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But Swartboy was just the man to make a hole and in less than ten minutes he had sunk three, each over a foot deep, and not a half inch wider than the thickness of the stakes You may be curious to know how he accomplished this. You would have dug a hole with a spade, and necessarily as wide as the spade itself. But Swartboy had no spade, and would not have used it if there had been one since it would have made the holes too large for his purpose. Swartboy sunk his holes by crowing which process he performed by means of a small pointed stick. With this he first loosened the earth in a circle of the proper size. He then took out the detached mould, flung it away, and used the point of the crowing stick as before. Another clearing out of mould, another application of the stick and so on, till the narrow hole was deemed of sufficient depth. That was how Swartboy crowed the holes. They were sunk in a kind of triangle near the bottom of the tree, but on the side opposite to that where the elephant would stand, should he occupy his old ground. In each hole Swartboy now face mask design set a stake, thick end down and point upwards some small pebbles, and a little mould worked in at the sides, wedged them as firmly as if they had grown there. The stakes were now daubed over with soft earth, to conceal the white colour of the wood the remaining chips were picked up, and all traces of the work completely obliterated. This done, the asian face masks hunters withdraw from the spot. They did not go far but choosing a large bushy tree to leeward, all three climbed up into it, and sat concealed among its branches. The field cornet held his long roer in readiness, and so did Hendrik his rifle. In case the ingenious trap of.ng east of north. I am almost sure I heard the blows of hammers, or something like them. The noise I heard might have been almost anything, added Christy. What is there off in that direction asked Flint, pointing again. About north of us is Town Point, and just beyond it is Old Navy Cove, said the lieutenant, 211 who had been up the bay in the Bellevite on an excursion, and who had studied up all the localities. Possibly they are repairing a vessel there, suggested Flint. They would not do that over there, and certainly not on a dark night, argued Christy. But we will soon find out all about it. He led the way back to the boat, which he had ordered Beeks to have carried on the shore. Then they proceeded to bear it across the island to the bay, where it was put into the water again. CHAPTER XIX SOME TROUBLE ON BOARD THE TEASER It was not a difficult thing for so many men to carry the whaleboat across the island, and they were disposed to make merry over the novelty of the task but they had been instructed not to speak a loud word after the party left the south side of the island. The noise to which Christy and Flint had listened indicated that something was going on, though they could not decide what it was. In the stillness of the night, and in the absence of any roar of breakers, sounds could be heard a long distance, though whether they came one mile or two, they could not determine. Get out those cloths, Beeks, said Christy, as soon as the boat had been put into the water. Every oar must be very carefully muffled, and you will see that it is properly done. I will have it done in a few minutes, sir, replied the acting coxswain. 213 As I said before, we are in no hurry, and you may take your time to do it properly, added the lieutenant. Those asian face masks sounds are still to be heard, said Flint, who had been a short distance from the boat to listen for them. I hear them, replied Christy, walking away from the boat to continue the investigation while they were waiting. Some kind of a job is in progress at no great distance from us. From how far off do you calculate that those sounds come I think they must come a mile and I don t believe I asian face masks can guess any nearer to it than that, though it is possible they come two miles. I know little or nothing of the region about here. Suppose we should go a mile north northeast from this spot, what should we find there, Mr. Passford asked Flint, apparently greatly interested in the question. It would be a point on Pensacola Bay, about half way between this island, where we stand, and Town dreamware full face mask Point, replied Christy. I should say it would be in the chan.
rd lieutenant, he hugged him as though he had been separated from him for years instead of a few days. His welcome was quite as cordial, though not as demonstrative, from the rest of the officers. Then he went to the cabin with the captain, where he reported all that had asian face masks transpired since he had been separated from his companions on board of the Teaser. He was warmly commended for his bravery and skill, and Captain Breaker assured him that he should be remembered in the reports to the department. Captain Lonley was conveyed on board of the Bellevite, where he was committed to the sick bay. 346 He had recovered his senses, but it was likely, the surgeon said, that it would be a month before his health was restored. The Teaser had not yet been sent away but the next day asian face masks the third lieutenant was appointed prize master of the steamer, and Flint of the schooner, for he had been the master of a coaster, and was competent for the position. A considerable crew was put on board of the Teaser, and both vessels were sent to New York instead of Key West. The steamer was expected to tow the hydrating facial mask Judith when necessary, and defend her if she was attacked. But both arrived at their destination without any mishap, and both were condemned the Teaser was purchased by the government, for she was likely to be a very useful vessel on account of her speed and light draught. Christy had a brief leave of absence after he had served as a witness against the captured vessels. He had seen his father, mother, and sister on his arrival, and they were as proud of him as though he had been made a rear admiral. Captain Breaker had written to his father of his disappearance asian face masks on Santa Rosa Island, and had no doubt he had been made a prisoner within the enemy s lines. Christy brought the news of his escape 347 himself, which made him even doubly welcome at Bonnydale. Certainly the young lieutenant had never been so happy before in his life. Captain Passford was a man of great influence, though he held no position in authority. At the first opportunity he obtained to talk with him, Christy made a strong plea in favor of the promotion of Flint. The late owner of the Bellevite knew him well. The master s mate had been a schoolmaster, and was how do disposable cpap masks work site:youtube.com very well educated but he had a taste for the sea. He had made several foreign voyages, and had bought a schooner then, of which he went as master. But he had sold his vessel to great advantage, and, having nothing to do, he shipped as third officer of the Bellevite. Sampson, who had come home as chief engineer of the Teaser, was also remembered by Christy, who interceded for h.the water, which were tall and with single stems, those upon the islet were supported by many trunks, proclaiming them to be some species of the Indian fig or banyan. One near the centre, from its greater width and more numerous supporting pillars, seemed the patriarch of the tribe and to this their eyes were especially directed. For out of its ear loop face mask leafy shadows came the strange sounds which had hitherto guided them. Among its branches, without any doubt, the red gorilla had his home and there he would be found in the bosom of his family. Grasping his gun, and whispering to Saloo to follow him, Captain Redwood started towards asian face masks the tree so clearly indicated as the goal of their expedition. Chapter Thirty Five. The Family at Home. Bringing to his mouth the sumpitan, in whose tube he had already placed one of his poisoned arrows, and compressing the trumpet shaped embouchure against his lips, he gave a puff that sent the shaft on its deadly way with such velocity, that even in clear daylight its exit could only have been detected like a spark from a flint. In the obscurity that shrouded the gorilla s roost, nothing at all was seen, and nothing heard for the sumpit is as silent on its message as the wing of an owl when beating through the twilight. True, there was something heard, though it was not the sound of the arrow. Only a growl from the great red gorilla, that had felt something sting him, and on feeling it threw up his paw to scratch the place, no doubt fancying it to be but the bite of a mosquito or hornet. The piece of stick broken off by his fingers may have seemed to him rather strange, but not enough so to arouse him from his dreamy indifference. Not even when another and another sting of the same unusual kind caused him to renew his scratching for by this time he was beginning to succumb to the narcotic influence that would soon induce the sleep of death. It did thus end for after a time, and almost without a struggle, the red haired monster lay stretched upon the platform which had long been his resting place, his huge limbs supple and tremulous with the last throes of life. And beside him, in the same condition, was soon after seen his wife, who, of weaker conformation, had more quickly yielded to the soporific effect of the upas poison, from which, when it has once pervaded the blood, there is no chance of recovery. Saloo did not deem the infant mias worthy a single arrow, and after its parents had been disposed of, he sprang upon the scaffold, followed by Captain Redwood, who, the moment after, was kneeling by his child, and with ear closely pressed to her bos.great meerschaum. His face was turned upon the plain that stretched from the border asian face masks of the bosch as far as the eye could reach. While quietly puffing away, his attention was attracted by some animals standing at a distance off upon the plain. The brilliant colour of their bodies had caught his eye. They were of a lively sienna colour over the back and sides, and white underneath, with a list of black upon the outside of the legs, and some black stripes upon the face, as regularly defined as if laid on by the brush of a painter. They had horns of very irregular shape, roughly knotted each curved into something of the shape of a reaping hook, and rising directly from the top of one of the straightest and longest heads ever carried by an animal. These animals were far from being gracefully formed. They had drooping hind quarters like the giraffe, though in a much less degree, shoulders greatly elevated, and long narrow heads. For the rest their forms were bony and angular. Each stood five feet high, from the fore hoof to the shoulder, and full nine feet in length. They were antelopes of course that species known among Cape colonists as the hartebeest Acronotus caama. There were in all about fifty of them in the herd. When first observed by Von Bloom, they were quietly browsing upon the plain. The next moment, however, they were seen to run to and fro, as if suddenly alarmed by the approach of an enemy. And an enemy there certainly was for in a moment more the herd had taken to flight and Von Bloom now saw that they were followed by a pack of hounds I say a pack of hounds, for the creatures in the distance exactly resembled hounds more than anything in the world. Nay, more than resembled, for it actually was a pack of hounds of wild hounds Of course Von Bloom knew what they were. He knew they were the wilde honden, very absurdly named by sapient naturalists Hyena venatica, or hunting hyena, and by others, with equal absurdity, the hunting dog. I pronounce these names absurd, first because the animal in question bears no more resemblance to a hyena than it does to a hedgehog and, secondly, because hunting dog is a very ridiculous appellation, since any dog may merit a similar title. Now I would ask, why could these naturalists not let the nomenclature of the boors alone If a better name than wilde honden wild hounds can be given to these animals, I should like to hear it. Why, it is the very perfection of a name, and exactly expresses the character of the animal to which they apply it that character, which coming under their everyday observation, suggested the name. It is.
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Great Heaven It proceeded no longer from the inside it came from above them Was the lion upon the roof All three rushed backward a step or two, and looked up. A sight was before them that rendered them almost speechless with surprise and terror. Above the funnel of the chimney oatmeal and honey face mask appeared the head of the lion his glaring yellow eyes and white teeth showing more fearful from contrast with the black soot that begrimed him. He was dragging his body up. One foot was already above the capstone and coronavirus-19 test paper rubber face mask with this and his teeth he was widening the aperture around him. It was a terrible sight to behold at least to those below. As already stated, they were alarmed and would have taken to their horses, had they not perceived that the animal had stuck fast It was evident that this was the case, but it was equally evident that in a few moments he would succeed in clearing himself from the chimney. His teeth and claws were hard at work, and the stones and mortar were flying in all directions. The funnel would soon be full face snorkel mask amazon down below his broad chest, and then Von Bloom did not stay to think what then. He and Hendrik, guns in hand, ran up near the bottom of the wall. The chimney was but a score of feet in height the asian face masks long roer was pointed upward, reaching nearly half that distance. The y auml ger was also aimed. Both cracked together. The lion s eyes suddenly closed, his head shook convulsively, his paw dropped loose over the capstone, his jaws fell open, and blood trickled down his tongue. In a few moments he was dead This was apparent to every one. But Swartboy was not satisfied, until he had discharged about a score of his arrows at the head of the animal, causing it to assume the appearance of a porcupine. So tightly had the huge beast wedged himself, that even after death he still remaine.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 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 asian face masks 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 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.