Turkey Hunting Face Mask ably they are getting a couple of stern chasers ready for use, answered Christy and this explanation was soon proved to be correct by the report of a turkey hunting face mask gun at the stern of the Yazoo. For the next half hour, the firing from the Bellevite was more rapid, and several crashes, produced by the striking of shot, were heard. It was soon apparent that one of the stern chasers had been disabled and after a while the other ceased its noise. Beeks was so excited that he left the wardroom, and found his way into what proved to be the captain s cabin. More than one shot had come into it, and made no little havoc. He found a port there through which he obtained a view of the Bellevite. Whatever damage had been done to her, her engine was in perfect order, for she was driving ahead at her best speed. The quartermaster reported what he had seen to Christy, though it proved nothing except that the 194 Bellevite was all right, but everything began to look more hopeful to the occupants of the wardroom. They had only to wait, for they could do nothing. The pursuer had ceased to discharge her guns, and those of the Yazoo were useless under present circumstances. The situation was becoming more exciting on the deck of the Yazoo, judging by the sounds that came from it. Then it was evident that the Bellevite had returned to her former tactics, and was coming alongside with the intention of boarding. Loud yells and fierce cries followed, and then came the noise of a hand best disposable mask lead to hand struggle on the deck. It was of short duration, for the turkey hunting face mask ship s company of the Yazoo were outnumbered at least two to one. I suppose we may go on deck now, said Beeks. I should judge that the fight was over, replied Christy, as he led the way out of the wardroom. At the companion way they found two sailors assisting Captain Carboneer to his cabin. His face was covered with blood, and he looked very pale. The surgeon was close by him. Christy felt sincerely sorry for the commander, for he was a noble and upright man. His protest had prevented 195 Major Pierson from attempting to carry out whatever plan he had in his mind for the abduction of Florry Passford, and the young officer felt grateful to him. Ah, Mr. Passford, the luck is on your side again, said the wounded commander, when he saw Christy. Of course, I rejoice that it is so, but I am sincerely sorry that you are wounded, replied Christy. I must thank you for your interference in behalf of my sister in opposition to the scheme of Major Pierson. How could you know anything about that asked the commander, bracing himself up. I heard the whole of it. I see but I did n.$k = 0;
a drum on the shore. There you are, lieutenant, said the captain with a smile. When you are ready to go ahead, don t wait on my account, for I will go on board of the ship. But what is the drum for asked the lieutenant, who was in the dark in his turn. I am not much of a sailor, lieutenant, but I have sent a drummer to follow the shore to the west end of the island, and you will know by the racket he makes where the island is, and how far off it is, replied the army officer. I am much obliged to you, Captain Westover that will be a safe guide for me, said Christy, as he rang to go ahead. He gave out the course west by north, and he thought he should be able to keep within hail of the island, though, as he could see nothing, it would be difficult to tell when he reached the northwest corner of it. If he continued on this course too long, he was likely to scrape acquaintance with Fort McRae, for there would be nothing in the soundings to indicate the approach to this dangerous neighbor. 255 Nothing more was heard of the guard boat, though the section of artillery continued to discharge shells into the fog for a short time. On the other side of the bay Fort Barrancas kept up its fire at long intervals, and Fort Pickens could not reply without the danger of putting a shot into the Teaser after her recent reformation. The steamer kept on her course at half speed but in ten minutes the sound of the drum fell astern of her, when the drummer could go no farther. Heave over the wheel, Beeks, said Christy. Then he rang the bell to go ahead at full speed. CHAPTER XXIII ANOTHER NIGHT EXPEDITION With the drum still beating on the shore, the Teaser rounded turkey hunting face mask the northwestern point of the island, when the wheel was heaved over. Christy was entirely confident turkey hunting face mask in regard to the navigation, for he had steered the Bellevite through the same channel when on an excursion a year before. But he had daylight and sunshine at that time instead of fog and gloom as on the present occasion. Buoy on the starboard, sir reported the leadsman on that side. Buoy on the port hand cried the man on the other side, a minute later. We are all right, added the lieutenant. We are between the middle ground and the island. The buoy on the port is the southwest point of the island. The Bellevite was not the only man of war that lay off Pensacola, for the Brooklyn and other vessels 257 were there to assist in the defence of Fort Pickens, which the enemy were determined to capture if possible. The government had done everything within its means to hold the fort, though an army of about ten thousand men had been gather.mself. He had no fear of being able to climb the tree ladder. It did not seem any more difficult than swarming up the shrouds of a ship, and not half so hard as going round the main top without crawling through the lubber s hole a feat he had often performed on his father s vessel. Therefore, without asking leave, or saying a word to any one, he laid hold of the bamboo pegs and started up the tree. None of the turkey hunting face mask others had taken any notice of him. Captain Redwood was engaged in wiping out his gun, with little Helen attending upon him, while Saloo was playing poulterer, and Murtagh, a little way off in the woods, gathering faggots for the fire. Henry kept on, hand over hand, and foot after foot, till he at length stood upon the topmost round of the unfinished ladder. Being almost as tall as Saloo himself, he easily got face mask for dry skin his arm into the cavity that contained the nest, and commenced groping all oh k face mask over it. He could find no other bird, nor yet an egg. Only the dried up ordure turkey hunting face mask of the denizens that had lately occupied the prison cell, along with some bits of the shell out of which the young hornbill had been but recently hatched. After a moment or two spent in examining the curious cavity, and reflecting on the odd habit of a bird being thus plastered up and kept for weeks in close confinement all, too, done by its own mate, who surely could not so act from any intention of cruelty after in vain puzzling himself as to what could be the object of such a singular imprisonment, he determined upon returning to the ground, and seeking the explanation from Saloo. He had returned upon the topmost step, and was about letting himself down to that next below, when not only were his ears assailed by sharp cries, but he suddenly saw his eyes in danger of being dug out of their sockets by the sharp beak of a bird, whose huge shadowy wings turkey hunting face mask were flapping before his face Although somewhat surprised by the onslaught, so sudden and unexpected and at the same time no little alarmed there face mask snorkel was no mystery about the matter. For he could see japanese fashion face mask at a glance that the bird so assailing him was a hornbill and a moment s reflection told him it was the cock. Afar off in the forest no doubt in search of food catering for his housekeeper and their new chick, of whose birth he was most probably aware, he could not have heard her cries of distress else would he have rushed to the rescue, and appeared much sooner upon the scene. But at length he had arrived and with one glance gathered in the ruin that had occurred during his absence. There was his carefully plastered wall pulled down, the interior of his domicile lai.six inches above the ground, before he let go again, as if it had been the hottest of hot purtatees. Och, and what have I done now he cried, I m jagged all over. There isn t a smooth spot upon it not so much as a shank to take howlt of You takee care, Multa, cautioned Saloo. You lookee aloff. May be you get jagee in de skull Murtagh took the hint, and, giving one glance upward, ran back with a roar from under the shadow of the tree. The Malay, seemingly satisfied with his triumph, now glided underneath the durion, and keeping his eye turned upward, as if intently watching something, he struck the fruit with the piece of pointed stick which he had been using in the search after Singapore oysters, and sent it spinning out upon the open sand beach. Then following, he took out his knife, and inserting the blade among its thickly set spines, cleft it open, displaying the pulp inside. There was enough to give each person a taste of this most luscious of fruits, and make them desirous of more even had they not been hungry. But the appetites of all were now keen, and neither the chase nor the fishery had produced a single thing to satisfy them. All three had returned empty handed. There were many more nuts on the durion tree. They could see scores of the prickly pericarps hanging overhead, but so high as to make the obtaining of them apparently impossible. They were as far away as the grapes from the fox of the fable. The stem of the tree rose over seventy feet before turkey hunting face mask throwing out a single branch. It was smooth, moreover, offering neither knot nor excrescence for a foothold. For all this Saloo could have climbed it, had he been in proper strength and condition. But he was not turkey hunting face mask so. He was still weak from the effects of his suffering at sea. Something more must be had to eat whether game, fish or shell fish. The one great oyster appeared to be a stray. Saloo had begun to despair of being able to find another. The fruit of the durion proved not only pleasant eating, but exceedingly nutritious. It would sustain them, could they only get enough of it. How was this to be obtained For a time they stood considering when Captain Redwood became impressed with an original idea. In addition to his own rifle, a large ship s musket had been put into the pinnace. He thought of chain shot, and its effects and it occurred to him that by this means the durions might be brought down from their lofty elevation. No sooner conceived than carried into execution. The musket was loaded with a brace of balls united by a piece of stout tarred string. A shot was fired into the tree, aimed at a place where.
Turkey Hunting Face Mask . For several minutes he kept the same position, but they noticed that his tail no longer switched about, and that his attitude was loose and drooping. Now and then he turned his proboscis to the spot where he had received the thrust of the kobaoba s horn. It was evident that the wound was distressing him, and this became more apparent by the loud painful breathing the creature uttered through his trunk. The three began to grow impatient. Hendrik asked leave to creep round to another point, and give him a shot that would turn him round. Just at that moment the elephant made a motion, as though he was about to come out of the water. He had got fairly round his head and forepart were over dry land the three guns were pointed the eyes of the three hunters were about to glance through the sights of their pieces, when all at once he was seen to rock and stagger, and then roll over With a loud plash, his vast body subsided into the water, sending great waves to every corner of the lake. The hunters uncocked their guns, and, springing from their ambush, rushed forward to the bank. They saw at a glance that the elephant was dead. They saw the wound upon his side, the hole made by the horn of the rhinoceros. It was not very large, but the kda akali face mask terrible weapon had penetrated far into his body, into his very vitals. No wonder, then, at the result it had produced the death of the mightiest of quadrupeds. As soon as it became known that the elephant was dead, everybody was seen rushing forward to the spot. Little Tr uuml ey and Jan were called from their hiding place for they had both been hidden in the wagon and Totty, too, went down with the rest. Swartboy was one of the first upon the spot, carrying an axe and a large knife for Swartboy had designs upon the carcass while Hans and Hendrik both threw off their jackets to assist in the butchering operations. And what during this time was Von Bloom about Ha That is a more important question than you think for. That was an important hour the hour of a great crisis in turkey hunting face mask the life of the field cornet. He was standing with folded arms on the bank of the lake, directly over the spot where the elephant had fallen. He appeared to be wrapt in silent meditation, his eyes bent upon the huge carcass of the animal. No, not on the carcass. A close observer would have perceived that his eyes did not wander over that mountain of thick skin and flesh, but were resting upon a particular spot. Was it the wound in the animal s side And was Von Bloom meditating how the thrust had caused the death of such a huge creature Neither one nor the other. His thoughts w.quite a turkey hunting face mask libel to call this beautiful creature a hyena. He has neither the ugly form, the harsh pelage, the dull colour, nor the filthy habits of one. Call him a wolf, or wild dog, if you best facial sunscreens please, face mask png but he is at the same time the handsomest wolf or wild dog in creation. But we shall name him, as the boors have done, a wild hound. That is his true title, let naturalists class him as they may. His size, shape, his smooth clean coat, as well as his colour, approximate him more to the hound than to any other animal. In the last which is a ground of tan blotched and mottled with large spots of black and grey he bears a striking resemblance to the common hound and the superior size of his ears would seem to assimilate him still more to this animal. The ears however, as in all the wild species of Canis, are of course not hanging, but erect. His habits, however, crown the resemblance. In his natural state the wild hound never prowls alone but boldly runs down his game, following it in large organised packs, just as hounds do and in his hunting he exhibits as much skill as if he had Tom Moody riding at his heels, to guide with whip and horn. It was the field cornet s good fortune to witness an exhibition of this skill. The hounds had come unexpectedly upon the hartebeest herd and almost at the first dash, one of the antelopes became separated from the rest, and ran in an opposite direction. This was just what the cunning dogs wanted and the whole pack, instead of following the herd, turned after the single one, and ran tail on end. Now this hartebeest, although an ill shaped antelope, is one of the very swiftest of the tribe and the wild hound does not capture it without a severe chase. In fact, he could not capture it at all, if speed were the only cheap face masks point between the two animals. But it is not. The hartebeest has a weakness in its character, opposite to which the wild hound possesses a cunning. The former when chased, although it runs in a straight line, does not keep long in a direct course. Now and then it diverges to one side or the other, led perhaps by the form turkey hunting face mask of the ground, or some other circumstance. In this habit lies its weakness. The wild hound turkey hunting face mask is well aware of it, and takes advantage of it by a manoeuvre, which certainly savours strongly of reflection on his part. Our field cornet had a proof of this as he watched the chase. His elevated position gave him a view of the whole ground, and fabric face mask he could note every movement both of pursuer and pursued. On breaking off, the hartebeest ran in a right line, and the hounds followed straight after. They had not gone far, however, when.