Female Face Mask poor was the most important man on board, and he was rapidly making himself felt in the increasing speed of the Bellevite. Captain Breaker estimated that the steamer which had just come out of port was 170 all of five miles ahead. It was only seven o clock in the early darkness of this latitude. Whether the chase was the Killbright or not, it was impossible to make out in the female face mask darkness. If it was the Killbright, Captain Passford s correspondent wrote that she was capable of making twenty knots an hour, as she had been built more for speed than anything else, though she could hardly be a profitable commercial venture. But even accepting this speed as the difficulty to be overcome, the Bellevite would probably overhaul her in two or three hours. The engineer felt that his reputation and that of the ship were at stake, and could not think of such a thing as failure in the first actual encounter with the enemy. We are gaining on her without the ghost of a doubt, Mr. Passford, said Boxie, who was ready for duty at the gun. No doubt of that, Tom Boxie, replied the third lieutenant. But she is taking it very coolly. She has not yet even put out her female face mask lights. I suppose you know why she hasn t, Mr. Passford, added the captain of the gun. I am sure I don t know, replied Christy. If I was in command of that steamer, and wanted 171 to do just what she does, I should not proceed as she does. But I am nothing but a boy. But you have got a long head on your shoulders, Mr. Passford, and I should like to know, if you please, what you would do. I would put her lights out before I winked twice. Right, Mr. Passford exclaimed the sheet anchor man. I female face mask am glad to hear you say that. The trouble with most of the boys is, when they go to sea to fight the battles of their country, they are as reckless as young wildcats. I think it is possible to use proper caution without being a coward, Tom Boxie and my father gave me a lesson on that subject not long ago. Eight bells, sir and that steamer has had a good hour of running so far. I will wager my day s grub that we are two knots nearer to her than when she laid her course, added Boxie, delighted with the situation. I have no doubt of it. I think they are beginning to see it on board of her. There go her lights She has not a ghost of a glow in sight and I suppose there is going to be some monkeying 172 about it, if she has ascertained that she cannot run away from us. Most likely, sir but this is not a good night to play tricks, for we have a bright night and a smooth sea. As that steamer has such a reputation for speed, I have no doubt they put a very.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 female face mask 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 celebrity face mask 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 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. are disposable face masks from ebay safe 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.
yena, which differs altogether from this one, and is an inhabitant of the Great Desert. He is shorter haired and of uniform brown colour, but like the rest in habits and general character. No doubt, when the central parts of Africa have been thoroughly explored, several species of hyena will be added to the list of those already known. The habits of the hyenas are not unlike those of the larger wolves. They dwell in caves, of clefts of rocks. Some of them use the burrows of other animals for their lair, which they can enlarge for themselves as they are provided with burrowing claws. They are not tree climbers, as their claws are not sufficiently retractile for that. It is in their teeth their main dependence lies, and in the great strength of their jaws. Hyenas are solitary animals, though often troops of them are seen together, attracted face masks for oily skin by the common prey. A dozen or more will meet over a carcass, but each goes his own way on leaving it. They are extremely voracious will eat up almost anything even scraps of leather or old shoes Bones they break and swallow as though female face mask these were pieces of tender flesh. They are bold, particularly with the poor natives, who do not hunt them with a view to extermination. They enter the miserable kraals of the natives, and often carry off their children. It is positively true that hundreds of children have been destroyed by hyenas in Southern Africa It is difficult for you to comprehend why this is permitted why there is not a war of extermination carried on against the hyenas, until these brutes are driven out of the land. You cannot comprehend such a state of things, because you do not take into account the difference between savage and civilised existence. You will suppose that human life in Africa is held of far less value than it is in England but if you thoroughly understood political science, you would discover that many a law of civilised female face mask life calls for its victims in far greater numbers than do the hyenas. The empty review, the idle court f te, the reception of an emperor, all require, as their natural sequence, the sacrifice of many lives Chapter Twenty Six. A house among the tree tops. Von Bloom now reflected that the hyenas were likely to prove a great pest to him. No meat, nor anything, would be safe from them even his very children would be in danger, if left alone in the camp and no doubt he would often be compelled to leave them, as he would require the older ones upon his hunting excursions. There were other animals to be dreaded still more than the hyenas. Even during that night they had heard the roaring of lions down b.me so badly. I had heard of men in their sleep being attacked by the white ants, and bitten to death. Such memories came crowding upon me at the moment, until I felt certain, that if I did not soon escape from that spot, the ants would sting me to death and eat me up Chapter Thirty Four. A helpless beast. What was to be done How was I to avoid both enemies If I leaped down, the wildebeest would kill me to a certainty. He was still there, with his fierce eye bent upon me continually. If I remained where I was, I would soon be covered with the swarming hideous insects, and eaten up like an old rag. Already I felt their terrible teeth. Those that had first crawled to my feet I had endeavoured to brush off but some had got upon my ankles, and were biting me through my thick woollen socks My clothes would be no protection. I had mounted to the highest part female face mask of the cone, and was standing upon its apex. It was so sharp I could scarcely balance myself, but the painful stings of the insects caused me to dance upon it like a mountebank. But what signified those, that had already stung my ankles, to the numbers that were likely soon to pierce me with their venomous darts Already these were swarming up the last terrace. They would soon cover the apex of the cone upon which I was standing. They would crawl up my limbs in myriads female face mask they would I could reflect no longer on what they would do. I preferred taking my chance with the wildebeest. I would leap down. Perhaps some lucky accident might aid me. I would battle with the gnoo, using my gun. Perhaps I might succeed in escaping to some other hill. Perhaps I was actually on the spring to leap down, when a new thought came into my mind and I wondered I had been so silly as not to think of it before. What was to hinder me from keeping off the termites They had no wings the soldiers have none nor the workers neither, for that matter. They could not fly upon me. They could only crawl up the cone. With my jacket I could brush them back. Certainly I could why did I not think of it before I was not long in taking off my kids face mask jacket. I laid aside my useless gun, dropping it upon one of the lower terraces. I caught the jacket by the collar and, using it as a duster, I cleared the sides of the cone in a few moments, having sent thousands of the termites tumbling headlong below. Pshaw how simply the thing was done why had I not done it before It cost scarcely an effort to brush the myriads away, and a slight effort would keep them off as long as I pleased. The only annoyance I felt now was from the few that had got under my trousers, and that still con.he land and the sea and then he thought it would be wrong to hold him back. When Christy sighted along the great gun, he believed he could hit the Vampire almost to a certainty but he was not self sufficient, and did not often believe that he knew a thing better than any other person, and he was not above taking the advice and instruction of others. It was dark, but Christy had fixed upon an object at the bend below, of which he intended to make use in firing the gun. It was a homemade peel off face mask tree which painted its outline 116 on the horizon, and the decisive moment was to come when the Vampire was why do asian people wear face masks in range with this tree. He adjusted the gun just as he wanted it, and he was satisfied it would do just what he required of it. He was not egg white face mask for wrinkles inclined to act on his own judgment and skill alone, and he called Boxie, the old sheet anchorman, who had been the captain of a gun years before the midshipman was born, and pointed out the tree to him, asking him to sight along the gun. He explained his plan to the old salt, and then asked his opinion. You have aimed it too high, Mr. Passford, said the veteran, after he had squinted a long time along the piece. How is it otherwise asked Christy. It is all right, sir but the shot will pass over the steamer. drop the muzzle a trifle, and the shot will hull her, if you pull the lockstring at the right time. I shall see that the string is pulled at the right how should you dispose of face masks after using them time thank you, Boxie, added female face mask Christy, without depressing the gun as the old man suggested, for he had a theory of his own which he intended to carry out. 117 But the ship may change her position a trifle, added Boxie. Of course, I mean to sight the gun again at the very moment we fire, replied Christy, looking at his watch, though he was obliged to go into the engine room to see what time it was. It was after two, and the Vampire had had time enough to make the bend. Christy wondered if Captain Carboneer was not looking for the four men he had promised to put on board of the old steamer but some promises are better broken than kept, and the midshipman thought this was one of them, though he did not consider the present occasion as any excuse for lies, or the failure to keep his word, in the indefinite future. The acting commander of the Bellevite for such the middy was, and no one disputed his authority began to be very nervous at the non appearance of the enemy. He was afraid that some mishap had befallen the Vampire either that she had gone to the bottom or got aground, female face mask though he had heard female face mask Captain Carboneer say that he was a pilot for this part of the river. Christy had mounted the gun carriage ready.
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In fact, so different are these creatures in habits, that whatever be the natural character of a district of country, it will be found the favourite home of one or more species. Even the very desert has its antelopes, that prefer the parched and waterless plain to the most fertile and verdant valley. Of all antelopes the eland, or caana Antelope oreas is the largest. It measures full seventeen hands at the shoulder being thus equal in height to a very large horse. A large eland weighs one thousand pounds. It is a heavily formed animal, and an indifferent runner, as a mounted hunter can gallop up to one without effort. Its general proportions are not unlike those of a common ox, but its horns are straight and rise vertically from the crown, diverging only slightly from one another. These are two feet in length, and marked by a ridge that passes spirally around them nearly to the tips. The horns of the female are longer than those of the male. The eyes of the eland, face cover mask like those of most antelopes, are large, bright, and melting, without any expression of fierceness and the animal, though so very large and strong, is of the most innocuous disposition showing fight only when driven to desperation. The general colour of this antelope is dun, with a rufous tinge. Sometimes ashy grey touched with ochre is the prevailing hue. The eland is one of those antelopes that appear to be independent of water. It is met with upon the desert plains, far from either spring or stream and it even seems to prefer such situations perhaps from the greater security it finds there though it is also a denizen of the fertile and wooded districts. It is gregarious, the sexes herding separately, and in groups of from ten to a hundred individuals. The flesh of the eland is highly es.and dry wood, and had piled homemade face masks for acne them in front of the door. Swartboy had taken out his flint and steel, and was about to strike, when a loud scratching was heard from the inside, unlike anything that had yet reached their ears. It was the rattling of the lion s claws against the wall, but it had an odd sound as if the animal was struggling violently at the female face mask same time his voice seemed hoarse and smothered, and appeared to come from a distance. What was the brute doing They stood for a moment, looking anxiously in each other s faces. The scratching continued the hoarse growling at intervals but this ended at length and then came a snort, followed by a roar so loud and clear, that all three started in airtight. They could not believe that trails were between them and their dangerous enemy Again echoed that horrid cry. Great Heaven It proceeded no longer from the inside it came from above them Was the lion upon the roof All three rushed backward a step or two, and looked up. A sight was before them that rendered them almost speechless with surprise and terror. Above the funnel of the chimney appeared the head of the lion his glaring yellow eyes and white teeth showing more fearful from contrast with the black soot that begrimed him. He was dragging his body up. One foot was already above the capstone and with this and his teeth he was widening the aperture around him. It was a terrible sight to behold at least to those below. As already stated, they were alarmed and would have taken to their horses, had they not perceived that the animal had stuck fast It was evident that this was the case, but it was equally evident that in a few moments he would succeed in clearing himself from the chimney. His teeth and claws were hard at work, and the stones and mortar were flying in all directions. The funnel would soon be down below his broad chest, and then Von Bloom did not stay to think what then. He and Hendrik, guns in hand, ran up near the bottom of the wall. The chimney was but a score of feet in height the long roer was pointed upward, reaching nearly half that distance. The y auml ger was also aimed. Both cracked together. The lion s eyes suddenly closed, his head shook convulsively, his paw dropped loose over the capstone, his jaws fell open, and blood trickled down his tongue. In a few moments he was dead This was apparent to every one. But Swartboy was not satisfied, until he had discharged about a score of his arrows at the head of the animal, causing it to assume the appearance of a porcupine. So tightly had the huge beast wedged himself, that even after death he still remaine.