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Of course, none of them saw him, but his angry growl told them that it was so. He did not show himself, however, and was again silent. Swartboy now drew the string taut, first felt it with a steady pull and then, satisfied of its strength, gave it a stronger jerk, trader joes face mask and brought the door to. The latch acted beautifully, and the door remained shut even after the strain was taken off the cord. To have opened the door now the lion must have had the sagacity to lift the latch, or else must have broken through the thick, strong planks neither of which was to be feared. But the window still remained open, and through it the lion could easily leap out. Swartboy, of course, designed closing it in the same manner as he had done the door. But now arose a particular danger. He had only one piece of cord. That was attached to the arrow that still stuck fast. How was he to detach and get possession of it There appeared to be no other way but by going up to the door and cutting it from the shaft. In this lay the danger for, should trader joes face mask the lion perceive him and rush out by the window, it would be all over with the Bushman. Like most of his race, Swartboy was more cunning than brave though he was far from being a coward. Still he was by no eye makeup primer means inclined at that moment to go up to the door of the kraal. The angry growls from within would have made a stouter heart than Swartboy s quail with fear. In this dilemma Hendrik came to his relief. Hendrik had conceived a way of getting possession of the string, without going near the door Calling to Swartboy to be on his guard, he rode within thirty yards of the entrance but on the other side from where Swartboy was and there haltednimbleness with which the brutes moved about rendered it difficult to take aim at any one of them and all knew that powder and lead were too precious to be wasted on a flying shot. Emboldened by their success, the hyenas had now drawn nearer, and in a moment more would have made a general can you wash disposable mask charge upon the scaffolds of flesh, and, no doubt, would have succeeded in carrying off a large quantity of it. But just then it occurred to Von Bloom that it would be best to lay aside their guns and remedy the mistake they had made, by putting the biltongue out of reach. If they did not do so, they would either have to remain awake all night and guard it, or else lose every string of it. How was it to be put out of reach At first they thought of collecting it into a heap and stowing it away in the wagon. That would not only be an unpleasant job, but it would interfere with their sleeping quarters. An alternative, however, presented itself. They saw that if the scaffolds were only high enough, the meat might be easily hung so as to be out of reach of the hyenas. The only question was, how to place the cross poles a little higher. In the darkness they could not obtain a new set of uprights, and therein lay the difficulty. How were they to get over it Hans had the credit of suggesting a way and that was, to take out some of the uprights, splice them to the others, with the forked ends uppermost, and then rest the horizontal poles on the upper forks. That would give a scaffold tall enough to hang the meat beyond the reach of either jackals or hyenas. Hans s suggestion was at once adopted. Half of the uprights were taken up and spliced against the others so as to raise their forks full twelve feet in the air and then the cross poles were rested over their tops. By standing upon one of the wagon chests, Von Bloom was able to fling the strips of meat over the horizontal poles, and in such a manner that it hung mint face mask only a few inches down, and was now quite beyond the reach of the ravenous brutes. When the business was finished, the party resumed their station under the shadow of the tree, intending to watch for a while, and see how the wolfish intruders would act. They had not long to watch. In less than five minutes the troop approached the biltongue, howling, and gibbering, and laughing, as before only this time uttering peculiar cries, as if to express disappointment. 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aped from the lips of the young girl, as she saw the springbok rise high into the air, and leap far and clear over the coiled reptile. The antelope had observed the snake in time, and saved itself by one of those tremendous bounds, such as only a springbok can make. The fond creature, having passed the danger, now ran on to its mistress, and stood with its big shining eyes bent upon her inquiringly. But the cry that Tr uuml ey had uttered had summoned another individual. To her horror, she now saw little Jan running down the slope, and coming directly upon the path where the cobra lay coiled Chapter Forty Five. The Serpent Eater. Jan s danger was imminent. He was rushing impetuously forward upon the coiled serpent. He knew not that it was before him. No warning would reach him in time to stay his haste. In another moment he would be on the narrow path, and then no power could save him from the deadly bite. It would be impossible for him to leap aside or over the reptile, as the antelope had done for even then Tr uuml ey had noticed that the cobra had darted its long neck several feet upwards. It would be certain to reach little Jan, perhaps, coil itself around him. Jan would be lost For some moments Tr uuml ey was speechless. Terror had robbed her of the power of speech. She could only scream, and fling her arms wildly about. But these demonstrations, instead of warning Jan of the danger, only rendered it the more certain. He connected the cries which Tr uuml ey now uttered with that which had first summoned him. She was in some trouble he knew not what but as she continued to scream, he believed that something had attacked her. A snake he thought it might be but whatever it was, his first impulse was to hurry up to her rescue. He could trader joes face mask do no good until close to her and, therefore, he did not think of halting until he should reach the spot where she stood. Her screams, therefore, and the wild gestures that accompanied them, only caused trader joes face mask him to run the faster and as his eyes were bent anxiously on Tr uuml ey, there was not the slightest hope that he would perceive the serpent until he had either trodden upon it, or felt its fatal bite. Tr uuml ey uttered one last cry of warning, pronouncing at the same time the words O, brother back The snake the snake The words were uttered in vain. Jan heard them, but did not comprehend their meaning. He heard the word snake. He was expecting as much it had attacked Tr uuml ey and although he did not see it, it was no doubt wound about her body. He hurried on. Already he was within six paces of the dread reptile, that had erected its lo.y the captain and the engineers, sir. This man with me is Dave, and he was a steward on board of the Teaser. He has given me valuable information, and I have not regarded him as a prisoner, replied the lieutenant. I understand, said the commander, with a smile, as he saw the yellow hue of the steward s face. We will not regard him as a prisoner. But you may send the others on board. Captain Folkner was in no better humor than before, and a berth in the steerage was assigned to 260 him. The other prisoners were sent on board, and Captain Breaker had ordered Christy to anchor the prize near the Bellevite. I don t feel as though I had quite finished my work, said Christy, as he walked towards the gangway to obey the order. What more is there to do asked the commander. It would take me a little time to tell the story of my trip into the bay, sir, and I think you would not understand what more is to be done until you have heard it, replied Christy. Then I will hear you before you anchor the Teaser, said the captain, leading the way to his cabin. The lieutenant narrated the events of his trip across Santa Rosa Island. trader joes face mask Captain Breaker was not a little amused at his scheme to get rid of the portion of the crew of the privateer before he captured her. I never suspected that you were the possessor of so much audacity, Christy, said he, when the lieutenant had put him in possession of all the facts. I did not know that I had more than my fair 261 share, sir, and I don t know what I have done that is at all audacious, replied Christy, very trader joes face mask meekly. It is a very dark and foggy night, but I don t believe that I have another officer who would have cheek enough to pretend to be a chamomile face mask pilot in Pensacola Bay, and to be in possession of the guard boat at the same time. Captain Folkner put the idea into my head, and I think I should have been an idiot not to make use of it, considering the nature of my mission on board of the Teaser. It is a wonder that no one knew you were not wool face mask Gilder. The men in the guard boat did not expose me, and admitted by their silence that I was the person I claimed to be, replied Christy, with a twinkle of the eyes. Your scheme would have failed ninety nine times out of a hundred. If it had failed, I had force enough disposable breathing masks for dust to clean out the enemy on board, so that I ran no risk but I was ordered to avoid a fight, and I did so, argued Christy. You were exceedingly fortunate and the next 262 time you try such a trick, it may lead you into a rebel prison. It was not my fault that the ship s company of the Teaser were at issue among themselves, and I should have been an imbecile.icted this. All had seen the galactic star clouds from outside planetary atmosphere. It seems to me, speaking as an amateur in your fields, gentlemen, said Mitsuitei, trader joes face mask that the mere discovery of an intelligent creature in the Viridian fossil deposits would, on the basis of our present knowledge of the mechanisms of evolution, strongly support the idea that this world was stocked from others. I realize that our knowledge may not be sufficient to justify us in that conclusion. But it is certainly not great enough to justify any other. You seem to have something there, Take, admitted Krendall. If this thing does turn out to have room for a brain in its skull, I suppose the next ten conventions of the Interstellar Archaeological Society, or whatever you call it, will be meeting at Emeraude. I shouldn t be at all surprised. So far, my profession and yours have not overlapped, due to a considerable factor of difference in the time spans covered. But it is just possible that we would be holding joint meetings, in the event you describe. This meeting is changing from discussion to speculation, Lampert said drily. I would be the last to decry the value of imagination but actually we are as likely to face the need for entirely new hypotheses as the result of our work here, as to find support for any now in existence. I can speculate with the best of you, but for goodness sake let s not take any speculation too seriously. I don t trader joes face mask really believe that some big headed descendants of Ndomi s fossil are listening in on me right now Even Sulewayo admitted that this was rather unlikely, and the conversation turned to trader joes face mask other matters until darkness fell. No one had trouble sleeping. The loud drumming of the rain on the metal roof meant nothing to field workers with their experience. If anything, the sound was soothing, giving a perpetual reminder that there was a roof. Such protection is not always available, in that line of work The Felodon seemed to have lost its traveling propensity. Once more it went out into the utter darkness solely to get a meal. It accomplished this as quickly as ever, though its eyes must have been useless and the hiss and rumble of falling water drowned and buried any sounds which would have been useful in tracking. Back in the same lair, full fed, it drowsed once more. chapter 7 Mitsuitei had been almost right in his prediction that the pit would be full of water. Only the fact that the land sloped a trifle they were not right on top of the little hill had saved it. As it was, several feet of water were in the bottom, and a good deal of mud had washed in from.
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So stood the little party under the tall durion tree, regarding the ascent of Saloo. Chapter Fifteen. Something Sharp. The Malay had ascended, as already said, to within ten or twelve feet from the lower limbs of the tree, and was still engaged driving in his pegs and binding on the upright bamboo to continue his ascent, when all at once he was seen to start and abruptly suspend operations. At the same time an exclamation escaped his lips, in a low tone, but seemingly in accents of alarm. They all looked up apprehensively, and also started away from the tree for they expected to see him come tumbling down in their midst. But no he was still standing firm upon the last made round of the ladder, and in an erect attitude, as if he had no fear of falling. With one hand he held the axe, the other gently grasping the upright bamboo that served him for a support. Instead of looking down to them, to call out or claim their assistance, they saw that his eyes were turned upward and fixed, as if on some object directly over his head. It did not appear to be among the branches of the durion, but as if in the trunk of the tree and in the interval of silence that succeeded his first quick exclamation, they could hear a hissing sound, such as might proceed from the throat of a goose when some stranger intrudes upon the domain of the farmyard. As it was carried down the smooth stem of the durion, which acted as a conductor, the spectators underneath guessed it was not a goose, but some creature of a less innocent kind. A snake, be japers was the conjecture that dropped from the ship carpenter s lips, while the same thought occurred simultaneously to the others for they could think of no living thing, other than a serpent, capable of sending forth such a sibilant so.though the fortunes of war are against you. Now, perhaps you will not object to answering a question or two, in which there can be no treason. I must be my own judge of the questions, replied the major, rather haughtily. Certainly, sir and I shall not insist upon your answering any question. Was any one on board of the Vampire killed in this affair 144 No one was disposable surgical mask killed. Were any wounded I am sorry to say that three were injured by the falling of the pieces of the walking beam. Seriously Two slightly, and one severely. Thank you, major. Of course, I am not informed of the fate of those in the boat when it was sunk, added the prisoner. I think no one was badly hurt in that part of the affair, said Christy. Perhaps it will be of interest to you to know that Private Passford, formerly of my command, was the one who was severely wounded on board of the Vampire. Corny exclaimed Mrs. Passford. I am sorry to say that he was struck on the shoulder by a fragment of the machinery, replied the major, very politely, as he bowed low to the lady. Poor Corny ejaculated Miss Florry. Is he very badly wounded, Major Pierson I do not know how seriously, but I am afraid he cannot use that shoulder for a long time. 145 replied the prisoner, fixing a look of admiration upon her, as if he were glad to have the privilege of looking at her without causing any remark. I am so sorry for him. Corny was always real good to me when I have been at Glenfield, added the fair girl, and she actually shed some sympathetic tears as she thought of snowboarding face mask his wounded shoulder. Can we not do something for him, mother I shall be very glad to have him removed to the house, and I will take care of him till he gets well. I don t know whether this can be done or not. Perhaps Major Pierson can inform me. If your kind hearts prompt you to do this for one who is in arms against the government, I have no doubt it can be managed. He can give his parole, and that will make trader joes face mask it all right. He is my nephew, and I would do as much for him as I would for my own son, replied Mrs. Passford heartily. And I as much as I would for my brother, added Miss Florry. Everything was pleasant so far, though all the Passfords were worried about poor Corny, who had been with the ladies only the evening before. CHAPTER XIII AFTER THE BATTLE It was six o clock in the morning when the Bellevite let go her anchor off Twentieth Street, as the young commander decided to do after some consultation with Paul Vapoor, who was his senior in years if not in wisdom. He did not suppose the steamer would be allowed to anchor at what type of disposable mask is good for cleaning out a moldy basement the Navy Yard without orders to t.