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under the light of the fires White teeth, too, could be observed, as the hyenas opened their jaws, to give utterance to their harsh laughter like cries. With such a sight before their eyes, and such sounds ringing in their ears, neither Von Bloom nor any of his people tired as they were could go to sleep. Indeed, not only was sleep out of dnd mask of many faces the question, but, worse than that, all the field cornet himself not excepted began to experience some feelings of apprehension, if not actual alarm. They had never beheld a troop of hyenas so numerous and fierce. There could not be less than two dozen of them around the camp, with twice that number of jackals. Von Bloom knew that although, under ordinary circumstances, the hyena is not a dangerous animal, yet there are places and times when he will attack human beings. Swartboy knew this well, and Hans, too, from having read of it. No wonder, then, that some apprehension was felt by all of them. The hyenas now behaved with such boldness, and appeared so ravenous, that sleep was out of the question. Some demonstration must be made to drive the brutes away from the camp. Von Bloom, Hans, and Hendrik, laid hold of their guns, and got out of the wagon, while Swartboy armed himself with his bow and arrows. All four stood close by the trunk of the nwana, on the other side from that where the fires were. In this place they were in the shadow, where they could best observe anything that should come under the light of the fires without being themselves seen. Their position was well chosen. They had scarcely fixed themselves in it, when they perceived a great piece of neglect they had been guilty of. Now, for the first time it occurred to them what had brought the hyenas around them in such numbers. Beyond a doubt it was the flesh of the elephant, the biltongue. That was what the beasts were after and all now saw that a mistake had been committed in hanging the meat too low. The hyenas might easily get at it. This was soon made manifest for, even at the moment while they stood 3m disposable face mask watching the red festoons, plainly visible under the light of Swartboy s fires, a shaggy spotted brute rushed forward, reared up on his hind legs, seized one of the pieces, dragged it down from the pole, and then ran off with it into the darkness. A rushing sound could be heard as the others joined him to get share of his plunder and, no doubt, in less than half a minute the morsel was consumed for, at the end of that time, glancing eyes and gleaming teeth showed that the whole troop was back again and ready to make a fresh seizure. None of the hunters had fired, as the.since it was impossible that they could have seen the Teaser in the fog and gloom. As the steamer dashed ahead at full speed, the sound of the oars came from a point on the beam. But the boat seemed to be wasting her time, for nothing had been done since the threat to fire into the steamer. If a vessel is going to run out she has to satisfy this boat that she is all right, said Dave. But he had hardly spoken before a volley of musket balls passed over the Teaser and perhaps the officer in the boat intended that they should pass over her. At any rate no harm was done by 247 them. Then a rocket darted from the boat up into the air, pj mask face which could be dimly seen from the pilot house. What steamer is that shouted a hoarse voice out of the gloom. The Teaser yelled Christy, with all the voice he could command. The boat did not fire again and if it had done so the steamer was out of its reach. But a minute later the boom of a great gun came across the bay. Fort Barrancas had evidently opened fire in response to the rocket, which had no doubt been sent up as a signal to notify the garrison that a vessel was going out or coming in, and that her movements were not regular. The first shot was followed by others, and a shot dropped into the water near the Teaser. Let the leadsmen sound, Beeks, said Christy. The order was repeated, and the reports were made known in the pilot house. Sampson seemed to be testing the capacity of the engine, for he was doing pj mask face his best in the matter of speed but the Teaser behaved under the strain to which he subjected her as though she had been very pj mask face strongly built. 248 By the mark eight, chimed the leadsman on the port side. That was water enough to float a seventy four, and there was no let up in the speed. In fact, it would not have been convenient to reduce the speed while the guard boat could be at no great distance from the flying steamer. This was the report for the next mile at least, and Christy felt that the enemy was at a safe distance from him. And a half six shouted the port leadsman, with energy, as though he understood the effect his report would produce. Christy rang to slow her down. The depth of water was the only directory he had in addition to the distance run, which was very indefinite without a knowledge of the speed of the vessel. By the mark six shouted the port leadsman, who was on the side face mask for winter nearest to the island of Santa Rosa. This did not induce the pilot to take any further action, and the Teaser continued on her course at less than half speed. light up face mask Christy looked at his watch by the light of the binnacle lamps. It was half past eleven.o come to in order to bring her gun to 177 bear, and she had lost a little time in doing so. It could be easily seen on board of both steamers that the Bellevite was gaining rapidly on the other. Mr. Passford, I winter face mask with designs near me am as sure of capturing that vessel as though I had her now, and I do not wish to injure her any more than is necessary, said Captain Breaker, as he sighted the Parrot, and devoted especial attention to her. She is a kda face mask very fast steamer, and she will be very valuable in our navy in picking up just such vessels as she is herself. Perhaps it was impudence for him to do so, but Christy could not help casting his eye along the gun. All possible precautions were taken to secure a correct aim, and then the lieutenant gave the order to Fire Hit her, sir shouted one of the lookout men aloft, who could see over the cloud of smoke. Where did it strike her demanded the captain. Right in the broadside, abreast of the forward smokestack, sir She has stopped her screw added the lookout. Mr. Dashington, get the ship astern of the 178 chase at once, continued the captain to the first lieutenant. This was the work of at least half an hour but the Bellevite was running for the pj mask face stern of the other steamer, as though she intended to cut her in two lengthwise. The chase lay helpless on the water, unable to bring her broadside guns to bear on her enemy. CHAPTER XVI THE CONFEDERATE STEAMER YAZOO It was impossible to discover the nature or extent of the injury the chase had received from the shot from the midship gun but she had been disabled, though it might be but slightly. The Bellevite dashed on, as though impatient to obtain possession of her prey. All the glasses on board were brought to bear on the how to make a full face mask injured vessel, which all hands regarded as already a prize. The glasses did not reveal any considerable havoc in the side of the steamer, and the shot hole could easily be plugged when necessary but the commander of the craft did not yet give up the ship, for he seemed to be engaged in hoisting her foresail and jibs, evidently with the intention of bringing her about so that he could use his guns. The wind was very light, and his chances of accomplishing his purpose were not very brilliant. 180 Mr. Dashington, you will call all hands, and be ready to board the prize in three divisions when we run abreast of her, said Captain Breaker. Let Mr. Passford command the forward division Mr. Blowitt, the waist and Mr. Calvert, the quarter. The boarders were mustered at once, as there was no occasion to fire again at the prize. Each officer arranged his men, and spoke some stirring words to them
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It s hardly an ordinary vein, though your suggestion seems a trifle far fetched. The paleontologists can probably furnish an idea. Maybe a vine or even a worm buried in the mud flow acted as the precipitating agent for copper salts in the subsequent seepage I ve seen beautiful fossils of pyrite which had been formed that way. But this shows no trace of structure, except for its exterior shape. Isn t a really well preserved structure the exception rather than the rule in fossils I pj mask face suppose so. Still, I d like to know just how far, and which way, this green thread goes. I d also like to know whether there are dilute copper deposits pj mask face spread through this rock, which could be concentrated in the way you suggest. The first could be learned by taking enough cores. The other would call for some very careful analysis of samples which had been selected with a very sedulous eye kept on the stratigraphy. You know that you must have done that sort of thing looking for carbon fourteen samples, at times. Yes, I see that. Could you make such analyses here No, except for the mere presence of copper. The cores would have to go back to a well equipped lab. Still, if you want to get them, it s face clay mask all right with me. Problems were made to be solved. I ll admit this one doesn t seem very exciting to me, but I can use your data after you finish for work of my own. You should wind up with material for a pretty complete geochemical picture of this neighborhood. Shall I get the cores for you Yes, please. Silly question. All right. The mole was drawn up a short distance, and sent questing downward once more at an angle to the original shaft, branching off a short distance above the level from which the copper depo.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. 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