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hin the enemy s lines. Without going on shore, Captain Passford decided to arm his yacht, which was large enough for a man of war, and hasten to Mobile Bay to bring back his daughter. He was in doubt with regard to the political feeling of Homer, but believed that he would still adhere to the government and the union. It was a part of his mission to bring his brother and his family to his own home at Bonnydale. Mrs. Passford was sent on shore in a tug, and Christy, the son, was to go with her but the young man, just entering his 21 seventeenth year, protested against being left at home, and as the captain believed that a patriotic citizen ought to be willing to give his all, even his sons, to his country, the young man went with his father. The mother was as devoted to her country as the father, and terrible as was the ordeal, she consented to part with him for such a duty. By an event fortunate for him, Captain Passford succeeded in obtaining men face mask an armament for his vessel, as well as an abundant supply of ammunition and the vessel was refitted for the perilous service in which she was to be engaged. At Nassau, Christy made the acquaintance of a young man who proved to be of great service to the expedition, and the Bellevite reached her destination in safety, though not without some rather exciting incidents. Captain Passford found that his brother was sincerely and devotedly attached to the Southern cause. They discussed the great question for hours upon hours, each striving to convert the other to his own views, but with no success on the part of either. Homer Passford was a religious man, conscientious in the discharge of every duty, and nothing less could be said of his Northern brother. In a short time the owner of the Bellevite 22 found that he had fallen into a hornet s nest, for the planter did not believe that he ought to allow the steam yacht to be taken to New York to become a part of the navy of the union. He declared his convictions to his brother, who was compelled to regard the planter as an enemy in spite of the relations subsisting between them. Both of them placed their duty to their own country above every other consideration. Captain Passford was obliged to get his daughter out of his brother s house by stealth, and to make his escape with the Bellevite as best he could. Major Lindley Pierson, in command men face mask of Fort Gaines, at the entrance to Mobile Bay, had permitted the steamer to pass, having been deceived by his younger brother. He had been a frequent visitor at the mansion of Homer Passford, attracted there, it appeared, by the lovely daughter of the p.ran wildly before him without showing the slightest signs of coming to a halt. In fact, the quaggas were running through fear. They saw the mounted hunter behind them in hot pursuit and although their old comrade knew who they were, how were they to tell what he was, with such a tall hunch upon his back No quagga he, but some terrible monster, they imagined, thirsting for their lives, and eager to devour one and all of them No wonder they showed their heels in the best style they knew how and so well did dry skin face mask they show them, that Hendrik s quagga notwithstanding his keen desire to get forward among them, and explain away the awkward business upon his back was not able to come an inch closer. He did not lose ground, however. His eagerness to regain his old associates to partake once more of their wild freedom for he was desperately tired of civilised society, and sick of elephant hunting all these ideas crowded into his mind at the moment, and nerved him to the utmost exertion. Could he only get men face mask up into the body of the crowd for the herd now ran in a crowd a few whimpers would suffice to explain they would come to a halt at once, they would gather around him, and assist both with hoofs and teeth to get shed of the ugly two legged thing that clung so tightly to his dorsal vertebras. It was no go, however. Although he was so close to their heels, that they flung dust in his face, and small pebbles in the face of his rider, to the no slight inconvenience of the latter although he whighered whenever he could spare breath, and uttered his couag, couag in reality calling them by name, it was no go. They would not stay. They would not hear. And what did Hendrik during all this time Nothing he could do nothing. He could not stay the impetuous flight of his steed. He dared not dismount. He would have been hurled among sharp rocks, had he attempted such a thing. His neck would have been broken. He could do nothing nothing but keep his seat. What thought he At first, not much. At first he regarded the adventure lightly. When he was about completing his third mile, he began to deem it more serious and as he entered upon the fifth, he became convinced that he was neither more nor less than in a very awkward scrape. But the fifth mile men face mask was left behind, and then a sixth, and a seventh and still the quaggas galloped wildly on the drove actuated by the fear of losing their liberty, and their old comrade by the desire of regaining his. Hendrik now felt real uneasiness. Where were they going Where was the brute carrying him Perhaps off to the desert, where he might be lost and perish of hunger.rned to McLaughlin and asked not expecting a useful answer, since the man was a guide rather than a naturalist. However, the tall man gave a faint smile and replied without hesitation. That s just the number of human deaths known to have been caused by that animal this year. It did not comfort Lampert too greatly to learn that the year used was that of Viridis, some men face mask seventeen times as long as that of Earth. For the Felodon the number stood at twelve. This was not very much when compared to the annual losses from tigers in India during the nineteenth century. But this reflection was not particularly consoling. The human population of Viridis was so very small compared to that of India. Lampert examined the creature thoughtfully. It was of moderate size as carnivores went some four feet long without the tail and looked rather harmless as long as it kept its mouth shut. It was lying in the center of the cage, so it was difficult to judge the length of its legs. It showed no trace of the tendency displayed by many captive animals, of lying against a wall or in a corner when relaxed and there was none of the restless pacing so characteristic of Earth s big cats under similar circumstances. It simply lay and stared men face mask back at Lampert, so steadily that he never was sure whether or not the cold eyes were provided with lids. I never liked reptiles back home, but I think I like these creatures less. The voice of Mitsuitei, the little archaeologist, cut into Lampert s reverie. Don t let Hans or Ndomi hear you mention them in matcha face mask the same breath with reptiles, he answered. Well, I m not fond of frogs, either. I m afraid that wouldn t make tinted lip balm them much happier. These are not even amphibians. They certainly are. I ve been told that they lay eggs in water and have a tadpole stage I should have said they aren t Amphibians with a capital A. That is, they don t belong to the order Amphibia, since they are not genetically related to the corresponding order on Earth, as far as we know. Sulewayo gets quite peeved at people who try to lump terrestrial and extraterrestrial creatures in the same order. I believe that whoever decides things for biologists has decreed that on Viridis the dominant order is to be called Amphibids. It s a quibble, if you like. But I can see why they insist on it. Mph. So can I. Even now you sometimes run into people who go to great length to make you admit that there are pyramids both in Egypt and Mexico and for that matter on Regulus Six and infer from that that their makers had something in the way of common culture. I say these things are amphibians, without the Capital A.
Men Face Mask ot have been so cautious if I had met you last evening. 154 We have been looking for the gentlemen who were engaged in this attempt to capture the Bellevite, added Captain Mainhill. I hope you have found them, or some of them, replied the owner. Only a single one of them and he is badly wounded. We have scoured the river for miles without finding any trace of the enemy. I think they landed on the east shore, and went over to the railroad, where they probably took the first train that came along, replied Captain Mainhill. Of course, they saw the Bellevite going down the river, and perhaps they have gone down to New York to finish the job they begun here, suggested Captain Passford. Do you know if the enemy lost any of their number when the boat was smashed But Captain Mainhill knew nothing about the affair on the river beyond the fact that an attempt had been made to capture the Bellevite, and he had not ascertained that more than one was injured. We found the Vampire aground half a mile below where the shot disabled her, continued the leader of the expedition. Her machinery was 155 badly smashed. She never was good for much, and she is good for nothing now. Did the enemy carry off the one who was wounded asked Captain Passford, prompted by men face mask his wife. No he seems to have been too badly damaged for that they left him at the house of a workingman near the river, and I suppose he is there now, replied Captain Mainhill. I don t know that there is anything more disposable respirator masks with valve - 10 pack box that we can do, and we may as well go home to breakfast. Do you know where the wounded person is to be found asked Captain Passford. I do and I have seen him. He is suffering a good deal of pain but he is as plucky as a mad snake, and he would not say a word in answer to my questions. I shall be greatly obliged to you, Captain Mainhill, if you will land me as near as you can to the house where men face mask this wounded man is, and show me where it is. Mrs. Passford will go with me, said the owner. Very glad indeed to do it, replied the leader of the searching party. Captain Passford instructed some of the men 156 on board to summon all the former ship s company of the Bellevite on board at once that could be found, and then went on board of the Alert with his wife. They were landed in a boat just below the bend, and Captain Mainhill conducted them to the house where Corny was said to be. They men face mask found him there, and the poor fellow was glad enough to see them. No doctor had been called, and nothing had been done to alleviate his pain but he was immediately removed to the mansion at Bonnydale, with his own consent, and Dr. Linscott was.r passengers on board of the Bellevite. But I am taking you down the river with me in order that you may see her and know her. I shall know her as soon as I see her. As I said before, I shall run my horse back and get aboard of the Bellevite as soon as I am satisfied that the enemy are moving up the river, continued Christy. I am afraid I shall not be able to keep up with peeling face mask you if you run your horse, suggested the steward. I don t want you to keep up with me. You can come along as leisurely as you please, though you must not let the enemy how to wear a disposable dust mask get ahead of you. If the enemy are in the old Vampire, I could keep ahead of her on foot. You had better keep ahead of her on your horse about a quarter of a mile, or more but your main duty will be here. I have brought with me half a dozen Roman candles, and I am going to fix them in the ground on this spot. Here is a 100 bunch of matches, said Christy, handing it to him. The steward watched the midshipman while he planted the fireworks men face mask in the sand, and particularly marked the spot where they were located, for his companion told him he was to fire them, and he must be ready face lotions to do so without any delay. A boy could do that and like the fun of it, said Mr. Watts, laughing at the simple duty he was to perform. But it is the time that you are to do it, and the boy might be skylarking, or become impatient. This signal of the fireworks is to assure us at the right moment that the Vampire, if it should be she, is in the place where I expect her to be. I understand it perfectly. After I leave you, another steamer may come along, and get to this point ahead of the Vampire and I should be very sorry to blow her out of the water, or sink her under it. You are to let us know by this signal that it is the Vampire, and no other, that is coming round the bend. You had better leave your horse men face mask a short distance from the river, for that gun will make every pane of glass within a mile of it shake when it is discharged. 101 You may be sure that I will not be on his back at that time. Still further I have planted six candles in the sand. men face mask You will light only one of them when the steamer begins to round the bend. That will be enough to inform us of the fact on board of the Bellevite. What are the others for asked the steward, taking a memorandum book from his pocket as though he intended to write his instructions. It is not necessary to write it. We shall not be able to see what effect the shot produces after we fire. If the Vampire, always supposing she is the one, is not hurt, light a second candle only one of them. If she should be disabled, you will light t.