Face tiger face mask Mask Cloth t, for they were not called upon to do any work out of the vessel. Christy and Flint stepped into the boat, and the crew followed them. There were twelve of them, and the lieutenant thought they were all good seamen. He did not like to have them reserved for use in the Confederate Navy but he could not help himself then, and he soon landed the party on the point. The situation had been explained to the crew of the boat, and they had avoided saying anything to commit themselves. Though it involved a risk to do it, Christy had dressed in acne facial mask an ordinary suit of clothes for the occasion, and the party wore nothing by which they 228 could be identified as sailors of the navy. As soon as the boat had landed its passengers, it returned to the Teaser at the best speed the crew could produce. I had no idea that you had a plan like this in your head, Mr. Passford, said Flint, as soon as the boat was clear of Town Point. I did not know it myself, Flint. It has all grown out of the circumstances as we found them, replied Christy. But I did intend, if I found the Teaser without a fighting crew on board of her, to capture her if the situation warranted such a step. But you came prepared for just this thing, suggested Flint. I came prepared for anything. I hoped we might be able to capture the Teaser, but I did not expect it. I suppose you expect to do it now. Yes, I do and I ought to be broken if I don t do it. I am sorry to let all those men enter the rebel navy and that is all that vexes me at the present moment. Perhaps they can be picked up to morrow, or later to night, suggested Flint. From what I 229 heard, I nugg face mask think she was to have a fighting crew of about forty men. Of course they will try to join the steamer to night or to morrow and why not let them do it chuckled Flint. We will attend to this affair first, but I like the idea. They reached the Teaser in due time, and all hands went on board of her. Captain Folkner, with a couple of men he had contrived to retain, with two firemen, was at work on his apparatus to float a vessel drawing ten feet in six feet of water or less. Alongside he had a hundred or more of empty barrels which he was sinking under the sides by hauling them down with a line under the bottom of the vessel. He did the work partly with his windlass worked by steam, and he had lifted the bow of the Teaser at least three feet out of water. Captain Folkner expatiated with enthusiasm on his plan, and explained the details to the lieutenant. Christy saw that he had considerable mechanical genius, but he certainly lacked a balance wheel. The officer had set him down a.successful. The captain had not been called upon to fire a single shot from his rifle, so that his slender store of ammunition was still good for future eventualities. Saloo s silent sumpits had done all the work of the chase, which resulted in the death of a deer, another wild pig, and several large birds, suitable for the pot or spit. The hunters had been returning from their last expedition heavily loaded with game, when the cries of Helen, Henry, and Murtagh, had caused them to drop their booty and hasten to the rescue. Now that all was over, and they were once more reminded of it, Saloo and Murtagh went in search of the abandoned game, soon found it, gathered it again, and transported it to their camping place by the side of the lake. Here, during the time they stayed to await the recovery of Helen s health, the pork and venison were cut up and cured in such a manner as to ensure its keeping for a long time long enough indeed to suffice them throughout the whole duration of their contemplated journey that is, should no unexpected obstacle arise to obstruct or detain them. The fowls that had fallen to Saloo s arrows were sufficient to serve them for a few days, and with the fine supply of lard obtained from the carcass of the pig, they could be cooked in the most sumptuous manner. In the best of spirits they again set forth and it seemed now as if fate had at last grown weary of torturing them, and daily, almost hourly, involving one or other of them in danger of death. From the edge of the lake, where their journey had been so strangely interrupted, they found an easy path across the remaining portion of the great plain. Several times they came upon the traces of red gorillas, and once they caught sight of a member of the horrid tribe speeding along the branches above their heads. But they were not so much afraid of them after all for Saloo admitted that he did not deem the mias pappan so dangerous and he had ascertained that it was this top rated cpap full face mask species of ourang outang they had encountered. He confessed himself puzzled at the behaviour of the one that had caused them so much fear and trouble. It was another species, the mias rombi, of which he stood in dread and he could only account for the mias pappan having acted as it had done, by supposing the animal to have taken some eccentric notion into its head perhaps caused, as we have already hinted, by its conflict with the crocodile. Dangerous these gigantic quadrumana are, nevertheless their superhuman strength enabling them to make terrible havoc wherever and whenever face mask cloth their fury becomes aroused. But without provocation th.
nce was at the boathouse, continued Florry. He said he was going out in the boat but perhaps he did not. Perhaps he is with father. There is the front door bell, added Mrs. Passford, with a start. It cannot be your father or Christy, for both of them have latch keys. Who could come here at this time in the evening Mr. Paul Vapoor, said the man servant, who answered the bell. The gentleman announced walked into the sitting room without any ceremony, for he had long been a familiar visitor. He was dressed in the full uniform of a chief engineer of the navy. Removing his cap, he politely bowed to the two ladies and any one who was looking might have seen that Miss Florry blushed a little when she saw him and very face mask cloth likely if Major Pierson had witnessed the roses on her fair cheek, he might possibly have concluded that it would have been useless to postpone the capture of the Bellevite to enable him to fortify his position near her. I beg your pardon, ladies, for calling so late, 69 said Mr. Vapoor, as he drew a long envelope from his pocket. But I thought Christy might wish to see what is in this envelope before he retired. Why, what is in it asked Mrs. Passford. Christy s commission as a midshipman in the navy. But Christy is not at home, and we are somewhat anxious about him, added the mother, stating the facts in regard to her son. Paul Vapoor volunteered to go in search of him, and left the house. CHAPTER VI THE CABIN OF THE FLORENCE If Captain Carboneer had felt any especial face mask cloth interest in the Florence as a sailing yacht, he might have desired to see the cabin of the craft, which had always been the delight of Christy Passford. He had expended a great deal of his pocket money upon face mask cloth the arrangement and furnishing of the cabin of his yacht, not only because he spent a considerable portion of his vacation hours in it, but because it had been a perpetual study with him to enlarge and improve it. It is very difficult to get three pints of liquid into a quart measure, and it was a conundrum of this sort that Christy was studying upon when he tried to make a parlor, bedroom, and dining saloon of the very limited space in the forward part of the Florence. Though he could hardly get the three pints into the quart measure, he had done the best he could, and succeeded to a rather remarkable 71 degree. But spite of the miracle which had been wrought in the cabin, Captain Carboneer did not even try the door of the apartment when he and his companions went face mask cloth on board of the yacht. He was so absorbed in the enterprise in which he was engaged, that his indifference to mask of my own face the miracle of the cabi.icious circumstance, as elephants usually go, from two to twenty, or even fifty, in a herd. The traces of ruin he had left behind him, his face mask cloth immense spoor, all seemed to mark him out as one of these fierce creatures. That such existed in that district they already had evidence. Swartboy alleged that the one killed by the rhinoceros was of this class, else he would not have attacked the latter as he had done. There was a good deal of probability in this belief of the Bushman. Under these impressions, then, it is less to be wondered, that our hunters felt some apprehensions of danger from the game they were pursuing. The spoor grew fresher and fresher. The hunters saw trees turned bottom upward, the roots exhibiting the marks of the elephant s teeth, and still wet with the saliva from his vast mouth. They saw broken branches of the mimosas giving out their odour, that had not had time to waste itself. They concluded the game could not be distant. They rounded a point of timber the Bushman being a little in the advance. Suddenly Swartboy stopped and fell back a pace. He turned his face upon his companions. His eyes rolled faster than ever but, although his lips appeared to move, and his tongue to wag, he was too excited to give utterance to a word. A volley of clicks and hisses came forth, but nothing articulate The others, however, did not require any words to tell them what was meant. They knew that Swartboy intended to whisper that he had seen da oliphant so both peeped silently around the bush, and with their own eyes looked upon the mighty quadruped. Chapter Twenty Nine. A rogue Elephant. The elephant was standing in a grove of mokhala trees. These, unlike the humbler mimosas, have tall naked stems, with heads of thick foliage, in form resembling an umbrella or parasol. Their pinnate face mask cloth leaves of delicate green are the favourite food of the giraffe, hence their botanical appellation of Acacia giraffae and hence also their common name among the Dutch hunters of cameel doorns camel thorns. The tall giraffe, with his prehensile lip, raised nearly twenty feet in the air, can browse upon these trees without difficulty. Not so the elephant, whose trunk cannot reach so high and the latter would often have to imitate the fox in the fable, were he not possessed of a means whereby he can make your own face mask bring the tempting morsel within reach that is, simply by breaking down the tree. This his vast strength enables face mask cloth him to do, unless when the trunk happens to be one of the largest of its kind. When the eyes of our hunters first rested upon the elephant, he was standing by the head of a prostrate mok.be true. There are many causes to affect the courage and ferocity of the lion. His age the state of his stomach the season of the year the hour of the day but, above all, the sort of hunters that belong to the district he inhabits. This last fact appears quite natural to those who believe in the intellect of animals, which of course I do. It is perfectly natural that the lion, as well as other animals, should soon learn the character of his enemy, and fear him or not, as the case may be. Is this not an old story with us If I remember aright, we had a talk upon this subject when speaking of the crocodiles of America. We remarked that the alligator of the Mississippi face mask cloth rarely attacks man in modern times but it has not been always so. The rifle of the alligator leather face mask cloth hunter has tamed face mask cloth its ferocity. The very same species in South America eats Indians by scores every year and the crocodile of Africa is dreaded in some parts even more than the lion It is asserted that the lions of the Cape are more cowardly in some districts than in others. They are less brave in those districts where they have been jaged by the courageous and stalwart boor with his long loud cracking roer. Beyond the frontier, where they have no enemy but the tiny arrow of the Bushman who does not desire to kill them and the slender assegai of the Bechuana, the lion has little or no fear of man. Whether the one, before the eyes of our party, was naturally a brave one, could not yet be told. He was one with a huge black mane, or schwart fore life, as the boors term it and these are esteemed the disposable hepa mask fiercest and most dangerous. The yellow maned, for there is considerable variety in the colour of the Cape lions is regarded as possessing less courage but there is some doubt about the truth of this. The young black manes may often be mistaken for the true yellow variety, and their character ascribed to him to his prejudice, for the swarthy colour of the mane only comes after the lion is many years of age. Whether the schwart fore life was a fierce and brave one, Von Bloom did not stay scary face mask to think about. It was evident that the edge had been taken off the animal s appetite. It was evident he did not meditate an attack and that had the horsemen chosen to make a d tour, and ride peacefully away, they might have continued their journey without ever seeing or hearing of him again. But the field cornet had no such intention. He had lost his precious oxen and cattle. That lion had pulled down some of them, at least. The Dutch blood was up, and if the beast had been the strongest and fiercest of his tribe, he was bound to be br.
Face Mask Cloth h this order. CHAPTER XVIII LIEUTENANT PASSFORD IN COMMAND Christy felt as much honored by the confidence reposed in him by face mask before or after shower the captain as though he had been appointed to the command of a steamer. But he had more than once proved that he could be safely trusted, and demonstrated that he had judgment, discretion, and skill beyond his years. He was not only brave and resolute, but he was faithful and patriotic. He went about among the ship s company face mask cloth and selected the men he desired to assist him in his enterprise, and requested those chosen to say nothing about the matter, for the lieutenant was aware that he should have more volunteers than he could accommodate in the largest of the boats. All would want to go, and the young officer would be teased and coaxed, and all sorts of influence brought to bear upon him to permit this and that one to be of 202 the party. It was easier to be silent than it was to reply to all the applications. Christy selected a large whaleboat for the service in which he was to be employed, and he had his own reasons for the choice he made. He had received unlimited authority to adopt his own measures. The only point that was strongly impressed upon his mind by the captain was that the Teaser must be captured. After supper the order was given to the third lieutenant to convey Captain Westover back to the fort, or to land him at the usual place near it. Nothing was thought of the order, though perhaps some of the officers considered a dozen seamen, all armed with cutlasses and revolvers, a large boat s crew for such a service. It was very thick weather, and Captain Westover begged Christy not to land him within the enemy s lines, which he promised not to do. The men gave way, and the boat went off into the gloom of the evening. Beeks gave his whole attention to the course of the boat, and Lieutenant Passford was engaged in a very earnest conversation with the military passenger. The landing place seemed to be reached too soon, for Christy 203 had not finished his business. He landed with him, and together they went to the fort, where the young officer had a conversation with the commander of the force there. I hope you will not get into hot water, Mr. Passford, said Captain Westover, as he came to the sallyport with him. I cannot say that I shall not, replied Christy, but I shall do the best I can to report on board of the ship with face mask cloth the force intrusted to me and I hope I shall have the Teaser with me. I hope you will. There are several small steamers up in the bay but I have not the least idea where you will have to look for the Teaser, for we at t.ad of celery. The inexperienced and youthful spectators expected some such result but not so the cunning old man monkey, who knew what he was about for, once he had gained a good hold upon the upper jaw, at its A terrible conflict narrowest part, near the snout, he made up his mind that those bony counterparts, now asunder, should never come together again. To make quite sure of this, he bent himself to the last supreme effort. Supporting his knees firmly against the shoulders of the saurian, and bending his thick muscular arms to the extent of their great strength, he was seen to give one grand wrench. There was a crashing sound, as of a tree torn from its roots, followed by a spasmodic struggle then the hideous reptile lay extended along the earth, still writhing its body and flirting its tail. The red gorilla saw that it had accomplished its task victory was achieved, the danger over, and the hated enemy lay helpless, almost nerveless, in its hairy embrace. At length, detaching itself from the scaly creature, whose struggles each moment grew feebler and feebler, it sprang to one side, squatted itself on its haunches, and with a hoarse laughter, that resembled the horrid yell of a maniac, triumphantly contemplated the ruin of its prostrate foe Chapter Twenty Eight. Still Trusting in God. The reader may suppose the strange conflict we have described to be a thing of the author s imagination. Some will, no doubt, pronounce it a story of the sensational and fabulous kind in short, a sailor s yarn. So may it seem to those who give but little attention to the study of nature. To the naturalist, however, this chapter of animal life and habits will cause no astonishment for he will know it to be a true one and that the spectacle described, although perhaps not one coming every day under the eye of man, and especially civilised man, has nevertheless been witnessed by the inhabitants of the recesses of the Bornean forest. Ask any old Bornean bee hunter, and he will tell you just such a tale as the above adding that the ourang outang, or red gorilla, which he calls mias, is a match, and more than a match, for any animal it may encounter in forest face mask for work or jungle and that the only two creatures which dare attack it are the crocodile and the great ular or python, the latter a serpent of the boa constructor kind, with one of which our castaways had already formed acquaintance. But the Bornean bee hunter, usually a Dyak, will also tell you that in these conflicts the red gorilla is the victor, though each of the two great reptile antagonists that attack it is often thirty feet in length.