Flu Face Mask to a weary trot. He was evidently blown. In a few minutes more the quagga was close upon his heels and then the huge antelope, seeing that farther running could not serve him, halted in despair, and faced round flu face mask towards his pursuer. Now Hendrik had his loaded rifle in his hand, and you expect to hear that he instantly raised it to his shoulder, took aim, fired, and brought down the eland. I must disappoint you, then, by telling you that he did no such thing. Hendrik was a real hunter neither rash nor wasteful of his resources. He knew a better plan than to kill the eland upon the spot. He knew that the animal was now quite in his power and that he could drive him wherever he pleased, just like a tame ox. To have killed the creature on the spot would have been a waste of powder and shot. More than that, it would have rendered necessary all the trouble of transporting its flesh to camp a double journey at least and with the risk of the hyenas eating up most of it in his absence. Whereas he could save all this trouble by driving the eland to camp and this was his design. Without firing a shot, therefore, he galloped on past the blown bull, headed him, turned him round, and then drove him before him in the direction of the cliff. The bull could make neither resistance nor opposition. Now and again, he would turn and trot off in a contrary direction but he was easily headed again, and at length forced forward to the top of the pass. Chapter Forty One. A wild ride on Quagga back. Hendrik was congratulating himself on his success. He anticipated some pleasure in the surprise he was about to create at camp, when he should march in with the eland for he had no doubt that he would succeed in doing so. Indeed, there appeared no reason to doubt it. The bull had already entered the gorge, and was moving down it, while Hendrik and his quagga were hurrying forward to follow. The hunter had arrived within a few yards of the top, when a loud trampling noise sounded in his ears, as if a band of heavy footed animals were coming up the gorge. He spurred his quagga forward, in order to reach the edge, and get a view down the ravine. Before he was able to do so, he was surprised to see the eland gallop up again, and try to pass him upon the plain. It had evidently received fresh alarm, from something in the gorge and preferred facing its old enemy to encountering the new. Hendrik did not give his attention to the eland. He could ride it down at any time. He was more anxious first to know what had given it the start backward so he continued to press forward to the head of the ravine. He might.everyone aboard watched the ground as it began to rise toward them. At first the hills were merely low mounds, as jungle covered as the level ground but very quickly these gave way to higher, steeper rises on whose tops the larger trees grew very sparsely. One of these was quickly selected after a brief, questioning glance from Lampert to the guide, and the helicopter began to descend. We d better take what we have now. McLaughlin amplified the nod with which he had answered the pilot. This belt of hills is pretty narrow, and we d be into the main range in flu face mask another minute or two. Do you know whether the other side flu face mask is as abrupt, or whether Lampert s question was cut short by an exclamation from Mitsuitei. Rob Hold it a moment Lampert was a good pilot the increase in rotor blade pitch under his deft fingers brought the helicopter s descent to as nearly an instant halt as was possible to anything airborne. Not until he had also checked horizontal drift did he look in the direction the archaeologist was indicating. By then, everyone else had seen what had attracted Mitsuitei s attention. Between the hill on which Lampert had intended to land and the river were several lower eminences. These were now almost directly south of the helicopter, and every detail upon them was shown in exaggerated relief by shadows stretching to the east. It was one of these hills which Mitsuitei was examining with the utmost care. It was covered with jungle, like the rest but a curious regularity was visible. The trees appeared, at this distance, to be of the usual species but some of them towered over their fellows by a good thirty or forty feet. This in itself was not odd. The whole jungle was studded with such projections. However, on this hill the taller trees seemed to have been planted in orderly rows. Five solid lines of them were visible, extending roughly north and south so that their long shadows made them stand out sharply. They were separated from each other by perhaps a quarter of a mile. Running at right angles to them were other, less outstanding rows of vegetation. Lampert was not quite sure that these were not the product of his own imagination, since the trees which formed them rose little if any above the general level. The whole hilltop, however, suggested something to every man who saw it. The archaeologist was the first to give voice to the impression. That was a city No one answered. Some of the scientists must have thought that he was jumping from one opinion to its direct opposite on the strength of some rather feeble evidence but the thought went unvoiced. They simply loo.
, but stalked along the shore about their own business. What this business was soon became apparent for although one or another of the birds made occasional stop to pick up some worm, weed, or seed, it was evident they were not making their evening promenade in search of food. Now and again one would dart quickly away from the flock, running with the swiftness of a pheasant, then suddenly stop, survey the ground in every direction, as if submitting it to examination, and finally, with a cackling note, summon the others to its side. After this a general cackle would spring up, as if they were engaged in some consultation that equally regarded the welfare of all. It was noticed that those taking the initiative in these prospecting rushes and summonings, differed a little from the others. The casque or bonnet shaped protuberance at the back of their heads was larger, as were also the tubercles at their nostrils the red upon their naked cheeks was of brighter and deeper hue while their plumage disposable face masks was gayer and more glossy, the rufous white portion of it being of a more pronounced rose or salmon colour. These were the male birds or cocks of the flock, though the difference between them and the hens was much less than that between chanticleer and the ladies of his barn yard harem, and only noticeable when they drew very near to the spectators. They were still two hundred yards from the spot where the latter lay watching them, and by the direction in which they were going it was not likely they would come any nearer. Captain Redwood had taken hold of the musket, intending to load it with some slugs he chanced to have, and try a long shot into the middle of the flock but Saloo restrained him with a word or two spoken in a whisper. They were, Don t try shot, cappen. Too long way off. You miss all. Maybe they go lookee place for billy eggs. Much betta we waitee while. Thus cautioned, the captain laid aside the gun, while they all remained silently watching the maleos, which continued their course, with its various divergences, still unconscious flu face mask of being observed. When they were nearly in front of the camping place, at a spot where the sand lay loose and dry, above the reach of the ordinary tidal influx, all made a stop at the summons of one who, from the superior style of face mask ski his plumage and the greater grandeur of his strut, appeared a very important individual of the tribe in all likelihood the cock of the walk. Here a much longer period was spent in the cackling consultation, which at length came to an end, not as before in their passing on to another place, but by the whole flock se.former officers and crew would be appointed to her, for they were accustomed to the vessel, and could do better with her than any other. flu face mask Paul Vapoor and Christy Passford had already received their commissions and orders. Captain Breaker had been restored to his former rank, and was to be the commander of the Bellevite. It was two months before the ship was ready to 160 go into commission. Important alterations had been made below, and the armament had been taken from her deck, substituting for it a Parrot midship piece, of eight inch bore, and carrying a one hundred and fifty pound shot, two sixty pounders, and two thirty pounders. This was a heavy armament, but the ship was strong enough to bear it. Joel Dashington and Ethan Blowitt were appointed as masters, and were to be the first and second lieutenants, while Christy Passford was the third. Leon Bolter was made a first assistant engineer, and Fred Faggs the second. Sampson obtained his place as a first class fireman, with the expectation of soon becoming an flu face mask assistant engineer, for he was flu face mask well qualified for the position. Captain Passford, though he had offered his services in any capacity flu face mask in which he might be needed, had been induced to withdraw his application for the reason that he could be of more service to the cause at home than he could in the field or at sea. He was a man of influence, and he was needed in civil life. He was even able to do more as an adviser and counsellor than in any public office, though he filled several of the latter in the earlier part of the war. He furnished no inconsiderable 161 part of the money needed at particular times, and he was only less valuable on account of his money than he was for his patriotism and good judgment. Now, Christy, remember that you are an officer of the United States, and make yourself worthy of the place you occupy, said his father to Christy, on the evening of his last day at home. Study your duty, and then perform it faithfully. Perhaps I can tell you something of more value than good advice is generally considered to be. I shall try to follow your good advice, father and I mean to do my duty and it will not be for the want of trying if I fail, replied Christy. You have sailed with Captain Breaker a great deal when you were in a different relation to him. Now I must warn you that he has his duty to do, and I hope you will not expect to be favored, or ask him for privileges not granted to other officers, continued the late owner of the Bellevite. I am sure I expect him to be impartial with his officers. I meant to have seen Breaker this afternoon before I.le errand. They were after the maize plants In a few minutes most of the troop had entered the corn field, and were hidden from view by the tall stems and broad leaves of the plants. A few only could be seen, large old fellows, disposable filter masks vsdr facemasks that stationed themselves outside as sentinels, and were keeping up a constant interchange of signals. The main body was already stripping the plants of their precious fruit. But a singular appearance presented itself beyond the corn field, flu face mask where a line of baboons, stationed at equal distance from one another, extended away to the very bottom of the cliff. These had been left by a regular manoeuvre, a deployment as the troop traversed the plain in coming to the field. For what purpose That was soon apparent. peel off face masks In less than two minutes after the crowd disappeared under the shelter of the maize plants, the long heads in their husks were seen showering out towards the line, as if flung by the hand of man Those placed at the near end of the line immediately took them up, pitched them to flu face mask the next, and these to how long are disposable masks good for the next, and so on, until, in a very short while from the time a head was plucked from the stalk, it was delivered to the storehouse of the baboons far off among the cliffs Had this work gone on much longer the field cornet would have had but a poor gathering in harvest time. The baboons thought the corn ripe enough, and would soon have made a crop of it, but at this moment their operations were interrupted. Totty knew but little of the danger she underwent, when she ran forth with nothing but that long broom handle to drive off a troop of chacmas. She only thought of the loss her kind master was sustaining and down the ladder she hurried, and ran straight out to the corn field. Several sentinels met her by its edge, grinned, chattered, screamed, barked, and showed their long canine teeth but they only received a blow over their ugly snouts from the broom handle. Their disposal of bentonite clay mask cries summoned the others and in a few moments the poor Hottentot was standing in the midst of an angry circle of chacmas, that were only prevented from springing in upon her by the expert manner in which she continued to ply the broomstick. But this slight weapon would not have served much longer, and Totty s fate that of being torn to pieces would soon have been sealed, had not four horsemen, or rather quagga men, at that moment galloped up to her rescue. 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What they had been talking about was plain enough now. Captain Westover had not much confidence in the expectations of the young naval officer when he expressed a hope that he might capture the Teaser but he had promised to render all the assistance in his power. He had agreed to be on the shore of the island if the Teaser presented herself, and thus assure the lieutenant of his position on the bay. He had done more than this, for he had brought out a couple of guns and a section of artillerists to beat off the guard boat if it interfered with the operations of the navy. Christy had taken a course from the entrance of 253 the sound, half way between the island and Town Point, west southwest. He knew that the distance was about four miles but he could not know, except by sounding, when he came to the island, and he had bargained with the army officer to be on the lookout for him. Captain Westover had heard the noise of the Teaser, and had hailed her, thus assuring the lieutenant that his calculation had been correct, and that he was in the vicinity of Fort Pickens. I had no idea that you would accomplish anything, lieutenant, said Captain Westover. I found everything laid out just as I should have wished it to be, replied Christy. We had plenty of information that the steamer would run out the first favorable night and nothing could have been more favorable for blockade running than this fog and darkness. But nothing has been seen of this steamer from the fort. Where was she fitted out, Dave asked Christy, turning to the steward. Up by Emanuel Point, sir, about a mile above the town, replied Dave. Then she has not shown herself in the lower bay. 254 The conversation was interrupted by the roll of.nded up to an enormous figure in the markets of the world. In the early morning the clouds and the fog were swept away, and the sun came out. Christy found a hiding place on the other side of the creek, in a dense mass of bushes, where the boat was drawn out of the water. A spot which commanded a full view of the schooner had been selected, the boat was turned upside down so as to afford a shelter, and the weary unionists went to sleep, for they were not likely to be disturbed on this side of the creek. It was noon when they woke, and it looked as though something was going on at the vessel. About half a dozen negroes were to be seen on the deck load of cotton and a little later in the day, Colonel Passford and Lonley were observed talking together. But nothing was done that day, and the night came on. Christy was not satisfied with his information, and as soon as it was dark, the boat was launched, and the fugitives pulled over to the schooner. 331 Who s in dat boat shouted a negro, showing himself at the rail of the vessel. I am, replied Christy, rather indefinitely. Be you de new mate, sar demanded the man. I am, answered Christy, at a venture. We done wait free days for you, an Massa Lonley be mighty glad to see you. Where is Captain Lonley now asked the lieutenant. Stoppin wid Massa colonel. He done tole me to call him if de mate come. Dis nigger gwine to do dat, added the man. Stop a little, added Christy, as he climbed on board of the vessel, followed by Flint. How many men have you on board Six men flu face mask wid de cook. Are these men sailors Dey all done work aboard a vessel, but dey ain t much sailors. All free niggers No, sar wish dey was. Where are the rest of the men In de fo castle, sar. De capin specks de mate come to night, an I reckon we s gwine down de bay right off den. 332 Go and call the captain then, added Christy, as confidently as though he had stood on his own ground. The negro hastened away as fast as his legs would carry him, and in a few minutes Colonel Passford and Captain Lonley came on board. The latter seemed to be hung on wires, he was so active and even before he saluted the new mate, he called all hands and directed them to hoist the mainsail. I am glad to see you, Fetters, said the captain, extending his hand to him. I expected you yesterday. My business was such that I could not leave, replied Christy. It was very dark, and the captain did not recognize him. CHAPTER XXX THE PRIZE MASTER OF THE JUDITH The weather had been clear all day, with quite a fresh breeze, and the same conditions prevailed after dark. Colonel Passford seemed to have a gr.