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I have stationed them in various places on the river, where I can get them when I want them and I shall want them before the sun rises to morrow morning, replied the captain. To night exclaimed Mulgate, who seemed to be astounded at the revelation. 49 Yes, to night in a few hours walmart face masks from now. I have obtained all the information I could in regard to the steamer, and what we do must be done at once. The Bellevite, as they call her now, has not yet been handed over to the government, though she has been accepted. They are waiting for something, though I don t know what, and she may be sent to the navy yard to morrow and then it will be too late for us to do anything. But to night that is rather hurried, added Mulgate, musing. Very likely he was thinking of the beautiful Miss Florry in the elegant mansion a short distance up the river. Without a doubt he was Major Pierson, since the naval officer had addressed him by this name and title. He had often met the young lady at Glenfield Plantation, and possibly his sudden visit to the North had not been without some thought of her. However it may have been with her, he was at least very much interested in Miss Florry. The fact that she was a Yankee did not make her less beautiful, and it did not make her any the less the daughter of a millionnaire. No one could say that he was mercenary, however, and no one 50 could say why he was not as deeply interested in the daughter of the planter, for she was hardly less beautiful, though her father was cheap coronavirus-19 test paper not considered a millionnaire, to say nothing of a ten millionnaire. Major Pierson did not tell what he was thinking about but he was certainly astounded and badly set back when the naval offi.ed, replied the lieutenant of the Teaser. I suppose you would not believe me if I should tell you, answered Christy. I judge that you can speak the truth if you try, added Lonley, with more asperity than the occasion seemed to require. I know that I could, said Christy, very 292 decidedly and I may add that I was in the habit of doing so on all occasions before this cruel war began. Then suppose you try to do so just now, and tell me how many men your people had on board of the Teaser. You must excuse me for the present, for I do not like to make statements to one who will not believe what I say, answered Christy, rather facetiously. You are a prisoner now. I am painfully aware of the fact, but I doubt if the government service will suffer very much in my absence from duty. You are too modest by half, Mr. but I have not even the pleasure of knowing your name, and conversation is annoying under such circumstances. I am simply Midshipman Passford, at your service. Only a midshipman exclaimed Lonley. Upon my word, you ought to be a commodore. Passford Possibly you are a cousin of Colonel Passford of Glenfield. Colonel Passford is my uncle. Do you know him asked Christy. 293 I do know him and there is not a finer man or a truer patriot in the South than Colonel Passford. He is loading a schooner with cotton, and he offered me the command of it. Then you are his nephew, I have heard of you. I hope my uncle is quite well, for I have not heard from him for several weeks, or since I left New York. I saw him ten days ago, and he was very well then. I am very happy to have made a prisoner of his enterprising nephew, who appears to be capable of doing our cause a great deal of mischief, replied Lonley, looking earnestly make a mask that fits your face in the direction of the Teaser. Thank you, Mr. Lonley I certainly intend to do it all the mischief I can in a legitimate way. I am speaking the truth now, said Christy. But you have not answered my question in regard to the number of men on board of the Teaser when you left her. And you will excuse me for the present if I do not answer it, added the union lieutenant. Very well, Mr. Passford I cannot compel you to answer it, though doing so would do no harm to 294 your cause, for I should judge that the question of the hour is settled. What is the question of the hour, Mr. Lonley The question is which side is in possession walmart face masks of the Teaser, yours or mine, replied the privateersman, still gazing out into the gloom. Is that question settled asked Christy, with interest. Of course I don t know, but I should think that it was. We hear no more pistol shots and no more clash.
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If we go into St. George, we shall not be allowed 165 to sail till twenty four hours after this fast vessel leaves, said Captain Breaker. On the other hand, if we are seen off the port, she will not come out. I don t see, then, that we can do anything about it, Captain Breaker, added Mr. Dashington. Captain Passford s correspondent thinks the Killbright is intended for the Confederate Navy, and that she is commanded by a naval officer sent out for the purpose, continued the captain. But no satisfactory measures could be devised for overcoming the difficulties on both hands, and the steamer sped on her way. In two days more she was in sight of the Bermudas. It was almost dark when the lookout sighted a steamer coming out from the islands. By the order of the captain, the engine was stopped, and the steamer rested silently on walmart face masks a calm sea. I don t think she has seen us yet, said Captain Breaker. If she had, she would have come about and run back into the harbor. 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