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With disposal of bentonite clay mask a pair of enormous eyes glaring sullenly out from two immense cheek like protuberances, giving to its head that singular sledge hammer appearance whence it has its name, it advanced directly toward the slow descending corpse, itself, however, moving so rapidly that the spectators above had scarce taken in the outlines of its horrid form, when this was no longer visible. It was hidden in what appeared a shower of bluish pearls suddenly projected underneath the water, and enveloping both the dead body of the sailor and the living form of the shark. Through the dimness could kda akali face mask be distinguished gleams of a pale phosphoric sheen like lightning flashes through a sky cloud and soon after froth and bubbles rose effervescing upon the surface of the sea. It was a terrible spectacle, though only of an instants duration. When the subaqueous cloud cleared away, and they again looked with peering eyes down into the pellucid depths, there was nothing kda akali face mask there, neither dead body of man, nor living form of monster. The zygaena had secured its prey, and carried the skeleton corpse to some dark cavern of the deep Note 1. Note 1. The hammer headed shark, in common language, is rightly designated one of the most hideous of marine animals. We mean hideous in outward appearance, for, of course, there is much both wonderful and beautiful in its internal organisation, and in the exquisite fitness of its structure for its peculiar part in the economy of nature. In the general outline of its body, which is something like that of a cylinder, it resembles the ordinary sharks and its distinctive feature is its head, which, on either side, expands like a double headed hammer. The eyes are very large, and placed at each extremity. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the Indian.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 masks for face 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 face mask display stand Miss Florry blushed a little when she saw him and very 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 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 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. kda akali face mask 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 on board of the yacht. He was so absorbed in the enterprise in which he was engaged, that his indifference to the miracle of the cabi.
ction. A little gel face mask later it was demonstrated that she was headed for the coast of the United States. Whether it was the chase they sought or not, she needed looking after. The course was laid in a direction to intercept the steamer, for her inky smoke indicated that she was not American. In another hour she could be very distinctly made out, though the chase had not been so clearly made out the night before as to enable the officers to identify her. Paul Vapoor was in his element 175 again, and the Bellevite was doing her best. The two vessels were approaching each other, and Boxie suggested that there would be music in less than an hour. The people on board of the strange steamer must have been as much in the dark in regard to the caliber of the naval vessel as those on board of the Bellevite were in respect to their kda akali face mask confident rival. The chase was a long craft, it could be seen now, with two masts and two smokestacks, all of which raked in the most dashing style. She was rather low in the water, and, if it had been in the days of the pirates, the stranger would have been a fair ideal of the freebooter s ship. She keeps on just as though she intended to mind her own business, and leave the Bellevite to do the same, said Boxie, as Christy took his place near the midship gun. I have no doubt the Bellevite knows her business in this case, and that she will attend to it in due time, added the lieutenant. Good exclaimed the sheet anchor man, suddenly. This exclamation was called forth by a flag, which was run up at the peak, and which proved 176 to be that of the Confederacy as soon as it was spread out to the breeze. She is plucky, anyhow, added Christy. There is no lack of pluck in the South. But I wonder what she means by setting that rag. Beeks, hoist the ensign at the peak, said the captain, and the brilliant banner was spread in the morning air. I reckon both sides understand the situation now. I don t know the captain of that craft, but he is an able fellow, and probably got his education in the old navy, and not in the new one, where he is serving now, continued Boxie. I think it is easy enough to see what he means, replied Christy. He ascertained last night that, fast as his vessel is, he cannot outsail the Bellevite and there is really only one thing he can do, and that is to fight. The lieutenant had hardly spoken the words before there was a puff of smoke from one side of the chase, and a heavy report came across the water. But the two steamers were still a long distance apart, and kda akali face mask the shot fell short, to the satisfaction of the captain. The chase had been obliged t.this, the explorers lifted the helicopter and began checking as close to the cliffs as Lampert dared at higher levels. In this way they worked back toward the camp site. Once again it was Mitsuitei who first spotted something of major interest. Found another city, Take asked Sulewayo at the other s call. Not exactly. It s well, I guess it s really a system of those joints you keep talking about. Still, it looks awfully regular. He sounded a little wistful. It does. The paleontologist nodded slowly. As you say, it s probably a joint system. Also, it s probably full of volcanic ash, if my eyes don t deceive me. Rob, what s the chance of a landing on one of the shelves There are at least three formations accessible on foot from that point and I could get some more tuff samples to make or break your peace of mind, while I was doing my own work. Lampert examined the area carefully. Like Earth s Grand Canyon, this one receded from time to time in shelves where softer layers of rock had worn further back, or the orogenic processes had paused to give the river a longer bite at that level. The cracks Mitsuitei had seen formed a neat crisscross pattern on the top of one of the shelves. Some of them betrayed their nature by emerging from its vertical face. It was admittedly an unusually small scale joint pattern, at least for this mountain system, and might well contain readable evidence of the forces which had shaped the area. However, they had only one helicopter. Lampert slowly shook his head in negation. I m afraid not, Ndomi. Your shelves may be big enough, but they re not level enough. I d have to make a swinging landing, and I m not that good a pilot. Well, how about letting me down on the ladder We have a hundred feet of that, so you could be up above the next shelf while I went down. You d have plenty of blade clearance. That next level goes back a couple of hundred feet. That might be all right. Lampert spoke hesitantly. You certainly have the right to risk your own neck on the climb if you want to. We won t try it tonight, though. I d like to check with String on the advisability of your being there alone. The place looks pretty hard to reach for anything that doesn t fly, and I don t know of any really dangerous flying things on this world but we d still better check. All right with me. I d just as soon have a full day, anyway. If Ndomi will be spending a day alone up here, how about having String take me to the other place, and settle that point once and for all asked Mitsuitei as the helicopter eased downward toward the camp. That would still leave Hans and you to fo.try around had a soft park like appearance, which contrasted well with the dark cliff that rose beyond the latter stepping up from the plain by a precipice of several hundred feet in height, and seemingly as vertical as the walls of a house. The fine landscape was gratifying to the eyes of the traveller such a fine face mask cold country in the midst of so much barrenness for he knew that most of the surrounding region was little better than a wild karoo. The whole of it to the north for hundreds of miles was a famous desert the desert of Kalihari and these cliffs were a part of its southern border. The vee boor would have been rejoiced at kda akali face mask such a sight under other circumstances. But what to him now were all these kda akali face mask fine pastures now that he was no longer able to stock them Notwithstanding the beauty of the scene, his reflections were painful. But he did not give way to despair. His present troubles were sufficiently grievous to prevent him from dwelling much on the future. His first care was to find a place where his horses might be recruited for without them he could no longer move anywhere without them he would be helpless indeed. Water was the desired object. If water could not be found, all this beautiful park through which he was passing would be as valueless to him as the brown desert. Surely so lovely a landscape could not exist without that most essential element So thought the field cornet and at the turning of every new grove his eyes wandered over the ground in search of it. Ho he joyfully exclaimed as a covey of large Namaqua partridges whirred up from his path. A good sign that they are seldom far from water. Shortly after, he saw a flock of beautiful pintados, or guinea hens, running into a copse. This was a still further proof that water was nigh. But surest of all, on the top of a tall cameel doorn tree, he next observed the brilliant plumage of a parrot. Now, muttered he to himself, I must be very near to some spring or pool. He rode cheerfully forward and after a little while arrived upon the crest of an elevated ridge. Here he halted to observe the flight of the birds. 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Kda Akali Face Mask rising nephew remained a prisoner. But he promised to call upon him every day, and to write to his wife and daughter to return at once. I think I shall helmet face mask not wait for him to call, said Christy to Flint, as soon as he had gone. Do you expect to get out of this place, Mr. Passford asked the master s mate, with lively interest. This very night replied Christy, in an energetic whisper, as he put his finger on his lips to indicate that nothing more was to be said on the subject. 318 The second lieutenant of the Bellevite had not been confined in the warehouse three days without considering his chances of escape, and the means of accomplishing such a purpose. He had looked the building over kda akali face mask with the greatest care. The room the prisoners occupied was next to the roof. The rear windows opened upon a narrow alley, and he had ascertained by looking out at them that the warehouse was one of a long block. He had been in Mobile a great deal while the family were visiting at Glenfield, and he had been careful to notice the location when he was conducted to it with the others. At the end of the loft next to the main street were thirty or forty other prisoners, with whom Christy and Flint had been on good terms, though they belonged to the army, and seemed to be inclined to keep by themselves. They had been exhausted by hard service, and they had nothing to do but eat and sleep, though the former occupation did not occupy any great amount of their spare time. But as soon as it was fairly dark, they stretched themselves on their beds of vines and weeds, and most of them were soon asleep. The evening that followed the day on which 319 Colonel Passford visited his nephew was dark, foggy, rainy, and as gloomy as even a blockade runner might ask. Christy seated himself under kda akali face mask one of the rear windows of the loft, which appeared to have been intended only for storage, and was only from seven to eight feet between studs. Flint placed himself at the side of his companion, as he was requested to do. This is just the kind of a night we want, said Christy, in a whisper, for he could hear the tramp of a sentinel outside the door of the loft. I should as soon think of getting out if we were buried a hundred feet under ground as to think of getting out of this place, replied Flint, who was hardly as enterprising as his officer, though he was always ready to follow when he was well led. There is a guard at the door, Mr. Passford. He may stay there we don t want anything of him, replied Christy. I see no other way out of this den, unless we jump down into the street but I will follow you, sir, if I fall a.m, Hendrik, and Hans, cheered as it passed them and setting the milch cow and the flock of sheep and goats in kda akali face mask motion, moved briskly after. Little Jan and Tr uuml ey still rode in the wagon but the others now travelled afoot, partly because they had the flock to drive, and partly that they might not increase the load upon the horses. They all suffered greatly from thirst, but they kda akali face mask would have suffered still more had it not been for that homemade acne face mask valuable creature that trotted along behind the wagon the cow old Graaf, as she was called. She had yielded several pints of milk, both the night before and that morning and this well timed supply had given considerable relief to the travellers. The horses behaved beautifully. Notwithstanding that their harness was both incomplete and ill fitted, they pulled the wagon along after them as if not a strap or buckle had been wanting. They appeared to know that their kind master was in a dilemma, and were determined to draw him out of it. Perhaps, too, they smelt the spring water before them. At all events, before they had been many hours in harness, they were drawing the wagon through a pretty little valley covered with green, meadow looking sward and in five minutes more were standing halted near a cool crystal spring. In a short time all had drunk heartily, and were refreshed. The horses were turned out upon the grass, and the other animals browsed over the meadow. A good fire was made near the spring, and a quarter of mutton cooked upon which the travellers dined and then all sat waiting for the horses to fill themselves. The field cornet, seated upon one of the kda akali face mask wagon chests, smoked his great pipe. He could have been contented, but for one thing the absence of his cattle. He had arrived at a beautiful pasture ground a sort of oasis in the wild plains, where there were wood, water, and grass, everything that the heart of a vee boor could desire. It did not appear to be a large tract, but enough to have sustained many hundred head of cattle enough for a very fine stock farm. It would have answered his purpose admirably and had he succeeded in bringing on his oxen and cattle, he would at that moment have felt happy enough. But without them what availed the fine pasturage What could he do there without them to stock it They were his wealth at least, he had hoped in time that their increase would become wealth. They were all of excellent breeds and, with the exception of his twelve yoke oxen, and one or two long horned Bechuana bulls, all the others were fine young cows calculated soon to produce a large herd. Of course his anxiety about these a.