savage brute, agile as a cat, crept after me.
As he passed through the boat that had been occupied by Thurid and
the therns he emitted a single low growl, and when he came beside
me upon the ledge and my hand rested upon his neck I felt his short
mane bristling with anger. I think he sensed telepathically the
recent presence of an enemy, for I had made no effort to impart to
him the nature of our quest or the status of those we tracked.
This omission I now made haste to correct, and, after the manner
of green Martians with their beasts, I let him know partially by
the weird and uncanny telepathy of Barsoom and partly by word of
mouth that we were upon the trail of those who had recently occupied
the boat through which we had just passed.
A soft purr, like that of a great cat, indicated that Woola
understood, and then, with a word to him to follow, I turned to
the right along the ledge, but scarcely had I done so than I felt
his mighty fangs tugging at my leathern harness.
As I turned to discover the cause of his act he continued to pull
me steadily in the opposite direction, nor would he desist until
I had turned about and indicated that I would follow him voluntarily.
Never had I known him to be in error in a matter of tracking, so
it was with a feeling of entire security that I moved cautiously in
the huge beast's wake. Through Cimmerian darkness he moved along
the narrow ledge beside the boiling rapids.
As we advanced, the way led from beneath the overhanging cliffs
out into a dim light, and then it was that I saw that the trail
had been cut from the living rock, and that it ran up along the
river's side beyond the rapids.
For hours we followed the dark and gloomy river farther and farther
into the bowels of Mars. From the direction and distance I knew
that we must be well beneath the Valley Dor, and possibly beneath
the Sea of Omean as well--it could not be much farther now to the
Temple of the Sun.
Even as my mind framed the thought, Woola halted suddenly before a
narrow, arched doorway in the cliff by the trail's side. Quickly
he crouched back away from the entrance, at the same time turning
his eyes toward me.
Words could not have more plainly told me that danger of some sort
lay near by, and so I pressed quietly forward
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS THE MAD KING PART I I A RUNAWAY HORSE All Lustadt was in an uproar.Page 7
"Perhaps," she thought, "he doubts me.Page 44
"No--it's a waste of time talking about it.Page 48
He extended his arms straight before him, the revolver slipped from his grasp, and then like a dying top he pivoted once drunkenly and collapsed upon the turf.Page 55
He is welcome to it, for all of me.Page 62
He would have shown his indignation at this seeming affront had he dared; but until the crown was safely upon his head and the royal scepter in his hand Peter had no mind to do aught that might jeopardize the attainment of the power he had sought for the past ten years.Page 88
He would have seized the throne of the Rubinroths had his nerve not failed him at the last moment.Page 113
The officers sitting on Barney alternately beat him and questioned him, interspersing their interrogations with lurid profanity.Page 135
"You may as well come voluntarily, for come you must," he said.Page 141
Barney pointed down the road in the direction in which he was headed.Page 143
Then from somewhere in the radiator hose a hissing and a spurt of steam.Page 146
"I must look like a scarecrow.Page 147
I knew that it was quite possible that he had discovered treachery upon the part of Prince Peter.Page 157
He has been convicted of spying by the Austrians.Page 158
As his guard halted before a door at the far end of a long corridor Barney Custer sensed a sudden familiarity in his surroundings.Page 180
Hemmed in between the two lines of allies, the Austrians were helpless.Page 184
With me there, the change can be effected easily, and not even Butzow need know what has happened.Page 197
He let his other foot slip to the floor beside the first.Page 199
Walking a few steps he came to a figure sleeping upon a pile of clothing.Page 204
A moment later he dropped to the earth inside the cathedral grounds.