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As there was no sun in the sky, nor other object to guide him, he thought he could not do better than trace back the spoor and although it led him by many a devious route, and he saw nothing more of his eland, before night he reached the spa face mask pass in the cliff, and was soon after sitting under the shadow of the nwana tree, regaling a most interested audience with the narrative of his day s adventures. Chapter Forty Two. The Gun Trap. It was about this time that the spa face mask field cornet and his people were very much annoyed by beasts of prey. The savoury smell which their camp daily sent forth, as well as the remains of antelopes, killed for their venison, attracted these visitors. Hyenas and jackals were constantly skulking in the neighbourhood, and at night came around the great nwana tree in scores, keeping up their horrid chorus for hours together. It is true that nobody feared these animals, as the children at night were safe in their aerial home, where the hyenas could not get at them. But for all that, the presence of the brutes was very offensive, as not a bit of meat not a hide, nor rheim, nor any article of leather could be left below without their getting their teeth upon it, and chewing it up. Quarters of venison they had frequently stolen, and they had eaten up the leathern part of Swartboy s saddle, and rendered it quite useless for a while. In short, so great a pest had the hyenas grown to be, that it became necessary to adopt some mode of destroying them. It was not easy to get a shot at them. During the day they were wary, and either hid themselves in caves of the cliff or in the burrows of the ant eater. At night they were bold enough, and came into the very camp but then the darkness hindered a good aim, and the hunters knew too well the value of powder and lead to waste it on a chan.and lift him over the gunwale. Still no zygaena in sight no shark of any kind. Poor fellow he seems quite cured we shall be able to save him. It was Captain Redwood who thus spoke. The Irishman was about making a little hopeful rejoinder, when his speech was cut short by a cry from Saloo, who had suspended his stroke, as if paralysed by some sudden despair. The Malay, who, as well as Murtagh, had been sitting with his back toward the swimmer, had slewed himself spa face mask round with a quick jerk, that told of some surprise. The movement was caused by a shadow flitting over the boat something was passing rapidly through the air above. It had caught the attention of the others, who, on hearing Saloo s cry, looked up along with him. They saw only the albatross moving athwart the sky, no longer slow sailing as before, but with the swift cutting flight of a falcon pouncing down upon its prey. 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If still suffering severely from the effects of having inhaled the noxious vapour, they were now no longer wretched. Their spirits were even restored to a degree of cheerfulness, as is always the case with those who have just escaped from some calamity or danger. They now knew that in due time they would simple face mask recover their health and strength. The glorious tropical sun that had arisen was shining benignantly in their faces, and brightening everything around, while the breeze, blowing fresh upon them from a serene sapphire coloured sea, cooled their fevered blood. They felt already reviving. The sensations they experienced were those of one who, late suffering from sea sickness, pent up in the state room of a storm tossed ship, with all its vile odours around him, has been suddenly transferred to terra firma, and laid upon some solid bank, grassy or moss grown, with tall trees waving above, and the perfume of flowers floating upon the balmy air. 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Christy thought everything was going extremely well, and he was reasonably confident that he should succeed in his plan. 244 Steamer, ahoy shouted a voice, coming out of the dense fog. That must be the patrol boat, said Dave, in a low tone. Christy could not make any reply that would be satisfactory to the patrol, and he decided not to answer the hail. He had rather expected to be challenged in disposable full face gas mask this way. CHAPTER XXII A VARIETY OF NIGHT SIGNALS The dip of the oars of the guard boat could be distinctly heard in the pilot house, and it was probable that the men in it could see the Teaser. But Christy was not much concerned about the situation, and he was not much disposed to give any attention to the boat. Stop her, or we will fire into you yelled the officer in charge of the guard boat. Even this menace did not induce the lieutenant to ring his bell to stop the engine. 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The bowman had not obtained a good hold, and he lost it, so that the boat began to drift astern. Captain Carboneer shouted his orders, and the man got a new hold, and this time it was at the painter of the boat in which Sampson had brought off Mr. Watts and the ladies. It had been forgotten in the excitement of the moment, but the rope afforded a good hold to several men who had grasped it. At this thrilling moment, a man wearing a frock coat discharged a revolver at Christy, who was standing on the rail above him, and then, seizing the painter in the hands of the men, he climbed briskly to the accommodation steps, which had been hoisted up, but not taken on board. Christy was in the most dangerous position on board, for he seemed to be the target for all who could use their revolvers. But the young commander was not asleep, though he had given.his residence there, there had been two, thanks to a partition of zebra skins but these had been removed, and all was now in one room. At first Von Bloom could think of no other plan to get at the enemy, and yet this one did not quite please him. It was safe enough, and, if carried out, could only end in the death of the lion. A hole in both door and window shutter would enable them to fire at the brute as many bullets as they pleased, while they would be quite secure from his attack. But the time that would be required to cut these holes that was why the plan did not please the field cornet. He and his party had no time to spare their horses were weak with hunger, and a long journey lay before them ere a morsel could be obtained. No, the time could not be spared for making a breach. Some more expeditious mode of attack must be devised. Father, said Hendrik, suppose we set the house on fire Good. The suggestion was a good one. Von Bloom cast his eyes up to the roof a sloping structure with long eaves. 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