Moisturizers For Dry Skin 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 moisturizers for dry skin cheerful. After he had been in the warehouse a few days, Christy was not a little surprised to receive a visit from his uncle, moisturizers for dry skin 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.
ot see that the ships can do anything until they are able to see what they are to do. 268 But this affair may keep us away from the ship for a day or two, suggested the second lieutenant. I don t think so, sir I believe you will be on board again before seven bells in the morning watch, replied Christy. The ship s company of the Teaser were to be somewhere on the shores of the sound where they could be taken on board. But the men you landed at the point believed that the Teaser was to get out through the sound, replied Mr. Blowitt. They took you for the pilot Gilder, and you did not tell them that you intended to run the blockade. Of course I did not if I had, they would have remained on board. But the guard boat attempted to stop us, and the artillery on the island fired into it, though it is probable that they did not hit it in the dense fog, Christy explained. Our men may have learned from the guard boat that we took the steamer out through the main channel. If they did they probably learned that the Teaser went out with the assistance of the garrison at the fort, suggested Mr. Blowitt. I am confident that the officer of the guard boat 269 would have no means of knowing that fact, argued Christy. Of course, he heard the firing in the neighborhood of the fort, and he would naturally conclude that they were firing upon the steamer to prevent her from running out. That may be but, to tell you the truth, Mr. Passford, I am afraid we shall not find these men, added the second lieutenant. From the firing we hear, I should judge that a movement of some kind is in progress, and our men may be better informed than you expect. Of course, they may be but I expect to find these men at some point along the shore, replied Christy, who thought the second lieutenant was just a little obstinate in not accepting his theory in full. The steamer continued masquerade masks full face on her course to the eastward, and nothing more passed between the two principal officers in regard to the crew from Pensacola. But Flint was quite as confident as the third lieutenant that the forty men, more or less, would be captured. The noise of the firing could no longer be heard, and then Christy suggested that the whistle be sounded as a signal to the men if they were in the vicinity. 270 The depth of water was three or four fathoms close up to this part of the island. The soundings indicated that the steamer was as near as it was prudent moisturizers for dry skin to go in the dense fog. Christy was sure that the privateer s crew could not have gone any farther to the eastward by this time, and the screw was stopped, while all hands made an anxious use.no order for the last minute or two. The boat was 133 directly under him, and he had put his pistol in his hip pocket, in order to take up the solid shot at his feet. It was heavy, but he lifted it over his head without any difficulty, and launched it into the boat with all the force he could give to it. On deck, there Let go that painter shouted Christy, as he pitched his missile from his hands. He was in a position so favorable for the operation that he could not well miss his aim, and the shot crashed through the bottom of the boat, carrying down one of the enemy with it. It did not make a round hole in the bottom of the boat, it was afterwards ascertained, as it might if it had been fired from one of the broadside guns, but it tore off the planking, and made a hole as big as the head of a flour barrel. Lay hold of that man on the accommodation ladder shouted Christy, without waiting to observe the effect of his shot, for the man who had succeeded in mounting the side was armed with a dangerous weapon, which he was likely to use as soon as he found the opportunity. The men forward of the point where the boat had come alongside had been ordered aft, supreme face mask and a 134 couple of them dragged the venturesome officer, as his frock coat indicated that he was, to the deck. Christy was almost sure this man was Haslett, who had certainly set a bold example to his companions in the boat. He was quickly secured, and by no gentle hands. His hands were tied behind him, and he was made fast to the rail, where he was likely to be harmless during the rest of the trip. It was no easy matter for a boat to make fast to a steamer going ten knots an hour at least, and if the painter of the boat had not been carelessly left where it could be of service to the assailants, the affair would have ended with Boxie s unsuccessful cast of the shot. But as soon as the painter was let go, an order which Sampson hastened to execute, the enemy s hold upon the ship was lost, though they were using boathooks and other implements to make sure of their grasp. The boat was left behind by the ship, though not till the hole had been stove in her bottom. Beg pardon, Mr. Passford, for missing my heave with the shot, said Boxie, on the deck and the veteran s moisturizers for dry skin heart seemed to be almost broken by his failure. 135 You are very excusable, Boxie one can t expect to hit every time, and you did very well, replied Christy, who had suddenly passed from painful doubt and uncertainty to exultation and exaltation at the victory achieved. We are all right now. But the enemy are not, added Sampson, who had mounted the rail after h.l adapted to the purpose of the conspirators. The middy watched her with the most intense interest as she approached the point where he was stationed. There was no light to be seen on board, and there appeared to be no men on her lower deck but moisturizers for dry skin she had a cabin and other rooms, in which a force as large as that of the happy mask sad face captain could be concealed. Steamer, ahoy shouted Christy, as soon as the Vampire was abreast of the spot he occupied. No answer came to this hail, and the midshipman repeated it, louder than before. On shore replied a voice from the forward deck. 108 Come up to the shore, and take me on board, will you continued Christy, disguising his voice to some extent the better to answer his purpose. Who is it demanded the person on board who acted as speaker and Christy could see his form very distinctly, as moisturizers for dry skin he stood at an open gangway, and was the only person in sight on the lower deck. Brigster, replied Christy, chewing up moisturizers for dry skin the word he coined so that the man could not possibly make it out. Are you alone, Brewster demanded the speaker from the steamer. This was a hard question, and with less information than he had obtained while in his cabin on board of the Florence, he would not do disposable masks help cigarette smoke have dared to reply to moisturizers for dry skin it. But he knew something of the plan of the conspirators, and he felt competent to answer. Three more back in the road, replied Christy, promptly and he said three so as to give the idea that the force on board might be increased by this number. Is Captain Carboneer on board of that steamer asked the midshipman, coming to his main point. illustration of quoted scene Steamer, Ahoy shouted Christy. Page 107. 109 He is, and we are all here but four, replied the speaker on the deck and Christy was satisfied that the captain was the person by this time, for his language and his voice indicated that he was an educated man. We had no boat, and we could not get across the river to the creek, added Christy, to increase best soothing face mask the confidence of the leader of the expedition. But we saw a boat half at mile up the river, and we will come off there, if you say so. All right come on board as soon as you can, added Captain Carboneer, as he walked away from the gangway. Mindful of the peril of the situation, Christy walked leisurely back from the river, and soon joined Mr. Watts, who had been near enough to hear the conversation between the captain and the disposable breathing masks for dust midshipman. That was done very handsomely, Christy, said the steward. There was no great difficulty moisturizers for dry skin in handling such a matter when one knew all about the plot as I did. The fault on the other side was that they did not examine the cabin.
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CHAPTER XXVI THE ACTION ON THE DECK OF THE TEASER As the Teaser was but a short distance from the shore, Christy had no doubt that the attempt to board her had been made by moisturizers for dry skin this time. Mr. Blowitt had quite as moisturizers for dry skin many men on board of the steamer as could have been contained in the two boats, and he was not much concerned about the result of the attack, especially as he knew that the second lieutenant was fully prepared and on the lookout for it. The only thing that Christy regretted was that he was not on board of the Teaser to take part in the affair of repelling boarders. There seems to be some music in the air, said Lonley, after he had listened for a few moments to the sounds that came from the direction of the steamer. To return to the subject of the morality of telling stories, your men do not seem to be a mile 290 to the eastward, where their bags were left, added Christy good naturedly. You had a glance at them in the boats, though the darkness and fog were rather too thick for you to count them, replied Lonley, chuckling over the deception he had practised upon the lieutenant of the Bellevite. Yes, I saw them, and I concluded that they could not be where their bags were. All is fair in war. That seems to be the generally received maxim, and he is the smartest man who the most thoroughly deceives the enemy, added Christy, who found himself tolerably well satisfied with the situation, though he was a prisoner. That is so, and of course I can find no fault with you for deceiving me, returned Lonley, chuckling as though he was even better satisfied with the situation than his companion. Thank you, Mr. Lonley you are magnanimous, and with equal sincerity I can say that I have no fault to find with you, replied the union officer. But I have my doubts whether, after this, either of us will be likely to believe what the other says. But, for my part, I wish to say that 291 I don t believe in telling anything but necessary and patriotic lies. That is my view of full face snorkel mask safety the matter exactly and if there is any man that despises a liar, I am that man, said Lonley warmly. But it seems to me they are making a good deal of a racket off there, he added, as the noise of pistol shots and the clash of cutlasses came over the smooth waters of the gulf. They seem to be at it quite earnestly, replied Christy. By the way, how many men did you leave on board of the Teaser asked the privateersman, whose manner seemed to have suddenly become considerably changed. How many men repeated the lieutenant of the Bellevite. That is the question I ask.