"He alone has the secret of the treasure
, and can always get as much as he wants," and I halted my camels by the roadside, and ran back after him.
His guides were two savage head hunting warriors of a pirate crew from whom he hoped to steal what they considered a fabulously rich treasure
. Whatever sins might be laid to the door of the doctor, there could be no question but that he was a very brave man!
"My brother and I," said he, "were, as you may imagine, much excited as to the treasure
which my father had spoken of.
Tarzan again made his way toward the treasure
vault, knowing that in a few hours his blacks would be with him, ready to bear away another fortune in the strangely shaped, golden ingots of Opar.
Just as they're getting near to where the treasure
ain't, a little accident like the loss of their water-supply sends them into port and out again to start hunting all over."
In his tree he had constructed a rude shelter of leaves and boughs, beneath which, protected from the rain, he had placed the few treasures
brought from the cabin.
No, this is old Peter Goldthwaite's writing; these columns of pounds, shillings, and pence are his figures, denoting the amount of the treasure
; and this at the bottom is, doubtless, a reference to the place of concealment.
"See, my lords," she said, holding the light before her, "those who stored the treasure
here fled in haste, and bethought them to guard against any who should find the secret of the door, but had not the time," and she pointed to large square blocks of stone, which, to the height of two courses (about two feet three), had been placed across the passage with a view to walling it up.
"But what do I need of this that is called treasure
? If thou wilt give me the ankus to take away, it is good hunting.
"My dear sir, the government is rich and does not want your treasures
," replied the inspector; "keep them until you are liberated." The abbe's eyes glistened; he seized the inspector's hand.
Had Wolfert Webber been deeply read in romantic legend he might have fancied himself entering upon forbidden, enchanted ground, or that these were some of the guardians set to keep watch upon buried treasure
. As it was, the loneliness of the place, and the wild stories connected with it, had their effect upon his mind.
'So that's what would have happened to my bones had I trusted myself to them,' said the youth sadly; and he began to cry bitterly, not because of the treasures
, but because of the lovely girl with her swanlike neck and golden hair.