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A CRY FOR HELP ~ 34.07.08
was startled when the mysterious maiden begged of her captives. "You know
my royal lineage. If I am sold into slavery I shall surely die. The Arab
laughed cruelly, and the maiden turned an imploring glance on Tarzan as
her only friend. The Ape-man determined to aid her if fate allowed. But
the Arab ordered him chained to an oar in the row of galley slaves. soon
the master of the slaves swung his lash and roused the oarsmen to their
bitter labors, for now wind blew to fill the sails. So the strange ship
left the hidden cove and shaped her course toward the east. On the first
day, an agile Lascar fell from a mast -- though the sea was glassy calm!
On the second day, the rudder shifted oddly and the Chinese helmsman was
flung into the sea!
The crew grew fearful and whispered among themselves:
"There are demons aboard. How do we know what accident may befall us tomorrow?"
One said: "All was well before the maiden came on board."
Another answered: "All will be well again -- if we are
rid of her!" Convinced that an evil spirit was in her, they ran to seize
her and hurl her into the sea. The maiden cried out in terror. And Tarzan,
hearing her cry, strained at his chains but they would not yield,
even to his mighty strength!
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