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As there was no sun in the sky, nor other object to guide him, he thought he could not do better than trace back the spoor and although it led him by many a devious route, and he saw nothing more of his eland, before night he reached the pass in the diving full face mask cliff, and was soon after sitting under the shadow of the nwana tree, regaling a most interested audience with the narrative of his day s adventures. face shields mask Chapter Forty Two. The Gun Trap. It was about this time that the field cornet and his people were very much annoyed by beasts face shields mask of prey. The savoury smell which their camp daily sent forth, as well as the remains of antelopes, killed for face shields mask their venison, attracted these visitors. Hyenas and jackals were constantly skulking in the neighbourhood, and at night came around the great nwana tree in scores, keeping up their horrid chorus for hours together. It is true that nobody feared these animals, as the children at night were safe in their aerial home, where the hyenas could not get at them. But for all that, the presence of the brutes was very offensive, as not a bit of meat not a hide, nor rheim, nor any article of leather could be left below without their getting their teeth upon it, and chewing face shields mask it up. Quarters of venison they had frequently stolen, and they had eaten up the leathern part of Swartboy s saddle, and rendered it quite useless for a while. In short, so great a pest had the hyenas grown to be, that it became necessary to adopt some mode of destroying them. It was not easy to get a shot at them. During the day they were wary, and either hid themselves in caves of the cliff or in the burrows of the ant eater. At night they were bold enough, and came into the very camp but then the darkness hindered a good aim, and the hunters knew too well the value of powder and lead to waste it on a chan.no order for the last minute or two. The boat was 133 directly under him, and he had put his pistol in his hip pocket, in order to take up the solid shot at his feet. It was heavy, but he lifted it over his head without any difficulty, and launched it into the boat with all the force he could give to it. On deck, there Let go that painter shouted Christy, as he pitched his missile from his hands. He was in a position so favorable for the operation that he could not well miss his aim, and the shot crashed through the bottom of the boat, carrying down one of the enemy with it. It did not make a round hole in the bottom of the boat, it was afterwards ascertained, as it might if it had been fired from one of the broadside guns, but it tore off the planking, and made a hole as big as the head of a flour barrel. Lay hold of that man on the accommodation ladder shouted Christy, without waiting to observe the effect of his shot, for the man who had succeeded in mounting the side was armed with a dangerous weapon, which he was likely to use as soon as he found the opportunity. The men forward of the point where the boat had come alongside had been ordered aft, and a 134 couple of them dragged the venturesome officer, as his frock coat indicated that he was, to the deck. Christy was almost sure this man was Haslett, who had certainly set a bold example to his companions face shields mask in the boat. He was quickly secured, and by no gentle hands. His hands were tied behind him, and he was made fast to the rail, where he was likely to be harmless during the face shields mask rest of the trip. It was no easy matter for a boat to make fast to a steamer going ten disposable anti static face mask knots an hour at least, and if the painter of the boat had not been carelessly left where it could be of service to the assailants, the affair would have ended with Boxie s unsuccessful cast of the shot. But as soon as the painter was let go, an order which Sampson hastened to execute, the enemy s hold upon the ship was lost, though they were using boathooks and other implements to make sure of their grasp. The boat was left behind by the ship, though not till the hole had been stove in her bottom. Beg pardon, Mr. Passford, for missing my heave with the shot, said Boxie, on the deck and the veteran s heart seemed to be almost broken by his failure. 135 You are very excusable, Boxie one can t expect to hit every time, and you did very well, replied Christy, who had suddenly passed from painful doubt and uncertainty to exultation and exaltation at the victory achieved. We are all right now. But the enemy are not, added Sampson, who had mounted the rail after h.
American cousin any day, and can walk just as awkwardly upon the sides of his fore paws with toes turned in. Why, then, may I ask, do we hear so much talk of the tamanoir, while not a word is said of the aard vark Every museum and menagerie is bragging about having a specimen of the former, while not one cares to acknowledge their possession of the latter Why this envious distinction I say it s all face shields mask Barnum. It s because the aard vark is a Dutchman a Cape boor and the boors have been much bullied of late. That s the reason why zoologists and showmen have treated my thick tailed boy so shabbily. But it shan t be so any longer I stand up for the aard vark and, although the tamanoir has been specially called Myrmecophaga, or ant eater, I say that the Orycteropus is as good an ant eater as he. He can break through ant hills quite as big and bigger some of them twenty feet high he can project as long and as gluey a tongue twenty inches long he can play it as nimbly and lick up as many white ants, as any tamanoir. He can grow as fat too, and weigh as heavy, and, what is greatly to his credit, he can provide you with a most delicate face mask printer roast when you choose to kill and eat him. It is true he tastes slightly of formic acid, but that is just the flavour that epicures admire. And when you come to speak of hams, ah try his Cure them well and properly, and eat one, and you will never again talk of Spanish or Westphalian. Hans knew the taste of those hams well he did, and so too Swartboy and it was not against his inclination, but con amore, that the latter set about butchering the goup. Swartboy knew how precious a morsel he held between his fingers, precious, not only on account of its intrinsic goodness, but from its rarity for although the aard vark face shields mask is a common animal in South Africa, and in some districts even numerous, it is not every day the hunter can lay his hands upon one. On the contrary, the creature is most difficult to face shields mask capture though not to kill, for a blow on the snout will do that. But just as he is easily killed when you catch him, in the same proportion is he hard to catch. He is shy and wary, scarce ever comes out of his burrow but at night and even then skulks so silently along, and watches around him so sharply, that no enemy can approach without his knowing it. His eyes are very small, and, like most nocturnal animals, face shields mask he sees but indifferently but in the two senses of smell and hearing he is one of the sharpest. His long erect ears enable him to catch every sound that may be made in his neighbourhood, however slight. The aard vark is not the only ant eating quadrup.ot see that the ships can do anything until they are able to see what they are to do. 268 But this affair may keep us away from the ship for a day or two, suggested the second lieutenant. I don t think so, sir I believe you will be on board again before seven bells in the morning watch, replied Christy. The ship s company of the Teaser were to be somewhere on the shores of the sound where they could be taken on board. But the men you landed at the point believed that the Teaser was to get out through the sound, replied Mr. Blowitt. They took you for the pilot Gilder, and you did not tell them that you intended to run the blockade. Of course I did not if I had, they would have remained on board. But the guard boat attempted to stop us, and the artillery on the island fired into it, though it is probable that they did not hit it in the dense fog, Christy explained. Our men may have learned from the guard boat that we took the steamer out through the main channel. If they did they probably learned that the Teaser went out with the assistance of the garrison at the fort, suggested Mr. Blowitt. I am confident that the officer of the guard boat 269 would have no means of knowing that fact, argued Christy. Of course, he heard the firing in the neighborhood of the fort, and he would naturally conclude that they were firing upon the steamer to prevent her from running out. That may be but, to tell you the truth, Mr. Passford, I am afraid we shall not find these men, added the second lieutenant. From the firing we hear, I should judge that a movement of some kind is in progress, and our men may be better informed than you expect. Of course, they may be but I expect to find these men at some point along the shore, replied Christy, who thought the second lieutenant was just a little obstinate in not accepting his theory in full. The steamer continued on her course to the eastward, and nothing more passed between the two principal officers in regard to the crew from Pensacola. But Flint was quite as confident as the third lieutenant that the forty face shields mask men, more or less, would be captured. The noise of the firing could no longer be heard, and then Christy suggested that the whistle be sounded as a signal to the men if they were in the vicinity. 270 The depth of water was three or four fathoms close up to this part of the island. The soundings indicated that the steamer was as near as it was prudent to go in the dense fog. Christy was sure that the privateer s crew could not have gone any farther to the eastward by this time, and the screw was stopped, while all hands made an anxious use. $txtNum = count($txtArray);
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When this string was adjusted, and the gun loaded and cocked, the trap was set. Nothing remained to be done but bait it. This was not a difficult task. It consisted simply in placing a piece of meat or carcass within the enclosure, and these leaving it to attract the prowling beasts to the spot. When the gun had how to apply a face mask been set, Swartboy carried up the bait the offal of an antelope killed that day and flung it into the kraal and then the party went quietly to their beds, without thinking more of the matter. They had not slept a wink, however, before they were startled by the loud crack of the roer, followed by a short stifled cry that told them the gun trap had done its work. A torch was procured, and the four hunters proceeded to the spot. There they found the dead body of a huge tiger wolf lying doubled up in the entrance, and right under the muzzle of the gun. He had not gone a step after receiving the shot in fact, had hardly kicked before dying as the bullet, wad, and all, had gone quite face shields mask through his ribs and coronavirus test entered his heart, after making a large ugly hole in his side. Of course he must have been within a few inches of the muzzle, when his breast, pressing against the string, caused the gun to go off. Having again loaded the roer, the hunters returned to their beds. One might suppose they would have dragged the suicidal hyena away from the spot, lest his carcass should serve as a warning to his comrades, and keep them ceramic face mask away from the trap. But Swartboy knew better than that. Instead of being scared by the dead body of one of their kind, the hyenas only regard it as proper prey, and will devour it as they would the remains of a tender antelope Knowing this, Swartboy did not take the dead hyena away.course the last, already becoming rapidly reduced to a knuckle for their journey was now entering upon the second week. They bethought them of making a halt on the bank of the lake partly to recruit their strength after the long continued fatigue, and partly, if possible, to replenish their larder. Saloo got ready his blow gun and poisoned arrows Captain Redwood looked to his rifle face shields mask while the ship carpenter, whose speciality was fishing, and who for this purpose had brought his hooks and lines snorkeling mask full face along with him, determined on trying what species of the finny tribe frequented the inland lake, in hopes they might prove less shy at biting than their brethren of the sea coast stream. Again the three men started off, Murtagh traversing in solitude the edge of the lake, while Captain Redwood, bath and body works face mask with his rifle accompanied by Saloo, carrying his sumpitan and quiver of poisoned arrows struck direct into the woods. Henry and Helen remained where they had passed the night, under the shadow of a spreading tree which, although of a species unknown to the travellers, had been cautiously scrutinised by them, and seemed to be neither a durion nor a upas. They were cautioned not to stir a step from the spot till the others should return. Though in other respects a good, obedient boy, Henry Redwood was not abundantly gifted with prudence. He was a native born New Yorker, and as such, of course, precocious, courageous, daring, even to a fault in short, having the heart of a man beating within the breast of a boy. So inspired, when a huge bird, standing even taller than himself on its great stilt like legs it was the adjutant stork of India ciconia argalia dropped down upon the point of a little peninsula which projected into the lake, he could not resist the temptation of getting a shot at it. Grasping the great ship s musket part of the paraphernalia they had brought along with them, and which was almost as much as he could stagger under he started to stalk the great crane, leaving little Helen under the tree. Some reeds growing along the edge of the lake offered a chance by which the game might be approached, and under cover of them he had crept almost within shot of it, when a cry fell upon his ear, thrilling him with a sudden dread. It was the voice of his sister Helen, uttered in disposable medical mask colorado springs tones of alarm Turning suddenly, he wondered not that her cries were continued in the wildest terror, mingled with convulsive ejaculations. A man had drawn near her, and oh such a man Never in all his experience, nor in his darkest and most distorted dreams, had he seen, or dreamt of, a human being so hideous, as.