Full Face Mask Respirator id not dwell upon the nature of such a phenomenon, but only regarded it with feelings of curiosity. Of a sudden his thoughts took a new direction. His eye rested upon his fields of maize and buckwheat, upon his garden of melons, and fruits, and vegetables a new alarm seized upon him the memory of many stories which he had heard in relation to these destructive creatures rushed into his mind, and as the whole truth developed itself, he turned pale, and uttered new exclamations of alarm. The children changed countenance as well. They saw that their father suffered though they knew not why. They gathered inquiringly around him. Alas alas Lost lost exclaimed he yes, all our crop our labour of the year gone, gone O my dear children How lost, father how gone exclaimed several of them in a breath. See the springhaan they will eat up our crop all all Tis true, indeed, said Hans, who being a great student had often read accounts full face mask respirator of the devastations committed by the locusts. The joyous countenances of all once more wore a cheap cpap full face masks sad expression, and it was no longer with curiosity that they gazed upon the distant cloud, that so suddenly had clouded their joy. Von Bloom had good cause for dread. Should the swarm come on, and settle upon his fields, farewell to his prospects of a harvest. They would strip the verdure from his whole farm in a twinkling. They would leave neither seed, nor leaf, nor stalk, behind them. All stood watching the flight with painful emotions. The swarm was still a full half mile distant. They appeared to be coming no nearer, good A ray of hope entered the mind of the field cornet. He took off his broad felt hat, and held it up to the full stretch of his arm. The wind was blowing from the north, and the swarm was directly to the west of the kraal. The cloud of locusts had approached from the north, as they almost invariably do in the southern parts of Africa. Yes, said Hendrik, who having been in their midst could tell what way they were drifting, they came down upon us from a northerly direction. When we headed our horses homewards, we soon galloped out from them, and they did not appear to fly after us I am sure they were passing southwards. Von Bloom entertained hopes that as none appeared due north of the kraal, the swarm might pass on without extending to the borders of his farm. He knew that they usually followed the direction of the wind. Unless the wind changed they would not swerve from their course. He continued to full face mask respirator observe them anxiously. He saw that the selvedge of the cloud came no nearer. His hopes rose. His countenance grew brighter. The children noti.nimal is esteemed superior to the calf of the white rhinoceros, whereas the black varieties never grow fat, and their flesh is tough and unpalatable. The horns of all four are used by the natives for many purposes, being solid, of fine texture, and susceptible of a high polish. Out of full face mask respirator the longer horns the natives manufacture knobkerries clubs , and loading full face mask respirator rods for their guns. The shorter ones afford material for mallets, drinking cups, handles for small tools, and the like. In Abyssinia, and other parts of Northern Africa, where swords are in use, sword hilts are made from the horns of the rhinoceros. The hide is also used for different purposes, among others for making the whips known as jamboks, though hippopotamus hide is superior. The skin of the African rhinoceros, as already stated, is without the plaits, folds, and scutellae, that characterise its Asiatic congener, yet it is far from being a soft one. It is so thick and difficult to pierce, that a bullet of ordinary lead will sometimes flatten upon it. To ensure its penetrating, the lead must be hardened with solder. The rhinoceros, though not a water animal, like the hippopotamus, is nevertheless fond of that element, and is rarely found at a great distance from it. All four kinds love to lie and wallow in mud, just as hogs in a summer s day and they full face mask respirator are usually seen coated all over with this substance. During the day they may be observed lying down or standing under the shade of some thick mimosa tree, either asleep or in a state of easy indolence and it is during the night that they wander about in search of food and water. If approached from the lee side they can easily be got at, as their small sparkling eyes do not serve them well. On the contrary, if the hunter go to windward, they will scent him at a great distance, as their sense of smell is most acute. If their eyes were only as keen as their nostrils, it would be a dangerous game to attack them, for they can run with sufficient rapidity to overtake a horse in the first charge. In charging and running, the black variety far excels the white. They are easily avoided, however, by the hunter full face mask respirator springing quickly to one side, and letting them rush blindly on. The black rhinoceros is about six feet high at the shoulder, and full thirteen in length while the white kinds are far larger. The surgical masks disposable cute kobaoba is full seven feet high, and fourteen in length No wonder that an animal of these extraordinary dimensions was at first sight taken for the elephant. In fact, the kobaoba rhinoceros is the quadruped next to the elephant in size and with his great muzzle full eighteen.
valuable cargo on board of her probably she has a good supply full face mask respirator of arms in her hold. So much the better for us, Mr. full face mask respirator Passford. We don t fight for prize money, but when a man gets to be as old as I am, a good round sum of money don t come amiss to him. But I am sorry to see that it looks like a change of weather, continued the sheet anchor man, as he hitched up his trousers, and took a survey of the heavens. The wind began to come from the west after it had been almost a dead calm since noon. It looked as though a heavy shower was coming up, and clouds of mist and fog swept over the ocean. The usual lookouts had been doubled, but, in spite of all precautions, the Bellevite lost sight of the chase when she could not have been more than a mile from her. But this weather was to be expected in this changeable latitude. Captain 173 Breaker was as perplexed as any one, disposable surgical mask however skilful, must have been in the face masks for cold weather same situation. It was impossible to know what the chase would do, though it was plain enough, since she put out her lights, that she would change her course. It was over six hundred miles to Cape Hatteras, and she had room enough to man oelig anti dust face mask uvre in any manner she pleased. The change in the womans face mask weather hardly amounted to a storm, and probably it would be all over in a few hours. But the chase might turn to any point of the compass, and the Bellevite was as likely to pursue in cpap face masks the wrong as the right direction. But the first thing the commander ordered the chief engineer to do was to save his coal though he held to his course, and the ship continued at a moderate speed till daylight. As the wise ones had predicted, the shower was of brief duration. As soon as it was light enough to see, and the fog banks had been swept away, a sharp lookout was kept for the chase. If she was ahead, she had outsailed her pursuer but Captain Breaker was sure she had not done this, for she could not have had confidence enough in her heels to adopt such a course. 174 Sail, ho yelled a man on the cross trees, a few minutes later. Where away called the officer of the deck. On the port beam, sir. Several officers mounted the rigging to obtain a sight of the reported sail. She was at least ten miles off, and no one could make out whether or not it was the chase of the night before. The captain ordered the ship to be headed to the southward, and, after she had gone on this course an hour, there was another hail from the cross trees. Sail is a steamer, sir reported the lookout. With the aid of the spyglasses, a long streak of black smoke could be made out of the dark clouds that were retreating in that dire.te, however, as various roots and nuts supplied them with a change of food. Of the latter, they had the ground or pig nut Arachis hypogea , which grows in all parts of Southern Africa, and which forms a staple food of the native inhabitants. For vegetables they had the bulbs of many species of Ixias and Mesembryanthemums, among others the Hottentot fig Mesembryanthemum edule. They had the Caffir bread the inside pith of full face mask respirator the stems of a species of Zamia and the Caffir chestnut, the fruit of the Brabeium stellatum and last, not least, the enormous roots of the elephant s foot Testudinaria elephantipes. They had wild onions and garlic too and in the white flower tops of a beautiful floating plant Aponogeton distachys , they found a substitute for asparagus. All these roots and fruits were to be obtained in the neighbourhood, and no man knew better how to find them, and crow them up when found, than did Swartboy the Bushman. Well might he, for in Swartboy s early days he had often been compelled to subsist for weeks, and even months, on roots alone But although they could procure a constant supply of these natural productions, they considered them but a poor substitute for bread and all of them longed to eat once more what is usually termed the staff of life though in South Africa, where so many people live exclusively upon the flesh of animals, bread is hardly entitled to that appellation. Bread they were likely to have, and soon. When trekking from the old kraal, they had brought with them a small bag of maize. It was the last of their previous year s stock and there was not in all over a bushel of it. But that was enough for seed, and would produce many bushels if properly planted, and carefully tended. This had been done shortly after their arrival at their present home. A fertile spot of ground had been selected, only a few hundred yards from the nwana tree. It had been turned up with the spade, for want of a plough, and the seeds planted at proper distances. Many an hour had been given to the weeding and hoeing of it, and around every plant a little hill of soft mould had been raised, to nourish the roots, and protect them from the heat of the sun. The plants were even watered now and then. Partly on account of this attention, and partly from the richness of the virgin soil, a splendid growth was the result and the stalks stood full twelve feet high, with ears nearly a foot long. They had almost ripened and the field cornet intended in about a week or ten days to gather in the crop. Both he and all his people were anticipating pleasant feasts of maize bread, and homi.ose the massive heads of the nwanas, giving a peculiar character to the landscape. The hunters noticed, as they went on, that the channel of the rivulet became wider and larger and that at times no doubt after great rains a large full face mask respirator quantity of water must have run in its bed, forming a considerable river. But as the channel grew larger, the reverse was the case with the quantity of running water. The farther down they proceeded this became less and less until, at the distance of a mile from camp, the current ceased altogether. For half a mile farther on they found water in stagnant pools, but none running. The wide, dry channel, however, continued on as before and the bush extended on both sides without interruption, so thick that they could only make way by keeping in the channel itself. As they walked along, several kinds of small game were started. Hendrik would gladly have taken a shot at some of these, but his father would not permit him to fire just then. It might frighten away the great game they were in search of, and which they might fall in with at any moment. On their return Hendrik might do his best and then the field cornet intended to assist him in procuring an antelope, as there was no fresh venison in the camp. This, however, was a consideration of secondary importance, and the first thing to be done was to try and get a pair of tusks. There was no objection to Swartboy using his bow, as full face mask respirator that silent weapon would cause no alarm. Swartboy had been taken along to carry the axe and other implements, as well as to assist in the hunt. Of course he had brought his bow and quiver with him and he was constantly on the watch for something at which to let fly on of his little poisoned arrows. He found a mark at length worthy of his attention. On crossing the plain to avoid a large bend in the channel, they came upon a glade or opening of considerable size, and in the middle of this glade a huge bird appeared standing erect. An ostrich exclaimed Hendrik. No, replied Swartboy um ar da pauw. Yes, said Von Bloom, confirming Swartboy s statement, it is the pauw. Now a pauw in the Dutch language is a peacock. But there are no peacocks in Africa. The peacock in its wild state inhabits only Southern Asia and the islands of the Indian Archipelago. The bird they saw, then, could not be a peacock. Neither was it one. And yet it bore some resemblance to a peacock, with its long heavy tail and wings speckled and ocellated in a very striking manner, and something like the marbled feathers that adorn the peacock s back. It had none of the brilliant colours, however, of that proudest.
Full Face Mask Respirator s purpose just as well. He declared that he had no further business on board, and the trio went to the accommodation ladder. Sampson had called his sleeping companion, and already the black smoke began to pour out of the smokestack. That was all very handsomely done, said Major Pierson, as they stepped on board of the Florence. Everything worked full face mask respirator very well but it was all owing to the fact that the ship keeper thought that Corny was some other person, replied the captain. I know that he took him for Christy Passford, and I have had some experience with Christy, 56 replied the major, recalling his attempts to prevent the Bellevite from escaping from Mobile Bay. He is a smart fellow, as the Yankees would say, and it is fortunate that he is not here at the present time. He can t be very far off, suggested Corny. He was expected back to supper, and I wanted to see him, for he is my cousin. He must be about here somewhere. Never mind whether he is or not we have finished our business here, and the harvest is ripe for the sickle. We will leave this boat just where we found it, for I have a rowboat a little farther down the river, continued Captain Carboneer. I suppose I ought to return to my uncle s house, suggested Corny. If they miss me they will be looking about here to ascertain what has become of me. I think you had better not try to relieve their anxiety to night. If they are worried about you, they will get over it in the morning when they find the steamer is missing, said Captain Carboneer, with something like a chuckle in his tones when he pictured the surprise of the Yankees in making the discovery that the Bellevite had 57 taken to herself wings, and sped on her way to the South. I don t think they will worry about me, added Corny, laughing. I was afraid they might think full face dive mask I was here to capture the city of New York, or something of that sort. I think you had better not undeceive them to night, replied the captain, as he ran the yacht upon the beach near where he had found her. Everything looks exceedingly well for our enterprise. If you get that steamer into Mobile Bay I don t intend to get her into the bay that would be folly, and I shall run no risks among the blockaders, for a single shot might give her back to her present owners. No matter if you only get her, and she is under disney face mask the flag of the Confederacy, it will put me back where I was when she went into the bay by a Yankee trick, added Major Pierson. After the war, if you wish to see the young lady, you will have more time to attend to the affair, and I shall wish you every success then, said the captain lightlyis promotion, or rather appointment. The government promptly obtained possession from the court of the prize steamer, and the repairs and alterations upon her were begun at once. She had proved herself to be a fast sailer, and had logged sixteen knots, so that much was expected of her. Captain Passford, after his son had pleaded so 348 earnestly for the promotion of the master s mate and the fireman, asked Christy what he expected in the way of promotion for himself. The young officer did not ask for any promotion, he was abundantly satisfied with his present rank, and he rather preferred to retain it. His father laughed, and declared that he was very glad of it, for he had some delicacy in asking favors for a member of his own family. Corny still remained at the house of his uncle and he was as thoroughbred a rebel as his father, though he said next to nothing full face mask respirator about his cause. At a later period both he and Major Pierson were duly exchanged but the gallant officer had come to the conclusion that Miss Florry Passford was very far from being infatuated with him. As the Bronx, which was the name given to the Teaser at the suggestion of Captain Passford, was to be ready about as soon as the legal proceedings would permit of the departure of the officers and seamen of the Bellevite, they were ordered to return to their ship in her. Flint s commission as a master, and Sampson s as an assistant engineer, were received. Christy s companion in the night expeditions had not expected to be anything more 349 than a midshipman, and he was immeasurably delighted at his good fortune. Then it appeared that other influences than that of Captain Passford had been employed, for Christy, almost in spite of himself, was promoted to the rank of master, his commission antedating that of Flint. Mr. Blowitt was appointed to the command of the Bronx, with Master Passford as first lieutenant, and Master Flint as second and Christy was to take her to the Gulf. She was to be used at the discretion of the flag officer after she had delivered her passengers on board of the Bellevite, and received her new commander. The Bronx was soon ready for sea with her new ship s company, and sailed for her destination, where Christy was protective face mask to make some further inquiries into operations On the Blockade. The End.