Masquerade Mask Full Face large quadrupeds, but man himself, will enter houses by night, even villages, and carry off domestic animals and children. Incredible as these statements may appear, about their truth there can be no doubt such occurrences are by no means rare. This hyena has the reputation of entering graveyards, and disinterring the dead bodies to feed upon them. Some naturalists have denied this. For what reason It is well known that in many parts of Africa, the dead are not interred, but thrown out on the plains. It is equally well known that the hyenas devour the bodies so exposed. It is known, too, that the hyena is a terrier a burrowing animal. What is there strange or improbable in supposing that it burrows to get at the bodies, its natural food The wolf does so, the jackal, the coyote, ay, even the dog I have seen all of them at it on the battle field. Why not the hyena A third species is very distinct from either of the two described the spotted hyena Hyena crocuta. This is also sometimes called the laughing hyena, from the peculiarity we have had occasion to speak of. This species, in general colour, is not unlike the common kind, except that, instead of stripes, his sides are covered with spots. He is larger than the Hyena vulgaris, and in character resembles Bruce s, or the Abyssinian hyena. He is a native of the southern half of Africa, where he is known among the Dutch colonists as the tiger wolf while the common hyena is by them simply called wolf. A fourth species is the brown hyena Hyena villosa. The name brown hyena is not a good one, as brown colour is by no means a characteristic of this animal. Hyena villosa, or hairy hyena, is better, as the long, straight hair falling down his sides gives him a peculiar aspect, and at once distinguishes him from any of the others. He is equally as large and fierce as any, masquerade mask full face being of the size of a Saint Bernard mastiff, but it is difficult to imagine how any one could mistake him for either a striped or masquerade mask full face spotted hyena. His colour is dark brown, or nearly black above, and dirty grey beneath. In fact, in general colour and the arrangement of his hair, he is not unlike a badger or wolverine. And yet many naturalists describe this as being of the same species as the common hyena the learned De Blainville among the rest. The most ignorant boor of South Africa for he is a South African animal knows better than this. Their very appellation of straand wolf points out his different habits and haunts for he is a seashore animal, and not even found in such places as are the favourite resorts of the common hyena. There is still another brown h. $atxtArray = $a1.\"\\r\\n\";
bamboo thickets often run in belts, their growth being due to the presence of some narrow water track, or the course of a stream. In the Indian Archipelago are several species of these tall canes, usually known by the general name of bamboo, though differing from each other in size and other respects. They furnish to the inhabitants of these islands the material for almost every article required for their domestic economy as the various species of palms do to the natives of South America more especially the denizens of the great Amazon valley. Not only are their houses constructed of bamboo, but the greater portion of their praus while utensils of many kinds, cups, bottles, and water casks of the best make, are obtained from its huge joints, cheaply and conveniently. A bare catalogue of bamboo tools and utensils would certainly occupy several pages. Notwithstanding its valuable properties, our travellers hated the sight of it and more than once the Irishman, as he placed his axe upon the silicious culms, was heard to speak disrespectfully about it, weeshin that there wasn t a stalk of the cane in all Burnayo. But another kind of obstruction vexed Murtagh even more than the brakes of bamboo. This was the webs of huge spiders ugly tarantula looking animals whose nets in places, extending from tree to tree, traversed the forest in every direction, resembling the seines of a fishing village hung out to dry, or miles of musquito curtain depending from the horizontal branches. Through this strange festoonery they had to make their way, often for hundreds of masquerade mask full face yards the soft silky substance clutching disagreeably around their throats and clinging to their clothes till each looked as though clad in an integument of masquerade mask full face ragged cotton, or the long loose wool of a merino sheep yet unwoven into cloth. And as they forced their way through it at times requiring strength to extricate them from its tough retentive hold they could see the hideous forms of the huge spiders who had spun and woven these strangely patterned webs scuttling off, and from their dark retreats in the crevices of the trees looking defiant and angry at the intruders upon their domain perhaps never before trodden by man. Yet another kind of obstruction our travellers had to encounter on their way across the great plain. There were tracts of moist ground, sometimes covered with tall forest trees, at others opening out into a sedgy morass, with perhaps a small lake or water patch in the centre. The first required them to make way through mud, or thick stagnant water covered with scum, often reaching above their knees. Thes.ng a pair of horns a low flattish body short muscular legs and claws of immense length, especially on the fore feet, where, instead of spreading out, they were doubled back like shut fists, or the fore hands of a monkey. Altogether a very odd animal was that which Hans had styled an aard vark, and which he desired should be cooked for supper. Well, my boy, replied Von Bloom, we ll excuse you, the more so that we are all of us about as hungry as yourself, I fancy. But I think we may as well leave the aard vark for to morrow s dinner. We ve masquerade mask full face a couple of peacocks here, and Totty will get one of them ready sooner than the aard vark. As for that, rejoined Hans, masquerade mask full face I don t care which. I m just in the condition to eat anything even a steak of tough old quagga, if masquerade mask full face I had it but I think it would be masquerade mask full face no harm if Swartboy that is, if you re not too tired, old Swart would just peel the skin off this gentleman. Hans pointed to the aard vark. And dress him so that he don t spoil, he continued for you know, Swartboy, that he s a tit bit a regular bonne bouche and it would be a pity to let him go to waste in this hot weather. An aard vark s not to be bagged every day. You spreichen true, Mynheer Hans, Swartboy know all dat. Him skin an dress da goup. And, so saying, Swartboy out knife, and set to work upon the carcass. Now this singular looking animal which Hans called an aard vark, and Swartboy a goup, was neither more nor less than the African ant eater Orycteropus Capensis. Although the colonists term it aard vark, which is the Dutch for ground hog, the animal has but little in common with the hog kind. It certainly bears some resemblance to a pig about the snout and cheeks and that, with its bristly hair and burrowing habits, has no doubt given rise to the mistaken name. The ground part of the title is from the fact that it is a burrowing animal, indeed, one of the best terriers in the world. It can make its way under ground faster than the spade can follow it, and faster than any badger. In size, habits, and the form of many parts of its body, it bears a striking resemblance to its South American cousin the tamanoir Myrmecophaga jubata , which of late years has become so famous as almost to usurp the title of ant eater. But the aard vark is just as good an ant hospital face mask eater as he, can crack as thick walled a house, can rake up and devour as many termites as any ant bear in the length and breadth of the Amazon Valley. He has got, moreover, as tall a tail as the tamanoir, very nearly as long a snout, a mouth equally small, and cat face mask a tongue as extensive and extensile. In claws he can compare with his.n could ever have seen, but no sign of fear appeared in the beast s demeanor. It stood on the beach, well away masquerade mask full face from the shelter of the jungle and certainly in full view from above, its head following the flying object and a fearful snarl which might or might not have been its normal expression of hunger giving its face an almost mammalian cast. This thing was larger by far than any flying creature the Felodon knew incomparably larger than the Felodon itself. Its details were hard to make out through the hazy air, and would have meant little to the flesh eater in any case. The most noticeable characteristic was the steady, whistling hum that proceeded from it. There was a suggestion of motion, too, which might have been wings or might not. Actually, the thing was little more than a dark dot against the purplish blue sky. At the moment no sunlight was striking it directly, for it was full face sleep mask in the shadow of the thunderhead. Perhaps this prevented the animal below from being bothered by another unusual feature it possessed, though even the appearance of this last characteristic produced no sign of fear when it finally came. This occurred shortly after the flying thing passed, while it masquerade mask full face was still quite close. It moved out of the shadow of the great cloud and, as the greenish sunlight struck it, the eyes of the watching creature were dazzled by a gleam of metal. This was certainly something it had never seen, for native metal on Viridis is just about as common as it was on Earth before men began to pry it out of its ores. Viridis has an oxygen rich atmosphere and plenty of moisture, and pure aluminum or chromium just doesn t occur in that environment. Strange or not, however, the gleam did not appear to affect the Felodon s rudimentary sense of fear. For just an instant it paused as the flying thing hummed on into the northeast just once it looked back toward the point in the jungle where it had left its kill a point from which eloquent sounds were now coming, betraying the presence of carrion eaters just one step it took in that direction. Then it turned away as abruptly as it had from the meal a few minutes before. With the same purposeful air it had displayed on the way out of the jungle it headed down the beach in the direction taken by the flying piece of metal. Though the animal s speed was high, the humming soon faded out ahead of it. However, this did not seem to cause any inconvenience the Felodon moved on, with a gait that might have been called a fast walk or a slow run, never hesitating, never pausing. It remained silent. Smaller creatures which might have given it a wid.
Masquerade Mask Full Face , and the Teaser appeared, as 249 well as he could calculate it, with the necessary allowances, to have made at least sixteen knots on the run from the sound channel. And a quarter five cried the leadsman of the land side. Christy spoke to Sampson through the tube, and the result was a further reduction in the speed of the steamer, Beeks, who was at one side of the wheel while the lieutenant was at the other, seemed to be a little nervous as the depth diminished and if he had spoken his thought, he would have expressed his surprise that his superior officer was running the steamer so near the shore, with the apparent intention of going still nearer. Mark under water three yelled the leadsman on the port side, while the one on the starboard gave By the mark four. Shoaling fast, said Beeks. Yes but as expected, replied Christy. Steamer, ahoy shouted a voice on the port side. On shore replied Christy promptly. What steamer is that demanded the shore speaker. 250 The Teaser, prize to the United States ship Bellevite, answered the lieutenant. Boga hobble good continued the man on shore. Rabble gabble weed responded Christy. There s a Chinaman on shore there but I am glad you speak his language, said Beeks, trying to repress his laughter. You are all right as to position shouted the islander. The guard boat must be about a mile astern of me, added Christy. We will take care of that, replied the shore speaker. Christy rang to stop the engine, which was done, though the steamer continued to go ahead under the impetus of her former headway. The leadsman on the port side reported two fathoms a little later, and then ski mask the slump god face tattoos there was a ring to back her, for there could not be more than two foot of water under the keel. At this moment the peal of a twelve pounder came from the shore, and a little later the bursting of a shell was heard astern of the Teaser. Beeks was very much perplexed by the strange 251 speech which had passed between the lieutenant and the shore, and now by the discharge of the gun on the island but he was a well disciplined quartermaster, and he asked no questions. I don t think that boat will come any farther this way, said Christy, as a second tony moly face masks report from the gun reached his ears. Then I suppose the shots we hear masquerade mask full face are directed at the boat, added Beeks. They can hardly be directed at anything out in that fog and darkness but I don t think the guard will be willing to take the risk of a chance shell bursting near them, added Christy. On board the masquerade mask full face Teaser shouted a voice quite near the bow of the steamer. In the boat replied Christy. Sound that bell slowly, Beeks, to let.seized, he struck down the precocious chicks one after another, and put an end to their aspiring flights by laying them lifeless upon the full face scuba mask with communications sand. In the end it was neither eggs nor omelettes, but tender, delicate squabs the castaways had for their prandial repast. Chapter Fourteen. A Grand Tree climber. The castaways having made a repast on chicks instead of eggs, as they had been expecting, were for the time satisfied, so far as concerned their appetites. But aware that these would ere long recommence their craving, they could not be contented to remain inactive. It would be necessary to procure some other kind of provisions, and, if possible, a permanent stock on which they could rely until ready to set out on their journey, with a surplus to carry them some way along it. Although in Borneo there are many kinds of strange birds, and washable vs disposable respirator masks some of them large ones, they are not to be found everywhere, masquerade mask full face and when seen, not so easily caught or shot. There are some large quadrupeds too, as the Indian rhinoceros, and the Sumatran tapir and although the flesh of these great thick skinned animals is neither tender nor delicate, yet men who can get no other soon find themselves in a position to relish it, despite its toughness and its coarse texture. vicks vapor rub face mask But neither rhinoceros nor tapir was seen by our castaways neither seemed to frequent that part of the coast, as no tracks of them were observed during their excursions. If they had fallen in with a rhinoceros, they would have had some difficulty in killing it seeing that this enormous brute is as large as a small elephant, its body protected by a thick hide embossed with hard knob like protuberances, like those upon shields, giving to face mask benefits the animal the appearance of being encased in a full suit of ancient armour. The Sumatran tapir, too, is a creature that does not readily succumb to its assailant, being larger and stronger than its namesake of South America. There are two species of deer known in Borneo one of them, the rusa, a fine large animal. Captain Redwood was in hopes he might meet with an individual of either species and with this object in view, he continued to make short excursions into the woods, taking his rifle along with him, occasionally accompanied by Murtagh, with the ship s musket. But they always returned empty handed, and a good deal down hearted, having seen nothing that could be converted into venison. Saloo had again tried for eggs and shell fish, but was unsuccessful in his camouflage face mask search after both evidently there were no more depositories of maleos eggs, nor Singapore oysters, nor, indeed, any kind of shell fish, on that pa.