Face Mask Brush Wholesale the forest in search of fruits or roots, had strayed close to their camp under the fig tree. He came too close for his own safety a face mask brush wholesale bullet from Captain Redwood s rifle having put an abrupt stop to his rootings. Butchered in proper scientific fashion, he not only afforded them food for the time in the shape of pork chops, roast ribs, and the like but gave them a couple of hams, which, half cooked and cured by smoking, could be carried as a sure supply upon the journey. And so provisioned, they at length determined on commencing it, taking with them such articles of the wreck salvage as could be conveniently transferred, and might prove beneficial. Bidding adieu to the pinnace, the dear old craft which had so safely carried them through the dangers of the deep, they embarked on a voyage of a very different kind, in the courses of which they were far less skilled, and of whose tracks and perils face mask brush wholesale they were even more apprehensive. But they had no other alternative. To remain on the eastern coast of Borneo would be to stay there for ever. They could not entertain the slightest hope of any ship appearing off shore to rescue them. A vessel so showing itself would be, in all probability, a prau filled with bloodthirsty pirates, who would either kill or make captives of them, and afterwards sell them into slavery and a slavery from which no civilised power could redeem them, as no civilised man might ever see them in their chains. It was from knowing this terrible truth that Captain Redwood had resolved upon crossing the great island overland at that part where he supposed it to be narrowest, the neck lying between its face mask brush wholesale eastern coast and the old Malayan town of Bruni on the west, adjacent to the islet of Labuan, where he knew an English settlement was situated. In pursuance of this determination, he struck camp, and moved forward into a forest of unknown paths and mysterious perils. Chapter Twenty Two. Across Country. In undertaking the journey across Borneo, Captain Redwood knew there would be many difficulties to encounter, as well as dangers. There was first the great distance, which could not be much less than two hundred and fifty miles, even if they should succeed in making it in a straight line as the crow flies. But, no doubt, obstructions would present themselves along the route to cause many a d tour. Still this was an obstacle which time would overcome. At the rate of ten miles a day, it would be conquered in a month and if two months should have to be spent, it would not be a very formidable hardship, considering that it was a journey overtaken to carry them through a.expression. The ape could still be seen through the foliage ascending to the top of the tree but Captain Redwood felt that the rifle he held in his hands, though sure of aim and fatal in effect, was of no more use than if it had been a piece of wood. Saloo had the same feeling in regard to his blow gun. The rifle might send a deadly bullet through the skull of the gorilla, and the latter pierce its body with an arrow that would carry a quick spreading poison through its veins. But to what purpose, even though they could be certain of killing it Its death would be also the death of the child. She was still living, and apparently unhurt for they could see her moving, and hear her voice, as she was carried onward and upward in that face mask brush wholesale horrible embrace. Captain Redwood dared not send a bullet nor Saloo an arrow. Slight as the chances were of saving the girl, either would have made them slighter. A successful shot of the rifle or puff of the blow gun would be as fatal to the abducted as the abductor and the former, with or without the latter, would be certain to fall to the foot of the tree. It was a hundred feet sheer from the point which the ape had attained to the ground. The child would not only be killed, but crushed to a shapeless mass. Ah me what a terrible scene for face mask brush wholesale her father What a spectacle for him to contemplate And as he stood in unutterable agony, his companions gathered around, all helpless and irresolute as to how they should act, they saw the ape face mask brush wholesale suddenly change his direction, and move outward from the trunk of the tree along one of its largest limbs. This trended off in a nearly horizontal direction, at its end interlocking with a limb of the neighbouring tree, which stretched out as if to shake hands with it. A distance of more than fifty feet lay between the two trunks, but their branches met in close embrace. The purpose of the ape was apparent. It designed passing from one to the other, and thence into the depths of the forest. The design was quickly followed by its execution. As the spectators rushed to the side by which the gorilla was retreating, they saw it lay hold of the interlocking twigs, draw the branch nearer, bridge the space between with its long straggling arm, and then bound from one to the other with the agility of a squirrel. And this with the use of only one arm, for by the other the child was still carried in the same close hug. Its legs acted as arms, and for travelling through the tree tops three were sufficient. On into the heart of the deep foliage of the second tree, and without a pause on into the next along another pair of counter.
ith all their might for a time. It was five miles to Pensacola, but the privateersmen landed their prisoners there. They were committed to a sort of guard house but in the afternoon they were sent to Mobile with about twenty others, who had been captured in the battle of the night before. There was not a great number of prisoners in the city, and it was intended to remove them to other quarters arranged for their accommodation. Christy and Flint were confined in an unoccupied warehouse, and were fed tolerably well, and they were supplied with some kind of dried grass for beds. It was not at all like the luxurious stateroom of the lieutenant on board of the Bellevite, or even the quarters of Flint but they were determined to make the best of it. Flint had become reconciled to his situation, and Christy was even cheerful. After he had been in the warehouse a few days, Christy was not a little surprised to receive a visit from his uncle, Colonel Passford. He was not surprised at the kindness of the planter in making 308 the visit, but that he should know so soon that he was a prisoner of war, for he had fully decided not to make any appeal to his uncle and he could not imagine how he had discovered his situation. I am glad to see you, Christy, said Colonel Passford, extending his hand, which Christy took without any hesitation. And I suppose you are glad to see me here, added the nephew, with a smile. While I am glad to see you deprived of the power to injure the cause I love, and to which I have pledged all that I have and all that I am, I am sorry that you should be in trouble, Christy. I hope I have Christian feeling enough to keep me from rejoicing at the misfortunes of any person, and especially of my brother s son. I can say sincerely that I am sorry you are in trouble, said the colonel solemnly. Oh, I am not in trouble, Uncle Homer exclaimed Christy, laughing. I have done my duty to my country, my conscience is clean, and I am not to be upset by an accident like this. I am really happy in the consciousness that I have been faithful to the cause of my country. illustration of quoted scene I am glad to see you, Christy. Page 308. I wish you had been but we will not talk 309 about that, for I suppose you and your father have the same views, replied the planter, looking very sad. I don t believe we should agree if we talked about it for a year, and we had better give the subject the go by. But how are Aunt Lydia and Gerty Both are very well. I hope your father is in good health, as well as your mother and sister. All very well. I have not heard a word from any of you fo.Swartboy and the Bush boy Hendrik were expert in the man ge of horses, and soon tamed the quaggas to a proper degree of docility. Upon the very first occasion when these animals were used in the hunt of the elephant, they rendered the very service expected of them. The elephant, as usual, bolted after receiving the first shot but the hunters on quagga back were enabled to keep him in sight, and follow rapidly upon his heels. As soon as the elephant discovered that, run as he would, his pursuers had the power of overtaking him, he disdained to fly farther, and stood to bay thus giving them the opportunity of delivering shot after shot, until a mortal wound brought his huge body to the earth. Von Bloom was delighted. His hopes were high, his benignant star was once more in the ascendant. He would yet accomplish his design. He would yet be rich. A few years would enable him to build up his fortune to construct a pyramid of ivory Chapter Forty. Driving in the Eland. Of all the family Hendrik was the hunter par excellence. It was he who habitually stored the larder and upon days when they were not engaged in the chase of the elephant, Hendrik would be abroad alone in pursuit of antelopes, and other creatures, that furnished their usual subsistence. Hendrik kept the table well supplied. Antelopes are the principal game of South Africa for Africa is the country of the antelope above all others. You may be surprised to hear that there are seventy different species of antelopes over all the earth face mask brush wholesale that more than fifty of these are African, and that thirty at least belong to South Africa that is, the portion of the continent lying between the Cape of Good Hope and the Tropic of Capricorn. It would require the space of a whole book, therefore, to give a fair account a monograph of the antelopes alone and I cannot afford that space here. At present I can only say that Africa is the great antelope country, although many fine species exist also in Asia that in America there is but one kind, the prong horn, with which you are already well acquainted and that in Europe there are two, though one of these, the well known chamois, is as much goat as antelope. I shall farther remark, that the seventy species of animals, by naturalists classed as antelopes, differ widely from one another in form, size, colour, pelage, habits in short, in so many respects, that their classification under the name of Antelope is very arbitrary indeed. Some approximate closely to the goat tribe others are more like deer some resemble oxen others are closely allied to the buffalo while a few species possess man.soldier in the Confederate army. I was a soldier but I am face tightening mask not one just now, replied the visitor, with some embarrassment in 16 his manner, though the circumstances were strange enough to account for it. How are your father and mother and Miss Gerty, Corny asked the uncle of the visitor, giving the young man the name by which he was generally called both at home and in the family of his uncle. They were all very well when I left them, replied Corny, looking diy face mask on the floor, as though he was not altogether satisfied with himself. Of course, you brought letters from your father and Gerty No, sir I brought no letters, replied Corny, and, more than before, he 3m mask disposable looked philips respironics dreamwear full face cpap mask as though he was not enjoying his present visit. No letters exclaimed Captain Passford, evidently surprised beyond measure at the apparent want of kindly feeling on the part of members of his brother s family in the South. Not a letter, Uncle Horatio, answered Corny, bracing himself up, as though he realized that he was not presenting a demeanor such as he thought the occasion required of him. This is very strange, added Captain Passford, with a cloud playing on his fine features. 17 It is war between the North and the South, Uncle Horatio, and I suppose my father did not feel like writing any letters. Gerty never writes any letters if she can help it, Corny explained. But Gerty used to write to Florry about once a week. Did she I didn t know it. She never would write to me when I was away from home, said Corny, who seemed to be very anxious not to say anything that was not consistent with the present situation, whatever it was. When I parted with my brother on board of the Bellevite, both of us shed tears as we realized that war made enemies of us but each of us promised to do all he could for the other in case of need. I am very sure that there was not the slightest unkind feeling between us. face mask brush wholesale cloth face mask Of course, I did not expect him to write me the war news, but I think he could have written a few lines without any allusion to the war, said Captain Passford, pained at this want of filial affection on the part of his brother. At that moment the bell for tea rang, and the captain invited his nephew to the table with him. The host was saddened by the absence of news from 18 his brother, of any kindly expression from one who was of the same blood as himself. He was not quite satisfied with Corny face mask brush wholesale s manner, or with the little he seemed to be willing to say about the rest of the family. It was certainly very strange that the young man should be there at all, and his awkwardness and confusion made the visit seem still more singula.
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It seemed descending not in a straight line, but in an acute parabolic curve, like a thunderbolt or some aerolite projected toward the surface of the sea. But the bird, with a whirr like the sound of running spindles, was going in a definite direction, the point evidently aimed at being the head of the swimmer A strange commingled shout arose over the ocean, in which several voices bore part. Surprise pealed forth from the lips of those in the boat, and terror from the throat of the struggling man, while a hoarse croak from the gullet of the albatross, followed by what appeared a mocking scream of triumph. Then quick succeeded a crashing sound, as the sharp heavy beak of the bird broke through the skull of the swimmer, striking him dead, as if by the shot of a six pounder, and sending his lifeless body down toward the bottom of the sea It came not up again at all events, it was never more seen by his castaway companions who, dropping placenta face mask the oars in peeling face mask sorrowful despair, allowed the boat to drift away from the fatal spot in whatever direction the soft sighing breeze might capriciously carry it. Note 1. The albatross Is the largest of the ocean birds. Its wings, when extended, measuring fifteen feet, and its weight sometimes exceeding twenty to twenty four pounds. The common albatross is the Diomedea exulans of naturalists. Its plumage, except a few of the wing feathers, is white its long, hard beak, which Is very powerful, is of a pale yellow colour and its short, webbed feet are flesh coloured. It is frequently met with in the Southern Ocean. The species mentioned in the text is the black beaked albatross, which frequents face mask brush wholesale the India waters. The albatross Is a formidable enemy to the sailor, for if one f.me changed, as if by magic. The wild look bear face mask of insanity was gone, and in its place was one almost equally wild, though plainly was it an expression of fear, or indeed terror. The immersion into the cold, deep sea, had told upon his fevered brain, producing a quick reaction of reason and his cries for help, now in piteous tones sent back to the boat, showed that he understood the peril in which he had placed himself. They were not unheeded. Murtagh and the Malay rushed, or rather tottered, to the oars while the captain threw himself into the stern, and took hold of the tiller ropes. In an instant the pinnace was headed round, and moving through the water in the direction of the swimmer who, on his side, swam toward them, though evidently with feeble stroke. There seemed not much doubt of their being able to pick him up. The only danger thought of by any of them was the zygaena but they hoped the shark might be still occupied with its late prey, and not seeking another victim. There might be another shark, or many more but for some time past one only had been seen in the neighbourhood of the boat the shark, as they supposed, which had but recently devoured the dead body of the sailor. Trusting to this conjecture, they plied the oars with all the little strength left in their arms. Still, notwithstanding their feeble efforts, and the impediment of pulling against the wind, they were nearing the unfortunate man, surely, if slowly. They had got over half the distance less than half a cable s length was now between the boat and the struggling swimmer. Not a shark was to be seen on the water, nor beneath it no fish of any kind nothing whatever in the sea. Only, in the eye cream sensitive skin sky above, a large bird, whose long scimitar shaped wings and grand curving beak told them what it was an albatross. It was the great albatross of the 3m full face mask Indian seas, with an extent of wing beyond that of the largest eagle, and almost equalling the spread of the South American condor. Note 1. They scarce looked at it, or even glanced above, they were looking below for the zygaena scanning the surface of the water around them, or with their eyes keenly bent, endeavouring to penetrate its indigo depths in search of the monstrous form. No shark in sight. All seemed well and despite the face mask brush wholesale piteous appeals of the swimmer, now toiling with feebler stroke, and scarce having power to sustain himself they face mask brush wholesale in the pinnace felt sure of being able to rescue him. Less than a quarter cable s length lay between. The boat, urged on by the oars, was still lessening the distance. Five minutes more, and they would be close to their comrade.