Type Of Disposable Face Mask ber were dislodged, and everything put in order about the main deck. Then he visited the engine room, and learned from Sampson that he had a full head of steam. This careful inspection completed, he ordered the quartermaster to cast off the fast at the buoy. Taking his place in the pilot house with Beeks, he rang the bell to go ahead. The Teaser started on quite a different voyage from what she had been intended for. Christy had studied up his courses and distances, and had imprinted the chart breathing face mask disposable of the lower part of the bay on his brain. For the first part of the run, there was no obstacle, and no difficulty in regard to the course. The fog and the darkness were so dense that not a thing could be seen in any direction but he rang for full speed as soon as the Teaser was under way. A leadsman had been stationed on each side of the forecastle, though there was no present occasion for their services. 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 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 type of disposable face mask 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. The boat was doubtless full of men, and as he could not give straight answers to all the questions that might be put to him, it might provoke a fight to attempt to do so, and he decided not to incur the risk. His prisoners might make trouble if he reduced the guard in charge of them, as he would be obliged to do to beat off the attack of the boat. What is this boat here for, Dave asked 246 Christy, as he peered through the gloom to obtain a glance at the craft. To keep the people at Fort Pickens from sending out any armed force, replied the intelligent contraband. Do they think a boat full of men could do that No, sir but they could give the forts on the other side warning. The sounds from the boat had come from the starboard bow of the steamer, and it looked as though the guard boat had intercepted her by accident.s severe upon him as the loss of his vessel had been upon Captain Folkner. Who are you demanded Lonley, when he had 297 in some measure recovered from the shock which the failure gave him. I am Levick, the boatswain and this is Lieutenant Folkner, who was wounded in the shoulder in the first of it, replied the man. He was knocked from the rail into the water when we boarded, and he held on to an oar. When the fight was over, and we had lost it, I slipped into the water, and helped the lieutenant along on his oar, till I was about used up, and then I called for help. Are you much hurt, Mr. Folkner asked Lonley of the injured officer. I oh k face mask don t know my shoulder feels numb, and I can t use my arm, replied Folkner. But I can use my legs, and I think that is what we had better be doing. I don t understand it, protested Lonley, very much dissatisfied with the result of the action, as may well be supposed. I was sure you would carry her deck at once. I was as sure as you were, Lonley but I believe they had fifty men all ready for us. They let us leap on deck without much opposition, and then they surrounded us, and took us by surprise, 298 for I did not suppose, after what you said, that they had a dozen men, replied the wounded lieutenant. I did not suppose they had even a dozen men left on board, Lonley explained, with humiliation in his tones. I staid in the boat till I had seen all my men on deck, continued Mr. Folkner. They surrounded our force, and tumbled them into the hold as though they had been pigs, slashing them with their cutlasses if they tried to get out. I saw the fat officer in command of the enemy he was very active, and I leaped on deck, determined to cross type of disposable face mask weapons with him. But he hit me in the shoulder with his cutlass, and I lost my hold on the rail. You ought to have led your men, not followed them, said Lonley bitterly. That is easy enough for you to say but I wanted to be where I could see my men, retorted the first lieutenant, of whom the second had a very mean opinion, perhaps because he got his position on account of being the captain s brother. Whether I did right or not, I can tell you all one thing and that is, that we shall be prisoners if 299 we stay here any longer. They have got our men under the hatches, and they have ordered out a boat to look for an officer they sent ashore. We can type of disposable face mask do nothing here, and we may as well put ourselves in safer quarters, for we have two prisoners to lose, said Lonley. Mr. Passford, I shall have to trouble you to march to the other side of the island. I am your prisoner, Mr. Lonley, and I must obey your orders, th.
Swartboy should fail, they intended to use their guns, but not otherwise. It was now quite noon, and the day had turned into one of the hottest. But for the shade afforded by the leaves, they would have felt it very distressing. Swartboy prognosticated favourably from this. The great heat would be more likely than anything else to send the elephant to his favourite sleeping place under the cool shady cover of the cameel doorn. It was now quite noon. He could not be long in coming, thought they. Sure enough he came, and soon, too. They had not been twenty minutes on their perch, when they heard a strange, rumbling noise, which they knew proceeded from the stomach of facemasks an elephant. The next moment they saw one emerge from the jungle, and walk, with sweeping step, straight up to the tree. He seemed to have no suspicion of any danger but placed himself at once alongside the trunk of the acacia in the very position and on the side Swartboy had said he would take. From his spoor the Bushman knew he had been in the habit of so standing. His head was turned from the hunters, but not so much as to prevent them from seeing a pair of splendid tusks, six feet long at the least. While gazing in admiration at these diy clay face mask rich trophies, they saw the animal point his proboscis upward, and discharge a vast shower of water into the leaves, which afterwards fell dripping in bright globules over his body Swartboy said that he drew the water from his stomach. Although closet naturalists deny this, it must have been so for shortly after, he repeated the act again and again the quantity of water at each discharge being as great as before. It was plain that his trunk, large as it was, could not have contained it all. He seemed to enjoy this shower bath and the hunters did not wonder at it, for they themselves, suffering at the time from heat and thirst, would have relished something of a similar kind. As the crystal drops fell back from the acacia leaves, the huge animal was heard to utter a low grunt expressive of gratification. The hunters hoped that this was the prelude to his sleep, and watched him with intense earnestness. It proved to be so. As they sat gazing, they noticed disposable cushion face mask, infant, #1 that his head sunk a little, his ears ceased their flapping, his tail hung motionless, and his trunk, now twined around his tusks, remained at rest. They gaze intently. Now they see his body droop a little to one side now it touches the tree there is heard a loud crack, followed by a confused crashing of branches and the huge dark body of the elephant sinks upon its side. At the same instant a terrible scream drowns all othe.e places were especially disagreeable to cross for under the gloomy shadow of the trees they would now and then catch a glimpse of huge newt like lizards of the genus hydrosaurus almost as large as crocodiles slowly floundering out of the way, as if reluctant to leave, and half determined to dispute the passage. Moreover, while thus occupied, they lived in the obscurity of an eternal twilight, and could travel only by guess work. They had no guide save the sun, which in these shadows is never visible. Through the thick foliage overhead its disc could not be seen nor aught that would enable them to determine its position in the sky, and along with it their direction upon the earth. It was, therefore, not only a relief to their feelings, but a positive necessity for their continuance in the right direction, that type of disposable face mask now and then a stretch of open swamp obstructed their track. True, it caused them to make a d tour, and so wasted their time but then it afforded them a glimpse of the sun s orb, and enabled them to pursue their journey in the right course. During the mid day hours they were deprived of even this guidance for the meridian sun gives no clue to the points of the compass. They did not much feel the disadvantage as at noon tide the hot tropical atmosphere had become almost insupportable, and the heat, added to their fatigue from incessant toiling through thicket and swamp, made it necessary for them to take several hours of rest. They resumed their journey in the evening, as the sun, declining toward the western horizon, pointed out to them the way they were to go. They aimed to reach the sheet of water type of disposable face mask seen by them from the brow of the mountain. They wished to strike it at its southern end, as this was right in the direction westward. It appeared to lie about midway between the two mountain ranges and, in such a case, would be a proper halting place on their journey across the plain. On starting from the higher ground, they expected to reach it in a few hours, or at the latest by type of disposable face mask sunset of that same day. But it was twilight of the third day, when, with exhausted strength and wearied limbs, their clothing torn and mud stained, they stood upon its nearest shore They did not stand there long, but dropping down upon the earth, forgetful of everything even the necessity of keeping watch they surrendered themselves over to sleep. Chapter Twenty Four. A Red Satyr. They slept until a peel off face mask diy late hour of the morning when, rousing themselves with difficulty, they kindled a fire and cooked a breakfast of the boar s ham cured by them before leaving the coast. It was the second, and of.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 dust mask disposable home depot 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, 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 passing the Vampire, and workplace respirators face masks disposable 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 windproof face mask 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 type of disposable face mask apart. Take all hands with you, and hurry up. 130 The oiler asked no questions, though he might have been excused for type of disposable face mask 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 type of disposable face mask was watching with all his eyes the movement of the enemy, and, as the Bellevite approached the position type of disposable face mask 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 his day. Christy leaped on the rail of the ship, where he could obtain a full view of the situation. The boat was ap.
Type Of Disposable Face Mask s purpose just as well. He declared that he had no further business on board, and the trio went to the accommodation ladder. Sampson had called his sleeping companion, and already the black smoke began to pour out of the smokestack. That was all very handsomely done, said Major Pierson, as they stepped on board of the Florence. Everything worked very well but it was all owing to the fact that the ship keeper thought type of disposable face mask that Corny was some other person, replied the captain. I know that he took him for Christy Passford, and I have had some experience with Christy, 56 replied the major, recalling his attempts to prevent the Bellevite from escaping from Mobile Bay. He is a smart fellow, as the Yankees would say, and it is fortunate that he is not here at the present time. He can t be very far off, suggested Corny. He was expected back to supper, and I wanted to see him, for he is my cousin. He must be about here somewhere. Never mind whether he is or not we have finished our business here, and the harvest is ripe for the sickle. We will leave this boat just where we found it, for I have a rowboat a little farther down the river, continued Captain Carboneer. I suppose I ought to return to my uncle s house, suggested Corny. If they miss me they will be looking about here to ascertain what has become of me. I think you had better not try to relieve their anxiety to night. If they type of disposable face mask are worried about you, they will get over it in the morning when they find the steamer is missing, said Captain Carboneer, with something like a chuckle in his tones when he pictured the surprise of the Yankees in making the discovery that the Bellevite had 57 taken to herself wings, and sped on her way to the South. I don t think they will worry about me, added Corny, laughing. I was afraid they might think I was here to capture the city of New York, or something of that sort. I think you disposable masks should be used no more than? had better not undeceive them to night, replied the captain, as he ran the yacht upon the beach near where he had found her. Everything looks exceedingly well for our enterprise. If you get that steamer into Mobile Bay I don t intend to get her into the bay that would be folly, and I shall run no risks among the blockaders, for a single shot might give her back to her present owners. No matter if you only get her, and she is under the flag of the Confederacy, it will put me back where I was when she went into the bay by a Yankee trick, added Major Pierson. After the war, if you wish to see the young lady, you will have more time to attend to the affair, and I shall wish you every success then, said the captain lightlyning throughout the night. Chapter Eight. The fate of the Hero. But they did stray. When day broke, and the travellers looked around them, not a head of the oxen or cattle was to be seen. Yes, there was one, and one only the milch cow. Totty, after milking her on the previous night, had left her tied to a bush where she still remained. All the rest were gone, and the sheep and goats as well. Whither had they strayed The horses were mounted, and search was made. The sheep and goats were found among some bushes not far off but it soon appeared that the other animals had gone clean away. Their spoor was traced for a mile or two. It led back on the very track they had come and no doubt any longer existed that they had returned to the kraal. To overtake them before reaching that point, would be difficult, if at all possible. Their tracks showed that they had gone off early in the night, and had travelled at a rapid rate so that by this time they had most likely arrived at their old home. This was a sad discovery. To have followed them on the thirsting and hungry horses would have been a useless work yet without the yoke oxen how was the wagon to be taken forward to the spring It appeared to be a sad dilemma they were in but after a short consultation the thoughtful Hans suggested a solution of it. Can we not attach the horses to the wagon inquired he. The five could surely draw it on to the spring What and leave the cattle behind said Hendrik. If we do not go after them, they will be all lost, and then We could go for them afterwards, replied Hans but is it not better first to push forward to the spring and, after resting the horses a while, return then for the oxen They will have reached the kraal by this time. There they will be sure of water anyhow, and that will type of disposable face mask keep them alive till we get there. The course suggested by Hans seemed feasible enough. At all events, it was the best plan they could pursue so they at once set about putting it in execution. The horses were attached to the wagon in the best way they could think of. Fortunately some old horse harness formed part of the contents of the vehicle, and these were brought out and fitted on, as well as could be done. Two horses were made fast to the disselboom as wheelers two others to the trektow cut to the proper length and the fifth horse was placed in front as a leader. When all was ready, Swartboy again mounted the voor kist, gathered up his reins, cracked his whip, and set his team in motion. To the delight of every one, the huge heavy laden wagon moved off as freely as if a full team had been inspanned. Von Bloo.