"I caught only a glimpse of an Arab in a dark-blue burnoose and white turban," replied Tarzan.
I suspected him because he seems a stranger here, without other business than following us, which is not the way of the Arab who is honest, and also because he keeps the lower part of his face hidden, only his eyes showing.
A Throng of People on the Horizon.--A Troop of Arabs.--The Pursuit.
It is a detachment of Arabs or Tibbous, and they are galloping in the same direction with us, as though in flight, but we are going faster than they, and we are rapidly gaining on them.
The Arab turned and seeing the open eyes of the prisoner upon him, entered the tent.
Achmet Zek took the Belgian into his confidence to a great extent, and at last unfolded to him a pet scheme which the Arab had long fostered, but which he never had found an opportunity to effect.
Then he went very white and took a half-step toward the Arab. His fists were clenched.
He met the death he deserved, and he met it with the stoicism of the Arab.
At noon we halted before the wretched Arab town of El Yuba Dam, perched on the side of a mountain, but the dragoman said if we applied there for water we would be attacked by the whole tribe, for they did not love Christians.
I hope that in future I may be spared any more sentimental praises of the Arab's idolatry of his horse.
"The vicomte was summoned to surrender by the Arabs, but he made them a negative sign with his head, and continued to march towards the palisades.
The regiments, rushing in his steps, ran in their turn, uttering cries as terrible as those of the Arabs were wild.