Doctor Face Mask runk. It does not follow from this that his beef should be well tasted since we see that the hog, one of the most unclean of doctor face mask feeders, yields most delicious pork while another of the same family pachydermatii that subsists only on sweet succulent roots, produces a flesh both insipid and bitter. I allude to the South American tapir. The quality of the food, therefore, is no criterion of the quality of the flesh. It is true that the beef of the elephant was not what Von Bloom and most of his family would doctor face mask have chosen for their regular diet. Had they been sure of procuring a supply of antelope venison, the great carcass might have gone, not to the dogs, but to their kindred the hyenas. But they were not sure of getting even a single antelope, and therefore decided upon curing the elephant. It would be a safe stock to have on hand, and need not interfere with their eating venison, or any other dainty that might turn up. The first thing done was to cut out the tusks. This proved a tough job, and occupied full two hours. Fortunately there was a good axe on hand. But for this and Swartboy s knowledge, double the time might have been wasted in the operation. The ivory having been extracted and put away in a safe place, the cutting up then commenced in earnest. Von Bloom and Swartboy were the baas butchers, while Hans and Hendrik played the part of swabs. As the carcass lay half under water, they would have had some difficulty in dealing with the under part. But this they did not design to touch. The upper half would be amply sufficient to provision them a long while and so they set about removing the skin from that side that was uppermost. The rough thick outer coat they removed in broad sheets cut into sections and then they peeled off several coats of an under skin, of tough and pliant nature. Had they needed water vessels, Swartboy would have saved this for making them as it is used for such purposes by the Bushmen and other natives. But they had vessels enough in the wagon, and this skin was thrown away. They had now reached the pure flesh, which they separated in large sheets from the ribs and then the ribs were cut out, one by one, with the axe. This trouble they would not have taken as they did not want the ribs but they cut them away for another reason, namely, to enable them to get at the valuable fat, which lies in enormous quantities around the intestines. Of course for all cooking purposes, the fat would be to them invaluable, and indeed almost necessary to doctor face mask render the flesh itself eatable. It is no easy matter to get at the fat in the inside of an elephant, as the who.ed they were, alongside of her. A puff of wind had been favoring her before, and she darted away towards the northwest. As she began to move, the lock strings of her port battery were pulled as rapidly as possible. It would have been impossible to help hitting the Bellevite, with the three guns fired into her at so short a distance. But the cloud of smoke that enveloped both vessels prevented the captain from taking in the situation. The crew of the Killbright were ordered to reload their guns instantly. Whatever was to happen in the near 183 or distant future, it was evident that the dangerous steamer had not yet been captured, and Christy did not think of her as a prize any more just doctor face mask then. The Killbright crowded on all the steam she could obtain, and she rapidly increased the distance between herself and the Bellevite. She fired her three broadside guns continually, but it was clear to Christy that the men had not been trained to this business, or they might perhaps have sunk the naval vessel by this time. The Bellevite fired her two broadside guns, and they made terrible havoc in the upper works of the Killbright. But the strangest thing of all to the young lieutenant, caught on board of the anticipated prize, was that the Bellevite did not go ahead, and give the boarding parties a chance to get on the deck of the enemy. I don t understand it, Beeks, said Christy as he found himself by the side of the quartermaster. Why don t the ship give chase I think she must be disabled, sir, replied the warrant officer. What could have disabled her I suppose she might be hit as well as this 184 vessel, replied Beets, no better pleased with the situation than his companion in trouble. They fired three shots into her while she was alongside. She must have been hit in a bad place, or she would have been alongside of us before this time. But here we are. The third lieutenant and quartermaster felt very much like prisoners, though they had no evidence that the Killbright was a ship of war, except that she had hoisted the Confederate flag, and fired upon the Bellevite. But the rakish looking steamer continued on her course, while the Bellevite had not moved since the first broadside. She had already made a mile, and doctor face mask the shots from her enemy did not seem to disable her. She continued to run with all her speed, and the lieutenant felt the deck quiver as though it was in danger of being shaken out of her. But she was not followed by the Bellevite, and things began to look dark and somewhat cheerless to Christy. The firing came to an end, for the distance was becoming too great for it to.
d in his singular situation. Under other circumstances he would have been dragged down for the sake of his skin. But there was no time to spare for skinning him and without further delay, Von Bloom and his companions mounted their horses and rode off. Chapter Twelve. A talk about Lions. As they rode back they conversed about lions, to beguile the time. All of them knew something about these animals but Swartboy, who had been born and brought up in the bush, in the very midst of their haunts as it were, of course was well acquainted with their habits ay, far better than Monsieur Buffon himself. To describe the personal appearance of a lion would be to waste words. Every one of my readers must know the lion by sight, either from having seen one in a zoological collection, or the stuffed skin of one in a museum. Every one knows the form of the animal, and his great shaggy mane. doctor face mask Every one knows, moreover, that the lioness is without this appendage, and in shape and size differs considerably from the male. Though there are not two species of lions, there are what are termed varieties, but these differ very little from each other far less than the varieties of most other animals. There are seven acknowledged varieties. The Barbary lion, the lion of charcoal face masks Senegal, the Indian lion, the doctor face mask Persian, the yellow Cape, the black Cape, and the maneless lion. The difference among these animals is not so great, but that at a glance any one may tell they were all of one species and kind. The Persian variety is rather smaller than the others the Barbary is of darker brown and heavily maned the lion of Senegal is of light shining yellow colour, and thinly maned while the maneless lion, as its name imports, is without this appendage. The existence of the last species is doubted by some naturalists. It is said to be found in Syria. The two Cape lions differ principally in the colour of the mane. In the one it is airsoft face mask black or dark brown in the other of a tawny yellow, like the rest of the body. Of all lions, those of South Africa are perhaps the largest, and the black variety the most fierce and dangerous. Lions inhabit the whole continent of Africa, and the southern countries of Asia. They were once common in parts of Europe, where they exist no longer. There are no lions in America. The animal known in Spanish American countries as the lion leon is the cougar or puma Felis concolor , which is not one third the lion s size, and doctor face mask resembles the king of beasts only in being of the same tawny colour. The puma is not unlike a lion s cub six months old. Africa is peculiarly the country of the lion. He is found.hala, which he had just broken off near the root. He was tearing away at the leaves, and filling his capacious stomach. As soon as Swartboy recovered the control over his tongue, he ejaculated in a hurried whisper Pas op take care baas Bloom, hab good care don t go near um he da skellum ole klow. My footy he wicked I know de ole bull duyvel. By this volley of queer phrases, Swartboy meant to caution his master against rashly approaching the elephant, as he knew him to be one of the wicked sort in short, a rogue. How Swartboy knew this would appear a mystery, as there were no particular marks about the animal to distinguish him from others of his kind. But the Bushman, with his practised eye, saw something in the general physiognomy of the elephant just as one may distinguish a fierce and dangerous bull from those of milder disposition, or a bad from a virtuous man, by some expression that one cannot define. Von Bloom himself, and even Hendrik, saw that the elephant had a fierce and ruffian look. They did not stand in need of Swartboy s advice matcha face mask to act with caution. They remained for some minutes, gazing through the bushes at the huge quadruped. The more they gazed, the more they became resolved to make an attack upon him. The sight of his long tusks was too tempting to Von Bloom, to admit for a moment the thought of letting him escape without a fight. A couple of bullets he should have into him, at all events and if opportunity offered, a good many medical face mask more, should these not be sufficient. Von Bloom would not relinquish those fine tusks without a struggle. He at once set about considering the safest mode of attack but was not allowed time to mature any plan. The elephant appeared to be restless, and was evidently about to move forward. He might be off in a moment, and carry them after him for miles, or, perhaps, in the thick cover of wait a bits get lost to them altogether. These conjectures caused Von Bloom to decide at once upon best disposable mask for particulates beginning the attack, and without any other plan than to stalk in as near as would be safe, and deliver his fire. He had heard that a single bullet in the forehead would kill any elephant and if he could only get in such a position as to have a fair shot at the animal s front, he believed he was marksman enough to plant his bullet in the right place. He was mistaken as to killing an elephant with a shot in the forehead. That is a notion of gentlemen who have hunted the elephant in their closets, though other closet gentlemen doctor face mask the anatomists to whom give all due credit have shown the thing to be impossible, from the peculiar structure of the elephant.le of the intestines have first to be removed. But Swartboy was not to be deterred by a little trouble so climbing into the interior of the huge carcass, he commenced cutting and delving, and every now and then passing a multitude of inwards out to the others, who carried them off out of the way. After a long spell of this work, the fat was secured, and carefully packed in a piece of clean under skin and then the butchering was finished. Of course the four feet, which along with the trunk are considered the tit bits, had already been separated at the fetlock joint and stood out upon the bank, for the future consideration of Swartboy. The next thing to be done was to cure the meat. They had a stock of suit that precious, though, as lately discovered, not indispensable article. But the quantity stowed away in a dry corner of the wagon was small, and would have gone but a short way in curing an elephant. They had no idea of using it for such a purpose. Flesh can be preserved without salt and not only Swartboy, but Von Bloom himself, knew how to preserve it. In all countries where salt is scarce, the process of jerking meat is well understood, and consists simply in cutting it into thin strips and hanging it out in the sun. doctor face mask A few days of bright warm sunshine will jerk it sufficiently and meat thus dried will keep good for months. A slow fire will answer the purpose nearly as well and in the absence of sunshine, the fire is often resorted to. Sun dried meat in South Africa is called biltongue. The Spaniards of Mexico name it tasajo, while those of Peru style it charqui. In English it is jerked meat. Several hours were spent in cutting the elephant beef into strips, and then a number of forked poles were set up, others were laid horizontally over the forks, and upon these the meat was suspended, and hung down in numberless festoons. Before the sun went down, the neighbourhood of the camp presented a rare appearance. It looked somewhat like the enclosure of a yarn bleacher, except that doctor face mask the hanging strips, instead of being white, were of a beautiful clear ruby colour. But the work was not yet completed. The feet remained to be preserved, and the mode of curing these was entirely different. That was a secret known only to Swartboy, and in the execution of it the Bushman played first fiddle, with the important air of a chef de cuisine. He proceeded as follows He first dug a hole in the ground, about two feet deep, and a little more in diameter just large enough to admit one of the feet, which was nearly two feet diameter at the base. The earth which came out of this hole Swartboy.
Doctor Face Mask s skull and the position of his brain. Von Bloom at the time was under this wrong impression, and therefore committed a grand mistake. Instead of seeking a side shot, which he could have obtained with far less trouble he decided on creeping round in front of the elephant, and firing right in the animal s face. Leaving Hendrik and Swartboy to attack him from behind, he took a circuit under cover of the bushes and at length arrived in the path the elephant was most likely to take. He had scarcely gained his position, when he saw the huge animal coming towards him with silent and majestic tread and although the elephant only walked, half a dozen of his gigantic strides brought him naturally danny seo avacodo face mask airfit f20 full face mask close up to the ambushed hunter. As yet the creature uttered no cry but as he moved, Von Bloom could hear a rumbling gurgling sound, as of water dashing to and fro in his capacious stomach Von Bloom had taken up his position behind the trunk of a large tree. The elephant had not yet seen him, and, perhaps, would have passed can a cat that test negative for coronavirus get fip on without knowing that he was there, had the hunter permitted him. The latter even thought of such a thing, for although a man of courage, the sight of the great forest giant caused him for a moment disposable face mask multiple to quail. But, again, the curving ivory gleamed in his eyes again he remembered the object that had brought him into that situation he thought of his fallen fortunes doctor face mask of his resolve to retrieve them of his children s welfare. These thoughts resolved him. His long roer was laid over a knot in the trunk its muzzle pointed at the forehead of the advancing elephant his eye gleamed through the sights the loud detonation followed and a cloud of smoke for a moment hid everything from his view. He could hear a hoarse bellowing trumpet like sound he could hear the crashing of branches and the gurgling of water and, when the smoke cleared away, to his chagrin he saw that the elephant was still upon his feet, and evidently not injured in the least The shot had struck the animal exactly where the hunter had aimed it but, instead of inflicting a mortal wound, it had only excited the creature to extreme rage. He was now charging about, striking the trees with his tusks, tearing branches off, and tossing them aloft with his trunk though all the while evidently in ignorance of what had tickled him so impertinently upon the forehead Fortunately for Von Bloom, a good thick tree sheltered him from the view of the elephant. Had the enraged animal caught sight of him at that moment, it would have been all up with him but the hunter knew this, and had the coolness to remain close and quiet. Not so with.e places were especially disagreeable to cross for under the gloomy shadow of the trees they would now and then catch a glimpse of huge newt like lizards of the genus hydrosaurus almost as large as crocodiles slowly floundering out of the way, as if reluctant to leave, and half determined to dispute the passage. Moreover, while thus occupied, they lived in the obscurity of an eternal twilight, and could travel only by guess work. They had no guide save the sun, which in these shadows is never visible. Through the thick foliage overhead its disc could not be seen nor aught that would enable them to determine its position in the sky, and along with it their direction upon the earth. It was, therefore, not only a relief to their feelings, but a positive necessity for their continuance in the right direction, that now and then a stretch of open swamp obstructed their track. True, it caused them to make a d tour, and so wasted their time but then it afforded them a glimpse of the sun s orb, and enabled them to pursue their journey in the right course. During the mid day hours they were deprived of even this guidance for the meridian sun gives no clue to the points of the compass. They did not much feel the disadvantage as at noon tide the hot tropical atmosphere had become almost insupportable, and the heat, added to their fatigue from incessant toiling through thicket and swamp, made it necessary for them to take several hours of rest. They resumed their journey in the evening, as the sun, declining toward the western horizon, pointed out to them the way they were to go. They aimed to reach the sheet of water seen by them from the brow of the mountain. They wished to strike it at disposal face mask its southern end, as this was right in the direction westward. It appeared to lie about midway between the two mountain ranges and, in such a case, would be a proper halting place on their journey across the plain. On starting from the higher ground, they expected to reach it in a few hours, or at the latest by sunset of that same day. But it was twilight of the third day, when, with exhausted strength and wearied limbs, their clothing torn and mud stained, they stood upon its nearest shore They did not stand there long, but dropping down upon the earth, forgetful of everything even the necessity of keeping watch they surrendered themselves over to sleep. Chapter Twenty Four. A Red Satyr. They slept until a late hour of the morning when, rousing themselves with difficulty, they kindled a fire and cooked a doctor face mask breakfast of the boar s ham cured by them before leaving the coast. It was the second, and of.