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Neither of the dogs had seen the lion, until the moment when the savage brute charged forward, and was making for the kraal. The shots, the growling of the lion, and the loud wings of the vultures as they flew off affrighted, told the dogs that something was going on in front, at which they ought to be present and, forsaking their pleasant meal, both came bounding over the walls. They reached the open space in front, just as the lion leaped into the door and without hesitation the brave noble animals rushed on, and followed him inside the house. For some moments there was heard a confused chorus of noises the barking and worrying of the dogs, the growling and roaring of baby face mask the lion. Then a dull sound followed as of some heavy object dashed against the wall. Then came a mournful howl another, another a noise like the cracking of bones the purr of the great brute with its loud rough bass and then a deep silence. The struggle was over. This was evident, as the dogs no longer gave tongue. Most likely they were killed. The hunters remained watching the door with feelings of intense anxiety. The laugh had died upon their lips, as they listened to those hideous sounds, the signs of the fearful combat. They called their dogs by baby face mask name. They hoped to see them issue forth, even if wounded. But no. The dogs came not forth they never came forth they were dead A long continued silence followed the noise of the conflict. Von Bloom could no longer doubt that his favourite and only dogs had been killed. Excited by this new misfortune he almost lost prudence. He was about to rush forward to the door, where he might deliver his fire close to the hated enemy, when.when they saw that, except the scratches of the thorns, and the deep track of a cord upon his wrist, nothing in the shape of a wound could be discovered baby face mask upon his diminutive body. He had now come to himself, and assured them all that he was not hurt a bit. Hurrah Jan was safe It now fell to Jan s lot to explain all this mysterious business. He had been lying in the wagon along with the rest, but not like them asleep. No. He could not sleep a wink for thinking on his new pet, which, for want of room in the wagon, had been left below tied to one of the wheels. Jan had taken it into his head that he would like to have another look at the ourebi before going to sleep. So, without saying a word to any one, he crept out of the cap tent, and descended to where the antelope was tied. He unloosed it gently, and then led it forward to the light of the fire, where he sat down to admire the creature. After gazing upon it for some time with delight, he thought baby face mask that Swartboy could not do otherwise than share his feelings and without more ado, he shook the Bushman awake. The latter had no great stomach for being roused out of sleep to look at an animal, hundreds of which he had eaten in his time. But Jan and Swartboy were sworn friends, and the Bushman was not angry. He, therefore, indulged his young master in the fancy he had taken and the two sat for a while conversing about the pet. At length Swartboy proposed sleep. Jan would agree to this only upon the terms that Swartboy would allow him to sleep alongside of him. He would bring his blanket from the wagon, and would not trouble Swartboy by requiring part baby face mask of the latter s kaross. Swartboy objected at first but Jan urged that he had felt cold in the wagon, and that was partly why he had come down to the fire. All this was sheer cunning in the little imp. But Swartboy could not refuse him anything, and at length consented. He could see no harm in it, as there were no signs of rain. Jan then returned to the wagon, climbed noiselessly up, drew out his own blankets, and brought them to the fire. He then wrapped himself up, and lay down alongside of Swartboy, with the ourebi standing near, and in such a situation that he could still have his eyes upon it, even when lying. To secure it from wandering, he had fastened a strong rheim around its neck, the other end of which he had looped tightly upon his own wrist. He lay for some time contemplating his beautiful pet. But sleep at length overcame him, and the image of the ourebi melted before his eyes. Beyond this Jan could tell little of what happened to him. He was awakened by a sudden jer.
fashion and general use in European countries, and the consequence was an increased demand for this valuable commodity. It was a fortunate circumstance for the returned hunter, who was at once enabled to dispose of his stock, not only for ready money, but at such a fine diy face mask for dry flaky skin price as to yield him nearly twice the amount he had calculated on receiving He had not brought it all with him, as there was more than would have loaded any one wagon. A second load had remained, hidden near the nwana tree, and this required a journey to be made for it. It was made in due time, and the remainder arrived safely at Graaf Reinet, and was there delivered to the ivory dealers, who had already purchased it. The result was dreamwear full face cpap mask a splendid fortune in ready money. The field cornet was once more a rich man For the present we can follow his history no farther than to say, that the proceeds of his great hunt enabled him to buy back his old estate, and to stock it in splendid style, with the best breeds of horses, horned cattle, and sheep that he rose rapidly in wealth and worldly esteem that the government gave him its confidence and, having first restored him to his old office of field cornet, soon afterwards promoted him to that of landdrost, or chief magistrate of the district. Hans returned to his college studies while the dashing Hendrik was enabled to enter the profession for which he was most fit, and the very one that fitted him, by obtaining a cornetcy in the Cape Mounted Rifles. Little Jan was packed off to school to study grammar and geography while the beautiful Tr uuml ey remained at home to grace the mansion of her honoured father, and look after his household affairs. Totty still ruled the kitchen and, of course, Swartboy was the important man about the house, and for many a long year after cracked his great whip, and flourished his jambok among the long horned oxen of the wealthy landdrost. But enough for the present, enough of adventure for one year. Let us hope, boy readers, that before you and I have circled once more around the sun, we shall make a fresh trip to the land of the boors, and again encounter the how long can you use a disposable mask for worthy Von Bloom, his Bushman, and Bush Boys. The End. Chapter One. A Castaway Crew. A boat upon the open sea no land in sight It is an open boat, the size and form showing it to be the pinnace of a merchant ship. It is a tropical sea, with a fiery sun overhead, slowly coursing through a sky of brilliant azure. The boat has neither sail nor mast. There are oars, but no one is using them. They lie athwart the tholes, their blades dipping in the water, with no hand upon the graspe pile, the sea weeds that still clung to it crackling, and the salt water spurting and spitting, as the smoke, mingled with the bright blaze, ascended toward the overshadowing branches of the tree. In due time Saloo, who had cooked Singapore oysters before, pronounced it sufficiently roasted when the faggots were kicked aside, and with a boat baby face mask hook, which Murtagh had brought from the pinnace, the oyster Note 1. was dragged out of the ashes. Almost instantly it fell open, its huge valves displaying in their concave cups enough oyster meat to have afforded a supper for a party of fifteen individuals instead of five that is, fifteen not so famished as they were. With some knives and other utensils, which the Irishman had also brought away from the boat, they seated themselves around the grand baby face mask bivalve nor did they arise from their seats until the shells were scraped clean, and hunger, that had so long tortured them, was quite banished from their thoughts. Note 1. Strictly speaking, the Singapore oyster is a gigantic species of Clam, Tridacna. Chapter Seven. A Dangerous Locality. After their ample meal of oyster roasted in the shell, which was a breakfast instead of a supper, they rested for the remainder of the day, and all through the following night. They required this lengthened period of repose, not because they stood in need of sleep, but from the exhaustion of weakness, consequent upon their long spell of hunger and thirst. They slept well, considering that they had no couch, nor any baby face mask covering, but the tattered clothes they wore upon their bodies. But they had become accustomed to this kind of bed as to one even less comfortable, and certainly not safer on the hard planks of the pinnace. Nor did the cold discomfort them for although the nights are colder on land than at sea, and in the tropics sometimes even chilly, that night was warm throughout and nothing interfered with their slumbers except some horrid dreams, the sure sequence of suffering and perils such as they had been witch hazel face mask passing through. The morning rose bright and beautiful, as nearly all Bornean mornings do. And the castaways rose from their recumbent position, feeling wonderfully restored both in strength and spirits. Henry and Helen these were the names of the young people were even cheerful, inclined to wander about and wonder at the strange objects around the beautiful beach of silvery sand the deep blue sea the white breakers beyond, rising over it like along snow wreath the clear fresh water stream alongside, in which they could see curious fish disporting themselves the grand forest trees, among them s.ve led to it, call for explanation. It is easily given. The tall dark bearded man is Captain Robert Redwood, the skipper of an American merchant vessel, for some time trading among the islands of the Indian Archipelago. The Irishman is his ship carpenter, the Malay his pilot, while the others are two common sailors of his crew. The boy and girl are his children, who, having no mother or near relatives at home, have been brought along with him on rose face mask his trading voyage to the Eastern Isles. The vessel passing from Manilla, in the Philippines, to the Dutch settlement of Macassar, in the island of Celebes, has been caught in a typhoon and swamped near the middle of the Celebes Sea her crew have escaped in a boat the pinnace but saved from death by drowning only to find, most of them, the same watery grave after long procrastinated suffering from thirst, from hunger, from all the agonies of starvation. One after another have they succumbed, and been thrown overboard, until the survivors are only six in number. And these are but skeletons, each looking as if another day, or even another hour, might terminate his wretched existence. It may seem strange that the youthful pair in the stern sheets, still but tender children, and the girl more especially, should have withstood the terrible suffering beyond a period possible to many strong men, tough sailors every one of them. But it is not so strange after all, or rather after knowing that, in the struggle with starvation, youth always proves itself superior to age, and tender childhood will live on where manhood gives way to the weakness of inanition. That Captain Redwood is himself one of the strongest of the survivors may be due partly to the fact of his having a higher organism than that of his ship comrades. But, no doubt, he is also sustained by the presence of the two children, his affection for them and fear for their fate warding off despair, and so strengthening within him the principle of vitality. If affection has aught to do with preserving life, it is strong enough in the Irishman to account also for the preservation of his for although but the carpenter in Captain Redwood s ship, he regards the captain with a feeling almost fraternal. He had been one of his oldest and steadiest hands, and long service has led to a fast friendship between him and his old skipper. On the part of the Irishman, this feeling is extended to the youthful couple who recline, with clasped hands, along the sternmost seat of the pinnace. As for the Malay, thirst and hunger have also made their marks upon him but not as with those of Occidental ra.
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They had brought with them some slices of the roast mutton, and this time they had not forgotten to fill their gourd canteens baby face mask with water so that they should not again suffer from thirst. After an hour s halt they continued their journey. It was quite night when they arrived at the spot where the oxen had deserted them but a clear moon was in the sky, and they were able to follow back the wheel tracks of the wagon, that were quite conspicuous under the moonlight. Now and then to be satisfied, Von Bloom requested Swartboy to examine the spoor, and see whether the cattle had still kept the back track. To answer this gave no great trouble to the Bushman. He would drop from his horse, and bending over the ground, would reply in an instant. In every case the answer was in the affirmative. The animals had certainly gone back to their old home. Von Bloom believed they would be sure to find them there, but should they find them alive That was the question that rendered him anxious. The creatures could obtain water by the spring, but food where Not a bite would they find anywhere, and would not hunger have destroyed them all before this Day was breaking when they came in sight of the old homestead. It presented a very odd appearance. Not one of the three would have recognised it. After the invasion of the locusts it showed a very altered look, but now there was something else that added to the singularity of its appearance. A row of strange objects seemed to be placed upon the roof ridge, and along the walls of the kraals. What were these strange objects, for they certainly did not belong to the buildings This question was put by Von Bloom, partly to himself, but loud enough for the others to hear him. Da vogels the vultures , replied Swartboy. Sure enough, it was a st.water was shoaling, which indicated that the Teaser was drifting towards the island. On board the Teaser shouted Lonley, so distinctly that he could hardly have been more than three hundred feet from the steamer. On shore, replied Christy, prompted by Mr. Blowitt. I am waiting for Gilder Why don t he come on shore shouted Lonley, his impatience apparent in his tones. Where are all the men demanded Christy, as requested by the second lieutenant. They have gone a mile to the eastward where they left their bags. We will run down in the steamer for them, added Mr. Blowitt, talking through Christy. Don t do that protested the speaker on 276 shore. There beauty masks is a Yankee steamer off baby face mask in that direction. We heard her steam an hour ago. All right replied Christy. That settles the matter in my mind, said Mr. Blowitt. They are trying to play what they call a Yankee trick upon us. 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I will take only Flint with me, as he was with me before. The canoe was brought up to the gangway, and Flint took his place at the oars. Mr. Blowitt charged the young officer baby face mask in the most serious manner not to run any risks, and the boat was shoved off. It required but a few strokes of the oars to bring it into shoal water by the beach. Only a single man could be seen on the shore, and this one must be Lonley. There seemed to be no risk, and Christy landed. CHAPTER XXV CHRISTY BECOMES A VICTIM Everything was perfectly still on the island, and only a single man was in sight but Christy put his hand upon his revolver as he went on shore. Though he had never been a fighting young man, he what is the best disposable face masks in the market when working with feet reviews had the impression that he should not tamely submit to the assault of an enemy, or run away from any single man that stood up in front of him. He had always been prude.