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ing so. He had not the same risk to run in getting through the blockading fleet that Captain Lonley would have had, and he promptly decided to take his chances without waiting for a dark and foggy night. turmeric face mask to lighten skin A boat came off from the inner side of the fort, and Christy ordered Flint to bring her to. The permit to pass the forts was in due form, and signed by the proper officials. The officer in the boat examined it carefully by the light of a lantern, and declared that he was satisfied with it. Then he asked some questions, which the acting commander of the Judith answered. The toughest inquiry he made was as to how he expected to get through the blockaders in a clear night like that. Christy assured him that he had a plan which he was confident would feline coronavirus test kit carry him through without difficulty. The schooner filled away again, and passed through the main channel and in another hour she was in the midst of the union fleet. There was a rattling of drums, a hissing of steam, and energetic commands heard as soon as the Judith 344 was made out in the darkness, and doubtless a vision of prize money flitted through the brains of officers and seamen. But Christy soon impaired the vividness of these fancies by ordering the foresail of the schooner to be taken in, and then the fore topmast staysail. The expectant ships companies were not willing to believe that the vessel had come out for the purpose of surrendering. Schooner, ahoy shouted the officer of a boat sent off by the nearest blockader. What vessel is that The Judith, prize to the United States steamer Bellevite, replied Christy, Kindly inform me where the Bellevite lies. In another half hour, Christy had dropped his anchor a cable s length from the Bellevite. Instructing Flint to ascertain the condition of Lonley, the lieutenant went on board of her to make his report, using the boat they had captured at Mobile, pulled by two of the negroes. I have come on board, Captain Breaker, said Christy, as he met the commander, who had come on deck at the alarm. I see you have, replied the captain, grasping him by the hand. I have been terribly worried about you, Christy. 345 I am all right, sir and so is Mr. Flint, who was with me. We have brought off a schooner of two hundred tons, loaded with cotton, continued Christy, as modestly as the circumstances would permit. I am very anxious to dreamwear cpap full face mask hear your report, Mr. Passford, said the commander. Excuse me, sir, but the captain of that schooner is badly wounded, and needs Dr. Linscott as soon as possible. The surgeon was sent disposible vs washable masks on board of the Judith. As Paul Vapoor caught a sight of the returned thi.wo candles. Christy repeated what he had said, and was careful not to give the steward too much to remember. As soon as the matter was fully understood, the middy mounted his horse, and they proceeded on their mission down the river. After they had ridden about three miles, Mr. Watts insisted that the steamer was coming, and that it was the Vampire. I don t see anything, added Christy. 102 Neither do I but I know that the Vampire is coming up the river. If you listen, you will hear a hoarse puffing ov/ag disposable half mask respirator and nothing but that old ark could make such a wheezy noise, replied the steward. The middy heard it and was satisfied. CHAPTER IX THE APPROACH OF THE VAMPIRE The Vampire, as the steward had no doubt it was, could not be less than a mile distant from the spot where the two horsemen had halted in the road. Christy was very familiar with this portion of the river, turmeric face mask to lighten skin and after he had listened a few moments, he was satisfied from the direction of the sound he heard, that a mile was very nearly the exact distance. The approaching steamer had to come around a small bend, the arc of which made just a mile. 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Perhaps I am a coward, but I am afraid to do that, replied the midshipman, thoughtfully. We all know that you are no coward, Christy, and if you don t send a shot into the Vampire, it will not be because you are afraid. Although I know the river as well as any pilot in this vicinity, I should not dare to run the Bellevite at full speed around such a bend as the one off this spot, Christy explained. We have not above half a dozen trained sailors who know how to handle a cutlass on board, and all the others will be needed in working the steamer. The coal passers would be good seaweed face mask for nothing in repelling boarders. 105 You think Captain Carbonee.came home but I had not time to go to the ship. For some of my own affairs I turmeric face mask to lighten skin have had three agents in England. I wrote them some time 162 ago to obtain all the information they could in regard to vessels, especially steamers, that cleared for any ports of the British Possessions near the United States, continued Captain Passford, taking a letter from his pocket. Two weeks ago an iron steamer sailed from a port in Ireland for the Bermudas. This letter will tell you all about it, and you will hand it to Captain Breaker, and give him my explanation. The midshipman put the letter into his pocket without reading it. In his chamber he looked it over, and found that it meant business, and he was delighted with the idea of having something to do before he reached the port for which the ship was bound, for the inactivity of the blockade was not wholly to his mind. He slept as soundly as usual, for already he had come to regard war as the business in which he was engaged, and he had but little sickly sentiment over it. It was a tearful parting with his mother and sister before he took the train with his father, and it was a sad one with his father when he went off to the turmeric face mask to lighten skin Bellevite in the boat. But neither of them shed any tears, for both felt that they were turmeric face mask to lighten skin called upon to discharge their duty to their country. 163 Captain Breaker had always trained his officers and seamen to perform their duty in conformity with the discipline of the navy so far as it was practicable to do so, and consequently his ship s company were very nearly at home from the beginning of the voyage. He had received his sealed orders, and at noon the Bellevite went down the bay on her mission to the South, though no one on board knew where the ship was bound. The crew had been re enforced by as many men as she had usually carried, and the first day was a very busy one in putting everything in order. Christy had handed the letter his father had given him to the captain, and after dinner he spoke of it. Did you read this letter, Mr. Passford asked the captain. I did, sir my father told me to read it, replied Christy. It appears that a very fast steamer loaded with a valuable cargo sailed from Belfast eleven days ago, clearing for the Bermudas. We shall all be very happy to pay our respects to her but I can say nothing till I have opened my orders to morrow, said Captain Breaker. If she sailed eleven days ago from Belfast, she 164 ought to be well up with the Bermudas, if she is as fast as represented, sir, added Christy, hoping the orders would permit the Bellevite to look out for the Killbright, as she was cal.
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I said Is that you, Christy And you said Yes. Of course I did What else could I say after you had told the enemy just how to proceed. You could not have expected any other answer. I suppose I was very stupid but I hope no harm has been done, for they have not got the steamer yet, added Sampson, very much disconcerted at the blunder he had made, though an older officer than Christy might have had more charity for the ship keeper. Seen in broad daylight, there was no striking resemblance between Corny and Christy, though they were of about the same size, and had some traits in common. As Corny and his companions came in the Florence, it was not very strange that Sampson should take it for granted that Christy was one of the evening visitors. The voices of the two cousins were not unlike, and the sound was all he had to guide his judgment. Then he was not in the enemy s country, and he could hardly have been on the lookout for an enemy several miles up the river. Certainly no harm has been done, Sampson 83 but it is yet to be decided whether or not the Bellevite is to go into the navy of the United States or the navy of the Confederate States, added Christy, leaving the engine room. If we have snuffed the whole thing, I don t believe this steamer will ever wear anything but the Stars and Stripes, said Sampson stoutly and there could be no doubt in regard to his loyalty, judging from his speech, though that is not always to be trusted in time of war. Bellevite, ahoy shouted some one at the foot of the accommodation steps. Have they come again so soon asked Sampson, as he rushed to the rail. It is only a small canoe. Is Christy on turmeric face mask to lighten skin board called the visitor alongside. That is M.passing in the channel made his boat roll heavily for a moment, with the forward part of the bottom resting on the sand. For the want of turmeric face mask to lighten skin something better to think of, he began to put conundrums to himself in the absence of any other person to perplex with them. What was the gentleman that wanted to buy a steamer in Nassau doing up the Hudson This was the 76 principal one he could not answer it. He gave it up as the French have it, he had to throw his tongue to the dogs, having no use for it in this connection. But while he was dreaming of the possible mission of the stranger, he heard voices on the beach. Not deeming it wise to show himself, he rolled off the cushion upon the floor of the standing room, and then fixed himself in a position where he could see and hear what passed between the speakers. He could see without being seen. It did not require a second look for him to decide that the second person on the beach was Major Pierson, though his companion called him Mulgate. If Christy had been interested before, he was excited now. The two speakers were within earshot of the ots guardian full face mask boat, and in the stillness of the scene he could hear every word that was said. In a few moments he was in full possession of the statements of the captain and the major in regard to their intentions and it appeared that the gentleman he had seen in Nassau still desired to obtain a steamer. Before it was dark, Christy was astonished to behold his cousin Corny on the other side of the 77 fence and he readily understood that he was to take part in the enterprise in hand. As yet the listener had obtained but little more than the information in regard to the intention of the visitors. When he found that they were disposed to take possession of the Florence, and make their visit to the Bellevite in her, the skipper retired from the standing room of the boat to the cabin, where he locked the door, and put the key in his pocket. When he realized that they really meant to come on board, he crawled into the space under the starboard berth, and arranged the sail so that it would conceal him in case the intruders pushed their investigation into the cabin. When he had completed his preparations, he was quite satisfied that he should not be discovered. The trio came on board, and Christy fixed himself so that he could hear every word that was said, for there was a small opening under the berth through which the superfluous length of a pair of oars could be thrust when not in use. Christy, without the remotest suspicion on the part of the plotters that they could be heard by any living being, and especially no.