Red Face Mask Swartboy resmed face mask and the Bush boy Hendrik were expert in the man ge of horses, and soon tamed the quaggas to a proper degree of docility. Upon the very first occasion when these animals were used in the hunt of the elephant, they rendered the very service expected of them. The elephant, as usual, bolted after receiving the first shot but the hunters on quagga back were enabled to keep him in sight, and follow rapidly upon his heels. As soon as the elephant discovered that, run as he would, his pursuers had the power of overtaking him, he disdained to fly farther, and stood to bay thus giving them the opportunity of delivering shot after shot, until a mortal wound brought his huge body to the earth. Von Bloom was delighted. His hopes were high, his benignant star was once more in the ascendant. He would yet accomplish his design. He would yet be rich. A few years would enable him to build up his fortune to construct a pyramid of ivory Chapter Forty. Driving in the Eland. Of all the family Hendrik was the hunter par excellence. It was he who habitually stored the larder and upon days when body creams they were not engaged in the chase of the elephant, Hendrik would be abroad alone in pursuit of antelopes, and other creatures, that furnished their usual subsistence. Hendrik kept the table well supplied. Antelopes are the principal game of South Africa for Africa cp100vp nuisance disposable dust mask 50-pack is the country of the antelope above all others. You may be surprised to hear that there are seventy different species of antelopes over all the earth that more than fifty of these are African, and that thirty at least belong to South Africa that is, the portion of the continent lying between the Cape of Good Hope and the Tropic of Capricorn. It would require the space of a whole book, therefore, to give a fair account a monograph of the antelopes alone and I cannot afford that space here. At present I can only say that Africa is the great red face mask antelope country, although many fine species exist also in Asia that in America there is but one kind, the prong horn, with which you are already well acquainted and that in Europe there are two, though one of these, the well known chamois, is as much goat as antelope. I shall farther remark, that the seventy species of animals, by naturalists classed as antelopes, differ widely from one another in form, size, colour, pelage, habits in short, in so many respects, that their classification under the name of Antelope is very arbitrary indeed. Some approximate closely to the goat tribe others are more like deer some resemble oxen others are closely allied to the buffalo while a few species possess man.e would probably have wanted to dissect the animal in search of whatever mechanism was controlling it. But Robin Lampert knew nothing of the creature. Neither did Takehiko Mitsuitei and that was rather unfortunate, for the lair it had selected was on the same hill as the archaeologist s digging site, and a scant quarter mile away from the pit Mitsuitei had left. The rising of the green sun was not visible the next morning. The ever present mist had thickened into a solid layer of cloud, and hissing rain cut the visibility to a few hundred yards. The helicopter felt its way down to the hill with radar, landed on the river, taxied on its floats to the bank and was moored. Lampert, McLaughlin and Mitsuitei emerged, the scientists laden with apparatus, and started up the hill toward the site. The guide carried only his weapons. The equipment was not of the sort Mitsuitei was accustomed to using. It actually belonged to Lampert. Normally it would not be used in an archaeological dig, any more than it would have been had they been fossil hunting for neither activity takes kindly to any sort of automatic digging machinery. Lampert had suggested its use, however, in order to get a rapid idea of the nature of the soil cover, bed rock and joint structure of the hill. If evidence warranted, it would be abandoned for the slower methods of digging. If not, a few hours would permit them to learn as much about the area as many days of work with slower equipment. The hole Mitsuitei had already dug was part way up the hill, in a space cleared of underbrush by a flamethrower. Several other such clearings were in the neighborhood. As the archaeologist had said, he had made more than one attempt at digging which had been frustrated by roots. Somewhat to Lampert s surprise, it was possible to tell even from ground level the orientation of the taller trees which had been so prominent from the air. Even the smaller plants showed signs of some underground influence. Between the tallest trees, tracing out the straight lines the men had seen from above, the underbrush formed an almost impenetrable wall. Elsewhere foot travel was easy, though the surface was by no means barren. Lampert understood how there might indeed have been difficulty in digging on one of the fertile lines, and admitted as much. That s the trouble, responded Mitsuitei. I d like to get down right at such a point, to see what s underneath. It seems to me that paving might be responsible, if they d used the right materials. Lots of civilizations have used organic substances which decay to good fertilizer. Then there might be th.
the other hand, if the Vampire was disabled, she would stay where she was, or drift down the river with the turn of the tide, and it was just about full sea at this time. The smoke was very aggravating to the midshipman, but he red face mask could not help himself. The light air swept it away in time, and, with his strained eyes, Christy discovered that two Roman candles were burning at the signal station. Did red face mask you hit her, Christy asked Paul Vapoor, leaping on the gun carriage. I did, replied the midshipman, trying to control a certain feeling of exultation that took possession of his mind, for he did not consider that some of the party below might have been killed by the shot. I suppose you don t know anything about the effect of the shot yet added Paul. I only know that the Vampire is disabled. How do you know that, for I can t see anything 121 Do you see those two blue lights burning at the side of the river asked Christy, as he pointed to the place. I see them, and they light up the river like a flash of lightning. They mean that the steamer is disabled and for that reason she can t come any nearer than she is now. But those villains will make their way to the shore, and there are boats enough about here to enable them to get alongside, and lay us aboard. This is sally face mask not the end of the affair, said the engineer, very seriously. Decidedly not but I hope to have further information in the course of a few minutes, replied Christy. Bellevite, ahoy shouted some one on shore. That is Mr. Watts send Sampson on shore after him, and we shall soon know the condition of affairs on board of the Vampire, added the midshipman. I told the steward to ride up as fast as he could after he had red face mask satisfied himself that the steamer was disabled. Sampson was gone but a few minutes, during which time Christy and Paul consulted in regard 122 to the next step to be taken, and the question was promptly decided. The boat in which Sampson red face mask had gone to the shore returned not only with the steward, but also with Mrs. Passford and Miss Florry. What does this mean, mother asked Christy, astonished to see his mother and sister come on board. It means that we were alarmed, and could not stay in the house any longer, said Florry, taking it upon herself to answer. Your father has not come home yet, Christy, and I don t think he will come to night, for he said he might not be able to return in the last train, added Mrs. Passford. We came down to the shore with two of the men, and saw Mr. Watts when he arrived on the horse. And I shall red face mask take the responsibility of having advised the ladies to go on board of the Bellevite, in.uld have been converted into a miniature island had that been desired. Now there is nothing very remarkable about a little peninsula red face mask projecting into a lake. In nearly every lake such a thing may be seen. But about this one there was something remarkable. Upon its extreme end grew a tree of singular form and foliage. It was not a large tree, and its branches drooped downwards until their tips almost touched the water. The pendulous boughs, and long lanceolate silvery leaves, rendered it easy to tell what sort of tree it was. It was the weeping or Babylonian willow so called, because it was upon trees of this species that the captive Jews hung their harps when they sat and wept by the streams of Babel. This beautiful tree casts its waving shadow over the streams of South Africa, as well as those of Assyria and often red face mask is the eye of the traveller gladdened by the sight of its silvery leaves, as he beholds them, sure indications of water shining afar over the parched and thirsty desert. If a Christian, he fails not to remember that highly poetical passage of sacred writing, that speaks of the willow of Babylon. Now the one which grew upon the little peninsula had all these points of interest for little Tr uuml ey but it had others as well. Upon its branches that overhung the water a very singular appearance presented itself. Upon these was suspended one upon the end of each branch a number of odd shaped objects, that hung drooping down until their lower ends nearly rested upon the surface of the water. These objects, as stated, were of a peculiar shape. At the upper ends where they were attached to the branches they were globe shaped, but the lower part consisted of a long cylinder of much smaller diameter, and at the bottom of this cylinder was the entrance. They bore some resemblance to salad oil bottles inverted, with their necks considerably lengthened or they might be compared to the glass retorts seen in the laboratory of the chemist. They were each twelve or fifteen inches in length, and of a greenish colour nearly as green as the leaves of the tree itself. Were they its fruit No. The weeping willow bears no fruit of that size. They were not fruit. They were nests of birds Yes they were the nests of a colony of harmless finches of the genus Ploceus, better known to you under the appellation of weaver birds. I am sure you have heard of weaver birds before this and you know that these creatures are so called on account of the skill which they exhibit in the construction of their nests. They do not build nests, as other birds, but actually weave them, in a most ingenious.since it was impossible that they could have seen the Teaser in the fog and red face mask 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 red face mask red face mask 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, which could be dimly seen from the pilot house. What steamer is that shouted a hoarse voice out of the gloom. The Teaser yelled supreme face mask 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 hdx disposable respirator face masks 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 his best face mask bape in the matter of speed but the Teaser behaved under the strain to which he subjected her as though she had been very 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 red face mask 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 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. Christy looked at his watch by the light of the binnacle lamps. It was half past eleven.
Red Face Mask l every intruder that comes near, whether man or animal. But when wounded or enraged they will not only act on the defensive, but attack their enemies in the most spiteful and implacable manner. Remembering these things, and hoping the huge creature might take a peaceful departure from the place, Henry, who had already held his red face mask musket at the level, lowered its muzzle, at the same time dropping upon his knees among some tall grass, which, in this attitude, tolerably well concealed him. He soon saw that he had acted wisely. The hairy monster seemed altogether to ignore the presence of his sister and himself and as if neither were within a thousand miles of the spot, kept on its course toward the margin of the water. Fortunately for Henry, it went quite another way, which, widening diagonally, did not bring the creature at all near him. It was evidently directing its course toward some liliaceous plants with large succulent stems, which formed a patch or bed, standing in the water, but close to the brink of the lake. In all probability there was not enough fruit in the neighbourhood to satisfy the hirsute gentleman now passing before their eyes or else he had a fancy to vary his diet by making a meal upon simple vegetables. He soon reached the patch of tall water plants waded in nearly knee deep and then with arms, each of which had the sweep of a mower s scythe, drew in their heads toward him, and with a mouth wide as that of a hippopotamus, cropped off the succulent shoots and flower stems, and munched them like an ox in the act of chewing its cud. Seeing the huge hairy creature thus peaceably disposed, and hoping it would for some time continue in this harmless disposition, Henry rose from his kneeling attitude, and glided silently, but swiftly, toward the tree. Joining his sister Helen, he flung his arms around her as he rose erect, and kissed her to chase away the effects of the terrible fright she had sustained. Chapter Twenty Six. In Fear and charcoal face mask recipe Trembling. The kiss which Henry gave his little sister was not one of congratulation. He was not yet sure of her safety, or of his own. The hairy monster was still in sight not more than a hundred yards off and though apparently busy with his banquet on the tender shoots of the water plants, might at any moment discontinue it, and spring upon them. What was the best thing to be done in order to escape him Run off into the forest, and try to find their father and Saloo They might go the wrong way, and by so doing make things worse. The great ape itself would soon be returning among the trees, and might meet them in the teeth the.frequently visited, if in a district where there are hunters or warriors wishing to empoison and make more deadly their shafts. A upas tree in a well known neighbourhood is usually disfigured by seams and scars, where incisions have been made to extract its envenomed juice. That there were no such marks upon the one where they had made their camp, was evidence that the neighbourhood peel off facial masks was uninhabited. So said Saloo, and the others were but too glad to accept his interpretation of the sign. Chapter Twenty One. Starting for the Interior. Reclining on the soft silvery sand, inhaling the fresh morning breeze blowing in from the Celebes Sea, every breath of it seeming to infuse fresh blood into their veins and renewed vigour into their limbs, the castaways felt their health and strength fast returning. Saloo s prognosis was rapidly proving itself correct. He had said they would soon recover, and they now acknowledged the truth of his prediction. Their cheerfulness came back along face mask snorkel with their returning strength, and with this also their appetites. Their dinner supper of roast hornbill had done them little good but although for a time scared by such diet, and determined to eschew it when better could be had, they were now only too glad to resort to it, and it was agreed upon that the old hen, stewed as intended, should supply the material of their breakfast. A fresh fire was kindled far away from the dangerous upas the huge shell, with its contents, was hastily snatched from the deadly shade, and, supported by four large pebbles to serve as feet for the queer stew pan, it was placed over the burning embers, and soon commenced to steam and squeak, spreading around an odorous incense, far pleasanter to the olfactories of the hungry party than either the fresh saline breeze, or the perfume of tropical flowers now and then wafted to them from the recesses of the forest. While waiting for the flesh of the old hen to get properly and tenderly stewed, they could not resist the temptation of making an assault upon the chick and it, too, was hurriedly rescued from the tainted larder beneath the upas tree, spitted upon a bamboo sapling, and broiled like a squab pigeon over the incandescent brands. It gave them only a small morsel each, serving as a sort of prelude to the more substantial breakfast soon to follow, and for which they could now wait with greater composure. In due time Saloo, who was wonderfully skilled in the tactics of the forest cuisine, pronounced the stew sufficiently done when the stew pan was lifted from the fire, and set in the soft sand for its contents to cool. Soon.