Hydrating Face Masks ng behind their backs, was hidden by the mountain mass, and casting a purple shadow over the forest clad country before them. Soon, however, the bright orb, soaring into the sky, sent its beams before them, and they continued their journey under the cheering light. Had it not been for fear of their fellow beings, they would have advanced on without much further apprehension for one and all were now rejoicing in a plentitude of restored health, and their spirits were consequently fresh and cheerful. But they still had some dread of danger from man from those terrible enemies, the Dyaks, of whom Bornean travellers have told such ghastly tales. It seemed, however, as if our adventurers were not destined to discover whether these tales were true or false, or in any way to realise them. The evil star that had hung over their heads while on the eastern side of the island, must have stayed there and now on the west nothing of ill appeared likely to befall them. For all this they did not trust to destiny, but took every precaution to shun an encounter with the savages, travelling only at such times as they were certain the coast was clear and lying in concealment whenever they saw a sign of danger. Saloo, who could glide through the trees with the stealth and silence of a snake, always led the advance and thus they progressed from hill to hill, and across the intervening valleys, still taking care that their faces should be turned westward. At length, after many days of this cautious progress, they ascended a steep ridge, which, rising directly across their route, made it necessary for them to climb it. It caused them several hours of toil but they were well rewarded for the effort. On reaching its summit, and casting their glances beyond, they saw below, and at a little to the left, the strange old wooden walled town of Bruni while to the right, across a narrow arm of the sea, lay the island of Labuan, and on its conspicuous buildings waved the glorious old banner of Britannia. Captain Redwood hailed it with almost as much joy as if it had been the flag of his native land. He was not then in the mood to dwell on any distinction between them but, flinging himself on his knees, with Henry on one side, and Helen upon the other Murtagh and the Malay a few paces in the rear he offered up a prayer of devout and earnest gratitude for their great deliverance to Him who is ever powerful to save, their Father and their God. The End chapter 1 A zoo can be a rather depressing place, or it can be a lot of fun, or it can be so dull as to make the mind wander elsewhere in self defense. In fa.. For several minutes he kept the same position, but they noticed that his tail no longer switched about, and that his attitude was loose and drooping. Now and then he turned his proboscis to the spot where he had received the thrust of the kobaoba s horn. It was evident that the wound was distressing him, and this became more apparent by the loud painful breathing the creature uttered through his trunk. The three began to grow impatient. Hendrik asked leave to creep round to another point, and give him a shot that would turn him round. Just at that moment the elephant made good face mask for 11 year olds a motion, as though he was about to come out of the water. He had got fairly round his head and forepart were over dry land the three guns were pointed the eyes of the three hunters were about to glance through the sights hydrating face masks of their pieces, when all at once he was seen to rock and stagger, and then roll over With a loud plash, his vast body subsided into the water, sending great waves to every corner of dreamwear full face mask leaks the lake. The hunters uncocked their guns, and, springing from their ambush, rushed forward to the bank. They saw at cute face mask a glance that the elephant was dead. They saw the wound upon his side, the hole made by the horn of the rhinoceros. It was not very large, but the terrible weapon had penetrated far into his body, into his very vitals. No wonder, then, at the result it had produced the death of the mightiest of quadrupeds. As soon as it became known that the elephant was dead, everybody was seen rushing forward to the hydrating face masks spot. Little Tr uuml ey and Jan were called from their hiding place for they had both been hidden in the wagon and Totty, too, went down with the rest. Swartboy was one of the first upon the spot, carrying an axe and a large knife for Swartboy had designs upon the carcass while Hans and Hendrik both threw off their jackets to assist in the butchering operations. And what during this time was Von Bloom about Ha That is a more important question than you think for. That was an important hour the hour of a great crisis in the life of the field cornet. He was standing with folded arms on the bank of the lake, directly over the spot where the elephant had fallen. He appeared to be wrapt in silent meditation, his eyes bent upon the huge carcass of the animal. No, not on the carcass. A close observer would have perceived that his eyes did not wander over that mountain of thick skin and flesh, but were resting upon a particular spot. Was it the wound in the animal s side And was Von Bloom meditating hydrating face masks how the thrust had caused the death of such a huge creature Neither one nor the other. His thoughts w.
e in the centre, and directly before me, but a great yellow lion That accounted for the break in the herd. Had I known what had been causing it, Hans s encounter with the lion I should have fought my way in any other direction but that but there was I, out in the open ground, the lion not ten paces from me, and a fence of springboks two deep around both of us I need not say I was frightened, and badly too. I did not for some moments know how to act. My gun was still loaded for, after thinking of disposable face masks walmart saving our little flock, I did not care to empty it at the antelopes. I could get one, thought I, at any time when I had secured the sheep in the kraal. The piece, therefore, was loaded and with bullets. Should I take aim at the lion, and fire I asked myself this question, and was just on the point of deciding in the aloe face mask affirmative, when I reflected that it would be imprudent. I observed that the lion, whose back was turned to me, had hydrating face masks either not seen, or as yet took no notice of me. Should I only wound him and from the position he was in I was not likely to do more, how then I would most likely be torn to pieces. These were my reflections, all of which scarce occupied a second of time. I was about to back out or back in among the springboks, and make my way in some other direction, and had even got near the edge, when, in looking over my shoulder, I saw the lion suddenly halt and turn round. I halted too, knowing that to be the safest plan and, as I did so, I glanced back at the lion s eyes. To my relief, I saw they were not upon me. He seemed to have taken some fancy in his head. His appetite, perhaps, had returned for the next moment he ran a few yards, and then, rising with a terrific bound, launched himself far into the herd, and came down right upon the back of one of the antelopes The others hydrating face masks sprang right and left, and a new space was soon opened around him. He was now nearer than ever to where I stood, and I could see him distinctly crouched over his victim. His claws held its quivering body, and his long teeth grasped the poor creature by the neck. But, with the exception of his tail, he was making not the slightest motion, and that vibrated gently from side to side, just as a kitten that had caught a tiny mouse. I could see, too, that his eyes were close shut, as though he were asleep Now I had heard that under such circumstances the lion may be approached without much danger. Not that I wished to go any nearer for I was near enough hydrating face masks for my gun but it was this recollection, I believe, that put me in the notion of firing. At all events, something cat face mask whispered me I would succeed.to the task of once more building up his fortune. For himself he had no ambition to be rich. He would have been contented with the simple life he was leading, and would have cared but little to increase his wealth. But other considerations weighed upon his mind the future of his little family. He could not suffer his children to grow up in the midst of the wild plains without education. No they must one day return to the abodes of men, to act their part in the drama of social and civilised life. This was his design. But how was this design to be accomplished Though his so called act of treason had been pardoned, and he was now free to return within the limits of the colony, he was ill prepared for such a purpose. His poor wasted stock would not suffice to set him up within the settlements. It would scarce keep him a month. To return would be to return a beggar Reflections of this kind sometimes gave him anxiety. But they also added face mask surgical disposable energy to his disposition, and rendered him more eager to overcome the obstacles before him. During the present hydrating face masks year he had been very industrious. In order that his cattle should be provided for in the season of winter he had planted a large quantity of maize hydrating face masks and buckwheat, and now the crops of both were in the most prosperous condition. His garden, too, smiled, and promised a profusion of fruits, and melons, and kitchen vegetables. In short, the little homestead where he had fixed himself for a time, was a miniature oasis and he rejoiced day after day, as his eyes rested upon the ripening aspect around him. Once more he began to dream of prosperity once more to hope that his evil fortunes had come to an end. Alas It was a false hope. A series of trials yet awaited him a series of misfortunes that deprived him of almost everything he possessed, and completely changed his mode of existence. Perhaps these occurrences could hardly be termed misfortunes, since in the end they led to a happy result. But you may judge for yourself, boy reader, after you have heard the history and adventures of the trek boor and his family. Chapter Two. The Kraal. The ex field cornet was seated in front of his kraal for such is the name of a South African homestead. From his lips protruded a large pipe, with its huge bowl of meerschaum. Every boor is a smoker. Notwithstanding the many losses and crosses of his past life, there was contentment in his eye. He was gratified by the prosperous appearance of his crops. The maize was now in the milk, and the ears, folded within the papyrus like husks, looked full and large. It was delightful to hear the rustling of the lo.e same, for they could perceive the water shining. But in all other respects the situation was different. The surface of the valley in which their wagon had been left was covered, both sides and bottom, with a verdant carpet of grass whereas the one now before their eyes was brown and bare not a blade of grass was to be seen the trees seeming to be the only things that had any verdure. Even the low bushes appeared to be destitute of leaves The scene had no resemblance whatever to that where they had outspanned. It must be the camp of some other travellers, thought they. They had fully arrived at this conclusion, when Swartboy, whose eyes had been rolling about everywhere, now rested upon the ground at his feet. After a moment s observation which the increasing light now enabled him to make he turned suddenly to the others, and directed their attention to the surface of the plain. This they saw was covered with tracks, as if a thousand hoofs had passed over it. In fact, it presented the appearance of a vast sheep pen so vast, that as far as their sight extended, they beheld the same nerf rival face mask tracked and trampled appearance What could this mean Hendrik did not know. Von Bloom was in doubt. Swartboy could tell at the first glance. It was no new sight to him. All right, baas, he said, looking up in his master s face. Da s da ole wagon da same spring an vley da same place dar hab been um trek boken A trek boken cried Von Bloom and Hendrik, in a breath. Ya, baas a mighty big one too das de spoor of dem antelope See Von Bloom now comprehended all. The bareness of the country, the absence of the leaves on the lower bushes, the millions of small hoof tracks, all were now explained. A migration of the springbok antelope, a trek boken, had swept over the spot. That it was that had caused such yoongi face mask a mighty change. The wagon they saw was theirs, after all. They lost no time, but, catching their horses, bridled them, and rode rapidly down the hill. Though somewhat relieved at seeing the wagon, Von Bloom was still apprehensive. As they approached, they perceived the two horses standing beside it, and tied to the wheels, the cow also was there but neither goats nor sheep were in the neighbourhood. There was a fire burning in the rear of the hind wheels, and a dark mass underneath the wagon, but no human form could be observed. The hearts of the horsemen beat loudly as they advanced. Their eyes were bent earnestly upon the wagon. They felt keen anxiety. They had got within three hundred yards, and still no one stirred no human form made its appearance. Von Bloom and Hendrik now suffered intensely. A.
Hydrating Face Masks travel. It was quite dark, when they arrived at the spot where they had halted the previous evening. In fact, it was very dark. Neither moon nor stars were to be seen in the sky and thick black clouds covered the whole canopy of the heavens. It looked as though a rain storm might be expected still no rain had as yet fallen. It was the intention of the travellers to halt hydrating face masks at this place, and let their horses graze a while. With this view they all dismounted but, after trying one or two places, they could find no grass This appeared strange, as they had certainly observed grass at that very spot the day before. Now there was none The horses put their noses to the ground, but raised them up again, snorting as they did so, and evidently disappointed. They were hungry enough to have eaten grass had there been any, for they eagerly hydrating face masks snatched at the leaves of the bushes as they passed along Had the locusts been there also No. The mimosa bushes still retained their delicate foliage, which would not have been the case had the locusts visited the spot. Our travellers organic face mask were astonished that there was no grass. Surely there was some the day before Had they got upon a new track The darkness prevented them from having a view of the ground yet Von Bloom could not be mistaken about the route having travelled it four times already. Though he could not see the surface, every now and again he caught a glimpse of some tree or bush, which he had marked in his former journeys, and these assured him they were still upon the right track. Surprised at the absence of grass where they had so lately observed it, they would have examined the surface more carefully but they were anxious to push on to the spring, and at length gave up the idea of halting. The water in their gourds had been used up long before this and both they and their horses were once more suffering from thirst. Besides, Von Bloom was not without some anxiety about the children at the wagon. He had been separated from them now a full day and a half, and many a change might take place many a danger might arise in that time. In fact, he began to blame himself for having left them alone. It would have been better to have let his cattle perish. So thought he now. A presentiment that all was not right was gradually forming in his mind and he grew more anxious to proceed as he reflected. They rode on in silence. It was only on Hendrik expressing a doubt about the way, that the conversation recommenced. Swartboy also thought they were taking a hydrating face masks wrong course. At first Von Bloom assured them they were right but after going a little farther, he a.agh, along with what remained to him of his hydrating face masks tools and these being as freely as joyfully furnished, a score of fresh bamboos soon lay prostrate on the ground, out of which the palanquin was to be built up. Lopped into proper lengths, and pruned of their great leaf blades, they were soon welded into the shape of a stretcher, with a pair of long handles projecting from each end. The palanquin was not yet complete, and by rights should have had a roof over it to shelter its occupant from rain or sun but as there was no appearance of rain, and certainly no danger of being scorched by the sun in a forest where its glowing orb was never seen nor its rays permitted to penetrate, a roof was not thought necessary, and Saloo s task was simplified by leaving it a mere stretcher. He took pains, however, that it should be both soft and elastic. The latter quality he obtained by a careful choice of the bamboos that were to serve as shafts the former requisite he secured by thickly bedding it with the lopped off leaves, and adding an upper stratum of cotton, obtained from a species of bombyx growing close at hand, and soft as the down of the eider duck. Reclining upon this easy couch, borne upon its long shafts of elastic bamboo, Saloo at one end and Murtagh at the other, Helen was transported like a queen through the forest she had lately traversed as a captive in a manner so strange and perilous. Before the sun had set, they once more looked upon its cheering light, its last declining rays falling upon her pale face as she was set down upon the shore of the lake, beside that same tree from which she had taken her involuntary departure. Chapter Thirty Seven. The Journey Continued. The captain s daughter, with the natural vigour of youth, soon hydrating face masks recovered from the slight injuries she had sustained in her singular journey through the maze of boughs. The previous perils of shipwreck, and the various hairbreadth escapes through which she had more recently passed, made her last danger all the lighter to bear for by these her child s spirit had become steeled to endurance, and her courage was equal to that of a full grown woman. Otherwise the fearful situation in which she had been placed, if leaving life, might have deprived her of reason. As it happened, no serious misfortune had befallen, and with Helen s strength and spirits both fully restored, her companions were able on the third day to resume their overland journey. And, still more, they started with a fresh supply of provisions enough to last them for many long days. Captain Redwood and Saloo in their hunting excursion had been very.