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Frank A. Muncy Co.
JACK SEES THE PRETTY LITTLE ARABIAN GIRL BADLY
MISTREATED BY THE SHEIK AND RESCUES HER
Synopsis. A scientific expedition off the African const rescues n
human derelict, Alexis Puulvlteh. He brings aboard an npe. Intelligent
nnd friendly, and reaches London. Jack, son of Lord Greystoko, the
original Tarzan, has Inherited n love of wild live nnd steals from home
to mv the npe, now n drawing cnrd In a music hall. The npe makes
friends with him. The npe refuses to leave Jack despite his trainer.
Tarzan appears and is Joyfully recognized by the npe. for Tarzan had
been king of his tribe. Tnrzan ngrees to buy Akut, the npe, nnd send
him back to Afrlcn. Jack and Akut become great friends. Pnulvltch
Is Wiled when he attempts murder. A thief tries to kill Jack, but Is
killed by Akut. They flee together to the Jungle nnd tnke up life.
Jack Is repulsed by both white and black men.
CHAPTER VII Continued.
A year had passed since the white
men hRd fired upon Uie lnd nnd driven
him back Into the Jungle to take up
his search for the only remaining crea
tures to whom he might look for com
panionship the great npes. For
months the two had wandered cast
ward, deeper and deeper Into the jun
gle. The year had done much for the boy
turning his already mighty muscles
to thews of steel, developing his wood
craft to a point where It verged, upon
the uncanny, perfecting his arboreal
Instincts nnd training him in the use
of both natural and artificial weapons
of offense and defense.
He had become at last a creature of
marvelous physical powers and mental
cunning. He was still but n boy, yet
bo great was his strength that the
powerful anthropoid with which he
often engaged In mimic bnttlea was
no match for him. Akut had taught
him to fight as the bull ape fights, nor
ever was there n teacher better fitted
to Instruct in the savage warfare of
primordial man or a pupil better
equipped to profit by the lessons of a
As the two searched for a band of
the almost extinct species of ape to
which Akut belonged they lived upon
the best the Jungle nfforded. Antelope
and zebra fell to the boy's spear or
were dragged down by the two power
ful beasts of prey, who leaped upon
them from some overhanging limb or
from the ambush of the undergrowth
beside the trail to the water hole or
Akut nnd Jnck, now called Korak In
the ape language, were moving slowly
down the wind, and warily, because
the advantage was with whatever
beast might chance to be hunting
nhead of thern, where their scent spoor
was being borne by the light breeze.
Suddenly the two halted simultaneous
ly. Two heads were cocked upon one
side. Like creatures hewn from solid
rock tJisy stood Immovable, listening.
Not a musVle quivered.
For several seconds they remained
thus. Then Korak advanced cautiously
a few yards and leaped nimbly Into
a tree. Akut followed cloBe upon hla
heels. Neither had made a sound that
would have been appreciable to hu
man ears at a dozen paces.
Stopping often to listen, they crept
forward through the trees. That both
were greatly puzzled was apparent
from the questioning looks they cast
ut one another from time to time.
Finally the lad caught a glimpso of
a palisade a hundred yards ahead and
beyond It the tops of some goat skin
tents and a number of thatched huts.
His Hp upcurled In a savage snarl.
Blacks! How he hated them I He
feigned to Akut to remain whero he
wus while he udvanccd to reconnolter.
He heard a voice beyond the pali
sade, und toward thut ho made his
wny. A great tree overhung the In-
closure at the very point from which
the voice came. Into this Korak crept.
His spear wax ready In his hand.
His cars told him of the proximity of
it human being. All tliat his eyes re
quired wus a single glance to show
him Ids target ; then, llghtnlng-IIke,
tlio iiiIhiIIi) would fly to Its goal,
With raised spear lie crept among
the brunches of the tree, glaring down-
word In honrcli of tlio owner of the
voice which roo to him from below,
' At !iik ho naw a human buck, Tlio
upoitr bund lluw to the limit of iho
IJireH'IHK IImWoii to gather the force
tligl iVOHJii uinl lro" ""("J hiImmIIo
raflllUMM uuwiiu vi" iwuy or ino un
1 9 1 M I
conscious victim. And then the Killer
paused. He leaned forward u little to
get a better view of the target.
He lowered his spear cautiously that
it mlglit make no noise by scraping
against foliage or branches. Quietly
he crouched In u comfortable position
along a great limb, and there he lay
with wide eyes, looking down In won
der upon the creature he had crept
upou to kill looking down upou n lit
tle girl, a little nut brown maiden.
Korak wondered what the girl would
do were he to drop suddenly from the
tree to her side. Most likely she would
scream and run awny. Then would
come the men of the village with
SDenrs and guns and set upon him.
They would either kill him or drive
A lump rose In the boy's throat. Ho
craved the companionship of hla own
kind, though he hardly realized how
greatly. He would havo liked to Blip
down beside her, though he knew from
the words lie had overheard that she
spoke a language with which he was
At last he hit upon a plan. He
would attract, her attention and reas
sure her by n smiling greeting from n
And Then the Killer Paused.
greater distance. Silently he wormed
his wny back Into the tree. It-was his
Intention to hall her from beyond the
palisade, giving her the feeling of se
curlty which iie Imagined the stout
barricade would afford.
He had scarcely left his position In
the tree when his attention was at
tracted by n considerable noise upon
the opposite side of the village. By
moving a little he could see the gate
at the far end of the main street,
A number of men, women and chll
drcn were running toward It. It swung
open, roveallng the head of a caravan
upon tho opposite side. It trooped In
motly organization black slaves und
dark hued Arabs of the northern des
erta; cursing camel drivers urging on
their vicious charges ; overburdened
donkeys, waving sadly pendulous cars
while they endured with stole patience
tho brutalities of their masters; goats
sheep and horses.
Into the village they all trooped be
hind a tall, sour old man, who rode,
without greetings to those who nhrunk
from his puth, directly lo u lurgo goat
skin tent In tho center of tho vllluge.
Hero ho spoko to u wrinkled black
Korak from his vuntugo point could
uta It all, I7o buw the old man asking
Question of tho black woman, und
then lio now the latter point In tlio
direction of Hie tree liummlli which
the llttlo it rl Myed.
A film Nitillu curvwJ tho llilu, cruel
lips of the Arab. The child essayed
to crawl awny, but before sho could
get out of reach tho old mnu kicked
her brutally, sending her sprawling
upon the grass. Then he followed her
up to seize nnd strike her ns wus his
Above them In tho tree n beast
crouched whero n moment before had
been n boy a beast with dilating nos
trils nnd bared fangs n beast that
trembled with rage.
Tho sheik wns stooping to ronch
for tho girt when tlio Killer dropped
to tho ground at his Mile. Ills spear
was still lu his left hand, but he hnd
forgotten It. lustead his right list was
clinched, nnd tho Miolk took n back-
wnrd step, nstunlMied by the sudden
mnterlnllzntlon of this strange tippnrl-
Hon apparently out of a clear sky, tho
heavy list landed full upon his mouth.
backed by tho weuht of the young
giant nnd tho terrific power of his
more than humnn muscles.
Bleeding nnd senseless, tho sholk
snnk to enrth. Korak turned toward
the child. Sho had regained her feet
nnd stood, wide eyed nnd frightened,
looking first up Into his face and then
horror struck nt the recumbent figure
of tho sheik. In un Involuntary ges
ture of protection the Killer throw an
nrm about tho girl's shoulders nnd
stood waiting for the Arab to regain
consciousness. For n moment they re
mnlned thus, then the girl spoke.
"When he regains his senses ho will
kill me," she said lu Arabic.
Korak could not understand her. He
shook his head, speaking to her first
lu English und then In tho language of
the apes. But neither of these were
Intelligible to her.
She leaned forward nnd touched the
hilt of tho long knife Hint the Arab
wore. Then vlic raised her clasped
hand nbovo her head and drove an Im
aginary blade Into her breast nbovo
Korak understood. Tho old man
would kill her.
Tho girl came to his side again nnd
stood there trembling. She did not
fenr him. Why should she? He had
saved her from a terrible beating nt
the hands of the sheik. Never in her
memory had another so befriended her.
She looked up Into his face. It was n
boyish, handsome face, nut brown llko
her own. She ndmlred the spotted
leopnrd skin that circled Ills lithe body
from one shoulder to his knees.
And Korak looked at tho girl. Ho
hnd ulwnys held girls In n species of
contempt. Boys who associated with
them were, In his estimation, molly
coddles. He wondered what he should
He stood for several minutes burled
In thought. The girl wutched hla face,
wondering what was passing In his
mind. She, too, was thinking of tho
She feared to remain and suffer tho
vengeance of the. sheik. There wus no
one In nil tho world to whom she
might turn other thnn this lmlf naked
stranger who hnd dropped miraculous
ly from the clouds to save her from
ono of tho sheik's accustomed bcut-
lugs. Would her new friend lenvo her
now7 Wistfully she gnzcu nt ms in
tent face. She moved n llttlo closer to
JOY FOR THE SCRUB WOMAN
Electrical Machine Does All the Tedl
ous Work While Biddy Standi
By and Grins.
The Intest recruit to tho ranks of
electric labor-saving devices Is n scrub
bing machine. It weighs about 100
pounds nnd Is entirely self-contained,
with the single exception that It tnkes
Its current from any convenient socket.
The machine wets, sweeps, scrubs
und dries tho floor nt a single opera
tion. It requires only n single attend
nnt, who merely pushes the tnnchlno
forwnrd nnd guides It. He controls
tho amount of wnter distributed on tho
floor by means of a hnndlc. This wn
ter Is Immediately swept up by n cy
lindrical brush which is 10 Inches wide
nnd has a circumference of 20 Inches.
This brush Is driven by a one-fourth
horsepower motor nt n speed of COO
revolutions per minute.
The brush does tho actual scrubbing
and carries all of tho dirt and soiled
water over un npron Into a separate
receiving pan, so tho scrubbing Is aV
wuys done with clean water from tho
upper tank. Tho machine Is said to
havo a capacity of nearly 7,000 square
feet of surface per hour.
Varieties of Oysters.
We do not distinguish many dim-rent
kinds of oysters when we cut
them, and yet there nrc, It Is said, bo
twecn 850 and 400 varieties of oysters
in the world! Among tho smallest
known Is that which tho people of
Englund, Franco nnd Germany usually
cut the oysters dug In tho neighbor
hood of Ostend, In Belgium. The larg
est oystors ure thoso of tho Pacific
ocean and tho Philippine Islands, Ordi
nary oysters of choice vurictles, trans
planted from tho Atluntlc coast to tho
Pacific, havo been found to develop
Inlo great size, but to loso their flavor
to Huch mi extent that they becuino
Peru ww tho first country to mid
Irmlniclloii In ijylulloi to Un public
him, luylng n slim, brown hand upon
his nrm. . .
Tho contact nwnkonod tho Hid irom
his absoriitlon. Ho looked down nt
her, nnd then till nrm went about her
Mioulilera onco more, for ho miw toon
upon her lashes.
r:imi." ho said. "Iho Jungle Is kind
er thnn man. You shall live lu the
jungle, nnd Korak and Akut will pro
Sho did not umK'rstnnd his words,
but tho pressure of his arm drawing
her awny from tho prostrate Arab nnd
tho tents wus quite Intelligible. Ono
llttlo arm crept about lib wulst, und
together they walked towaril mo pun-
Beneath tho great treo that had bar-
bored Korak while he wutched tho girl
nt piny ho lifted her In ills arms and,
throwing her lightly across his shoul
ders, leaped nimbly Into tho lower
And so Mortem entered tho Jungle
with Korak, trusting. In her childish
Innocence, tho stranger who hnd bo-
friended hor nnd perhaps Influenced in
her belief In him by that strango In
tuitive power possessed by woman.
Tho two hnd gone but a short dis
tance from tho village when the girl
spied tho huge proportions of the great
Akut. Wttli a hulf stilled scream sue
clung more closely to Korak and point
ed fearfully toward the ape.
Akut. thinking that tho Killer wiin
returning with n prisoner, came growl
Ing toward them. A llttlo girl aroused
no moro sympnthy lu the beast's heart
than would n full grown bull ape. Mho
wns a stranger anil therefore to be
killed. Ho bared his yellow fuugs as
ho approached, nnd to his surprise the
Killer bared his likewise, but he bared
them nt Akut und smirted menacingly
"Ah," thought AI..U. "the Killer bus
taken a mate I" And so. obedient to
the trlbiil luws of his kind, he left
them nlone, become suddenly absorbed
In a fuzzy caterpillar of peculiarly
Tho larva disposed of. he glanced
from tlio corner of an eye nt Korak.
Tho youth bust deposited his burden
upon n lurgo limb, whero she clung
desperately to keep from falling.
"Sho will accompany us," said Ko
rak to Akut, Jerking a thumb In the
direction of tho girl. "Do not harm
her. Wo will protect her."
Akut shrugged. To bo burdened by
tho young of man was In no way to
his liking. He could see from her evi
dent fright nt hor position on tho
branch nnd from the terrified glances
sho cast In his direction that nIio was
By all tho ethics of Akut's training
nnd Inheritance the unfit should be
eliminated, but If tho Killer wished
this she there wan nothing to bo dono
about It but to tolerate her.
Merlem spent an evening and a night
of unmitigated terror.
Naturally, after they travel to
gether for a while, a love affair
develops between Jack and Mer
lem. Then comes trouble.
(TO in: CONTINUED.)
Damaged, But No Damages.
A young I'euiiHylvunlu lawyer, prne
tlclng In the South, was called on by
an old negro, who seemed to bo In a
very bruised condition.
Tho negro, addressing tho lawyer,
mild: "Hood morning, lawyer; I'so
come to see you to bring n suit fo'
The lawyer, seeing the negro's condi
tion und foreseeing a good dnmngo
suit, usked for n statement of facts
"Well," continued tho negro, "Ah
wus walklu' on down through tho field,
and do brown mulo was catln' 'long
side do paff, and Jus' ns Ah pnsscd ho
hauled off wid dat lef foot and lam
basted mo nil over nnd nigh broke mc
"Good," Interrupted tho Inwyor;
"now has tho owner of that mulo got
"Any monoyl" exclaimed tho negro;
"why, boss, Ah owns do inulul"
A person well skilled In geography
nskbd a lonn of n friend, stilting Hint
ho .had been In all quarters of tho
globe, nnd hnd frlonds in each. He
was nsked tholr names nnd dealings.
"Oh," snld he, "I have often dealings
with Tim Bucto, In Africa, for Ivory
with my old friend Bon Gal, for rice;
Bll Boa sends mo fruit from Hpuln,
and there Is Pat Agonla and Sam
O'ThrncIa and Frank Onto, nnd"
"Hold," replied tho other; "you can't
bo on good terms with friends who
keep themselves nt such n very grout
"Old Bostely says ho has u million
dollar brain," observed tho man who
wns iilwayn picking up Information
"Hu'a quite right," answered (ho oilier!
it would cost him fully that much to
(lnd out whnt'H the mutter with It,"
Stiff Upper Lip,
A stiff upper Hp In limes of sirens
In NomotlmoN Interpreted micce, mid
It does lend to It not infrequently,
THE SCOUT BROTHERHOOD
Gen. Sir Hubert linden-Powell, head
of tho boy scouts In (I rent Britain, Is
endeavoring to show tho brotherhood
of tho scout movement by sending n
fund to scouts mnilo liomolom by tho
It Is for such scouts it those of tho
Serbian nation, driven from tholr
hoinen and decimated In numberit by
tho brutality of their Invaders, ami
tho French scouts In the northeastern
prolines, also thoso llclijlnii boys who
have continued ns scouts lu the conn-
QEN. Sin ROBERT 0. 8. BADEN".
Originator of the Boy Scout Movement,
Who Will Visit This Country.
try of their adoption or with tholr own
army, since being rendered homeless
by the Huns.
This common action for n common
cnuso will form n now tie throughout
tho scout brotherhood, ono of whoso
laws Is, "A scout In n brother to every
The Belgian scouts In tho released
territory secretly maintained their or
ganization timlcr; tho Qermmrule, nnd
havo given their service ns messen
gers, guides, and Interpreter to the
staff of the British army of occupation
with tho friendliest feelings for their
deliverers nnd their brother scouts In
NEW ZEALAND SCOUTS ACTIVE.
The following loiter from tho offi
cer commanding tho New .oalnnd mili
tary forces, MaJ. Clou. A. W. Bobln, Im
a striking testimony to the work of
tho scout thoro during tho war, nnd
will bo received -with great pleasure
by scouts lu nil parts of tho world:
"On hclmlf of tho Now Zealand mil
itary, I ih'slro t'liit you be kind enough
to oxtoui! to the boy scouts the grate
ful thanks and appreciation of myself
and stun for the patriotic wny In which
they have worked assisting tho mili
tary authorities during tho pnst year.
".Many duties havo been performed
by those lads, and their services havo
been given with cheerfulness nnd zenl.
"Their actions havo been mi exam
ple to nil, am) tlio spirit of self-sacrifice,
which Is fostered by tho scout
touching is without doubt tho greatest
factor In the winning of tho wary
NATIONAL OFFICE'S SCOUTS.
At the national hendqunrtcrs of Iho
Boy Scouts of America In tho Fifth
Avonuo building, Now York city, qulto
n few boy scoutH nro employed In
responsible cnpncltlcs. Theso havo
been organized us Troop -100 of Man
hnttan, and as nn exnmplo to nil tho
other employed boys In tho city they
nro carrying out tho ncout program
Before olllco hours they lino up nnd
go through tho regulnr setting-up exer
cises, 'j'his Hlarts them off for tho
day's work und gives them n pop nnd
enthusiasm qulto different from tho
usual distinctive, "olllco-boy crawl."
Those nro tho boyH who meet cus
tomers In Iho scout store nnd who
greet visitors In the general olllco, and
Ihoy nro also employed In tho supply
department and as orderlies In tho
SCOUT FOR NAVAL ACADEMY.
Congressman Hcott Kerrl of Law
Ion, Oliln., recently announced that ho
would appoint lo Iho United Htutes
Nil in I iieinti-iny, Annapolis, Md nil)'
woiil whom (lie troops of Lnwloii
Lively luillottfiK rusuljwl In Iho elec
dun ut Umnl Q)ffiiunt MHuholl,