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THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1914.
Copyright, 1913, by
Readers of Tarzan of the
Jlpcs ilierc were millions oj
them have been awaiting with ,
eagerness "The Return of Tar
zan." They need no introduc
tion to the ape-man, who was
an English lord by ancestry and
cn inhabitant of the trcciops by
fate until the same fate brought
him out end made him a civilized
man after twenty years of life
among the great apes of Africa.
His adventures, as wonderful and
interesting as any set forth in
words, have been the center of
interest in a story that is unique
in its originality.
Now we have "The Return of
Tarzan," cs thrilling as its fore
runner. In it ere icld the fur
ther adventures of the splendid
ape-men, who at last wins his
way to the side of Ilia true love
after facing countless perils by
land and sea.
Whoever read ' Tcrzan of the
Apes" needs no invitation to
peruse this stcry. Others ere
wzrned that after they reud this
sequel to "Tarzan of the Apes"
they won't be satisfied until they
have read that story also.
O" the Line1-.
-?K A;";.Niritl i::'' ejaculated the
fY-.fys Countc.-s cie Coude beneath
ccev't. turning toward his youiis wife
"What it that is mapniti entV"
cir--ti"ns in quest of the object of her
"oh. n..:h::.z at all. my dear:" re
ti'.ied t'.e counters, a --liaht t'.uh i.i"-
ri'y (! .ri:ip her
.heady pink j
. Iieek. 1 was in: i re-a
llitip with ad
lis ;iiy e;,'d the:n
the fair coui:t. -s
of New York." And
set tied herself m re
::t all" had
.ine wlikh "riothii p
her to let fail upon
Her husband a pa in buried himself
in l.is book, but not without a m'.ld
wonderment that three days out from
New York his cou:.te..s should sudden-
1 ' ts-
rj j iJst .
Che Let Her Eyes Wander Slyly to the
Figure of a Tail Youn3 Man.
v have realized an admiration for the
very buildinps she had but recently
characterized as horrid.
Presently the count put down his
book. "It is very tiresome, u.pa, ne
K.iid. "I thiuk that I shall hunt up
mimic others who may be equally bored,
jiiul see if we cannot Cud enough for a
Inline of caids."
-You are not very jral'ant. my hus
band." replied the younp woman, suiil
h.p. "hut as I am equally bored I can
forplve you. Jo and play at your tire
hoine old cards, then, if you will.''
When he" had pone she let her eyes
wander slyly to the fipure of a tall
younp-man stretched lazily in a chair
u-.t far distant.
Mapniriquel" she breathed once
The Countess Olp.i de Conde "was
twenty, her husband forty. She vas
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:l very i:iiu.kii nun io.wu ihil
f he l ad In 1 nothing whatever to do ,
-it-, .;ie sclfcli'm cf a .'uisiiand it is
Ii0t at all unlikely that Vlio was not
wildly and pas-d-maiely in love with the
:,rn! that late and her titled Uussian la
ther had selected for her. However,
simply because she was surprised into
a tiny exclamation of approval at siht
of a f-p'ei; l:d young stranper it must
not be inferred therefrom that her
thoughts were in any way disloyal to j
her spou.-e. She merely admired, as
she might have a I mi red a particularly
fine specimen cf any species. Further
more, tli- younp man was unquestion
ably pood to look at.
As her furtive phi nee rested upon
his profde. he ro-e to leave the deck.
The Countess de Coude beckoned to a
painp steward. '
"Who is that gentleman?" she asked.
"He is looked, madame. as M. Tar
zan of Africa." replied the steward.
"Ih'ther a larire estate." thought the
trirl, but low her interest was stiii fur
As Tarzan walked slowly toward the
snioldnp room he came unexpectedly
rpoii two men whispering excitedly i
iust without. He would have vouch
safed them not even a passinp thonpht '
I but for the strangely punty pia.nce that i
one of them shot in his direction. ;
Tarziin entered the smokinp mum i
and so:;c:!;t a hair a little apart from
the others who were there. He felt in j
no mo.id for conversation, and as he ;
dipped his absinth he let his mind run j
Hither fcorrowfuliy over the pat few ;
weeks of his life. Time and apain he
had wondered if he had acted wisely
m rc.oaii' ii.p ins bin input 10 a man
to whom he owed nothinp. It is true
that be liked Clayton, but ah. but
th.it wasiot the question. It was not
for Wil'iiun Cecil Clayton. Lord Grey-
stoke, that he had denied his birth. It
was fr the woman whom both he and
Clayton l..vcd and whom a stranpe
freak fate had given to Clayton in
stc i 1 of to him.
That she iovel him made the thins
dvubly dillk-ult t bear, ret lie knew
that lie could fiave done nothiTip less
t!..,n i,e j., t;lat i-ht within the
iitt'e railway station in the far Wis
consin woods. To him her happiness
was- the tirt consideration of all. a?'d
Lis brief experience with civilization
and civilized men had taupht him that
without monev and position life to !
most of them was in endurable.
Jane I'orter had been burn to both,
and had Tarzan taken them away
from her future husband it would
doubtless have pUmped her into a life
of misery and torture. That she would
have spurned Clayton once he had
b en stripied of both his title and his
estates never for once oeeured to Tar
zan. for he credited to others the same
honest lovaltv that was so inherent a
himself. Nor ia this in
e had lie erred.
Tarzau's thotiphts drifted from the
past tj the future. He tried to look
forward with pleasurable sensations to
his return to the junp'e of his birth
and boyhood, the cruel, fierce junple
in whieii he had spent twenty of his
twenty-two years. Hut who or what
of all the myriad junple life would
there be to welcome his return? Not
one. Only Tantor, the elephant, could '
he call friend. The others would hunt
him or lice from him as had been their
way in the past.
Net i'V( n the apes of his own tribe
would extend the hand of fellowship
If civilization had done nothinp else
for Tarzan of the Apes it had to some
extent t-ii:pht him to crave the society
of his own kind and to feel with genu
i: e pleasure the conpenial warmth of
companionship. And in the same ratio
had it made any other life distasteful
to him. It was diliicult to imapine a
j world without a friend without a Hv-
inc: thimp who spoke the new tonpues
whieh Tarzan had learned to love so
well. And so it was that Tarzan I iok
ed with little relish upon the future he
had mapped out for himself.
As he sat musiup over his ciparette
his eyes fell upon a mirror before him
and in it he saw reflected a table at
which four men sat at cards. Present
ly one ef them rose to leave and then
another approached, and Tarzau could
see that he courteously offered to rill
the vacant chair that the pame miphl
not be interrupted. lie was the small
er of the two whom Tarzan had seen
whispering just outside the smoking
Aside from the man who had but
just entered the pame, Tarzan knew
the name of but one of the other player.-:.
It wr-.s b. who sat opposite the
new player. Count Kaoul de. Coude.
whom an overattei.tive steward had
pointed out as one of tLe celebrities of
the passape. describing him as a man
high in the official family of the French
minister of war.
Suddenlv Tarzau's attention was rir-!
eted upon the picture in the glass. Th
other swarthy plotter had entered and
was standing It-hind the count's chair.
Tarzau saw him turn and glance fur
tively about the ruoin. but bis eyes did
not rest for a suilicient time upon the
mirror to note the rellection of Tar
7..in"s watchful eyes. Stealthily the
man withdrew something from his
poc ket. Tarzan could not discern what
the object was, for the mac's hand
Slowly the hand approached the
count, and then, very deftly, the thing
tli.it was in it Mas transferred to the
count's 'hm ket.
The play went on for some ten min
utes after this until the count won a
considerable wager from him who Lad
last joined the .came, and then Tarzau
saw the fellow bak of the count's
chair not his head to his confederate.
Instantly the player arose and jointed
a finper at the count.
"Had I known that monsieur was a
professional card sharp I had not been
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h n-.m.) iu i-- mn u hhvi iue;
Instantly the count and the two oth-
er players were upon their feet.
I'oude's face went white.
"What do you mean, sir?" ne cried.
"Do jui! laiiisr to whom you speak?"
"I know that I speak for the last
time to one who cheats at cards," re
plied the fellow.
The count leaned across the table
and struck the man full in the mouth
with his open palm, and then the oth
ers rl.'-M-ij i;i between them.
"There is some mistake, sir." cried
n of the other players. "Why, this
is Count de Coude of France."
"If I am mistaken." said the accuser.
"I shall gladly apologize, but before I
do so lirst let monsieur le comte ex
plain the extra cards which I saw him
drop into his side pocket."
And then the man whom Tarzan had
seen drop them there turned to sneak
from the room, but found the exit bar
red by a tall, pray eyed stranper.
With a low oath he seized Tarzau to
I push him to one side. Ihe ape-man
i but smiled as he twisted the big fel-
I low abo :t and, prasi'inp him by the
i collar of his coat, escorted him back
to the table, strupplinp. cursinp
strikiup in futile remonstrance. It
was Nikolas Kokoffs first experience
with the museles that had broupht
their s ivape owner victorious thronph
. encounters with Sabor. the tiper;
! Numa. the lion, and Terkoz, the great
; bull ape.
The man who had accused Ie Coude
: and the two others who had been play
i inp stood looking expectantly at the
! "You have but to slip your hand in
! the count's coat pocket." said the ac-
i cuser. And then as the others hesi-
i tate l to do s). "Come; I shall do it
' myself if no other will." and he step-
ped forward toward the count.
! "No, monsieur."' said De Coude; "1
I will submit to a search only at the
j hands of a gentleman."
j "It is unnecessary to search the
count. The cards are in his pocket 1
myself saw them placed there."
i All turned in surprise toward this
new sptaker to behold a very well
1 built young man urging a resisting
: captive toward them by the scruff of
"It is a conspiracy" cried Ie Couue
amrrily. "There are no cards in my
i coatf And with that he ran his hand
I into his pocket. As he did so tense si
lence reigned in the little group. The
count went dead white, and then very
slowly he withdrew his hand, and in
it were three cards.
He looked at them in mute and hor
rified surprise, and slowly the red of
mortification suffused his face. Ex
pressions of pity and contempt tinged
the features of those who looked on
at the death, of a man's honor.
"It is a conspiracy, monsieur." It
was the pray eyed stranger who spoke.
"Gentlemen." he continued, "monsieur
le comte did not know that those cards
were in his pocket. This person whom
I just intercepted in an effort to es
cape placed the cards there."
Ie Coude had glanced from Tarzan
to the man in his grasp.
"Mun Iieu. Nikolas Rokoff!" he
Then he turned to his accuser and
eyed him intently for a moment.
"And you. monsieur. 1 did not rec
opnize you without your beard. It
quite disguises you. Faulvitch. I see
it all now. It is quite clear, gentle
men." lie turned to Tarzan.
"No. my friend," said the count
hastily. "It is a personal matter, and
I beg that you will let it drop. It is
suilicient that I have Ifen exonerated
from the charge. The less we have to
do with sue!
h fellows the better, l.ut.
monsieur, how can i thank you for the
great kindness you have done me?
Permit me to offer you my card."
Tarzan had released I'okoff. who.
with his confederate, Paulvitch. had
hastened from the smoking room. Just
is he was leaving, Itokoff turned to
Tarzan. "Monsieur will have ample
opportunity to repret his interference
in the affairs of others."
Tarzan smiled, and then, bowing to
the count, handed him his own card.
The count read. "Jean C Tarzan,
"Monsieur Tarzan." he said, "may
indeed wish that He had never be
friended me. for I can assure him that
he has won the enmity of two of the
most unmitigated scoundrels in all Uu
rope." That r.iplit as Tarzan entered bis
cabin he found a folded note upon the
floor that had evidently been pushed
hen oath the duor. He opened it and
M. Tarwin Doubtless you did not realize
the gravity of your offense or you would
not liav done the taint; you liil today. 1
am witlir; to l-:iove that yoi: acted in iff-
r"f an' wiff!,,,.t "n.v mienMon to of-
lep.Q a sirnnger i- or ties reason i snun
Bluiily permit you to offer an apology, and
on receiving your assurances that you
. -. Mimi i mmrmm
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL,
witl not again interfere in affairs that do
not concern you I shall drop the matter.
Otherwise but I am sure that you will
see the wisQ.n of adopting the course I
suggest. Very respectfully,
Tarzan permitted a grim smile to
play about his lips for a moment, then
he promptly dropped the matter from
his mind and went to bed.
In a nearby cabin the CouHtess de
Coude was speaking to her husband.
"Why so grave, my dear Itaoul';" she
asked. "You have been as glum as
could be all evening. What worries
"Olga. Nikolas is on board. - Did you
"Nikolas:" she exclaimed. "But It
is impossible. Kaoul. It cannot be.
Nikolas is under arrest in Germany."
"So I thought myself until I saw
him today him and that other arch
scoundrel. Taulvitch. Olga, I cannot
endure his persecution much longer
no, not even for you. Sooner or later
I shall turn him over to the authori
ties." "Oh. no, liaouK" cried the countess,
sinking to lier knees before him as he
sat with bowed head upon a divan.
"Do not do that. Remember your prom
ise to me. Tell me, Itaoul, that ycu
will not do that Do not even threaten
"I cannot understand. He has for
feited all claim upon your love, loyalty
and respect. He is u menace to your
life and honor and to the life and honor
of your husband. I trust that you may
never regret championing him."
"I do not champion him. Kaoul," she
Interrupted vehemently. ''I believe that
I hate him as much as you do. but
oh, Kaoul, blood is thicker than water."
"1 should today have liked to sam
ple the consistency of his." growled
De Coude grimly. "The two deliberate
ly attempted to besmirch my honor.
Olga." Aud then he told her of all that
had happened in the smoking room.
Late the following afternoon Rokoff
and Paulvitch were standing on deck
at a point which was temporarily de
serted. As Tarzan came upon them
they were in heated argument with a
woman. Tarzan noted that she was
richly appareled and that her slender,
well modeled figure denoted youth, but
as she was heavily veiled he could not
discern her features.
The men were standing on either
side of her. and the backs of all were
toward Tarzan, so that he was quite
close to them without their being
aware of his presence. He noticed that
Rokoff seemed to be threatening, the
woman pleading, but they, spoke in a
strange tongue, and he could only guess
from appearances that the girl was
As the ape-man hesitated the man
seized the woman roughly by the
wrist, twisting It as though to wring
a promise from her through torture.
Then steel finpers gripped his shoul
der, and he was swung unceremonious
ly around, to meet the cold, gray eyes
of the stranger who had thwarted him
on the previous day.
"This is my answer to your note,
monsieur," said Tarzau in a low voice.
And he hurled the fellow from him
with such force that Rokoff lunged
sprawling against the rail.
"Name of a name!" shrieked Rokoff.
Tig. but you shall die for this!" And,
springing to his feet, he rushed upon
Tarzau. tugging the meanwhile to
draw a revolver from his hip pocket.
The girl shrank back in terror.
"Nikolas!" she cried. "Do not oh.
do not do that! Quick, monsieur, fly.
or he will surely kill you!" Rut in
stead of flying Tarzan advanced to
meet the fellow. "Do not make a fool
of yourself, monsieur." he said.
Rokoff at last succeeded in drawing
the revolver. He deliberately raised
it to Tarzau's breast and pulled the
tripper. The hammer fell with a futile
click on an empty chamber; the ape
man's hand shot out like the head of
an angry python, there was a quick
wrench, and the revolver sailed far
out across the ship's rail and dropped
into the Atlantic.
For a moment the two men stood
there facing one another. Rokoff had
regained his self jiossession. He was
the first to speak.
"Twice now has monsieur seen fit to
interfere in matters which do not con
cern him. If monsieur does not know
who Nikolas Rokoff is. this last piece
of aflrontery will insure that monsieur
later has good reason to remember
"That you are a coward and a scoun
drel, monsieur," replied Tarzau. "is
all that I care to know of you." And
he turned to ask the girl if the man
had hurt her. but she had disappeared.
Then, without even a glance toward
Rokoff and his companion, he contin
ued his stroll along the deck.
Tarzan could not but wonder what
manner of conspiracy was on foot or
what the scheme of the two men
might be. On the woman's finger he
had noticed a ring of peculiar work
manship. He determined to note the
fingers of the women passengers he
came upon thereafter that he might
discover the identity of her whom Ro
koff was persecuting.
Forging Bonds of Hate and
ARZAN had sought his deck
chair, where he sat simulat
ing on the numerous in
stances of human cruelty, self
ishness and spite that had fallen to his
lot to witness since that day in the jun
gle four years since that his eyes had
first fallen upon a human lelng other;
than himself the sleek, black Knlon-1
pa. whose swift spear had that day
found the vitals of Kala. the great
she ape, and robbed the youth Tarzan
of the only mother he had ever known.
He recalled the murder of King bjr
the rat faced Snipes; the abandonment,
of Professor I'orter and his party by
the mutineers of the Arrow; the cruel
ty of the black warriors and women or
Mboupa to their captives; the petty
jealousies of the civil and military offi
cers of the west coast colony mat
had afforded him his first introduc
tion to the civilized world.
"Mon Dieu!" he soliloquized. "But
they are all alike cheating, murder
ing, lying, fighting, and all for things
that he beasts of the jungle would
not ueign to possess money to pur
chase the effeminate pleasures of
weaklings. It is a silly world, an
idiotic world, and Tarzan of the Apes
was a fool to renounce the freedom
and the happiness of his jungle to
come into it."
Presently as he sat there the sud
den feeling came over him that eyes
were watching from behind. Tarzan
wheeled about so quickly that the eyes
of the young woman who had been
surreptitiously regarding him had not
even time to drop before the gray
eyes of the ape-man shot an inquiring
look straight into them. Then as they
fell Tarzan saw a faint wave of crim
son creep swiftly over the now half
He sniiled to himself at the result
of his very uncivilized and uugallant
action, for he had not lowered his own
eyes when they met those of the
young woman. She was very young
and equally good to look upon. Fur
ther, there was something rather fa
miliar about her that set Tarzan to
wondering where he had seen her be
fore. As she walked away she raised
one hand to the black, waving mass at
the nape of her neck, and Tarzan saw
upon a finger of this hand the ring of
strange workmanship that he had seen
upon the finger of the veiled woman a
short time before.
After dinner that evening Tarzan
lolled lazily by the forward rail watch
ing the play of the moonlight upon the
gently rolling waters. He was half
hidden by a davit, so that two men
who nnnroacluKl along the deck did
not see him. and as they passed Tarzan
caught enough of their conversation to
cause him to fall in behind them to
follow and learn what deviltry they
were up to. He had recognized the
voice as that of Rokoff and had seen
that his companion was Paulvitch.
Tarzan had overheard but a few
words: "And if she screams you may
choke her until" He kept the two
men in sight as they walked briskly
now along the deck. To the smoking
room he followed them, but they mere
ly halted at the doorway long enough
apparently to assure themseives that
one whose whereabouts they wished
to establish was within.
Then they proceinled directly to the
first class cabins upon the promenade
deck. Here Tarzan found greater dif
ficulty in escaping detection, but he
managed to do so successfully. As
they halted before one of the polished
hardwood doors Tarzan slipped into
the shadow of a passageway not a doz
en feet from them.
To their knock a woman's voice ask
ed in French. "Who is it?"
"It is I. Olga Nikolas." was the an
swer in Rokoff's now familiar guttural
"May I come in?"
"Why do you not cease persecuting
me, Nikolas?" came the voice of the
woman from beyond the thin panel.
"I have never harmed you."
"Come, come. Olga," urged the man
In propitiatory tones. "I but ask a half
dozen words with you. I shall not
harm you nor shall I enter your cabin,
but I cannot shout my message through
Tarzan heard the catch click as it
was released from the inside. Rokoff
was standing directly in front of the
door. Taulvitch had flattened himself
against the paneled wall of the corri
dor beyond. The door opened. Rokoff
half entered the room and stood with
his back against the door, speaking in
a low whisper to the woman, whom
Tarzan could not see. Then Tarzan
heard the woman's voice, level, but
loud enough to distinguish her words.
"No, Nikolas." she was saying; "it is
useless. Threaten as you will. I shall
never accede to your demands."
Tarzan saw Rokoff turn and nod to
Paulvitch. who sprang quickly toward
the doorway of the cabin, rushing in
past Rokoff. who held the door open
for him. Then the latter stepped
quickly out. The door closed. Tarzan
heard the click of the lock as Paul
vitch turned it from the inside. Ro
koff remained standing before the door,
with head bent, as though to catch the
words of the two within. A nasty
smile curled his bearded lip.
Tarzan could hear the woman's
voice commanding the fellow to leave
her cabin. "I shall send for my hus
band." she cried. "He will show you
Paulvitch's sneering laugh came
through the polished panels.
"The purser will fetch your husband,
madame." said the man. "In fact, that
officer hs already been notified that
you are entertaining a man other than
your husband behind the locked door
of your cabin."
"Bah!" cried the woman. "My hus
band will know!"
"Most assuredly your husband will
know, but the purser will not. nor will
the newspaper men who shall in some
mysterious way hear of it on our land
ing." Alexis Paulvitch." came the wom
an's voice, cold and fearless, "you are
a coward, and when I whisper a cer
tain name in your ear you will think
better of your demands upon me and
your threats against me." And there
came a moment's . silence- in which
Tarzan could imagine the' woman lean
ing toward the scoundrel and whisper
ing the thing she had hinted at into his
ear only a moment of silence and
then a startled oath from the man. the
scuffling of feet, a woman's scream
But scarcely had the cry ceased be
fore the ape-man had leaped from his I
hiding place. Rokoff started to run,
but Tarzau grasped him by the collar
and dragged him back. "Neither spoke,
for both felt instinctively that murder
was being done in that room, and Tar
zan was confident that Rokoff had had
no intention that his confederate
should go that far. He felt that the
man's aims were deeer ths.B that
deeper and even more sinister than
brutal, cold blooded murder.
Without hesitating to question those
within the ape-man threw his giant
shoulder against the frail panel, and
in a shower of splintered vood he en
tered the cabin. dragging'Kokoff after
him. Before him on a couch the wo
man lay. Paulvitch's fingers were
gripping the fair throat while hi3 vic
tim's hands beat futilcly at his face.
The noise of his entrance brought
Paulvitch to his feet, where he stood
glowering menacingly at Tarzan. The
girl rose falterinply to a sitting pos
ture upon the couch. One hand was
at her throat, and her breath came in
little gasps. Although disheveled and
very pale, Tarzau recognized her as
the young woman whom he had caught
staring at him on deck earlier ia the
"What is the meaning of this?" said
Tarzan, turning to Rokoff, whom" he
intuitively singled out as the instiga
tor of the outrage. The man remain
ed silent, scowling. "Touch the but
ton, please," continued the ape-man.
"We will have one of the ship's offi
cers here. This affair has goue quite
"No. no." cried the girl, coming sud
denly to her feet; "please do not do
that! I am sure that there was no
real intention to harm me. I r tigered
this person, and he lost control of
himself; that is all. I would not care
to have the matter go further, please,
The girl evidently was in fear of
these two. She dared not express her
real desires before them.
"Then." said Tarzan. "I shall certain
ly act on my own responsibility. To
you," he continued, turning to Rokoff,
l hop that you will not suffer for th
kind deed you attempted."
"and this includes your accomplice, I
may say that from now on to the end
of the voyage I shall take it upon my
self to keep an eye on you, and should
there chance to come to my notice any
act of either one of you that might
even remotely annoy this young wo
man you shall be called to account for
it directly to me, nor shall the calling
or the accounting be pleasant experi
ences for either of you.
"Now, get out of here!" And he grab
bed Itokoff and Paulvitch each by the
scruff of the neck and thrust them
forcibly through the doorway, giving
each an added impetus down the cor
ridor with the toe of his boot. Then he
turned back to the stateroom and the
girl. She was looking at him in wide
"Ah, monsieur," she said, "I hope
that you will not suffer for the kind
deed you attempted. You have made
a very wicked and resourceful enemy,
who will stop at nothing to satisfy
his hatred. You must be very careful,
"Pardon, me, madame; my name i
"M. Tarzan. And because I would
not Consent to notifying the officers
do not think that I am not sincerely
grateful to you for the brave and chiv
alrous protection you rendered me.
Good night. M. Tarzan. I shall never
forget the debt I owe you." And with
a most winsome smile that displayed
a row of almost perfect teeth the girl
court esied to Tarzan. who bade her
good night and made his way on dec k.
It puzzled the man considerably that
there should be two on board this pirl
and Count de Coude who suffered in
dignities at the hands of Rokoff nud
his companion and yet would not per
mit the offenders to be broupht to jus
tice. It occurred to him that lie had
not learned her name. That she was
married had been evidenced by the
narrow gold band that encircled Ihe
third finger of her left liand. Involur.
tarily he wondered who the lucky man
Tarzau saw nothing further of any
of the actors in the little drama that
he had caught a fleeting glimpse- of
until late m the afternoon of the last
day of the voyage. Then lie came sud
denly face t face with the young wo
man as the two approached their deck
chairs from opposite directions. She
greeted him with a pleasant smile.
speaking almost immediately of the
affair he had witnessed in her cahiu
two nig!) is before.
"My husdjund feels that he owes you
an immense debt of gratitude." she
"Your husband?" repeated Tarzan
"Yes. I am the Countess de Coude."
"I am already amply repaid, ma
dame. in knowing that I have rendered
a service to the wife of the Count de
On his arrival in Paris Tarzan went
directly to the apartments of his old
friend D'Arnot. where the naval lieu
tenant scored him roundly for his de i-
ion to renounce the title and estates
that were rightly his from his father.
John Clayton, the late Lord Grey
stoke. "Y'ou must be mad. my friend." said
D'Arnot. "thus lightly t" give up not
alone wealth and position, but an op
portunity to prove beyond doubt to alt
the world that in your veins Hows the
noble blood of two of Fngland's most
honored houses-instead of the blood
of a savage she ape. It is incredible
that they could have believtd you
Miss Porter least of all.
"Why. I never did believe it. even
back in the wilds of your African jun
gle, when you tore the raw meat of
your kills with mighty jaws, like some
wild beast, and wiped your greasy
hands t:pon your thighs. liven then,
before there was the slightest proof P
the contrary. I knew that you were
mistaken in the belief that Kala was
"Ar.d now. with your father's diary
of the terrible life led by him and your
mother on that wild African shore;
with the account of your birth and.
final and most convincing proof of all.
your own baby linger prints upon the
pages of it. it seems incredible to me
-.hat you are willing to remain a name
'ess. penniless vagabond."
"I do not need any better mine than
Tarzan." replied th ape-man. "And
as for remaining a penniless vagabond.
I have no intention of so doing. In
fact, the next, and let us hope the last,
burden that 1 shall be forced to put
upon your unselfish friendship will be
the finding of employment for me."
"Pooh. pooh!" scoffed D'Arnot.
"Yon know tit tt I did not mean that,
nave I nut told you a dozen limes that
I have enough for twenty men and
that half of what 1 have is yours?
And if I pave it all to you would It
represent even the tenth part of the
vaiue I place upon your friendship, my
Tar? in? World it repay the services
you did me in Africa? 1 do not forget,
my friend, that but for you and your
wondrous bravery 1 would have died
at the stake iii the village of Mbon
ga's cannibals. Nor do I forget that
to your self sacrificing devotion I owe
the fact that I recovered from the ter
rible wounds 1 received at their hands.
1 discovered later something of what
it meant to you to remain with me in
the amphitheater of the upes while
your heart was urging you on to the
When we finally came th'Tc and
found that Miss Porter and her party
had ieft I commenced to realize some
thing of what you had done for an ut
ter stranger. Nor am I trinp to re
pay you with money. Tarr.au. It Is
that just at present you need mon -y.
Were it sacrilh e that I might offer you
it were the same-my frl-ielship mu-t
always be you;s. because our tastes
arc similar, and I admire yon. That I
e?'i:ii t command, but the money I cun
(To Be Continued.)
DERG0E5 OPERATION AT
ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL
From Tuesday's I 'ail v.
I his 1 1 1 i 1 1 i 1 1 , in ii!i:.i!i;i, Mis,
I.uiti W.-l-ii. daughter .,r Mr. ami
Mrs. I',. A. Welsh, c. unpolled
!n sllblllil n il el serious iiper.l-
li"H. as a result nf her ;i i i n 1 1 I
;xir IicatHl r the las) e e;s.
T!i" fperal !n was per!' 'ii.c,i al
St. .Iii-epli's hii-pilai nud 1 1 1 1
Mr. ;:ml Mrs. W'eMi e:e present
at tlie Iinspital. The liiin--. nf
ihe voting lady lioje will av. ail
anxiously word p In her co'idi
ti'in. trusting tiiat .-lie may iv
roep nicely ilolii tile ellVcl of
flic opofal ion ami be restored In
Iliftii in her previous g(),,, health.
Don't Hide Them With a Veil;
Remove Tham With the
This prescript mn for the ir
nimal of fi-eclje was written i y
a prominent p!isicjau ami is
usually so successlul in inmn mg
freckles ami giing a char,
beautiful cniiipI'Mnu thai il is
.-.old by druggi-ls under guar
antee tn refund the nmnej if it
I)ou'l hide yniir freckles . uud'-i-a
veil; pet an mince of otliitie and
tcmie I hem. Kej the nr-i fe.c
application.- slmuM show a won
derful illlp;o enient, some nf fie
lighter freckles vanishing; en
tirely, , lie sure In ask Hie lni-r'ris, for
the. double strength ollime; it,
this that is cold on the npjiiey
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