avert defeat, and then I see a noble figure upon
a mighty thoat--not the tiny thoat of the red man, but one of his
huge cousins of the dead sea bottoms.
The warrior hews his way to the front, and behind him rally the
disorganized soldiers of Helium. As he raises his head aloft to
fling a challenge at the men upon the palace walls I see his face,
and my heart swells in pride and happiness as the red warriors leap
to the side of their leader and win back the ground that they had
but just lost--the face of him upon the mighty thoat is the face
of my son--Carthoris of Helium.
At his side fights a huge Martian war-hound, nor did I need a
second look to know that it was Woola--my faithful Woola who had
thus well performed his arduous task and brought the succoring
legions in the nick of time.
"In the nick of time?"
Who yet might say that they were not too late to save, but surely
they could avenge! And such retribution as that unconquered army
would deal out to the hateful Okarians! I sighed to think that I
might not be alive to witness it.
Again I turned to the windows. The red men had not yet forced the
outer palace wall, but they were fighting nobly against the best
that Okar afforded--valiant warriors who contested every inch of
Now my attention was caught by a new element without the city wall--a
great body of mounted warriors looming large above the red men.
They were the huge green allies of Helium--the savage hordes from
the dead sea bottoms of the far south.
In grim and terrible silence they sped on toward the gate, the
padded hoofs of their frightful mounts giving forth no sound. Into
the doomed city they charged, and as they wheeled across the wide
plaza before the palace of the Jeddak of Jeddaks I saw, riding at
their head, the mighty figure of their mighty leader--Tars Tarkas,
Jeddak of Thark.
My wish, then, was to be gratified, for I was to see my old friend
battling once again, and though not shoulder to shoulder with him,
I, too, would be fighting in the same cause here in the high tower
Nor did it seem that our foes would ever cease their stubborn
attacks, for still they came, though the way to our chamber was
often clogged with the bodies of their dead. At times they would
pause long enough to drag back the impeding corpses, and then fresh
This man, at least, who is stationed at Blentz must know his king by sight.Page 26
He was explaining how they might escape.Page 42
"You would really like to go home again, Rudolph?" "Oh, very much, your majesty, if I only dared.Page 44
It's worth more than money to me to know that I'll always have this thing on Peter, and that when he's king he won't dare bother me for fear I'll publish the details of this little deal.Page 66
" "What is the date?" asked Barney.Page 98
"Who would?" agreed Lieutenant Butzow, and then, with a sudden narrowing of his eyes and a quick glance at Barney, "if it WAS lightning.Page 100
That Maenck had hurled it toward the house after Barney had seized him was merely the result of accident and the man's desire to get the death-dealing missile as far from himself as possible before it exploded.Page 107
this the American landed, and from there he dropped to the courtyard without mishap.Page 137
The girl urged her horse to greater speed, yet still the two behind closed in.Page 147
In which case he might have escaped in disguise.Page 160
What should he do? His entry into the apartments of the king would result in alarming the entire fortress.Page 170
Barney raised his hand.Page 178
She had a king at last--a real king.Page 187
Who was it that acted as the go-between in the king's negotiations with you, or rather, yours with the king? And what argument did you bring to bear to force Leopold to the action he took?" "I have told you all that I know about the matter," whined the king.Page 190
Barney refused--there was another way to gain entrance to Blentz that not even the master of Blentz knew.Page 199
In a little storeroom he searched for and found an ax.Page 204
At the first cross street he turned up the side of the cathedral.Page 211
It is not for you or for me to choose.Page 214
Barney's him, Barney's 225 3 3 horseman horsemen 228 5 1 ajaculated ejaculated 233 8 6 king of Lustadt, king of Lutha, 234 6 2 You "You 251 9 Luthania army Luthanian army 252 2 3 poor, weakling poor weakling.