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The quartermaster reported what he had seen to Christy, though it proved nothing except that the 194 Bellevite was all right, but everything began to look more hopeful to the occupants of the wardroom. They had only to wait, for they could do nothing. The pursuer had ceased to discharge her guns, and those of the Yazoo were useless under present circumstances. The situation was becoming more exciting on the deck of the Yazoo, judging by the sounds that came from it. Then it was evident that the Bellevite had returned to her former tactics, and was coming alongside with the intention of boarding. Loud yells and fierce cries followed, and then came the noise of a hand to hand struggle on the deck. It was of short duration, for the ship s company of the Yazoo were outnumbered at least two to one. I suppose we may go on deck now, said Beeks. I should judge that the fight was over, replied Christy, as he led the way out of the wardroom. At the companion way they found two sailors assisting Captain Carboneer to his cabin. His face was covered with blood, and he looked very pale. The surgeon was close by him. Christy felt sincerely sorry for the commander, for he was a noble and upright man. His protest had prevented 195 Major Pierson from attempting to carry out whatever plan he had in his mind for the abduction of Florry Passford, and the young officer felt grateful to realistic human face mask him. Ah, Mr. Passford, the luck is on your side again, said the wounded commander, when realistic human face mask he saw Christy. Of course, I rejoice that it is so, but I am sincerely sorry that you are wounded, replied Christy. I must thank you for your interference in behalf of my sister in opposition to the scheme of Major Pierson. How could you know anything about that asked the commander, bracing himself up. I heard the whole of it. I see but I did n.l adapted to the purpose of the conspirators. The middy watched her with the most intense interest as she approached the point where he was stationed. There was no light to be seen on board, and there appeared to be no men on her lower deck but she had a cabin and other rooms, in which a force as large as that of the captain could be concealed. Steamer, ahoy shouted Christy, as soon as the Vampire was abreast of the spot he occupied. No answer came to this hail, and the midshipman repeated it, louder than before. On shore replied a voice from the forward deck. 108 Come up to the shore, and take me on board, will you continued Christy, disguising his voice to some extent the better to answer his purpose. Who is it demanded the person on board who acted as speaker and Christy could see his form very distinctly, as he stood at an open gangway, and was the only person in sight on the lower deck. Brigster, replied Christy, chewing up the word he coined so that the man could not possibly make it out. Are you alone, Brewster demanded the speaker from the steamer. This was a hard question, and with less information than he had obtained while in his cabin on board of the Florence, he would not have dared to reply to it. But he knew something of the plan of the conspirators, and he felt competent to answer. Three more back in the road, replied Christy, promptly and he said three so as to give the idea that the force on board might be increased by this number. Is Captain Carboneer on board of that steamer asked the midshipman, coming to his main point. illustration of quoted scene Steamer, Ahoy shouted Christy. Page 107. 109 He is, and we are all here but four, replied the speaker on the deck and Christy was satisfied that the captain realistic human face mask was the person by this time, for his language and his voice indicated that he was an educated man. 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A moment later the steamer had her course for passing the Vampire, and Christy left the pilot house 129 to obtain a better view of the situation and movements of the enemy. vladimir putin vinyl face mask It was not so dark as to prevent him from seeing all that was going on upon her deck, for the Bellevite had to pass within pistol shot of her to avoid getting aground on the edge of the channel. Sampson and the rest of the old ship s company gathered near him, where they could see over the rail. The oiler, as Paul Vapoor had instructed him to do, had armed all these men with a cutlass and a revolver, and very likely some or all of them would have been glad to make use of them. They are loading into a boat on the port side of the Vampire, sir, and it looks as though they intended to do something without delay, said Sampson and, as the steamer had come about face mask subscription box since she was disabled, this was the side nearest to the shore. I see that they are hurrying some movement with all their might, replied the midshipman, watching with realistic human face mask the most intense interest the operations of the enemy. Sampson, get out half a dozen sixty pound, solid shot, and put them on the plankshear, twenty feet apart. Take all hands with you, and hurry up. 130 The oiler asked no questions, though he might have been excused for wondering what the young commander intended to do with shot without powder. In a few minutes the shot were in place, as Christy had directed. The midshipman was watching with all his eyes the movement of the enemy, and, as the Bellevite approached the position of the wreck, the boat darted out from the other side of her. It began to be exciting for the middy, loaded with the responsibility of the safety of the steamer, though he seemed to be as cool as Boxie himself, who had seen some sea fights in his day. 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Our ancestors believed that he could fascinate any one with his glance, lure them after him, and then devour them that he changed his sex every year that he could transform himself into a comely youth, and thus beguile young maidens off into the woods to be eaten up that he could imitate the human voice perfectly that it was his custom to conceal himself near a house, listen until the name of one of the family should be mentioned, then call out as if for assistance, pronouncing the name he had heard, and imitating the cries of one in distress. This would bring out the person called, who of course on reaching the spot would find only a fierce hyena ready to devour him Strange as it may seem, all these absurd stories were once very generally believed, and, strange as it may seem in me to say, not one of them but has some foundation. Exaggerated as they are, they all owe their origin to natural facts. At present I shall refer to only two of these. 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