Dust Mask Disposable though the fortunes of war are against you. Now, perhaps you will not object to answering a question or two, in which there can be no treason. I must be my own judge of the questions, replied the major, rather haughtily. Certainly, sir and I shall not insist upon your answering any question. Was any one on board of the Vampire killed in this affair 144 No one was killed. Were any wounded I am sorry to say that three were injured by the falling of the pieces of the walking beam. Seriously Two slightly, and one severely. Thank you, major. Of course, I am not informed of the fate of those in the boat when it was sunk, added the prisoner. I think no one was badly hurt in that part of the affair, said Christy. Perhaps it will be of interest to you to know that Private Passford, formerly of my command, was the one who was severely wounded on board of the Vampire. Corny exclaimed Mrs. Passford. I am sorry to say that he was struck on the shoulder by a fragment of the machinery, replied the major, very politely, as he bowed low to the lady. Poor Corny ejaculated Miss Florry. Is he very badly wounded, Major Pierson I do not know how seriously, but I am afraid he cannot use that shoulder for a long time. 145 replied the prisoner, fixing a look of admiration upon her, as if he were glad to have the privilege of looking at her without causing any remark. I am so sorry for him. Corny was always real good to me when I have been at Glenfield, added the fair girl, and she actually shed some sympathetic tears as she thought of his wounded shoulder. Can we not do something for him, mother I shall be very glad to have him removed to the house, and I will take care of him till he gets well. I don t know whether this can be done or not. Perhaps Major Pierson can inform me. If your kind hearts prompt you to do this for one who is in arms against the government, I have no doubt it can be managed. He can give his parole, and that will make it all right. He is my nephew, and I would do as much for him as I would for my own son, replied Mrs. Passford heartily. And I as much as I would for my brother, added Miss Florry. Everything was pleasant so far, though all the Passfords were worried about poor Corny, who had been with the ladies only the evening before. dust mask disposable CHAPTER XIII AFTER THE BATTLE It was six o clock in the morning when the Bellevite let go her anchor off Twentieth Street, as the young commander decided to do after some consultation with Paul Vapoor, who was his senior in years if not in wisdom. He did not suppose the steamer would be allowed to anchor at the Navy Yard without orders to t.ood of the adjacent jungles. The travellers might have brought the pinnace up the river so far it was deep enough to be navigated by a row boat and they had at first thought of doing so. But for several reasons they had changed their minds, and abandoned their boat. It was too heavy to be easily propelled by oars, especially against the current of a stream which in many places was very rapid. Besides, if there should be a settlement of savages on the bank, to approach in a boat would just be the way to expose themselves to being seen, without first seeing. But to Captain Redwood the chief objection was, that a mountain range rose only a short distance off, and the stream appeared to issue from its steep sloping side in which case it would soon assume the character of a headlong torrent utterly unfit for navigation. Even had water travel been easier, it could not have been long continued perhaps not beyond a single military cold weather face mask day and it was not deemed worth while to bring the pinnace with them. So thought the captain, and the others agreeing, the boat was left where they had long since concealed her under the banyan tree. The captain s conjectures proved correct. The evening of the first day s march brought them to the base of the mountain ridge, down whose rocky flank the stream poured with the strength and velocity of a torrent. No boat could have further disposable masks should be used no more than? ascended it. As the path leading along its edge, and hitherto comparatively level and smooth, now changed to a difficult ascent up a rough rock strewn ravine, they encamped at the mountain foot for the first night of their journey. Next 3 m 8511pb1ana, disposable mask, day was spent in ascending the mountain following the ravine up to its head, where were found the sources of the stream. Staying only for a short noon tide rest, they kept upward, and reached the highest point of the ridge just as the sun was again sinking into the depths of the forest before them. At their camping place on the second night no water was near and they might have suffered from the want of it, had they not taken the precaution to provide against such a deficiency. dust mask disposable Their experience as castaways, especially the memory of their sufferings from thirst, had rendered them wary of being again subjected to so terrible a torture. Each of the three men carried a canteen strung to his waist the joint of a large bamboo that held at least half a gallon while the boy and girl also had their cane canteens, proportioned to their size and strength. All had been filled with cool clear water before leaving the last source of the stream, a supply sufficient to serve during their transit of the dry moun.
on deck if you like, mother and Florry, or you may come with me into the pilot house, added Christy. The engineer had to remain on duty, and Miss Florry mildly dust mask disposable objected to leaving her present comfortable position on the sofa of the engine room but as her mother wished to go with her brother, she felt obliged to go with her. Christy gave his mother and sister places on the sofa abaft of the wheel, and then looked into the position of the steamer. But the two quartermasters 139 had so often steered the steamer up and down the river that they had done very well, and there was no especial need of the midshipman as a pilot. The Bellevite was not going at anything like her best speed, or at her usual rate at sea. As she was going, it was about a four hours run to New York, and Christy was not in a hurry to get to his destination. Beeks, we have a prisoner, and I should like to take his measure, said Christy to the senior quartermaster. You may go aft and ask Sampson to bring him into the pilot house. Bring him into the pilot house, repeated the man, dust mask disposable as he left the apartment. What are you going to do with your prisoner, Christy asked Mrs. Passford. I dust mask disposable shall hand him over to the proper officers, and they can do what they please with him, replied the middy. I don t want him do you, mother What should I want of him Perhaps you want him, Florry asked Christy of his sister. I am sure I don t, she replied, pouting. Perhaps you will want him when you have seen him, added the middy roguishly. 140 At this moment Sampson appeared at the door of the pilot house, conducting his prisoner, whose hands were still tied behind him. Christy did not see him at first, for he was looking at his sister but her pretty face suddenly turned crimson, and her brother heard the sound of footsteps in the apartment. As soon as he saw the prisoner, he started back in astonishment, though perhaps there was no particular reason to be surprised. It was not Mr. Haslett, as he had supposed, and it certainly was not Captain Carboneer. But it was face protection mask Major Lindley Pierson, late commandant of Fort Gaines. Christy had not expected to meet him, and that was the only reason why he was astonished. Major Pierson exclaimed the midshipman, as soon as he had in some degree recovered from his astonishment. I believe we have met before somewhere. Without a doubt we have, Captain Passford, replied the major, who no longer belonged to the Mulgate family. Not a captain, if you please but I am none the less glad to see you on that account. This is really a very unexpected pleasure. 141 And quite as unexpected to me, I assure you, es.frequently visited, if in a district where there are hunters or warriors wishing to empoison and make more deadly their shafts. A upas tree in a well known neighbourhood is usually disfigured by seams and scars, where incisions have been made to extract its envenomed juice. That there were no such marks upon the one where they had made their camp, was evidence that the neighbourhood was uninhabited. So said Saloo, and the others were but too glad to accept his interpretation of the sign. Chapter Twenty One. Starting for the Interior. Reclining on the soft silvery sand, inhaling the fresh morning breeze blowing in from the Celebes Sea, every breath of it seeming to infuse fresh blood into their veins and renewed vigour into their limbs, the castaways felt their health and strength fast returning. Saloo s prognosis was rapidly proving itself correct. He had said they would soon recover, and they now acknowledged the truth of his prediction. Their cheerfulness came back along with their returning strength, and with this also their appetites. Their dinner supper of roast hornbill had done them little good but although for a time scared by such disposable ambu medium adult face mask diet, and determined to eschew it when better could be had, they were now only too glad to resort to it, and it was child face mask disposable agreed upon that the old hen, stewed as intended, should supply the material of their breakfast. A fresh fire was kindled far away from the dangerous upas the huge shell, with its contents, was hastily snatched from the deadly shade, and, supported by four large pebbles to serve as feet for the queer stew pan, it was placed over the burning embers, and soon commenced to steam and squeak, spreading around an odorous incense, far pleasanter to the olfactories of the hungry party than either the fresh saline breeze, or the perfume of tropical flowers now and then wafted to them from the recesses of the forest. While waiting for the flesh of the old hen to get properly and tenderly stewed, they could not resist the temptation of making an assault upon the chick and it, too, was hurriedly rescued from the tainted larder beneath the upas tree, spitted upon a bamboo sapling, and broiled like a squab pigeon over the incandescent brands. It gave them only a small morsel each, serving as a sort of prelude to the more substantial breakfast soon to follow, and for which they could dust mask disposable now wait with greater composure. In due time Saloo, who was wonderfully skilled in the tactics of the forest cuisine, pronounced the stew sufficiently done when the stew pan was lifted from the fire, and set in the soft sand for its contents to cool. Soon.the other hand, if the Vampire was disabled, she would stay where she was, or drift down the river with the turn of the tide, and it was just about full sea at this time. The smoke was very aggravating to the midshipman, but he could not help himself. The light air swept it away in time, and, with his strained eyes, Christy discovered that two Roman candles were burning at the signal station. Did you hit her, Christy asked Paul Vapoor, leaping on the gun carriage. I did, replied the midshipman, trying to control a certain feeling of exultation that took possession of his mind, for he did not consider that some of the party below might have been killed by the shot. I suppose you don t know anything about the effect of the shot yet added Paul. I only know that the Vampire is disabled. How do you know that, for I can t see anything 121 Do you see those two blue lights burning at the side of the river asked Christy, as he pointed to the place. I see them, and they light up the river like a flash of lightning. They mean that the steamer is disabled and for that reason she can t come any nearer than she is now. But those villains will make their way to the shore, and there are boats enough about here to enable them to get alongside, and lay us aboard. This is not the end of the affair, said the engineer, very seriously. Decidedly not but I hope to have further information in the course of a few minutes, replied Christy. Bellevite, ahoy shouted some one on shore. That is Mr. Watts send Sampson on shore after him, and we shall soon know the condition of affairs on board of the Vampire, added the midshipman. I told the steward to ride up as fast as he could after he had satisfied himself that the steamer was disabled. Sampson was gone but a few minutes, during which time Christy and Paul consulted in regard 122 to the next step to be taken, and the question was promptly decided. The boat in which Sampson had gone to the shore returned not only with the steward, but also with Mrs. Passford and Miss Florry. What does this mean, mother asked Christy, astonished to see his mother and sister come on board. It means that we were alarmed, and could not stay in the house any longer, said Florry, taking it upon herself to answer. Your father has not come home yet, Christy, and I dust mask disposable don t think he will come to night, for he said he might not be able to return in the last train, added Mrs. Passford. We came down to the shore with two of the men, and saw Mr. Watts when he arrived on the horse. And I shall take the responsibility of having advised the ladies to go on board of the Bellevite, in.
Dust Mask Disposable of the vessel, replied Christy, impressively. That will be an easy matter, with nothing but niggers on board, added Flint. They talked together for a few minutes, and the plan was arranged. Flint saw that the fore topmast staysail was properly set and trimmed. The two unionists on board did not even know the name of the schooner, but she gathered headway as she approached the mouth of the creek, and went along at a very satisfactory rate. The mate of the vessel and his fellow fugitive then went aft to be ready for the decisive action in which they were to engage. But they had hardly reached the quarter deck before the schooner was hailed by a boat. Schooner, ahoy On board the Judith shouted dust mask disposable a man. In the boat replied the captain. Who s there 339 Fetters responded dust mask disposable the boatman. Fetters exclaimed Captain Lonley, apparently bewildered by the reply. It seems to me that Fetterses are plenty to night. But this was all he was permitted to say, for the stroke of a handspike, in the hands of Flint, fell upon his head at this instant, and he dropped upon the quarter deck like a log. At the same moment, Christy sprang to the wheel, and the schooner was not allowed to broach to. She dashed on her course, increasing her speed every moment, without heeding the boat that had hailed her. In the darkness, the genuine Fetters, as doubtless he was in the boat, could not have seen in what manner Captain Lonley dust mask disposable had been disposed of, and all the crew were forward, so that they were no wiser. Judith, ahoy repeated the genuine and only true Fetters, at what is the test for coronavirus the top of his lungs, as the schooner hurried off on her course. I am Fetters, the mate All right replied Christy. I will see you in the morning. Come on board at six o clock. Mr. Fetters said no more, and probably he concluded that the Judith had gone to get firewood 340 for the galley, to fill her water casks, or for some similar purpose. The fictitious Mr. Fetters kept his place at the wheel. The binnacle had been lighted by the cook, and he knew the exact course for the entrance to the bay. He felt that he was in possession of the Judith and her valuable cargo and he had become so hardened in his skincare for sensitive skin patriotic duty that he felt no compunction of conscience because the vessel and cotton had been wrested from his uncle. As Colonel Passford had not scrupled to attempt to capture the magnificent steamer of dust mask disposable his own brother, it would be a poor rule that would not work both ways. Besides, the proceeds of the sale of the cargo were to be expended in the purchase of supplies, and a steamer to carry them, for the use of the Confederacy. His dust mask disposable uncle, from hi.ll you how about this We spend the rest of the day getting cores from other points along these cracks. For one thing, we ought to know more about the structure of the hill, and for another, we might find more of your wires. diy face masks After all, the chance of our hitting the only one around is pretty remote. I can t quite see a single dropped piece of copper wire showing up in the first two days of a project like this. I neither said nor implied that this should be the only piece. I don t doubt for a moment that there are others, whether they are wires or worms. Sorry. Well, we take these cores back to camp this evening, together with any others we find of the same sort, and let Hans and Ndomi look them over. If they don t turn out to be something that the boys recognize and can classify right off the bat, we come back tomorrow with all the digging machinery you want, and dig until you either find all you want, satisfy yourself that there s nothing here or find something which obviously requires more specialized attention than we can give it. All right Nothing could be fairer. Let s go The discussion in camp that evening was animated beyond anything the guide had heard. His original estimate of these men as relatively quiet specimens underwent a sharp revision. Mitsuitei s report of the day s activity at his site had, it egg white mask for face is true, been delivered quite calmly but from then on matters grew progressively livelier. This was not caused by opposition to the archaeologist s plans. The others were all in favor of remaining, for their own reasons. However, the question of just what was likely to be found gave rise to much rather barbed comment on dust mask disposable Sulewayo s part. I don t see how you can expect to find any trace of civilized work here, he said flatly at one point. The animal and plant life of this planet is at a stage of evolution corresponding to something like Earth s Pennsylvanian age, when the amphibians were the highest known forms of life. I m not saying that there couldn t be such a thing as an intelligent amphibian. But I do say that the normal set of evolutionary forces which, on both Earth and Viridis, produced creatures of the amphibian pattern could have done that or produced an intelligent fish not both. If the latter ever evolved, it failed for the amphibians pardon me, amphibids are here. To get an intelligent amphibid on this world will or would, if the sun were to last long enough require another orogenic period with the accompanying climatic changes. Then you d stand a considerably higher chance of getting reptiles instead, if the comparative work done on over four hundred.