Face Warmer Mask usual fashion of dining, and least of all did they desire a dinner of different courses, so long as they had one sufficiently substantial to satisfy the simple demands of hunger. The two hornbills promised, each of them, a fair pi ce de resistance, while the fat pult was plainly a titbit, to be taken either hors d oeuvres, or as an entr e. They were face warmer mask not slow in deciding what should be done with the stock so unexpectedly added to their larder. In a trice the cock bird was despoiled of his plumage the hen having been well nigh dismantled of hers already. The former was trussed and made ready for the spit, the latter being intended for the pot, on the supposition that boiling might be better for her toughness. Murtagh had taken to finishing the plucking of the hen, while Saloo set about divesting the old cock of his feathers. The chick needed no plucking, nor even to be singed. Its skin was as free of covering as the shell of the egg lately containing it. It was tender enough to be cooked in any way. It could be boiled over the embers, and would make a nice meal for the two young people, and doubtless greatly benefit their strength. When the bodies of the old birds face warmer mask were unmasked of their feathery envelopment, it was seen that they were much smaller than supposed and, moreover, that the hen was by many degrees larger in size and fatter than the cock. It was but natural, and was due to her sex, as well as to her long confinement in a dark cell of but limited dimensions, where she had nothing to do but to rest. But as the cock bird, after all, was quite as large as a Cochin China fowl, and, moreover, in good condition, there would be enough of him to supply a full repast, without touching either the hen or chick. So it was determined that both should be reserved till the following morning, when no doubt all hands would be again hungry enough for the toughest of fowls. This point settled, the old cock was staked upon a bamboo spit, and set over the fire, where he soon began to sputter, sending out a savoury odour that was charmingly appetising. The hen was at the same time chopped into small pieces, which were thrown into one of the great shells, along with some seasoning herbs Saloo had discovered in the neighbouring woods and as they could now give the stew plenty of time to simmer, it was expected that before next day the toughness would be taken out of the meat, and after all it might prove a palatable dish to people distressed as they had been, and not caring much for mere dainties. As they had nothing else to do but watch the spit, now and then turn it, and wait till the.How long do you think the war will last, 58 Captain Carboneer face warmer mask asked the major, in this connection. Possibly it may last a year, though if we can break up that blockade, it will not last six months longer. The trio landed on the beach, and the naval officer made sure that the Florence was securely fixed in the gravel. The party walked down stream, embarked in the boat of which the captain had spoken. It was pulled by two men, and after they had gone about a mile, the captain face warmer mask began to blow a boatswain s whistle which he took from his pocket. But they had hardly jumped down on the beach before Christy Passford opened the cabin door of the yacht, and crept out with the utmost care. CHAPTER V CAPTAIN CARBONEER AND HIS PARTY As Captain Carboneer blew his whistle, a mile below the moorings of the Bellevite, face warmer mask an occasional response came from the shore. asat camo face mask Everything was remarkably quiet on the river, though at long intervals a steamer passed on its way up or down the stream. The signals made by the naval officer were not loud, and the replies, made without the aid of any instrument, were quite feeble. One might have taken them for some frolic on the part of the boys. I don t quite understand this business, said Major Pierson, after he had listened a while to the signals. I suppose donkey milk face mask from the answers you get, that your men are all along the river, and the woods seem to be full of them. I have no doubt they are all here, replied Captain Carboneer. I have been in this vicinity all day, and I have made good use of my time. I 60 believe the Bellevite belongs to the Confederacy, and it shall be no fault of mine if the goods are not delivered in good order and condition. My father was confident that he should obtain her at Nassau, though he was mistaken, added the major. But when she went within our lines, we were all satisfied that she was ours. I have not yet been able to understand why she was permitted to escape. If you mean by that to cast any blame upon those who did their best to prevent her escape, Captain Carboneer, you wrong them grossly, said Major Pierson. She came on a friendly visit to the plantation of Colonel Passford but this gentleman, though the owner of the steamer was his own brother, promptly gave information of her presence in the creek, and did all he could to have her captured. No man could have sacrificed more to his patriotism than he did. I do not reflect on him or on any one I only wonder how the Bellevite contrived to escape when several steamers were sent out to capture her, added the captain. The son of the owner of the Bellevite was a 61 prisoner of mine, f.
ing. He had seen it practised by the boor hunters. He knew the spot where the bullet should hit. He believed he could do it easily enough. Hans considered the creasing too cruel a mode. They might kill many quaggas before obtaining one that was hit in the proper place. Besides there would be a waste of powder and bullets a thing to be considered. Why could they not snare the animals He had heard of nooses being set for animals as large as the Quaggas, and of many being caught in that manner. Hendrik did not think the idea of snaring a good one. They might get one in that way the foremost of the drove but all the others, seeing the leader caught, would gallop off and return no more to the vley and where would they set their snare for a second It might be a long time before they should find another watering place of these animals whereas they might stalk and crease them upon the plains at any time. Swartboy now put in his plan. It was the pit fall. That was the way by which Bushmen most generally caught large animals, and Swartboy perfectly understood how to construct a pit for quaggas. Hendrik saw objections to this, very similar to those he had urged against the snare. The face mask for allergies foremost of the quaggas might be caught, but the others would not be fools enough to walk into the pit after their leader had fallen in and laid the trap open. They of course would gallop off, and never come back that way again. If it could be done at night, Hendrik admitted, the thing might be different. In the darkness several might rush in before catching the alarm. But no the quaggas had always come to drink in day time one only could face warmer mask be trapped, and then the others alarmed would keep away. There would have been reason in what Hendrik said, but for a remarkable fact which the field cornet himself had observed when the quaggas came to the lake to drink. It was, that the animals had invariably entered the water at one point, and gone out at another. It was of course a mere accident that they did so, and owing to the nature of the ground but such was the case, and Von Bloom had observed it on several occasions. They were accustomed to enter by the gorge, already described and, after drinking, wade along the shallow edge for some yards, and then pass out by another break in the bank. The knowledge of this fact was of the utmost importance, and all saw that at once. A pit fall dug upon the path by which the animals entered the lake, would no face warmer mask doubt operate as Hendrik said one might be caught, and all the rest frightened off. But a similar trap placed upon the trail that led outward, would bring about a.Swartboy and the Bush boy Hendrik were expert in the man ge of horses, and soon tamed the quaggas to a proper degree of docility. Upon the very first occasion when these animals were used in the hunt of the elephant, they rendered the very service expected of them. The elephant, as usual, bolted after receiving the first shot but the hunters on quagga back were enabled to egg yolk face mask keep him face protection mask in sight, and follow rapidly upon his heels. As soon as the elephant discovered that, run as he would, his pursuers had the power of overtaking him, he disdained to fly farther, and stood to bay thus giving them the opportunity of delivering shot after shot, until a mortal wound brought his huge body to the earth. Von Bloom was delighted. His hopes were high, his benignant star was once more in the ascendant. He would yet accomplish his design. He would yet be rich. A few years would enable him to build up his fortune to construct a pyramid of ivory Chapter Forty. Driving in the Eland. Of all the family Hendrik was the hunter par excellence. It was he who habitually stored the larder and upon days when they were not engaged in the chase of the elephant, Hendrik would be abroad alone in pursuit of antelopes, and other creatures, that furnished their usual subsistence. Hendrik kept the table well supplied. Antelopes are the principal game of South philips respironics full face mask Africa for Africa is the country of the antelope above all others. You may be surprised to hear that there are seventy different species of antelopes over all the earth that more than fifty of these are African, and that thirty at least belong to South Africa that is, the portion of the continent lying between the Cape of Good Hope and the Tropic of Capricorn. It would require the space of a whole book, therefore, to give a fair account a monograph of the antelopes alone and I cannot afford that space here. At present I can only say that Africa is the great antelope country, although many fine species exist also in Asia that in America there is but one kind, the prong horn, with which you are already well acquainted and that in Europe there are two, though one of these, the well known chamois, is as much goat as antelope. I shall farther remark, that the seventy species of animals, by naturalists classed as antelopes, differ widely from one another in form, size, colour, pelage, habits in short, in so many respects, that their classification under the name of Antelope is very arbitrary indeed. Some approximate closely to the goat tribe others are more like deer some resemble oxen others are closely allied to the buffalo while a few species possess man.und as that just heard. What is it, Saloo hailed Captain Redwood are you in any danger No dangee, cappen only little bit good luck, that all, was the cheering response that restored their confidence. How good luck asked the captain, puzzled to think of what fortune could have turned up in their favour so high above their heads. You see soon, rejoined the Malay, taking a fresh peg from his girdle, and once more resuming his task at stair making. While he was engaged in hammering, and between the resounding strokes, they at the bottom of the tree repeatedly heard the same yogurt face mask hissing sound they had taken for the sibilations of a snake, and which they might still have believed to be this, but for a hoarse croaking voice, mingling with the sibilation, which reached their ears at intervals, evidently proceeding from the same throat. Moreover, as they continued to gaze upward, watching Saloo at his work, they caught sight of something in motion on the trunk, and about a foot above his face. It was something of a whitish colour and slender shape, pointed like face warmer mask one of the bamboo pegs he was busily driving at. Now they saw it, and now they did not see it for whatever it was, it was sunk inside the trunk of the durion tree, alternately protruding and drawing back. It was also clear to them, that from this sharp pointed thing, whether beast, bird, or reptile, came the hissing and hoarse croaking that puzzled them. What is it again asked the captain, now no longer anxious or alarmed, but only curious to know what the strange creature could be. Buld, cappen biggee buld. Oh, a bird, that s all what face shield masks sort of bird Honbill ole hen hornbill. She on ha ness inside, hatchee egg she built up in dat ole cock he shuttee up with mud. Oh, a hornbill said the captain, repeating the name of the bird for the information of those around him and now that they more narrowly scrutinised the spot where the white pointed beak was still bobbing out and in, they could perceive that there was a patch or space of irregular roundish shape, slightly elevated above the bark, having a plastered appearance, and of the colour of dry mud. They had barely time to make this last observation, when Saloo, having got another peg planted so as to enable him to ascend high enough, turned the edge of his axe against the trunk of the durion, and commenced chipping off the mud, that now fell in flakes to the bottom of the tree. It took him only a very short time to effect a breach into the barricaded nest one big enough to admit his hand with the fingers at fall spread. His arm was at once thrust in up to the elbow and as his dig.
Face Warmer Mask resting place. In the forest, of course, though they knew not where. It might be on the tree over their heads, or on one close at hand or it might be afar off. In any case, they felt that a crisis was approaching. Both trembled, as they thought how soon they might be face to face with the hideous creature confronting it, or perhaps enfolded in face warmer mask its long hairy arms. And in such an embrace, how would it fare with them What chance of escape from it None They would be crushed, helpless as flies in the grasp of a gigantic spider. If the creature should come that way, and resolve upon assailing them, one or other, or both of them, would surely be destroyed. If only one, Henry had fully made up his mind who it should be. The brave boy had determined to sacrifice his own life, if need be, to save his sister. Firmly grasping the great musket, he said Sister Nell, if it come this way and offer to attack us, you keep out of the scrape. Leave everything to me. Go a good way off when you see me preparing to fire. I shan t draw trigger till it is close up to the muzzle of the gun. Then there ll be no fear of missing it. To miss would only make it all the madder. Saloo said so. If the shot shouldn t kill it right off, don t mind me. The report may be heard, and bring father or some of the others to our assistance. Dear sis, no matter what happens, keep out of the way, and wait till they come up. Promise me you will do so Henry I will not leave you. Dear, dear brother, if you should be killed I would not care to live longer. Henry I will die with you Don t talk that way, sis. I m not going to be killed for I fancy that we can run faster than it can. It don t appear to make much speed at least along the ground and I think we might both escape it if we only knew which way it was going to take. At bulletproof face mask any rate, you do as I say, and leave the rest to me. While they were thus discussing the course to be pursued Henry urging his sister to retreat in the event of his being attacked, and Helen tearfully protesting against leaving him a movement on the part of the mias claimed face warmer mask all their attention. It was not a movement indicating any design to leave the spot where it had been browsing but rather a start, as if something caused it a surprise. The start was quickly followed by a gesture, not of alarm, but one that plainly betokened anger. Indeed, it spoke audibly of this, being accompanied by a fierce growl, and succeeded by a series of hoarse barkings, just like those of a bull dog or angry mastiff, whose mouth, confined in a muzzle, hinders him from giving full vent to his anger. At the same time, i.wo candles. Christy repeated what he had said, and was careful not to give the steward too much to remember. As soon as the matter was fully understood, the middy mounted his horse, and they proceeded on their mission down the river. After they had ridden about three miles, Mr. Watts insisted that the steamer was coming, and that it was the Vampire. I don t see anything, added Christy. 102 Neither do I but I know that the face warmer mask Vampire is coming up the river. If you listen, you will hear a hoarse puffing and nothing but that old ark could make such a wheezy noise, replied the steward. The middy heard it and was satisfied. CHAPTER IX THE APPROACH OF THE VAMPIRE The Vampire, as the steward had no doubt it was, could not be less than a mile distant from the spot where the two horsemen had halted in the road. Christy was very familiar with this portion of the river, best mens face mask and after he had listened a few moments, he was satisfied from the direction of the sound he heard, that a mile was very nearly the exact distance. The approaching steamer had to come around a small bend, the arc of which made just a mile. I don t wish to blow up a dozen or twenty loyal citizens, and I must make sure in some way that Captain Carboneer s party is on board of that steamer, said Christy, as he led his horse into a field, and tied him to a tree, the steward following his example. That would be a very bad thing to do, added Mr. Watts, as they walked back to the river. 104 But I don t see why it is necessary to blow up even any rebels on the present occasion. If that naval officer has forty men, as you think he has, a shot from that long gun would make face warmer mask terrible havoc among them if you succeeded in hitting her. You might kill half of them. If we do they, and not we, will be responsible for it, added Christy, somewhat appalled by the suggestion of his companion. If you have face warmer mask steam up on board of the Bellevite, why not get under way and run down the river, continued Mr. Watts. Perhaps I am a coward, but I am afraid to do that, replied the midshipman, thoughtfully. We all know that you are no coward, Christy, and if you don t send a shot into the Vampire, it will not be because you are afraid. Although I know the river as well as any pilot in this vicinity, I should not dare to run the Bellevite at full speed around such a bend as the one off this spot, Christy explained. We have not above half a dozen trained sailors who know how to handle a cutlass on board, and all the others will be needed in working the steamer. The coal passers would be good for nothing in repelling boarders. 105 You think Captain Carbonee.