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Cable all out, sir, reported Boxie. Not without some heavy doubts, Christy rang the bell to go ahead. He had no one in the pilot house with whom he could consult except the two quartermasters, for Paul was in charge of the engine, and he could no more leave it than the midshipman could leave the wheel. The propeller 127 began to turn, and the ship gathered headway. To add to the responsibility of the young commander, his mother and sister had just come on board, and were now seated on the sofa in the engine room. The Bellevite was moving down the river, and the only thing Christy could do was to amston n95 disposable dust masks brace himself up to meet whatever might happen on the trip. He did this at once, and a moment later he rang to go ahead at full speed. He was approaching the bend of the river, and in a minute or two more he would be able to see the Vampire. But Captain Carboneer could no more see through the headland at the bend than he could, and he hoped that the leader of the enemy had not yet discovered that the Bellevite was under way. The steamer increased her speed on the instant in response to the signal, and she rushed forward at a velocity that would be fatal to the Vampire if she happened to be in her path. But Christy was not disposed to make an issue with the enemy when they met he intended to defend the Bellevite, if she was attacked, to the extent of his ability and small force. There she is exclaimed Beeks, as the Bellevite 128 began to change her course to go around the bend. Christy saw the Vampire as soon as the quartermaster, and he was glad to find that she had drifted to the left bank of the river as far as the depth of water would permit. As her engine was disabled, she had no means 4 ply disposable earloop face masks of propuls.dmitted that he was in doubt and then, after another half mile s travelling, he declared that he had lost the track. He could no longer recognise any one of the marks or bearings he had taken. The proper thing to be done under these circumstances was to leave the horses to themselves and this all three well knew. But the animals were suffering the pangs of hunger, and when left to themselves, would not journey forward, but rushed up to the mimosa bushes, and eagerly commenced devouring their leaves. The consequence was, that their riders were obliged to keep them going with whip and spur and in that way there was no certainty of the horses taking the right direction. After several hours advancing, all the while in a state of suspense, and as yet no appearance of either wagon or camp fire, the travellers resolved upon coming to a halt. It was of no use going forward. They believed they could not be far from the camp but they were now as likely to be riding from as towards it and they concluded at length, that it would be wiser to remain where they were until the day broke. They all dismounted therefore, and fastened their horses to the bushes so that the animals could browse upon the leaves till morning which could not now be very far off. They rolled themselves up in their karosses, and lay down upon the earth. Hendrik and Swartboy were soon asleep. Von Bloom would have slept too, for he was tired enough but the heart of the father was too full of anxiety to allow repose to his eyes, and he lay awake watching for the dawn. It came at length, and at the first light his eyes swept 4 ply disposable earloop face masks the surface of the surrounding country. 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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 cheerful. After he had been in the warehouse a few days, Christy was not a little surprised to receive a visit from his uncle, 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, unicorn mask face paint Uncle Homer exclaimed Christy, laughing. 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At night they do not sleep. On the contrary, the hours of night are spent in ranging about, on journeys to the distant watering places, and in feeding though in remote and quiet districts they also feed by day so that it is probable that most of their nocturnal activity is the result of their dread of their watchful enemy, man. Swartboy communicated these facts, as the hunters all together followed upon the spoor. The traces of the elephant were now of a different character, from what they had been before arriving at the ant hill. He had been browsing as he went. His nap had brought a return of appetite and the wait a bit thorns showed the marks of his prehensile trunk. Here and there branches were broken off, stripped clean of their leaves, and the ligneous parts left upon the ground. In several places whole trees were torn up by their roots, and those, too, of considerable size. This the elephant sometimes does to get at their foliage, which upon such trees grows beyond the reach of his proboscis. By prostrating them of course he gets their whole frondage within easy distance of his elastic nose, and can strip it off at pleasure. At times, however, he tears up a tree to make a meal of its roots as there are several species with sweet juicy roots.
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The elephant, though easily overtaken on horseback, or with dogs to bring him to bay, can as easily escape from a hunter on foot and once he has made up his mind to flight, it is quite a lost labour to follow him farther. It was now too late in the day to seek for other elephants and with a feeling of disappointment, the hunters gave up the chase, and turned their steps in the 4 ply disposable earloop face masks direction of the camp. Chapter Thirty. The missing hunter, and the Wildebeests. A well known proverb says that misfortunes seldom come single. On nearing the camp, the hunters could perceive that all was not right there. They saw Totty with Tr uuml ey and Jan standing by the head of the ladder but there was something in their manner that told that all was not right. Where was Hans As soon as the hunters came in sight, Jan and Tr uuml ey ran down the ro.fashion and general use in European countries, and the consequence was an increased demand for this valuable commodity. It was a fortunate circumstance for the returned hunter, who was at once enabled to dispose of his stock, not only for ready money, but at such a fine price as to yield him nearly twice the amount he had calculated on receiving He had not brought it all with him, as there was more than would have loaded any one wagon. A second load had remained, hidden near the nwana tree, and this required a journey to be made for it. It was made in due time, and the remainder arrived safely at Graaf Reinet, and was there delivered to the ivory dealers, who had already purchased it. The result was a splendid fortune in ready money. The field cornet was once more a rich man For the present we can follow his history no farther than to say, that the proceeds of his great hunt enabled him to buy back his old estate, and to stock it in splendid style, with the best breeds of horses, horned cattle, and sheep that he rose rapidly in wealth and worldly esteem that the government gave him its confidence and, having first restored him to his old office of field cornet, soon afterwards promoted him to that of landdrost, or chief magistrate of the district. Hans returned to his college studies while the dashing Hendrik was enabled to enter the profession for which he was most fit, and the very one that fitted him, by obtaining a cornetcy in the Cape Mounted Rifles. Little Jan was packed off to school to study grammar and geography while the beautiful Tr uuml ey remained at home to grace the mansion of her honoured father, and look after his household affairs. Totty still ruled the kitchen and, of course, Swartboy was the important man about the house, and for many a long year after cracked his great whip, and flourished his jambok among the long horned oxen of the wealthy landdrost. But enough for the present, enough of adventure for one year. Let us hope, boy readers, that before you and I have circled once more around the sun, we shall make a fresh trip to the land of the boors, and again encounter the worthy Von Bloom, his Bushman, and Bush Boys. The End. Chapter One. A Castaway Crew. A boat upon the open sea no land in sight It is an open boat, the size and form showing it to be the pinnace of a merchant ship. It is a tropical sea, with a fiery sun overhead, slowly coursing through a sky of brilliant azure. The boat has neither sail nor mast. There are oars, but no one is using them. They lie athwart the tholes, their blades dipping in the water, with no hand upon the grasp