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On the contrary, how do you wear a disposable face mask? the attitude now assumed by the red gorilla, as also its voice and gestures, told them that it was affected by no fear, but breathed only fury and defiance. Why should it fear Was there any living thing in the forests of Borneo biped, quadruped, or reptile possessed of sufficient powers to cope with the hairy colossus now before their eyes, which seemed to partake of the characters of all three, and twice the strength of any of them individually Saloo had said there was none. But it was not from the forests of Borneo its enemy was to come. Out of its waters was approaching the antagonist that had caused it to assume its attitude of angry defiance and the spectators now saw this antagonist in the shape of an enormous lizard a crocodile larger than they had ever seen before. Chapter Twenty Seven. A Spectacle rarely seen. When the huge reptile first unfolded itself to their view, it was already close to the spot where the ourang outang, knee deep in the water, stood awaiting it. They naturally expected to see the land animal effect a retreat from an antagonist even more formidable looking than itself. And in reality it did give ground at first but only for a few long scrambling strides, made as much on its arms as legs just far enough to place itself high and dry upon the bank. There it came to a stop, and stood firmly facing the foe. They now perceived the truth of what Saloo had been telling them that there is no animal in all Borneo, either in its forests or its rivers, of which the mias feels fear. Certainly there is none more to be dreaded than the gavial crocodile yet the great ape, judging by its present attitude, was in no sense afraid of it. Had it been so, it would have retreated into the woods, where, by climbing a tree, it might easily have shunned the encounter. Even if it had retired a lit.yena uttered a howl of alarm, and ran off as fast as its legs would carry it. They did not carry it far. It was evidently making for a larger tract of bush that grew near but before it had got half way across the open ground, the quagga came up behind, and uttering his shrill couaag, reared forward, and dropped with his fore hoofs upon the hyena s back. At the same instant the neck of the carnivorous animal was clutched by the teeth of the ruminant and held as fast, as if disposable sheet face mask grasped by a vice. All looked to see the hyena free itself and run off again. They looked in vain. It never ran another yard. It never came alive out of the clutch of those terrible teeth. The quagga still held his struggling victim with firm hold trampling it with his hoofs, and shaking it in his strong jaws, until in a few minutes the screams of the hyena ceased, and his mangled carcass lay motionless upon the plain black face mask peel One would think that this incident might have been enough to warn our hunters to be cautious in their dealings with the quagga. Such a sharp biter would be no pleasant horse to bit and bridle. But all knew the antipathy that exists between the wild horse and the hyena and that the quagga, though roused to fury at the sight of one of these animals, is very different in its behaviour towards man. So strong, in fact, is this antipathy, and so complete is the mastery of the ruminant over the carnivorous animal, that the frontier farmers often take advantage of these peculiar facts, and keep the hyenas from their cattle by bringing up with the herd a number of quaggas, who act as its guards and protectors. Chapter Thirty Nine. The Pit Trap. 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mation to which he gave utterance brought little Tr uuml ey and Totty from the house and Hans with Jan had now got back with the sheep and goats. All saw the singular phenomenon, but none of them could tell what it was. All were in a state of alarm. As they stood gazing, with hearts full of fear, the two riders appeared coming out of the cloud, and then they were seen to gallop forward over the plain in the direction of the house. They came on at full speed, but long before they had got near, the voice of Swartboy could how to wear face mask be heard crying out, Baas Von Bloom da springhaans are comin da springhaan da springhaan Chapter Three. The Springhaan. Ah the springhaan cried Von Bloom, recognising the Dutch name for the far famed migratory locust. The mystery was explained. The singular cloud that was spreading itself over the plain was neither more nor less than a flight of locusts It was a sight that none of them, except Swartboy, had ever witnessed before. His master had often seen locusts in small quantities, and of several species, for there are many kinds of these singular insects in South Africa. But that which now appeared was a true migratory locust Gryllus devastatorius and upon one of its great migrations an event of rarer occurrence than travellers would have you believe. Swartboy knew them well and, although he announced their approach in a state of great disposable sheet face mask excitement, it was not the excitement of terror. Quite the contrary. His great thick lips were compressed athwart his face in a grotesque expression of joy. The instincts of his wild race were busy within him. To them a flight of locusts is not an object of dread, but a source of rejoicing their coming as welcome as a take of shrimps to a Leigh fisherman, or harvest to the husbandman. The dogs, too, barked and howled with joy, and frisked about as if they were going out upon a hunt. On perceiving the cloud, their instinct enabled them easily to recognise the locusts. They regarded them with feelings similar to those that stirred Swartboy for both dogs and Bushmen eat the insects with avidity At the announcement that it was only locusts, all at once recovered from their alarm. Little Tr uuml ey and Jan laughed, clapped their hands, and waited with curiosity until they should come nearer. All had heard enough of locusts to know that they were only grasshoppers that neither bit nor stung any one, and therefore no one was afraid of them. Even Von Bloom himself was at first very little concerned about them. After his feelings of apprehension, the announcement that it was a flight of locusts was a relief, and for a while he d.derstand to dig disposable sheet face mask disposable sheet face mask out of the ground with the sharp nails of their hands. Although they will not attack man if left alone, they become dangerous assailants when hunted disposable sheet face mask and brought to bay. Many odd stories are told of the chacma baboon among the settlers of Southern Africa, such as their robbing the traveller of his food, and then going off to some distance, and mocking him, while they devour it. The natives also say disposable sheet face mask that they sometimes use a zipper face mask stick in walking, crowing for led face mask before and after roots, and in self defence. Also, when a young one has succeeded in finding a choice root, and is observed by an older and stronger one, that the latter takes it away but, should the young one have already swallowed it, then the bully picks him up, turns him head downward, and shakes him until he is forced to disgorge Many such tales are current in disposable sheet face mask the country of the boors, and they are not all without foundation, for these animals most certainly possess the power of reflection in a high degree. Totty from her perch saw enough to convince her of this, had she been herself inclined to philosophise. But she was not. She was only a little curious about the manoeuvres of the animals, and she called Tr uuml ey and little Jan up into the tree, in order that they might share the disposable sheet face mask spectacle with her. All the others were off hunting. Jan was delighted, and ran up the ladder at once. So did Tr uuml ey, and all three stood watching the odd movements of the four handed creatures. They perceived that the troop was actually marching disposable sheet face mask in order not in line, but with some understood arrangement. There were scouts upon the wings, and leaders in front. These were baboons of greater age and size than the others. There were calls and signals, and the change of accent and tone would have convinced any one that a regular conversation was disposable sheet face mask going on. The females and younger ones marched in the middle for better security. The mothers carried their infants upon their backs, or over their shoulders. Now a mother would stop to suckle her little offspring dressing its hair at the same time and then gallop forward to make up for the loss. Now one would be seen beating her child, that had in some way given offence. Now two young females would quarrel, from jealousy or some other cause, and then a terrible chattering would ensue, to be silenced by the loud threatening bark of one of the chiefs Thus proceeded they across the plain, chattering, and screaming, and barking, as only monkeys can. What were they after That question was answered very soon. Tr uuml ey, and Jan, and Totty, saw, to their dismay, that the baboons were not out upon an id.ning throughout the night. Chapter Eight. The fate of the Hero. But they did stray. When day broke, and the travellers looked around them, not a head of the oxen or cattle was to be seen. Yes, there was one, and one only the milch cow. Totty, after milking her on the previous night, had left her tied to a bush where she still remained. All the rest were gone, and the sheep and potato face mask goats as well. Whither had they strayed The horses were mounted, and search was made. The sheep and goats were found among some bushes not far off but it soon appeared that the other animals had gone clean away. Their spoor was traced for a mile or two. It led back on the very track they had come and no doubt any longer existed that they had returned to the kraal. To overtake them before reaching that point, would be difficult, if at all possible. Their tracks showed that they had gone off early in the night, and had travelled at a rapid rate so that by this time they had most likely arrived at their old home. This was a sad discovery. To have followed them on the thirsting and hungry horses would have been a useless work yet without the yoke oxen how was the wagon to be taken forward to the spring It appeared to be a sad dilemma they were in but after a short consultation the thoughtful Hans suggested a solution of it. Can we disposable sheet face mask not attach the horses to the wagon inquired he. The five could surely draw it on to the spring What and leave the cattle behind said Hendrik. If we do not go after them, they will be all lost, and then We could go for them afterwards, replied Hans but is it not better first to push forward to the spring and, after resting the horses a while, return then for the oxen They will have reached the kraal by this time. There they will be sure of water anyhow, and that will keep them alive till we get there. The course suggested by Hans seemed feasible enough. At all events, it was the best plan they could pursue so they at once set about putting it in execution. The horses were attached to the wagon in the best way they could think of. Fortunately some old horse peach slices face mask harness formed part of the contents of the vehicle, and these were brought out and fitted on, as well as could be done. Two horses were skiing face mask made fast to the disselboom as wheelers two others to the trektow cut to the proper length and the fifth horse was placed in front as a leader. When all was ready, Swartboy again mounted the voor kist, gathered up his reins, cracked his whip, and set his team in motion. To the delight of every one, the huge heavy laden wagon moved off as freely as if a full team had been inspanned. Von Bloo.
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But it was now far away, or at least no longer to be dreaded from the poison of the upas. The sickness caused by it would continue for a while, and it might be some time before their strength or energies would be fully restored. But of dying there was no danger, as the poison of the upas does not kill, when only inhaled as a vapour unless the inhalation be a long time continued. Its sap taken internally, by the chewing of its leaves, bark, or root, is certain death, and speedy death. It is one of the ingredients used by the Bornean Dyaks for tipping their poisoned spears, and the arrows of their sumpitans or blow guns. They use it in combination with the bina, another deadly poison, extracted from the juice of a parasitical plant found everywhere through the forests of Borneo. It is singular that the upas tree should belong to the same natural order, the Artocarpaceae, as the bread fruit the tree of death thus being connected with the tree of life. In some of the Indian islands it is called Popon upas in Java it is known as the Antijar. Its leaves are shaped like spear heads the fruit is a kind of drupe, clothed in fleshy scales. The juice, when prepared as a poison, is sometimes mixed with black pepper, and the juice of galanga root, and of ginger. It is as thick as molasses, and will keep for a long time if sheltered from the action of the air. The upas does not grow as a gregarious tree, and is nowhere found in numbers. Like the precious treasures of nature gold, diamonds, and pearls her poisons, too, happily for man, are sparsely distributed. Even in the climate and soil congenial to it, the antiaris toxicaria is rare but wherever discovered is sure to be.Although the elephant may consider the loss of his huge tusks a great calamity, were he only a little wiser, he would break them off against the first tree. It would, in all probability, be the means of prolonging his life for the hunter would not then consider him worth the ammunition it usually takes to kill him. when to use face mask in routine After a short consultation among the hunters, Swartboy started off upon the spoor, followed by Von Bloom and Hendrik. It led straight out from the channel, and across the jungle. Usually the face mask respirator bushes mark the course of an elephant, where these are of the sort he feeds upon. In this case he had not fed but the Bushman, who could follow spoor with a hound, had no difficulty in keeping on the track, as fast as the three were able to travel. They emerged into open glades and, after passing through several of these, came upon a large ant hill that stood in the middle of one of the openings. The elephant had passed close to the ant hill he had stopped there a while stay, he must have lain down Von Bloom did not know that elephants were in the habit of lying down. He had always heard it said that they slept standing. Swartboy knew better than that. He said that they sometimes slept standing, but oftener lay down, especially in districts where they were not much hunted. Swartboy considered it a good sign that this one had lain down. He reasoned from it that the elephants had not been disturbed in that neighbourhood, and would be the more easily approached and killed. They would be less likely to make off from that part of the country, until they the hunters had had a good pull out of them. This last consideration was one of great importance. In a district where elephants have been much hunted, and have learnt what the crack of a gun signifies, a single day s chase will often set them travelling and they will not bring up again, until they have gone far beyond the reach of the hunters. Not only the particular individuals that have been chased act in this way but all the others, as though warned by their companions, until not an elephant remains in the district. This migratory habit is one of the chief difficulties which the elephant hunter must needs encounter and, when it occurs, he has no other resource but to change his sphere of action. On the other hand, where elephants have remained for a long time undisturbed, the report of a gun does not terrify them and they will bear a good deal of hunting before showing their heels and leaving the place. Swartboy, therefore, rejoiced on perceiving that the old bull had lain down. The Bushman drew a world of conclusions from.