The Son of Tarzan
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More About The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice BurroughsOverviewPurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: bag of gold level with the eyes of the French officer. "You will pay more than this for the life of Achmet ben Houdin, my sister's son," he said. " And " You will pay more than thit, he taid as much again for the name that you have called me, and a hundred fold in sorrow into the bargain." " Get out of here " growled Captain Armand Jacot, " before I kick you out." All of this happened some three years before theopening of tiiis tale. The trial of Achmet ben Hou- din and his accomplices is a matter of record ? you may verify it if you care to. He met the death he deserved, and he met it with the stoicism of the Arab. A month later little Jeanne Jacot, the seven year old daughter of Captain Armand Jacot, mysteriously disappeared. Neither the wealth of her father and mother, or all the powerful resources of the great republic were able to wrest the secret of her whereabouts from the inscrutable desert that had swallowed her and her abductor. A reward of such enormous proportions was offered that many adventurers were attracted to the hunt. This was no case for the modern detective of civilization, yet several of these threw themselves into the search ? the bones of some are already bleaching beneath the African sun upon the silent sands of the Sahara. Two Swedes, Carl Jenssen and Sven Malbihn, after three years of following false leads at last gave up the search far to the south of the Sahara to turn their attention to the more profitable business of ivory poaching. In a great district they were already known for their relentless cruelty and their greed for ivory. The natives feared and hated them. The European governments in whose possessions they worked had long sought them; but, working their wy slowly out of the north they had learned many tilings in th...