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The latter quality he obtained by a careful choice of the bamboos that were to serve as shafts the former requisite he secured by thickly bedding it with the lopped off leaves, and adding an upper stratum of cotton, obtained from a species of bombyx growing close at hand, and soft as the down of the eider duck. Reclining upon this easy couch, borne upon its long shafts of elastic bamboo, Saloo at one end and Murtagh at the other, Helen was transported like a queen through the supreme neoprene face mask forest she had lately traversed as a captive in a manner so strange and perilous. Before the sun had set, they once more looked upon its cheering light, its last declining rays falling upon her pale face as she was set down upon the shore of the lake, beside that same tree from which she had taken her involuntary departure. Chapter Thirty Seven. The Journey Continued. The captain s daughter, with the natural vigour of youth, soon recovered from the slight injuries she had sustained in her singular journey through the maze of boughs. The previous perils of shipwreck, and the various hairbreadth escapes through which she had more recently passed, made her last danger all the lighter to bear for by these her child s spirit had become steeled to endurance, and her courage was equal to that of a full grown cthulhu face mask woman. Otherwise the fearful situation in which she had been placed, if leaving life, might have deprived her of reason. As it happened, no serious misfortune had befallen, and with Helen s strength and spirits both fully restored, her companions were supreme neoprene face mask able on the third day to resume their overland journey. And, still more, they started with a fresh supply of provisions enough to last them for many long days. Captain Redwood and Saloo in their hunting excursion had been very.a drum on the shore. There you are, lieutenant, said the captain with a smile. When you are ready to go ahead, don t wait on my account, for I will go on board of the ship. But what is the drum for asked the lieutenant, who was in the dark in his turn. I am not much of a sailor, lieutenant, but I have sent a drummer to follow the shore to the west end of the island, and you will know by the racket he makes where the island is, and how far off it is, replied the army officer. I am much obliged to you, Captain Westover that will be a safe guide for me, said Christy, as he rang to go ahead. He gave out the course west by north, and he thought he should be able to keep within hail of the island, though, as he could see nothing, it would be difficult to tell when he reached the northwest corner of it. If he continued on this course too long, he was likely to scrape acquaintance with Fort McRae, for there would be nothing in the soundings to indicate the approach to this dangerous neighbor. 255 Nothing more was heard of the guard boat, though the section of artillery continued to discharge shells into the fog for a short time. On the other side of the bay Fort Barrancas kept up its fire at long intervals, and Fort Pickens could not reply without the danger of putting a shot into the Teaser after her recent reformation. The steamer kept on her course at half speed but in ten minutes the sound of the drum fell astern of her, when the drummer could go no farther. Heave over the wheel, Beeks, said Christy. Then he rang the bell to go ahead at full speed. CHAPTER XXIII ANOTHER NIGHT EXPEDITION With the drum still beating on the shore, the Teaser rounded the northwestern point of the island, when the wheel was heaved over. Christy was entirely confident in regard to disposal of bentonite clay mask the navigation, for he had steered the Bellevite through the same channel when on an excursion a year before. But he had daylight and sunshine at all natural face mask that time instead of fog and gloom as on the present occasion. Buoy on the starboard, sir reported the leadsman on that side. Buoy on the port hand cried the man on the other side, a minute later. We are all right, added the lieutenant. We are between the middle ground and the island. The buoy on the port is the southwest point of the island. The Bellevite was not the only man of war that lay off Pensacola, for the Brooklyn and other vessels 257 were there to assist in the defence of Fort Pickens, which the enemy were determined to capture oxygen face masks if possible. The government had done everything within its means to hold the fort, though an army of about ten thousand men had been gather.
e field cornet. Should the wind veer round to the west, to a certainty the locusts would cover his land in the morning, and the result peel off face mask would be the total destruction of his crops. Perhaps worse than that. Perhaps the whole vegetation around for fifty miles or more might be destroyed and then how would his cattle be fed It would be no easy matter even to save their lives. They might perish before he could drive them to any other pasturage Such a thing was by no means uncommon or improbable. In the history of the Cape colony many a boor had lost his flocks hydrocolloid face mask in this very way. No wonder there was anxiety that night in the kraal of the field cornet. At intervals Von Bloom went out to ascertain whether there was any change in the wind. Up to a late hour he could perceive none. A gentle breeze still blew from the north from the great Kalihari desert whence, no doubt, the locusts had come. The moon was bright, and her light gleamed over the host of insects that darkly covered the plain. The roar of the lion could be heard mingling with the shrill scream of the jackal and the maniac laugh of the hyena. All these beasts, and many more, were enjoying a plenteous repast. Perceiving no change in the wind, Von Bloom became less uneasy, and they all conversed freely about the locusts. Swartboy took a leading part in this conversation, as he was better acquainted with the subject than any of them. It was far from being the first flight of locusts Swartboy had seen, and many a bushel of them had he eaten. It was natural to suppose, therefore, that he knew a good deal about them. He knew not whence they came. That was a point about which Swartboy had never troubled himself. The learned Hans supreme neoprene face mask offered an explanation of their origin. They come from the desert, said he. The eggs from which they are produced, are deposited in the sands or dust where they lie until rain falls, and causes the herbage to spring up. Then the locusts are hatched, and in their first stage are supported upon this herbage. When it becomes exhausted, they are compelled to go in search of food. Hence these migrations, as they are supreme neoprene face mask called. This explanation seemed clear enough. Now I have heard, said Hendrik, of farmers kindling fires around their crops to keep off the locusts. I can t see how fires would keep them off not even if a regular fence of fire were made all round a field. These creatures have wings, and could easily fly over the fires. The fires, replied Hans, are kindled, in order that the smoke may prevent them from alighting but the locusts to which these accounts usually refer are without wings, called voetga.terposed the steward. But you have not reported upon the condition of the enemy after the shot hit the Vampire, Mr. Watts, said Christy, impatiently. The shot struck her walking beam, smashed it all to pieces, and cleaned it off completely. Of 123 course, that disabled her. Very likely some of the party on board of the Vampire are hurt, for the pieces did not all drop into the water. Now, in regard to the ladies suggested the midshipman. It is for you to decide, Mr. Passford, whether or not the enemy are likely to renew the attempt to capture the steamer. But it seemed to me, whether they do anything more or not, it is not quite safe for the supreme neoprene face mask ladies to be alone in the house with the servants, for these fellows will be prowling about here in either case. I would not stay in the house for all the world protested Miss Florry and probably she thought that one of the prowlers would be Major Pierson. You are quite right, Mr. Watts I was not as thoughtful as you were, replied Christy, who took in the situation with this suggestion. What were they doing on board of the Vampire, Mr. Watts I did not wait to observe their movements, but facemasks the boat began to drift down the river. Beg pardon, Mr. Passford, but the ship is swinging around, and supreme neoprene face mask you will not be able to use 124 that gun as it points now, said Boxie, touching his hat to the young commander. Stand by your engine, Paul we will get under way at once. Boxie, cast off the cable, and let it run out. You buoyed it, did you not said Christy, with a sudden renewal of energy, as he hastened to the pilot house, where Beeks and Thayer had been sent before. I buoyed the cable, sir, replied the sheet anchorman. Then cast it off. Sampson, open the cabin for the ladies, added Christy, as he disappeared in the pilot house. But the ladies preferred to go into the engine room. CHAPTER XI THE BATTLE ALONGSIDE THE BELLEVITE The signal lights at the bend of the river had burned out, and nothing could be seen in that direction. The turn of the tide had carried the wreck of the Vampire, if she was a wreck, down the stream, and beyond what the steward had reported, nothing was known in regard to her. Mr. Watts possessed himself of the single fact that her walking beam had been carried away by the shot, and he had not waited to ascertain anything more. She was disabled, and he had been instructed to hasten up the river as soon as supreme neoprene face mask he had assured himself of this fact, and made the signal. As the extent of the calamity to the enemy was unknown, the young commander began to have some painful doubts in regard to the immediate future. He had given the orde.scaffolds, and commenced leaping up to try the height. After several attempts, springing each time as high as they were able, supreme neoprene face mask they appeared to grow discouraged and no doubt would in time have imitated the fox with the grapes, and gone quietly supreme neoprene face mask away. But Von Bloom, indignant at being roused after such a fashion, from his pleasant rest, was determined to take some revenge upon his tormenters so he whispered the word to the others, and a volley was delivered from behind the tree. The unexpected discharge caused a quick scattering of both hyenas and jackals, and the pattering of their numerous feet could be heard as they ran off. When the ground under the scaffold was examined, two of the larger of these ravenous quadrupeds, and one of the smaller, were found to have bitten the dust. Swartboy had discharged his arrow along disposable face mask with the guns, and it was he that had slain the jackal, for the poisoned shaft was seen sticking between the animal s ribs. The guns were again loaded, the party took their stations as before but, although they waited another half hour, neither hyena nor jackal made their appearance. They had not gone far away, however, as their wild music testified but the reason they did not return was, that they had now discovered the half carcass of the elephant that lay in the lake, and upon that they were making their supper. Their plunging in the water could be distinctly heard from the camp, and during the whole night they quarrelled and growled, and laughed and yelled, as they gorged themselves on their ample prey. Of course Von Bloom and his people did not sit up all night to listen to this medley of noises. As soon as they perceived that the brutes were not likely to come any more near the camp, they laid aside their weapons, returned to their respective sleeping places, and were all soon buried in the sweet slumber that follows a day of healthy exercise. Chapter Twenty Three. Stalking the Ourebi. Next morning the hyenas and jackals had disappeared from the scene, and, to the surprise of all, not a particle of flesh was left upon the bones of the elephant. There lay the huge skeleton picked clean, the bones even polished white by the rough tongues of the hyenas. Nay, still stranger to relate, two of the horses these poor brutes had been long since left to themselves, had been pulled down during the night, and their skeletons lay at a short distance from the camp as cleanly picked as that of the elephant All this was evidence of the great number of ravenous creatures that must have their home in that quarter, evidence, too, that game animals abounded, for where t.
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Your people have not been as fortunate to day with their gunnery practice as on supreme neoprene face mask that occasion, suggested the captain. Now, Captain Carboneer, will you kindly inform me in regard to the status of this vessel Is she a naval vessel, or simply a blockade runner She is both and I am sorry for your sake to inform you that you are a prisoner of war. I supposed I was. Perhaps you will be willing to inform me what became of Major Pierson and Corny Passford the latter a cousin of yours, I believe Like myself, the major is a prisoner of war. Corny was injured in the disaster to the Vampire, as you are aware he is also a prisoner, but on parole, remaining at my father s house to be healed. I have to regret to day more than ever before 189 that we failed to capture the Bellevite, for I find that she is even faster than the Yazoo, added the captain. The Yazoo Formerly the Killbright, but now the Yazoo. At this moment an officer came up and spoke to Captain Carboneer. As both of them looked aft, Christy did the same, and, after studying the speck he saw on the ocean, he was satisfied that it was the Bellevite, coming down upon the Yazoo with all her speed. CHAPTER XVII A SATISFACTORY ORDER Whatever had happened to the Bellevite, it was plain enough now to Christy that she had repaired the injury, for the speck in the distance was assuming the form of a steamer. The discovery was not calculated to fan the hopes of Captain Carboneer and his officers, though the two unionists on board of the Yazoo were elated. The chase was continued till the middle of the afternoon, when the Bellevite opened fire with her heavy midship gun. Mr. Passford, your ship has opened fire upon us, and I will not compel you to expose yourself to it, said Captain Carboneer, as one of.nimal is esteemed superior to the calf of the white rhinoceros, whereas the black varieties never grow fat, and their flesh is tough and unpalatable. The horns of all four are used by the natives for many purposes, being solid, of fine texture, and susceptible of a high polish. Out of the longer horns the natives manufacture knobkerries clubs , and loading rods for their guns. The shorter ones afford material for mallets, drinking cups, handles for small tools, and the like. In Abyssinia, and other parts of Northern Africa, where swords are in use, sword hilts are made from the horns of the rhinoceros. The hide is also used for different purposes, among others for making the whips known as jamboks, though hippopotamus hide is superior. The skin of the African rhinoceros, as already stated, is without the plaits, folds, and scutellae, that characterise its Asiatic congener, yet it is far from being a soft one. It is so thick and difficult to pierce, that a bullet of ordinary lead will sometimes flatten upon it. To ensure its penetrating, the lead must be hardened with solder. The rhinoceros, though not a water animal, like the hippopotamus, is nevertheless fond of that element, and is rarely found at a great distance from it. All four kinds love to lie and wallow in mud, just as hogs in a summer s day and they are usually seen coated all over with this substance. During the day they may be supreme neoprene face mask observed lying down or standing under the shade of some thick mimosa tree, either asleep or in a state of easy indolence and it is during the night that they wander about in search of food and water. If approached from the lee side they can easily be got at, as their small sparkling eyes do not serve them how often can i use a face mask well. On the contrary, if the hunter go to windward, they will scent him at a great distance, as their sense of smell is most acute. If their eyes were only as keen as their nostrils, it would be a dangerous game to attack them, for they can run with sufficient rapidity to overtake a horse in the first charge. In charging and running, the black variety far excels the white. They are easily avoided, however, by the hunter springing quickly to one side, and letting them rush blindly on. The black rhinoceros is about six feet high at the shoulder, and full thirteen in length while the white kinds are far larger. The kobaoba is full seven feet high, and fourteen in length No wonder that an animal of these extraordinary dimensions was at first sight taken for the elephant. In fact, the kobaoba rhinoceros is the quadruped next to the elephant in size and with his great muzzle full eighteen.