A Random "Out Of Time's Abyss" Cutup

Within the eating-place and Bradley was to learn that a house of food resemblance to armor-plate. The creature saw Bradley almost at the the warrior stared, incredulous, for a moment, and then he, too, ran wall; but in a niche to the right was a ladder leading aloft, and to cried out a warning, it came too late for him to avoid a large Wieroo saw a Wieroo flap dismally above him; he saw the banks of the stream them.

Waiting for the frightful end that he was positive was in store for there were other skulls--thousands of them--tens, hundreds of no ghost; rather just another of the strange forms of life which we girl grasped the rope and slid over the edge of the roof into the with her and constituted himself henceforth her guardian and her slave. Beginning and there was great rivalry as to which was the higher in the of bone fixed to a wooden holder and at the same time made a sign that "Now go out into the clearing," said Bradley, "and remember that I am dinosaur.

With an oath he pushed his gruesome companion out into mid-stream to through the hair. Didn't Hi see 'is heyes? Oh, Gord! Didn't Hi see deadly charge. As the brute's head had been raised, his spine had not the first intimation he had that he had been discovered was when his overcome by weight of numbers and relieved of possession of what he or know what were all the ingredients that constituted the mess before dies you may even be chief, for there is none so mighty as my warrior. Completing the whole circle--that is from a Galu egg, back to a fully together this was the first time that he had really seen her. The aroused within them superstitious fear which Tippet's attitude only heard Englische schweinhunde repeated several times. The voice did not awakened. Brady would stand the last guard from two to four, as they he realized that this must be the intended destination of his captors. Fell upon the little party.

Saw their large luminous eyes glowing in the dark. Finally, these his ankles, and then with a silent prayer he let himself drop gently two Wieroo cities at the eastern end of the island. To have passed denizens of Caspak.

Of the cliffs that bounded the plateau upon the south, and then once of Dinosaur. As close as possible to the vessel they halted, crouching here."

Few minutes his eyes became accustomed to the dark interior when he she answered; "but by reports and chance remarks I take it to be a yourselves scared to death in a minute. Now go to sleep."

As a spoken language and besides the art of weaving cloth possessed into the aperture where Bradley saw it drop suddenly from sight. They had come from the guns of the Toreador.

Fastened against the hides were many pairs of Wieroo wings, mounted so tightly against yellow teeth in a grimace that was nothing but hideous. Bradley did as he was bid, and the two stood with arms folded as the separated," she said, "for I shall never leave you as long as we both bradley replied that he was and that all his kind were, as well as bradley hesitated and then, thinking to gain time, replied in the he said gently. "If you cannot go with me, I shall not go. If either man and fashioned a hide after the manner of those worn by the warriors and put it into effect.

The weird figure before him; they played about the walls of the rifle as he passed the spot where it had fallen. They saw him glance substance that the Englishman knew had once been blood. The place had constant dread of being assassinated. The fact that he permitted none the falls.

"and if you tell them, He Who Speaks for Luata will have my wings went white and staggered back.

Through the hair. Didn't Hi see 'is heyes? Oh, Gord! Didn't Hi see brady's attention was attracted by the dismal flapping of huge wings. Suddenly he experienced the sensation of being surrounded by dead faces and his heart stood still lest his ruse had been discovered; but never frightful dangers that surround the vital spark from the moment it neighboring country. On the fourth, Bradley stated that he was going upon each house was a slender column supporting a human skull. Abyss below. How far down it extended he could not guess; but that he of white; and as it came to a sudden stop beside Tan, the Englishman the girl shook her head and edged away from the man--toward the door. Hieroglyphics! These remarkable creatures, then, had a written as well disappeared. Feeling his way cautiously forward he approached the turn hands, drew up his free foot and with all the strength of a powerful new scheme presented some insurmountable obstacle.

Motor or some other telltale sound that would prove the correctness of were consumed in locating a precarious way from the summit to the base above and the apparition, whatever it might have been, was swallowed by they may practice tas-ad."

Might come safely through just this night, for they knew that during dinosaur. Benson, Tippet, James, and one of the Germans were known to constant reiteration of the phrase, "There is a way out." Was there a heeded the warning. The man stood as though dazed, and when Bradley back to An-Tak, who must be very lonely without me; but I know that it but to such sights and sounds as these the five men had become callous. Wieroo; and Bradley did as he was bid. As he approached the creature and possibly reunion with his comrades. The girl always went with him, barring his way to the ladder leading to the roof from whence he had them of the presence of flesh, killed and ready for the eating. And closed with a loud, beating noise and many clawlike hands reached who had already seized the girl, and as he ran, he stooped and picked creature which indicated to the Englishman that they were sleeping "Stop!" commanded the Englishman--the injunction might have been barked lieutenant Bradley?" asked Sinclair. They walked to the fire. Only a creature of any sort in it.

Portions of the body exposed were entirely hairless, and as he noted large portion of their limbs and bodies, which still retained a "Are you cos-ata-lu?" demanded the Wieroo.

"and if you tell them, He Who Speaks for Luata will have my wings that they might have meat, and he made hooks of fishbone and caught and wondering what lay behind, his mind filled with fragments of many others to have taken. At what he considered a safe distance he halted when he had cut the ropes from their ankles they rose with that uncanny the Wieroos stopped and faced him. "What do you want of us?" asked one. Said; "can't waste ammunition." But there was no note of censure in bradley felt his blood boil at sight of the cowardly indignities being asked.

Clam-shell. This was used to scoop up the smaller and softer portions "This then is the secret of both life and death," he whispered, and at that I am supposed now to be in the temple; but you could go elsewhere connecting links between the two extremes with which he, had come in to and fro flew Wieroos, going to and from the temple. Others passed tas-ad, then it must be crushed.

Into the world a female Wieroo, your fate will be the same if you do and five Wieroos, was ushered across the threshold into a large, precaution against possible danger, permitted no gloomy forebodings to later he was stopped with a sudden jerk to swing pendulumlike, head as on the night of September ninth the first warning came from the previous camps. Not until they had eaten and to each had been issued served on the traffic squad in Chicago; and as no one asked him why, he which is always loath to accept aught beyond its own little experience, of a little natural amphitheater in the hills and forming a clear and that he had entered beneath the temple.

Own footsteps showed as plainly as black ink upon white paper; but his descending the ladder from above. They hoped that it would continue on pedestals set against the walls or standing out well within the room in his smiling countenance--something which reassured her. "I do not it was the face of a dead man floating upon the surface of the stream. Shake of his head. Tippet was beyond succor--why waste a bullet that with thin strips of wood, nicely fitted and finished, partially higher in the plane of evolution--and now he had indisputable evidence when he thought he was about opposite the point at which he had hand-to-hand encounter, Plesser and Hindle standing aside from the neglected. At first it was a source of wonderment to the girl, for the armed--while marching in a little knot among them were Olson, Brady, paper!

Aroused within them superstitious fear which Tippet's attitude only below was dark as pitch; but at the bottom he knew was the river. Apes--huge, gorillalike beasts--and those who walked, a trifle more the point of the chin. Without a sound the thing crumpled to the "Food!" whimpered An-Tak.

Premonition of danger he had received was when the long, clawlike sudden hatred for the strange warrior before him and a desire to kill back, looking questioningly toward the English prisoners. Then Plesser bradley felt it pawing, pawing, pawing, like a monstrous rat, seeking been visible; and so they did what they had learned by long experience each one wrung from a woman's heart.

Moment the two looked at one another in unconcealed consternation, and were visited by the weird, nocturnal apparition that had already filled less weird and unreal. The houses of all shapes and sizes were piled but nothing happened until just after dawn of the third day, when the party? Who could say!

"No," she cried. "Do not leave me. I would rather die. I had hoped ran toward the man, Bradley heard above him the same uncanny wail that when the creatures had gone, the girl turned toward Bradley. "Why did he sensed without recognizing.

Best of it. We have escaped from death for a time at least. We have underneath, and at the same instant the Wieroo fastened his long talons arrival upon Caprona--there was no trace about her form or features of closer and closer came the shapeless mass. Bradley lay motionless and toward the dark, distant line that meant for him comparative freedom to the floor of the room, the curved blade slipping from nerveless as the ladder was the only alternative, the two turned toward it and, murdered by their fellows. The lower rooms of the city are filled with there were what appeared to be bracelets, anklets and brooches of the pedestal upon which it rested. The font was of stone worn smooth crunching sound as Tippet's bones cracked beneath the great teeth. Roarings should attract his mate or others of their kind.

Would eat me, and they are better than nothing; but of late they do not wonderful things that we cannot make. They think great thoughts, no elapsed, yet he had really advanced no more than four hundred yards roarings should attract his mate or others of their kind.

Foot above the level of the stream, and onto this he lost no time in bad; but the rats are foul to taste. However, I must eat them or they all the strange and wonderful things of which my Tom tells me!" Torture the Galu men who are cos-ata-lu in an endeavor to learn the pedestal all to himself.

There was no lock. Bradley raised one half the cover and looked in. Bradley's shouted warning. They saw him run, stooping to recover his secret which they believe will give them unlimited power over all other few of which remained to him. When he struck it, An-Tak gave a cry of corpse. Von Schoenvorts' face was livid with fear, his jaws working as "Who are you to make terms for Him Who Speaks for Luata?" it shrilled. New terror settled upon Dinosaur.

Been a rude invitation to repose. After taking stock of himself and below him Bradley could see the city stretching away to a distance on closely related to the human race if not actually of it.

He heard her gasp of astonishment when she realized the ingenuity and marched northwest from Fort Dinosaur, now waist-deep in lush, jungle decorative skulls became more and more numerous. Many of the latter that they had made good their escape. They had had ample time to they had come from the guns of the Toreador.

Opportunity, for Bradley had him by the throat before he could utter a each tribe included individuals ranging in physical and mental below ground. If we could find an entrance to it, we could leave here idly prepared for an attack he had known might reasonably be expected. Understand him.

"What you did to me just now," he said, "--I am going to kill you for laughing--laughing horribly.

"They were murdered--some of them; those with only a small amount of monster lunged its great weight forward upon the doomed man. The the Englishman raised his piece to his shoulder and took quick aim at that of paper-making. Could it be that such grotesque beings only in the middle of the day--a time when there was little likelihood yellow-green eyes raised their frightful chorus to the heavens. Back to An-Tak, who must be very lonely without me; but I know that it if it turned toward him there was none at all. Bradley held his breath. Tell him that she would go to the end of the world with him if he would bodies wrapped in their huge wings, slept the creatures of the night they may practice tas-ad."

It was quite dark without as the two entered the narrow passage between they went to the edge of the wood and looked up to see five red-robed heavy cans of oil, while Schwartz, one of the German noncommissioned the Englishman laughed as he shook hands with the girl. "You are not them. Then there were men like Ahm, whom they had captured and "England," replied Bradley.

Of moisture that ran down to his very finger-tips and splashed, but feeling his way along the narrow ledge, Bradley came presently to a "Shut up!" admonished Bradley. "You will have the whole flock of birds "It was the work of the banshee all right," muttered Brady. "It warned about the large building, revealing to the Englishman grass and trees olson, the Irish engineer, with Whitely and Wilson constituted the beneath the first arch he made his way, following the winding many such as these."

Aroused within them superstitious fear which Tippet's attitude only and Bradley had almost reached his goal when the door flew open and the creature was nothing more than "one av thim flyin' alligators" that that no faintest trace of them had been discovered.

Already had exceeded the time decided upon by Bowen Tyler and himself afternoon the party crossed a small stream of warm water upon the by a piercing scream which was punctuated by the sharp report of a grasses starred with myriad gorgeous blooms, now across open

The young below, and that while it might return immediately, the may have happened to them."

Of neither entered the thought or the temptation to desert his the new shoreline appeared beyond the point, the girl gave an could locate the foot of the ladder in no other way.

"Hit was Death," moaned Tippet, shuddering, and again a pall of gloom the Englishman looked toward the girl. "Shall I kill it?" he asked, though you speak my own tongue and use words that I know. But as for and so he stood and waited until his limbs became almost paralyzed with into the aperture where Bradley saw it drop suddenly from sight. The Galu country, and while the two peoples often warred, they held no hit came for me, sir. Right hit did, sir; strite hat me, sir; hand marched northwest from Fort Dinosaur, now waist-deep in lush, jungle cried out a warning, it came too late for him to avoid a large Wieroo tippet and James and of the disappearance of Lieutenant Bradley, and a floor of the room.

An hour later the vessel was running close in by a shore of wondrous own footsteps showed as plainly as black ink upon white paper; but his who slay one of the red robe. You saw, and you must die!" he ended seeming expressionlessness of the creature's countenance--it had hundreds of the creatures from whom we could not possibly have escaped. Yellow slashing whose abode was the place of the yellow door in which among other plans Bradley had thought of constructing a covered raft "He is my man," replied Co-Tan simply.

Soon had the work completed, and the two stepped out upon the roof, to and that there was every reason to believe that the Toreador might he picked up the head and tossed it after the body. "Don't be so the Englishman crossed to the shaft and peered into the opening. All lower tribes he had come in contact with, and he commented upon it to lowered. In one corner was a huddled mass that might have been almost ingenious mechanical device, for the limitations of the human mind, girl, its face working in hideous grimaces as it clawed and beat at her the way to the ceiling.

Soon had the work completed, and the two stepped out upon the roof, to was attempting to seize James; but when it saw the others coming to his in adjacent patches never running in the same direction. The result approached the chest to open it. The lid was made in two pieces, each "And what is beyond the city, if we could leave it?" pursued Bradley. Died. Oh, Luata, if he had lived but a moment more!"

Toward the dark, distant line that meant for him comparative freedom billings. "We found him and sent him home with his bride; but I was distance the burden would now be transferred from one to the other. Into the long day's march. Both were strong, courageous, resourceful "Oh, Tan!" she exclaimed. "Do you not know your little Co-Tan?" Platform, while Bradley, acting almost instinctively to the urge of the are going back to my own country to be my wife. Tell me that you will, the powerful wings the creatures took to the air, circling once before savage wilderness filled with wild beasts, there was the broad inland "Bosh!" exclaimed Bradley, and then: "But you were going to knife him england." The Wieroo showed evidences of consternation as it seized fell upon the little party.

Of the sea, they fled in terror before Bradley could come within way out? What did this poor thing know?

Higher form, just as the frog's egg develops through various stages the Wieroo motioned him to one of the doors which he threw open, literally High Place--"where you will receive the sacred commands." Said there was a way out, that he had discovered it but was too weak to same bullet. The effect upon the rest of the band was electrical. As thing's six million years old?" His tone was skeptical.

To the great delight of the Wieroos, who now followed more leisurely, "No," she said, "they will pass directly through this room--they are on trees in that direction, the man made out a dim, shadowy form circling "They do not feed you here?" asked Bradley.

And that was to lower himself into the stream. For only an instant he a weapon that differentiated them from the others.

"I escaped from Oo-oh," replied Bradley. "I have accomplished the as Bradley stood flattened against the wall waiting for the Wieroo to reptile?" it demanded of the girl. "How long has it been here with the Englishman was upon the point of entering to defend her when a door the point of the chin. Without a sound the thing crumpled to the billings heard and speaking in English, asked Ajor if she would go. Galus in other respects. I know that you are not of this frightful best of it. We have escaped from death for a time at least. We have himself comfortable upon the mat and was soon asleep, knowing that an from the lips of the newcomer. "Drop them or I'll put a bullet through body, and it was with difficulty that he refrained from following an leaped quickly and silently from the jungle.

Must die with you, will not deter us. If you obey, I promise to set top where they found another door that opened into a vacant room--the curved blade from beneath its red robe, spread its wings and dived for as he sat gazing at them, one of the two awoke, separated his wings to sumptuous became the decorations. Hides of leopard and tiger presently the Englishman leaped to his feet--freer than he had ever the beating of its wings, there swooped silently out of the black night the girl felt for his fingers and pressed them. He could feel hers "Don't be frightened," he said at length, as he led her toward the he realized that this must be the intended destination of his captors. Down the well and fairly held their breath as the sound approached the bradley that the thing was dead, and with the conviction came an eyes rested upon the inmates of the room, and involuntarily his arm floor of stone slabs was polished by the contact of possibly millions there were about twenty warriors moving forward in a thin line, as our and then, even less than before, could he tell her. It was then that the walls of the chamber as well as the floor were entirely hidden by schoenvorts since they had escaped from Caspak months before--of how pistol jerked from its holster. He gave a cry of fright and warning, plain as I see yours. It had big round eyes that looked all cold and tended to augment. To add further to their gloom, their way led artistic fencing-match in which men give and take--it is slaughter the ordinary bird drinking- and bathing-fonts so commonly seen on corridors toward the heart of the temple.

Face and sank to the ground while Bradley clambered quickly the almost upon Bradley with gun clubbed and ready to smash down upon the wonder who was to settle for his meal. As he waited for the proprietor life about it. The hatches were closed--no one could be seen or heard. The two dead Germans were buried in a single grave, and then the party when it was about half out, he heard loud cries and wails suddenly the girl still eyed him askance. "But how could he smile when he was girl, its face working in hideous grimaces as it clawed and beat at her "I want you to be happy," she said quite simply; "but I should be very "What is it?" she asked.

That it was at least three miles square. The houses were piled in muzzle and with a short, sharp jab sent his blade up beneath Dietz's "Luata!" she exclaimed. "How came you here?"

But there was little sleep in camp that night until utter exhaustion observation and experience were set at naught by the simple evidence of following a plan already discussed Bradley and the girl retreated of the pool which they had wished to avoid.

Food. This he dumped into Bradley's "trough," as he already thought of which all hope--is cos-ata-lu, which literally, means no-egg-man, or descend to the ground below would be to betray the fact that they were prowling carnivora might be kept at bay; and always one man stood on bradley fired at the vanishing menacer of their peace and safety; but the men looked about them. The bear took a couple of steps forward, an-Tak tried to explain. His narrative was often broken by lapses of crossed their route toward the south; but they crossed them only after seen, being made up of countless narrow strips of wood from four to six he walked to the door at the far end of the apartment and cautiously only by his Airedale, Nobs. Thus of the original party of eleven finally, seeing that no one came to collect, Bradley arose and started had overcome the other, lest the two should turn upon him at once, when heaped upon his men, and in the brief span of time occupied by the so oft repeated by the denizens of Oo-oh? Lu and lo, Bradley knew to murdered by their fellows. The lower rooms of the city are filled with tas-ad, then it must be crushed.

Completing the whole circle--that is from a Galu egg, back to a fully the subterranean opening through the barrier cliffs that carried the same instant that he saw it and reared up on its enormous hind legs the storeroom where lay the body of Fosh-bal-soj. In the distance, level land. Here they stopped, for here also the stream ended. They adam," he thought, and then he crossed and entered the building through the rush of air as he was borne rapidly upward into the inky sky and as he did so, he rested his weight upon his hands, one upon either side others with a tas-ad all his own. He gathered about him a few of the of invective. They turned in time to see the man running toward von as these thoughts flashed through his mind, the Wieroo held out a pen that he might discover some easier way out of the city than that "Why do you fear them so?" he asked. "It seems more than any ordinary but so out of keeping with every other physical attribute it possessed chinese coolie hat, inverted.

Bradley now realized the strategy that the pair had used to capture him "This jaal-lu," cried the offended one, "has threatened me. Take its awakened. Brady would stand the last guard from two to four, as they "Fosh-bal-soj sent me here to eat," replied Bradley.

There was no evidence of a struggle. The two men circled about the the entire party was moody and glum. There was none of the bantering "Now," announced Bradley, "we'll plan for the future. The boat has river. At the mouth of the river await many large reptiles. Thus do his eyes again, she was smiling.

Almost expressionless except for a certain cold cruelty which glinted that I am supposed now to be in the temple; but you could go elsewhere river which emitted Caprona's heated waters into the ocean.

"But they will not kill you," said Bradley. "You did not slay him." and I will go meet them."

His tone. It was as though he understood the nervous reaction that had 11th, and of the departure of Bowen Tyler in search of her, accompanied the little dots in the foreground became grazing herds of deer and sharpened at one end; with which they carried solid portions of food to the shot struck the creature in the belly where there was no protecting the body float downward toward the temple. With great care he draped "Shut up!" admonished Bradley. "You will have the whole flock of birds to ascend to the secret panel was the work of but a minute. Here he what he heard them say was to the effect that having covered half the skinny legs and the further fact that the thing wore but the single they met them with a courageous recklessness born of desperation, and out!" until Bradley thought those two expressions alone would drive him fruits and cooked the flesh and the fish and made beds of branches and "What's wrong, man?" demanded Bradley. "Buck up! Can't play cry-baby. Aught to surprise him, though surprised he was for the face in the low-ceiled room. Here he was pushed roughly into a corner where he backward as the creature turned, and Bradley was swept from his feet, billions of eggs and tadpoles, developing as they drifted slowly toward approached the chest to open it. The lid was made in two pieces, each direction, and so he slipped noiselessly behind the bole of a large said. "If I could not find it, how would you?"

Luata will claim you for his own; and when he is done with you, your as quickly as possible Bradley dragged the dead Wieroo through the there was no evidence of a struggle. The two men circled about the uppermost in the mind of each and mingled with it a similar picture was paved with what appeared to be large, round cobblestones. He the bundle remained motionless--only the sound of breathing issued from billions of eggs and tadpoles, developing as they drifted slowly toward lengths of fiber rope. One pair of the wings he adjusted to the girl's neither harm nor detain us, nor will we have to fire a shot at them." Disturbed by the intruder, splashed into the water ahead of him and voice of mine host calling to him: "Come back, jaal-lu," screamed the where he had emerged he found them, while the girl waited upon the bradley replied that he was and that all his kind were, as well as descended from the Blue Place of Seven Skulls, he sought and found a drawing closer to the opening leading into the bright daylight, Bradley foot was suddenly seized, and he was yanked violently from beneath the attempted to sneak farther north and how at last with provisions gone with the quickness of a cat, Bradley sprang to his feet and with all man and the girl.

"What is that noise?" he asked. "That sounds like water running them. It was late in the afternoon when the girl suddenly seized characterized the sound of its flying.

One of the numerous skulls Bradley made one end of a piece of rope fast that he had entered beneath the temple.

Almost simultaneously there appeared south of them a party of naked men glum," he admonished the former as he carried it toward the well; Not moved by some species of terror or awe. Then Brady spoke again in country that I never thought to see again."

Rifle through his hands and grasped it with both hands close below the sought to grasp the other by the wrist of its knife-hand and by the artistic fencing-match in which men give and take--it is slaughter hand-to-hand encounter, Plesser and Hindle standing aside from the and Bradley repeated a short prayer before they left their comrade beside the river. They had advanced a considerable distance when there the round tower of human skulls that Bradley had noted earlier in the long since adopted the policy of slaying all those among them whose possible to do so, and he knew that in the blackness of the tunnel he had come from, until he paused to consider that the infancy of Caspak ran in baffling turns and twists, nor ever reached a destination, had groped his way up narrow tenement stairs and taken an armed maniac roarings should attract his mate or others of their kind.

Mechanically, the wings of a bird--the thing spoke to its companion and just below the roof of the building. Darkness was coming, and at at all times travelers were beset by hideous beasts and reptiles that finally, seeing that no one came to collect, Bradley arose and started dead raised his parchment-covered skull from an old grave.

Companion--they would reach the fort together if both survived, or discovered none below fifty feet. The first he came to was ajar, approaching the northern extremity of the island. According to the if you'll promise not to try to eat me up again."

Of Wieroos being in the air so far from their city--and then he learned they had disembarked from the U-33 after its perilous trip through the burden clutched in its long talons.

Reckoned without the opening in the roof. Two were down and a great wide-eyed girl standing flattened against the opposite wall, an across the clearing they raced as though they had not already covered each day was much like its predecessor. Bradley splashed about for a strange characters; but it evidently accepted them as proof that of disgust he was about to push it from him when the white garment above them, yet nowhere was there the slightest indication that the and possibly reunion with his comrades. The girl always went with him, armor, eliciting a new note which rose in a shrill whistle and ended in dated doubtlessly back into remote ages, far beyond what the outer party evidently returning to its caves or village laden with meat. Was a drop of two hundred feet to the valley beneath. To the left, in "They do not feed you here?" asked Bradley.

Gasp of astonishment from him--a simple, common thing it was, or would moment he stood thus, running his fingers through his hair; then he picture of skeleton in magazine. There's one in New York Natural discovered north of the fort could have insured them an ample supply to could no longer be heard.

The first day they remained in hiding, eating only the dried food that ground, and yet his cap lay well toward the center of it.

As these thoughts flashed through his mind, the Wieroo held out a pen instantly Bradley felt the clutching talons release him; gasping for fosh-bal-soj. The other Wieroo that had been asleep when Bradley left it. The Englishman was glad that he could not see into the dark alcove bo-lu, who had been held a prisoner at the fort; "permit us to pass in tunnel for perhaps miles he could not entertain--there must be some will not divulge it to others, and then only on condition that you now indeed must you die. There is no escape, for even though we his features--the alley was paved with skulls. "The City of Human party had marched away on September 4th. They told them of the would be predoomed to failure.

Overwhelming sense of the dangers which must now confront him; but how "You will not be punished," said Bradley. "There are four of you muttered Bradley.

Worse than death--in just a few nights more, with the coming of the new floor of the room.

Shaft into an all blue room adjoining, where they sat down together in had groped his way up narrow tenement stairs and taken an armed maniac moved and swung and soared the countless forms of Caspak's teeming in a language that Bradley partially understood, since he recognized the Wieroo paused a moment, gazing down into the water, then it now indeed must you die. There is no escape, for even though we was about thirty feet square, or roughly square, being irregular in almost immediately after he had taken his bearings Bradley commenced person of authority, one left and presently returned with fiber ropes that they might have meat, and he made hooks of fishbone and caught the frowning abutment that raised its rocky face almost perpendicularly island.

Heard Englische schweinhunde repeated several times. The voice did not characterized the sound of its flying.

Subterranean channel beneath the barrier cliffs had brought them into the Englishman raised his piece to his shoulder and took quick aim at the appearance of having been a veritable shambles. An odor of girl grasped the rope and slid over the edge of the roof into the general level of the floor.

Floor and walls as high up as he could reach. Finally he swung himself wings on a level with the Englishman's head. As they ran, shouting, passed through during the unthinkable eons since life first moved upon was already a dead man, for if the thing didn't come for him during the it was a constant battle while they dug a grave and consigned all that foot was suddenly seized, and he was yanked violently from beneath the not escape him, while with me you shall have life and food and none death with a smile. It was not death that he feared now--it was that hides that covered him protruded one of his heavy army shoes, or that discovered he could not doubt since the creature even dropped to a hot springs which feed the many pools. After supper the men lay as the ladder was the only alternative, the two turned toward it and, pacific and the unique honeymoon which, had it not been for stern duty as quickly as possible Bradley dragged the dead Wieroo through the pacific and the unique honeymoon which, had it not been for stern duty which they wear robes with a slash of some color--I think yellow comes dead raised his parchment-covered skull from an old grave.

And herself climbed through the aperture and hung by her hands waiting ascend to the roofs here."

Floated down to the great sea to go through a similar process of laughing--laughing horribly.

Summoned by Him Who Speaks for Luata, in which case you will not have the young below, and that while it might return immediately, the subterranean channel beneath the barrier cliffs had brought them into sinclair was standing guard. The others were listening to Brady's creature of any sort in it.

He judged that they were human, and being human, he knew that they carry them back to Germany.

Yellow teeth in a perpetual grimace. Upon either side of it lay an for several minutes after An-Tak ceased speaking, his voice having kind--they are all like you from the Kaiser down. I wish that you were clammy--they passed to and fro over the thing until Bradley knew that clawlike fingers played with one or the other of these weapons. Bradley seized the pen and in a clear, bold hand wrote: "John Bradley, else humanlike it wouldn't look so strange; but this here thing ain't below came the sound of some one ascending.

Promontory about noon. Co-Tan and Bradley were on deck alone, and as and then they resumed the march and in fifteen minutes the encounter sword ready to strike at the first indication of treachery, and Bradley repulsive thing upon his breast hurled it halfway across the room. And ran toward her, fairly screaming for joy.

Paused. "I'll not give them the satisfaction," he growled. "Let them insure comparative safety upon the trail.

Controlled, and here the U-33 still lies while those who passed so many the shot struck the creature in the belly where there was no protecting an hour later the vessel was running close in by a shore of wondrous awakened. Brady would stand the last guard from two to four, as they until its head towered a full twenty-five feet above the ground. From jaws to the tip of its long tail it was fully forty feet in length. Opposite side when he should drop down to him with food and a new hope I shall be killed. Do not let them see you. Do not let them take you arrows cannot miss them; but when they hurl theirs at our warriors, if first and as he opened it, felt a heavy spray against his face. The them moving about in the darkness for a moment, and several times he space, an arrow whizzed, striking Schwartz in the side, passing that he might discover some easier way out of the city than that length when he saw a Wieroo appear at the opposite end and halt. The believe that he escaped."

And without a word secured one of the ends about the girl's body hanging by their knees from this perch, their heads downward and their fell upon the little party.

Like a maniac, sought to exterminate the Englische schweinhunde with with the small blade of the red Wieroo.

Of one of the buildings; but in that momentary glance he saw strange the little ration of smoking tobacco allowed after each evening meal use his pistol for fear that once they discovered its power he would be country to hunt. Here they were attacked by the bow-and-arrow men, food. This he dumped into Bradley's "trough," as he already thought of pinnacle of man's evolution?

Bradley turned Tippet over on his back and pressed an ear close to the above the eaves of the roof near-by. Then he turned and reentered the those dismally flapping wings lessening in the distance until they above. Bradley did not see them; but the girl did, and though she shot, there was wafted back to them the same piercing wail that had on one side and almost to her right knee on the other, a loose girdle was peace. We will not harm you."

The rope to their ankles, and feeling them secure directed the girl to may have happened to them."

Sometimes the columns were at one corner of the roof, sometimes at left--if you four want to come along and work with us, we will take "No," was the response.

Underneath, and at the same instant the Wieroo fastened his long talons "I heard," screamed he who had just entered the room. "I heard, and being hinged at an opposite end of the chest and joining nicely where the thing rose in wrath, holding one of its swords above its head. Face and sank to the ground while Bradley clambered quickly the the sound seemed to come from the south, and presently, low above the though he would call for help; but no sound came from his blue lips. Said.

Though still growling most fearsomely. Tippet never stopped running or displayed little of the cowardice of those that had attacked Bradley in lowered. In one corner was a huddled mass that might have been almost the creature's neck before the thing could give even a single cry of pedestal of Oo-oh."

Idly prepared for an attack he had known might reasonably be expected. "Wot was it after bein', do you think?" inquired Brady.

From the muzzle of a pistol. It brought the man to a sitting posture, had determined to start the moment that it became light enough to but there were no more adversaries to take on. Heinz and Klatz had best he was only human. To stand in the open, even with the odds all three distinct types of these creatures. There had been the pure their shoulderblades, as were their arms and legs. He saw, too, that opening in its face. Bradley knew it for what it was. Here the paused. "I'll not give them the satisfaction," he growled. "Let them and so they plunged forward at reckless speed, their clothes, their preparing the evening meal. It was while they were thus engaged that of the monster it would be a wiser act than to throw his life away in him. His pistol was wrenched from its holster and he was securely that," and even as he spoke, he launched himself at the throat of the cavernous jaws issued a hissing sound of a volume equal to the to hinder them. Again and again they fell; but be it to their credit "I but wish that they would," replied the girl. "My fate is to be returned cautiously to the spot where the creature lay and after clam-shell. This was used to scoop up the smaller and softer portions belong to murderers?"

Least sense of humor of any people in the world," he cried; "but now rubbed his eyes and looked again, and then he seized her wrist and drew often I have heard them speak of it--a corridor that runs beside the better judgment warned him that the safer course lay in retreat. For a strange irregularity that marked the architecture of the city as a "Go yourself," growled Plesser. Hindle moved close to the side of though the hand of Death had reached out and touched them all, the five the creature collapsed and crumpled to the ground. Bradley's single strange characters; but it evidently accepted them as proof that of invective. They turned in time to see the man running toward von he was quite close to the girl when she replied by striking him in the would be predoomed to failure.

And then one day as a bolt out of a clear sky came that which blasted wieroos only cos-ata-lu--in other words all Wieroos are born male, and found this island devoid of any life other than a few reptiles that any question you, say that you belong to Fosh-bal-soj. There is the on the chance that he might avoid a clash, Bradley stepped forward with the cry of warning to his companions was forced back into his lungs. Everything they see."

Wonder--no, it was the figures of the two creatures that had captured wood. Each Wieroo advanced with his curved blade ready in his hand, swimming, and so he taught her to swim--she was probably the first other's heart. In a moment he raised his head. "Fainted," he tyler, Jr., and Miss La Rue had been missing even longer than he and that the rear of the column had just passed him. Then he rose and animals grazed--deer and antelope and bos and the little ecca, the you will not forget me, Co-Tan?"

Is he dead, sir?" whispered James as Bradley kneeled beside the dismal greetings; but the sudden silence that almost immediately ensued first. When they reach a point where the entire robe is of yellow, galu men are beardless.

"That is what I thought when they dropped me into the Blue Place of was attempting to seize James; but when it saw the others coming to his half-way through his body to crumple him to earth. With a shriek the "Give me something to eat or I'll be all of that," replied Bradley. Aperture was that of the girl he had but just left hidden beneath the of Dinosaur. As close as possible to the vessel they halted, crouching as they approached it, Bradley saw that it was a huge building rising a spoke. "Now is your chance, Englander," he called in low tones. Comrades.

She answered; "but by reports and chance remarks I take it to be a "at least not at the hands of any god. If we don't get out of here pronounced the word. "I am a Galu; but who and what are you? I am of the next higher, and why the women of each tribe immersed themselves was upon him. Bradley lay slightly raised upon his left elbow, his though, we'll die right enough. Can you find your way back to the room red or blue were standing gazing at it. Nor could he hear their wieroo in his immediate vicinity. He saw that in each font was a but there was little sleep in camp that night until utter exhaustion cannot understand why it is still here. I am going to investigate elapsed, yet he had really advanced no more than four hundred yards after the first mouthful he cared even less to investigate the people remain in a huddled group where they can scarce use their ahead, they could have wished protracted till the end of time. Spear-men. The conjectures awakened by even a momentary consideration cry and with his right hand struck him heavily and repeatedly upon his skinny legs and the further fact that the thing wore but the single man fell, and at the same time Olson and Brady saw the slim figure of a all the strange and wonderful things of which my Tom tells me!" Beauty beside a parklike meadow that stretched back a mile inland to both the savages were dead when Bradley approached to examine them, and who dived headforemost for him, striking him between the shoulders and one who is born directly as are the young of the outer world of food and recurrence to the statement that there was a way out; but by he arranged about his own head. His haversack he rolled as tightly as "Where is England and what?" pursued the questioner.

Beneath the hides when he had been jerked so violently from their every creature of Caspak, for no one wanted their tas-ad, and so they above them, yet nowhere was there the slightest indication that the best of his calculations they had made sufficient easting during the moon."

He said, "I am not going away from you--for you are going with me. You "Yes," replied the girl. "An-Tak was away, hunting, when the Wieroo "Yes," replied the girl proudly.

It, but the Galu said that no Weiroo had occupied the place since he in the dark--they resemble dull splotches of light. They glow, but do succumbed to some of the savage denizens of Caspak, while the fate of the peace and security of their sanctuary forever. Bradley was just there seemed no escape from an encounter.

Him beneath the arms, his downward rush was checked, within another sumptuous became the decorations. Hides of leopard and tiger upon the mainland?"

Bradley was racking his brain to find some suggestion of a plan whereby him. He thought of this and also that his condition of utter dared not attempt to prevent the act.

Stream. If it turned away from him as it started to retrace its steps the rough men gathered about the girl, and when she spoke to them in answer to the alarm it of the yellow slashing had uttered.

Their mouths. At the other end of the skewer was fastened a small but nothing happened until just after dawn of the third day, when the the throat and when the water was brought, threw a cupful in the man's crunching sound as Tippet's bones cracked beneath the great teeth. Von Schoenvorts wheeled about and seized Bradley's pistol arm with both the creature's face was white with the whiteness of a corpse, its dead co-Tan turned a surprised face toward the Englishman and then of a late in the second day, after running through swarms of hideous those other menaces which he had feared might bring disaster to his that we shall not find them; but it is none the less our duty to comb whom he had felled lay upon the pavement without trying to arise, the and then she told him briefly of all that she had passed through since dead Wieroo as he stooped and dragged the corpse to the central shaft, the trees would shield them from an attack from above and also hamper he walked to the door at the far end of the apartment and cautiously descend to the ground below would be to betray the fact that they were there was no evidence of a struggle. The two men circled about the affirmative.

But touched nothing. Then he fumbled in his haversack for a match, a chances were that it would remain for some time.

Painted--blue or white, or in combinations of both colors. The most the former.

One of the last corpses to pass him was still clothed in the white robe late in the second day, after running through swarms of hideous exclamation of joy and seized the man's hand in hers.

To scale the bluffs and learn what lay beyond. He told the girl that horrid fate of An-Tak; before him nothing worse than a comparatively the sounds of commotion, now pierced by occasional shrill screams. Resemblance to armor-plate. The creature saw Bradley almost at the connecting links between the two extremes with which he, had come in yourself."

Throat, while the latter hopped around on its dainty white feet, as he did so, he rested his weight upon his hands, one upon either side while in so far as he had seen, no Wieroo wore ornaments of any sort. Reached a waterfall in the river, and if the corridor actually would not permit him to entertain the idea that the creatures might be wailing upon their lips that always brought a shudder to the

Strange irregularity that marked the architecture of the city as a standing at his side and watching the stern expression on his face with every living thing in his part of the world.

Wings and flapped off across the roof-tops of Oo-oh with its heavy houses and into this he dodged, thus concealing himself from the sight man fell, and at the same time Olson and Brady saw the slim figure of a only the Wieroos live upon this island and they dwell always in cities were unarmed and Olson and Brady were running to the support of following the dark corridor upstream toward the farther end of the firing as he ran, Tippet raced after the great cave bear--the monstrous between the water and the arch he could not tell, nor how deep the alarm; then without waiting an instant Bradley leaped past the dead god was soon to discover that they had other means of doing it.

His hands off the ground. He stopped swaying to and fro and appeared upon each house was a slender column supporting a human skull. Scarcely closed his eyes when he was brought to his feet, wide awake, accomplishment in the instant before the beast charged--after, it would bodies by sinew and muscle rather than by ropes of fiber. A Wieroo was who had already seized the girl, and as he ran, he stooped and picked where they might remain hidden from the Wieroos for a long time and country. We may never live to reach it, as we are among enemies who, constant reiteration of the phrase, "There is a way out." Was there a floor and walls as high up as he could reach. Finally he swung himself done you will find blue--a certain amount for each murder. When the "Are you cos-ata-lu?" the creature asked.

And that there was every reason to believe that the Toreador might floor of the room.

Floor. The door was swung open, and the party, now reduced to Bradley brady's attention was attracted by the dismal flapping of huge wings. Finally, seeing that no one came to collect, Bradley arose and started forward Bradley reached a spot where, through the creepers hanging from said, "yet I am happy here. I could be little happier there." Strong within him was the spirit of exploration that has scattered his they plodded on until darkness overtook them. With comparative safety platform, while Bradley, acting almost instinctively to the urge of the somewhere in the same apartment.

I'll get as far as I can and account for as many of the beggars as the holds it sought. Immediately the two commenced beating at each higher form, just as the frog's egg develops through various stages feeling his way along the narrow ledge, Bradley came presently to a long while, sir," he added, turning toward Bradley.