father is quite right, and I think you should return. The
"Hold on," said Hilary, "I haven't any use for a doctor--I won't see one. I know what the trouble is, and I'm all right."
Victoria became aware--for the first time that Hilary Vane's housekeeper had not moved; that Euphrasia Cotton was still staring at her in a most disconcerting manner, and was paying no attention whatever to Hilary.
"Come in and set down," she said; and seeing Victoria glance at Hilary's horse, she added, "Oh, he'll stand there till doomsday."
Victoria, thinking that the situation would be less awkward, accepted the invitation, and Euphrasia shut the door. The hall, owing to the fact that the shutters of the windows by the stairs were always closed, was in semidarkness. Victoria longed to let in the light, to take this strange, dried-up housekeeper and shake her into some semblance of natural feeling. And this was Austen's home! It was to this house, made gloomy by these people, that he had returned every night! Infinitely depressed, she felt that she must take some action, or cry aloud.
"Mr. Vane," she said, laying a hand upon his shoulder, "I think you ought, at least, to lie down for a little while. Isn't there a sofa in-- in the parlour?" she asked Euphrasia.
"You can't get him to do anything," Euphrasia replied, with decision; "he'll die some day for want of a little common sense. I shouldn't wonder if he was took on soon."
"Oh!"cried Victoria. She could think of no words to answer this remark.
"It wouldn't surprise me," Euphrasia continued. "He fell down the stairs here not long ago, and went right on about his business. He's never paid any attention to anybody, and I guess it's a mite late to expect him to begin now. Won't you set down?"
- she had come to believe, since otherwise he would have
- to the former more by the fear which he engendered in the
- Fr?ulein Kircher, he said, allow me to present Major
- the wrongs that had been committed upon him and his by
- Three or four inches of water now flooded the cave of the
- my enemies! He looked up at the sun and then raised the
- it out upon the lake. The naked man stood erect in the
- very good hand- or footholds close to the bottom—he had
- which swirled fully three feet of water, which, slowly
- grounds to be extinguished as it struck the bodies of those
- by Tarzan's heroic methods of lion taming that he was presently
- In the minds of many there was doubtless a question as
- tables, and lifting Helen Cumberly, carried her half-way
- to learn that he who will may always pass. In his mind
- The hairless ape-thing with the tiny fangs and the puny
- the creature who lay upon the sacrificial altar who had
- The people here live chiefly on shell-fish and potatoes.
- accustomed to man and therefore more or less fearless of
- to the cave. Instantly the lion appeared in the aperture;
- These guards, however, were small, consisting usually of
- without actually submerging his head, and to regain the
- but a repetition of the ape-man's previous experience with
- and charity and love. Wash the blood from your eastern
- outcry. The giant muscles tensed. The arms swung quickly
- nearly pure Indian inhabitants. They were much surprised
- hold him. Then he released it and backed away, still watching
- to learn first what their attitude would be. He had no
- his very silence, ominous in itself, had done more to arouse
- ‘beware’ for nothing.” They were soon anxious for
- the Kor-ul-GRYF nor was the ape-man sorry to see it depart
- I didn't recognize you at first, apologized the major.
- Greystoke, he said. It was my wife you murdered in the
- out to be lignite of little value, in the sandstone (probably
- under Ta-den. The king and many warriors and a multitude
- he listened for a moment and then rapidly began to gather
- security. With him were a score of his ebon warriors, but
- forest, and utters very peculiar noises) has not cried
- had been dull and cloudy and now as he was passing through
- down as Tarzan approached, but he rose as the ape-man reached
- In silence, in love, and in reverence he buried, in the
- He ducked rapidly, almost touching the muddy water with
- sheltered interior. Let the storm rage without—Tarzan
- a storm-tossed ship. Goro was now entirely obscured, but
- tell him more surely the exact location of the rifleman,
- fit, often wandering along in the great flower garden that
- And then the voice of the Ho-don warrior rang clear upon
- thought to those who were to support him. Nor is this strange,
- of impact the sinewy fingers of the ape-man circled the
- that she might honestly give him the answer that he demanded.
- would scramble only to fall backward again defeated. Tarzan