Moisturizer For Dry Skin scaffolds, and commenced leaping up to try the height. After several attempts, springing each time as high as they were able, they appeared to grow discouraged and no doubt would in time have imitated the fox with the grapes, and gone quietly away. But Von Bloom, indignant at being roused after such a fashion, from his pleasant rest, was determined to take some revenge upon his tormenters so he whispered the word to the others, and a volley was delivered from behind the tree. The unexpected discharge caused a quick scattering of both hyenas and jackals, and the pattering of their numerous feet could be heard as they ran off. When the ground under the scaffold was examined, two of the larger of these ravenous quadrupeds, and one of the smaller, were found to have bitten the dust. Swartboy had discharged his arrow along with the guns, and it was he that had slain the jackal, for the poisoned shaft was seen sticking between the animal s ribs. The guns were again loaded, the party took their stations as before but, although they waited another half hour, neither hyena nor jackal made their appearance. They had not gone far away, however, as their wild music testified but the reason they did not return was, that they had now discovered the half carcass of the elephant that lay in the lake, and upon that they were making their supper. Their plunging in the water could be distinctly heard from the camp, and during the whole night they quarrelled and growled, and laughed and yelled, as they gorged themselves on moisturizer for dry skin their ample prey. Of course Von Bloom and his people did not sit up all night to listen to this medley of noises. As soon as they perceived that the brutes were not likely to come any more near the camp, they laid aside their weapons, returned to their respective sleeping places, and were all soon buried in the sweet slumber that follows a day of healthy exercise. Chapter Twenty Three. Stalking the Ourebi. Next morning the hyenas and jackals had disappeared from the scene, and, to the surprise of all, not a particle of flesh was left upon the bones of the elephant. There lay the huge skeleton picked clean, the bones even polished white by the rough tongues top face masks moisturizer for dry skin of the hyenas. Nay, still stranger to relate, two of the horses these poor brutes had been long since left to themselves, had been pulled down during the night, and their skeletons lay at a short distance from the camp as cleanly picked as that of the elephant All this moisturizer for dry skin was evidence of the great number of ravenous creatures that must have their home in that quarter, evidence, face mask for dogs too, that game animals abounded, for where t.ion with which she could help herself. It was not improbable that she was aground. She was not armed with a single heavy gun, or with any gun, and she was entirely harmless. Christy breathed more freely when he realized the situation of the Vampire. Probably she was provided with one or more boats, and it was possible that Captain Carboneer might attempt to board the Bellevite as soon as he discovered her. The deck of the steam yacht was not very far above the water, anon face mask and if a boat full of desperate men could get alongside of the ship, it would not be a very difficult matter for them to mount the side. Port a little, said Christy to the quartermasters at the wheel. Keep her well over to the west shore. Steady. A moment later the steamer had her course for cpap face masks passing the Vampire, and Christy left the pilot house 129 to obtain a better view of the situation and movements of the enemy. It was not so dark as to prevent him from seeing all that was going on upon her deck, for the Bellevite had to pass within pistol shot of her to avoid getting aground on the edge of the channel. Sampson and the rest of the old ship s company gathered near him, where they could see over the rail. The oiler, as Paul Vapoor had instructed him to do, had armed all these men with a cutlass and a revolver, and very likely some or all of them would have been glad to make use of them. They are loading into a boat on the port side of the Vampire, sir, and it looks as though they intended to do something without delay, said Sampson and, as the steamer had come about since she was disabled, this was the side nearest to the shore. I see that they are hurrying some movement with all their might, replied the midshipman, watching with the most intense interest the operations of the enemy. Sampson, get out half a dozen sixty pound, solid shot, and put them on the plankshear, twenty feet apart. Take all hands with you, and hurry up. 130 The oiler asked no questions, though he might have been excused for wondering what the young commander intended to do with shot without powder. In a few minutes the shot were in place, as Christy had directed. The midshipman was watching with all his eyes the movement of the enemy, and, as the Bellevite approached the position of the wreck, the boat darted out from the other side of her. It began to be exciting for the middy, loaded with the responsibility of the safety of the steamer, though he seemed to be as cool as Boxie himself, who had seen some sea fights in moisturizer for dry skin his day. Christy leaped on the rail of the ship, where he could obtain a full view of the situation. The boat was ap.
ke moisturizer for dry skin that of a beautiful horse disposable dust and surgical protection mask and tufts of hair like brushes upon their noses and nice round bodies like ponies, and long white tails that reached near the ground, just like the tails of ponies, and finely shaped limbs as ponies have. I tell you, continued Jan, with emphasis, if ice face mask it hadn t been for their horns and the brushes of long hair upon their breasts and noses, I moisturizer for dry skin d have taken them for ponies before anything. They galloped about just like ponies when playing, and ran with their heads down, curving their necks and tossing their moisturizer for dry skin manes, ay, and snorting too, as I ve heard ponies but snowboard face masks sometimes they bellowed more like bulls and, I confess, they looked a good deal like bulls about the head besides I noticed they had hoofs split like cattle. Oh I had a good look at them while Hans was loading his gun. They stayed by the water till he was nearly ready and when they galloped off, they went in a long string one behind the other with the largest one in front, and another large one in the rear. Wildebeests exclaimed Hendrik. Gnoos cried Swartboy. Yes, they must have been wildebeests, said Von Bloom Jan s description corresponds exactly to them. This was quite true. Jan had correctly given many of the characteristic points of that, perhaps, the most singular of all ruminant animals, the wildebeest or gnoo Catoblepas gnoo. The brushlike tuft over the muzzle, the long hair between the fore legs, the horns curving down over the face, and then sweeping abruptly upward, the thick curving neck, the rounded, compact, horse shaped body, the long whitish tail, and full flowing mane all were descriptive of the gnoo. Even Tr uuml ey had not made such an unpardonable mistake. The gnoos, and moisturizer for dry skin particularly the old bulls, bear a very striking resemblance to the lion, so much so that the sharpest hunters at a distance can scarce tell one from the other. Jan, however, had observed them better than Tr uuml ey and had they been nearer, he might have further noticed that the creatures had red fiery eyes and a fierce look that their heads and horns were not unlike those of the African buffalo that their limbs resembled those of the stag, while the rest corresponded well enough to his pony. He might have observed, moreover, that the males were larger than the females, and of a deeper brown. Had there been any calves with the herd, he would have seen that these were still lighter coloured in fact, of a white or cream colour. The gnoos that had been seen were the common kind called by the Dutch colonists wildebeests moisturizer for dry skin or wild oxen, and by the Hottentots gnoo or gnu, from a hollow moaning sound to which t.b ending in a paw or claw something like five times the size of the one on the other. Sulewayo gave a gloomy assent, and the two went back to work in their respective tunnels. Lampert saw McLaughlin the instant the underbrush made it possible, a fact which the guide later admitted was to the scientist s credit. He had, of course, been eagerly awaiting that return, for the transmitter was down to its first set depth and awaiting only the word that all receivers were in place. He called eagerly the moment the guide came within earshot. Everything down McLaughlin nodded. Everything down, as nearly as I could tell the way you said. How long will the readings take Only a few minutes. I ll take a couple of calibration shots from ten, fifteen and twenty meters depth then ones at fifty, a hundred and so on down as far as the mole will go. The shooting takes practically no time. It s the drilling that will hold us up. What then Well, Lampert smiled, after that the usual procedure is to pick up the receivers and place them in a similar pattern in a new direction. If the field crew doesn t go on strike, we take the whole circle about the transmitter. I was afraid of that, grunted McLaughlin, as he stopped by the machine. Well, let s go. The two men bent over the controls in a silence broken only by the scraping of Mitsuitei s shovel a dozen meters away. Lampert pressed his shot button, and a light on the panel flashed white momentarily. Below their feet, unfelt, the pulse of sound energy raced outward, echoing from the walls of deepstriking joints, from the boundaries between rocks of differing densities or elastic constants, from the walls of caverns deep in the limestone some tiny portion of the energy from time to time encountering and affecting one of the tiny receivers McLaughlin had buried. As each receiver gathered its bit of data, it retransmitted the information to the master unit and everything was recorded on a single sheet as the milliseconds sped by. moisturizer for dry skin Long before a full second had passed, the first of the pulses had damped out as heat energy, and enough had been transmitted for the machine to obtain an adequate averaging record. The light blinked out again. Lampert nodded in satisfaction, and sent the mole downward once more. Look, good. Now the next set, he remarked. As that pulse of seismic energy went forth, the Felodon rose to its full height, almost showing itself over the pile of dirt which was moisturizer for dry skin now its sole protection from the view of the men. The snarl on its face seemed to grow fiercer, if that were possible. For just an instant it seemed torn by conflicting de.water was shoaling, which indicated that the Teaser was drifting towards the island. On board the Teaser shouted Lonley, so distinctly that he could hardly have been more than three hundred feet from the steamer. On shore, replied Christy, prompted by Mr. Blowitt. I am waiting moisturizer for dry skin for Gilder Why don t he come on shore shouted Lonley, his impatience apparent in his tones. Where are all the men demanded Christy, as requested by the second lieutenant. They have gone a mile to the eastward where they left their bags. We will run down in the steamer for them, added Mr. Blowitt, talking through Christy. Don t do that protested the speaker on 276 shore. There is a Yankee steamer off in that direction. We heard her steam an hour ago. All right replied Christy. That settles the matter in my mind, said Mr. Blowitt. They are trying to play what they call a Yankee trick upon us. When we send our boats to the eastward, we shall send them into a trap. If the boats are to bring off forty men, they will expect them to go with only men enough to pull the oars and when they get possession of them, they expect to retake the Teaser. I think you are right, Mr. Blowitt, replied Christy, who began to believe that his scheme was rapidly approaching a failure, though he did not give it up just yet. This Lonley is still on the shore near us, said Mr. Blowitt. I should very much like to know what has been going on to night on the island, and it may be that he knows all about it. As you are the representative of Gilder, Mr. Passford, you may take the canoe that is astern, and have a talk with Lonley at close quarters, if you don t object. I should have proposed it myself if I had not feared that the idea would be charged to my 277 audacity, replied Christy. I will take only Flint with me, as he was with me before. The canoe was brought up to the gangway, and Flint took his place at the oars. Mr. Blowitt charged the young officer in the most serious manner not to run any risks, and the boat was shoved off. It required but a few strokes of the oars to bring it into shoal water by the beach. Only a single man could be seen on the shore, and this one must be Lonley. There seemed to be no risk, and Christy landed. CHAPTER XXV CHRISTY BECOMES A VICTIM Everything was perfectly still on the island, and only a single man was in sight but Christy put his hand upon his revolver as he went on shore. Though he had never been a fighting young man, he had the impression that he should not tamely submit to the assault of an enemy, or run away from any single man that stood up in front of him. He had always been prude.
Moisturizer For Dry Skin nstantaneous. The sailor, whose dead comrade was thus being consigned to the deep, as it were, surreptitiously, all at once sprang to his feet, sending forth a shriek that rang far over the tranquil water. With one bound, causing the pinnace to heel fearfully over, he placed himself by the side over which the corpse had been lowered, and stood with arms upraised, as if intending to plunge after it. The sight underneath should have awed him. The dead body was slowly, gradually sinking, its garb of dark blue Guernsey shirt becoming lighter blue as it went deeper down in the cerulean water while fast advancing to meet it, as if coming up from the darkest depths of the ocean, was a creature of monstrous shape, the very type of a monster. It was the hideous hammer headed shark, the dreaded zygaena of the Celebes Sea. With a pair of enormous eyes glaring sullenly out from two immense cheek like protuberances, giving to its head that singular sledge hammer appearance whence it has its name, it advanced directly toward the slow descending corpse, itself, however, moving so rapidly that the spectators above had scarce taken in the outlines of its horrid form, when this was no longer visible. It was hidden face shield mask in what appeared a shower of bluish pearls suddenly projected underneath the moisturizer for dry skin water, and enveloping both the dead body of the sailor and the living form of the shark. Through the dimness could be distinguished gleams of a pale phosphoric sheen like lightning flashes through a sky cloud and soon after froth and bubbles rose effervescing upon the surface of the sea. It was a terrible spectacle, though only of an instants duration. When the subaqueous cloud cleared away, and they again looked with peering eyes down into the pellucid depths, there was nothing there, neither dead body of man, nor living form of monster. The zygaena had secured its prey, and carried the skeleton corpse to some dark cavern of the deep Note 1. Note 1. The hammer headed shark, in common language, is rightly designated one of the most hideous of marine animals. We mean hideous in outward appearance, for, of course, there is much both wonderful and beautiful in its internal organisation, and in the exquisite fitness of its structure for its peculiar part in the economy of nature. In the general outline of its body, which is something like that of a cylinder, it resembles the ordinary sharks and its distinctive feature is its head, which, on either side, expands like a double headed hammer. The eyes are very large, and placed at each extremity. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the Indian.though cattle had used it for a rubbing post. What has done it asked the field cornet and Hendrik in a breath. Da olifant s slapen boom, the elephant s sleeping tree , replied Swartboy. No further explanation was necessary. The hunters remembered what they had been told about a curious habit which the elephant has of leaning against a tree while asleep. This, then, was one of the sleeping trees of these animals. But of what use to them, farther than to gratify a little curiosity The elephant was not there. Da ole karl come again, said Swartboy. Ha you think so, Swart inquired Von Bloom. Ya, baas, lookee da spoor fresh da groot olifant hab slap here yesterday. What then you think we should lie in wait, and shoot him when he returns. No, baas, better dan shoot, we make him bed den wait see um lie down. Swartboy grinned a laugh as he gave this piece of advice. Make his bed what do you mean inquired his master. I tell you, baas, we get da olifant sure, if you leave da job to ole Swart. I gib you de plan for take him, no waste powder, no waste bullet. The Bushman proceeded to communicate his plan, to which his master remembering their failure of yesterday readily gave his consent. Fortunately they had all the implements that would be necessary for carrying it out, a sharp axe, a strong rope or rheim of raw hide, and their knives and they set about the business without loss of time. Chapter Thirty Six. Making the sa face masks elephant s bed. To the hunters time was a consideration. If the elephant should return that day, it would be just before the hottest hours of noon. They had, therefore, scarce an hour left to prepare for him to make his bed, as Swartboy had jocosely termed it. So they went to work with alacrity, the Bushman acting as director general, while the other two received their orders from him with the utmost obedience. The first work which Swartboy assigned to them was, to cut and prepare three stakes of hard wood. They were to be each about three feet long, as thick as a man s arm, and pointed at one end. These were soon procured. The iron wood Olca undulata which grew in abundance in the neighbourhood, furnished the very material and after three pieces of sufficient length had been cut down with the axe, they were reduced to the proper size, and pointed by the knives of the hunters. Meanwhile Swartboy had not been idle. First with his knife he had cut a large section of bark from the elephant s tree, upon the side against which the animal had been in the habit of leaning, and about three feet from the ground. Then with the axe he made a deep golden ratio face mask notch, where the bark had been.