them without having been detected by some of the marvellously keen and alert beasts; but Tarzan pointed out the spoor of the two he trailed, and.Page 101
Yet he did not cease to paddle frantically toward the steamer, and at last, after what seemed an eternity, the bow of the dugout bumped against the timbers of the Kincaid.Page 104
It had not proceeded far in her direction before she recognized the occupant as Rokoff, and when the fellow attempted to board he found a rifle staring him in the face.Page 108
That the Kincaid or other ship lay at anchor but a hundred yards from him he did not dream, for no light showed on board the steamer.Page 113
There was a woman in danger of.Page 132
The chance of being spoken to and investigated by a man-of-war appealed not at all to any of them, so they put into hiding for a few days until the danger should have passed.Page 138
Quite precipitately he left the cook's tent.