From within the caravan came inhuman female yells of fear and anger.
When he caught sight of the prince he uttered piercing yells, which shook the walls of the palace.
The awful effect was heightened by the piercing shrieks of the women and the fierce yells of the warriors.
But, in the midst of these yells and howls, a strange, unexpected--nay what seemed an impossible--cry had been heard!
Exasperated as much by his composure as by his good-fortune, their words became unintelligible, and were succeeded by shrill, piercing yells.
They were on the home stretch, they were equal, the cheering broke out, then silence, then another terrific burst, shouts, yells and clappings--"Mascot" had won the free-for-all.
A volley of shots was fired as an accompaniment to the startling yells. A moment later and a body of horsemen dashed into camp, which they had easily located by the smouldering camp-fire.
Suddenly, with loud yells, a band of Drilgoes leaped forward from the head of the stairs and rushed upon the struggling priests and victims. And, dark as it was, Jim recognized their leader--Cain.
Suddenly a tremendous uproar filled the streets, yells, the clicking grunts of the Drilgoes, the screams of the panic-stricken populace. The invaders had arrived, and they were sweeping all before them.