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Under the circumstances, Lampert felt that the group was well matched. Whether it would be able to do the job it had undertaken was another matter. The news reports had spoken glibly of the expedition which was going to solve the mysteries of Viridis once and for all. Lampert, like any other scientist, knew perfectly well that the solution of the present crop of mysteries about the planet would almost certainly be achieved only at the cost of creating an even greater number of new ones. Even the guide, who was admittedly no scientist, had expressed a similar opinion, though his was based on a general pessimism bred of familiarity with the planet. However, he had undertaken to get them to the sort of country they wanted and from then on the problem solving was not his affair. The scientists, whatever may have been their full face paintball mask feeling about matters of personal safety, were eager to start, which tended to cause rapid progress in McLaughlin s animal recognition school. Another factor tending toward the same result was that there was little in Emeraude for such men to do, except learn. The town was still small. It had a spaceport and airport, which furnished little entertainment, docks disposable respirator mask bulk smoke filter coconut oil charcoal face mask which could amuse for a while but not indefinitely, and warehouses which were completely uninteresting to disposable respirator mask bulk smoke filter geologists, paleontologists and archaeologists. There was no museum. The numerous specimens of mineral, animal, and vegetable matter collected on the planet invariably wound up on face masks for cold weather outbound spacecraft. The zoo, which the town maintained for purely practical reasons, was about the only thing that was left. In consequence, not many days passed before all four scientists were able to meet McLaughlin s requiremen.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 another minute or two. Do you know whether the other side 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 disposable respirator mask bulk smoke filter 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.
ed for it to pass off. It was not dispelled until the sun had risen in the heavens behind them, for their backs were still to the east, their route lying due westward. During the night, and again in the morning, they had discussed the question of striking straight across the plain, or making a circuitous march around it. When the fog at length lifted, this point was definitely settled by what they saw before and on each side of them, that the great valley plain extended both to right and left beyond the limits of their vision. To go round it might add scores of miles and many days to their journey. They could not think of taking such a circuitous route, even with the fear of the wild men before them a danger Captain Redwood believed to be greatly exaggerated by the Malay, who in disposable respirator mask bulk smoke filter such matters was of a somewhat imaginative turn. 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Another kind of obstacle was also occasionally met with, in the brakes of bamboo, where these gigantic canes, four or five inches in diameter, and rising to a height of over fifty feet, grew so close together that even a snake would have found difficulty in working its way through them. Fortunately, their stems being hollow, they are easily brought down, and a single stroke from the axe, or even Saloo s sharp kris, given slantingly, would send one of them crashing over, its leafy top bearing along with it the long ribbon like masks for face leaves of many others. One of these cane brakes proved to be upwards of a mile in width, and its passage delayed them at least three hours. They might have attempted to get round it, but they did not know how far it extended. Possibly ten or twenty miles for the.and apply it to his lips, as if tasting it. Only for an instant, when back to them came the joyful cry, Ayer ayer manis s uuml ngi Water sweet water A river Scarce more pleasantly, that morning at day break, had fallen on their ears the cry of Land than now fell the announcement of the Malay sailor, making known the proximity of water. Captain Redwood, who was acquainted with the Malay language, translated the welcome words. Sweet water, Saloo had described it. Emphatically might it be so termed. All hastened, or rather rushed, toward the stream, fell prostrate on their faces by its edge, and drank to a surfeit. It gave them new life and, indeed, it had given them their lives already, though they knew it not. It was the outflow of its current into the ocean that caused the break in the coral reef through which their boat had been enabled to pass. Otherwise they might have found no opening, and perished in attempting to traverse the surging surf. The madrepores will not build their subaqueous coral walls where rivers run into the ocean hence the open spaces here and there happily left, that form deep transverse channels admitting the largest ships. No longer suffering from thirst, its kindred appetite now returned with undivided agony, and the next thought was for something to eat. They again turned their eyes toward the forest, and up the bank of the stream that came flowing from it. But Saloo had seen something in the sea, near the spot where the pinnace had been left and, calling upon Murtagh to get ready some dry wood and kindle a fire, he ran back toward the boat. Murtagh, the rest accompanying him, walked to the edge of the woods where the stream issued from the leafy wilderness. Just beyond the strip of sand the forest abruptly ended, the trees standing thick together, and rising like a vast vegetable wall to a height of over a hundred feet. Only a few straggled beyond this line. 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Von Bloom and Hendrik, who had just then reached the edge of the glade, saw him go up but to their astonishment he did not come to the ground again Had he fallen back upon the elephant s tusks and was he held there by the trunk No. They saw the animal masquerade mask full face s head. The Bushman was not there, nor upon his back, nor anywhere to be seen. In fact, the elephant seemed as much astonished as they at the sudden disappearance of his victim The huge beast disposable respirator mask bulk smoke filter was turning his eyes in every direction, as if searching for the object of his fury Where could Swartboy have gone disposable respirator mask bulk smoke filter Where At this moment the elephant uttered a loud roar, and was seen rushing to a tree, which he now caught in his trunk, and shook violently. Von Bloom and Hendrik looked up towards its top, expecting to see Swartboy there. 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Unlike the progeny of the megapodes, hatched in the hot sand, the infant hornbill was without the semblance of a feather upon its skin, which was all over of a green, yellowish hue. There was not even so much as a show of down upon it. For a moment Saloo held it in his hand, hissing as it was in his own tiny way. Then chucking it down after its murdered mother, where it fell not only killed, but squashed, he prepared to descend in a less hasty manner. He now saw no particular need for their dining on durions, at least on that particular day and therefore discontinued his task upon the bamboo ladder, which could be completed on the morrow, or whenever the occasion called for it. Chapter Sixteen. An Enemy in the Air. Though the old hen hornbill, after her long and seemingly forced period of incubation, might not prove such a tender morsel, they were nevertheless rejoiced at this accession to their now exhausted larder, and the pilot at once set about plucking her, while Murtagh kindled a fresh fire. While they were thus engaged, Henry, who had greatly admired the ingenuity displayed by Saloo in the construction of his singular ladder, bethought him of ascending it. He was led to this exploit partly out of curiosity to try what such a climb would be like but more from a desire to examine the odd nest so discovered for to him, as to most boys of his age, a bird s nest was a peculiarly attractive object. He thought that Saloo had not sufficiently examined the one first plundered, and that there might be another bird or an egg behind. 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