Blank Face Mask Template Swartboy and the Bush boy Hendrik were expert in the man ge of horses, and soon tamed the quaggas to a proper degree of docility. Upon the very first occasion when these animals were used in the hunt of the elephant, they rendered the very service expected of them. The elephant, as usual, bolted after receiving the first shot but the hunters on quagga back were enabled to keep him in sight, and follow rapidly upon his heels. As soon as the elephant discovered that, run as he would, his pursuers had the power of overtaking him, he disdained to fly farther, and stood to bay thus giving them the opportunity of delivering shot after shot, until a mortal wound brought his huge body to the earth. Von Bloom was delighted. His hopes were high, his benignant star was once more in the ascendant. He would yet accomplish his full face snorkel mask danger design. He would yet be rich. A few years would enable him to build up his fortune to construct a pyramid of ivory Chapter Forty. Driving in the Eland. Of all the family Hendrik was the hunter par 3m disposable respirator mask stuff still gets in excellence. It was he who habitually stored the larder and upon days when they were not engaged in the chase of the elephant, Hendrik would be abroad alone in pursuit of antelopes, and other creatures, that furnished their usual walgreen disposable dust masks subsistence. Hendrik kept the table well supplied. Antelopes are the principal game of South Africa for Africa is the country of the antelope above all others. You may be surprised to hear that there are seventy different species of antelopes over all the earth that more than fifty of these are African, and that thirty at least belong to South Africa that is, the portion of the continent lying between the Cape of Good Hope and the Tropic of Capricorn. It would require the space of a whole book, therefore, to give a fair account a monograph of the antelopes alone and I cannot afford that space here. At present I can only say that blank face mask template Africa is the great antelope country, although many fine species exist also in Asia that in America there is but one kind, the prong horn, with which you are already well acquainted and that in Europe there are two, though one of these, the well known chamois, is as much goat as antelope. I shall farther remark, that the seventy species of animals, by naturalists classed as antelopes, differ widely from one another in form, size, colour, pelage, habits in short, in so many respects, that their classification under the name of Antelope is very arbitrary indeed. Some approximate closely to the goat tribe others are more like deer some resemble oxen others are closely allied to the buffalo while a few species possess man.o months, sir. Where did this steamer come from Captain Folkner bought her somewhere in the West Indies, and brought her here before the blockade was fairly established. Then she is an English built steamer I suppose she is, sir but I don t know anything about it. Then she has been here a long while. What has Captain Folkner been doing all this time asked Christy curiously. Inventing, sir, replied Dave, chuckling. I see he has that on the brain. The government threatened to take his vessel if he did not fit her out and take her to sea. Then he hurried up, and got a crew ready but they had a quarrel last night, and most of the men would not come on board. Yes I know all blank face mask template about that, added Christy, as he looked at his watch by the light of the shaded lamp in the cabin. I suppose you insist upon serving the Confederacy, Dave I don t insist on anything, sir I go where 239 the ship takes me, and I don t mean to quarrel with anybody. In other words, will it be necessary to put you under guard asked Christy. I don t think it would do me any good, sir, replied Dave, laughing. Which side do you belong on demanded the officer, rather impatiently. I belong on Dave s side, sir. Which is Dave s side The side of freedom, replied the steward, with some embarrassment. I don t know you, sir you don t wear the uniform of a Yankee or a rebel, and the darkey gets crushed between the upper and the nether millstone. Then to make the matter plainer to you, I am the third lieutenant of the United States steamer Bellevite, and I have captured this vessel as an officer of the United States Navy, replied Christy. That s all I want to know the darkey knows where to go, when it is safe to go there, replied Dave. Then if it is safe for you to go to the pilot house, you may come with me, added the lieutenant, as he led the way to the deck. 240 Beeks, with the men who had not been assigned to other duty, was cutting away the ropes that held the casks in place, and had already turned adrift all the raft of them alongside. All the rubbish the nautical inventor had collected to carry out his famous scheme of floating the vessel through the sound was cleared from the deck, and cut loose from the side. I think everything is clear, sir, reported Beeks, as Christy appeared on deck with Dave. Stand by to get up the anchor, then, added the lieutenant. No anchor down, sir, interposed Dave. She is made fast to the buoy. So much the better. I suppose Captain Folkner did not trouble himself about the forts, Dave, did he Christy inquired. Yes, sir, he did Captain Folkner never slept a wink when he did not have Fort.
endrik leaded to the ground. He was no longer afraid that the quagga, blinded as he now was, would make any attempt to get off nor did he. In a few minutes the broken bit ring was replaced by a strong rheim of raw leather the bit inserted between the quagga s teeth, the head stall safely buckled, and Hendrik once more in the saddle, with his jacket upon his back. The quagga felt that he was conquered. His old associates were no longer in sight to tempt him from his allegiance and with these considerations, aided by a slight dose of bit and spur, he turned his head, and moved sullenly upon the back track. Hendrik knew nothing about blank face mask template the route he should take. He followed back the spoor of the quaggas to the place where he had dropped his gun, which after riding a mile or two he recovered. 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 pass blank face mask template in the cliff, and was soon after sitting blank face mask template 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 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 blank face mask template 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 blank face mask template 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.ape farmer usually possesses, as well as some experience in wielding the sword. He was not a native of the colony, but of the mother country and he had found his way to the Cape not as a poor adventurer seeking his fortune, but as an officer in a Dutch regiment then stationed there. His soldier service in the colony was not of long duration. A certain cherry cheeked, flaxen haired Gertrude the daughter of a rich boor had taken a liking to the young lieutenant and he in his turn became vastly fond of her. The consequence was, that they got married. Gertrude s father dying shortly after, the large blank face mask template farm, with its full stock of horses, and Hottentots, broad tailed sheep, and long horned oxen, became hers. This was an inducement for her soldier husband to lay down the sword and turn vee boor, or stock farmer, which he consequently did. These incidents occurred many years previous to the English becoming masters of the Cape colony. When that event came to pass, Hendrik Von Bloom was already a man of influence in the colony and field cornet of his district, which lay in the beautiful county of Graaf Reinet. He was then a widower, the father of a small blank face mask template family. homemade face mask for pores and blackheads The wife whom he had fondly loved, the cherry cheeked, flaxen haired Gertrude no longer lived. History will tell you how the Dutch colonists, discontented with English cycling face mask rule, rebelled against it. The ex lieutenant and field cornet was one of the most prominent among these rebels. History will also tell you how the rebellion was put down and how several of those compromised were brought to execution. Von Bloom escaped by flight but his fine property in the Graaf Reinet was confiscated and given to another. Many years after we find him living in a remote district beyond the great Orange River, leading the life of a trek boor, that is, a nomade farmer, who has no fixed or permanent abode, but moves with his flocks from place blank face mask template to place, wherever good pastures and water may tempt him. From about this time dates my knowledge of the field cornet and his family. Of his history previous to this I have stated all I know, but for a period of many years after I am more minutely acquainted with it. Most of its details I received from the lips of his own son, I was greatly interested, and indeed instructed, by them. They were my first lessons in African zoology. Believing, boy reader, that they might also instruct and interest you, I here lay them before you. You are not to regard them as merely fanciful. The descriptions of the wild creatures that play their parts in this little history, as well as the acts, habits, and instincts assign.ks quite inaccessible to man. How could he obtain a set of them He had already formed such an intention. Where could be their breeding place His reflections were interrupted at this point, by very singular behaviour on the part of the wild hounds, and which gave him a new idea of their intelligence that quite electrified him. When the hartebeest stood to bay, and the hounds came up, Von Bloom very naturally expected to see the latter run in upon their game, and at once pull it to the ground. This he knew was their usual habit. What was his astonishment at seeing the whole pack standing off to one side, as if they intended to leave the antelope alone Some of them even lay down to rest themselves, while the others stood with open jaws and lolling tongues, but without showing any signs that they intended further to molest the panting quarry The field cornet could observe the situation well, for the antelope was on his side that is, towards the cliffs while the dogs were farther out upon the plain. Another circumstance that astonished him was, that the dogs, after running up and around the hartebeest, had actually drawn off to their present position What could it mean Were they afraid of its ugly horns Were they resting themselves before they should make their bloody onslaught The hunter kept his gaze intently fixed upon the interesting group. After a while the antelope, having recovered its wind a little, and seeing the pack so distant, made a fresh start. This time it ran in a side direction, apparently with the intention of gaining a hill that lay in that way, and up the sides of which it no doubt calculated upon gaining some advantage. But the creature had hardly stretched itself, when the hounds struck out after it and in five hundred yards running, once more brought it to a stand. Again the pack took station at a distance, and the hartebeest stood upon the plain alone Once more it essayed to escape, and started off with all the speed that was left in its legs the hounds as before trooping after. This time the antelope headed in a new direction, making for a point in the cliffs and as the chase now passed very near to blank face mask template the nwana tree, everybody had a fine view of it. The hartebeest seemed to be going faster than ever, or, at all events, the dogs did not now appear to gain upon it and the field cornet, as well as all the young people, were in hopes the poor creature would escape from its tireless pursuers. They watched the chase, until they could just see the bright body of the hartebeest afar off, appearing like a yellow spot upon the face of the rocks, but the dogs wer.
Blank Face Mask Template believed that an attempt would be made to get out at this time. 198 The unionists held Fort Pickens, and the Confederates the forts on the mainland. The negroes said the Teaser was anchored at the mouth of the lagoon, or very near it. This was not very definite, even if it were accepted as true. It was very important that the Teaser should not be permitted to get out of the bay, for she might do a great deal of mischief to the shipping of the nation. I don t believe the stories of the negroes, said Captain Breaker, as he was discussing the situation with his officers. I know the port very well, and I how long do disposable masks last have no idea where the mouth of the lagoon blank face mask template is, or even if it has any mouth in Pensacola Bay. Wherever the Teaser may be waiting her chance, this is a good night for a start, replied Mr. Dashington. Of course the officers of Fort Pickens are on the lookout for the saucy little craft, added Mr. Blowitt. Captain Westover is still on board, and you are to send him to the fort, are you not, Captain Breaker asked Christy. Yes as soon as he is ready to go, replied the captain. He has given all the information he has in regard to the Teaser but he has not seen 199 her to day, and he does not believe she is in the lower bay, but that she is somewhere in the vicinity of the Navy Yard. If you will excuse me, Captain Breaker, I don t believe she means to come out by the main channel, for her people know that the eyes of the officers of Fort Pickens are wide open, dark spot corrector suggested Christy, with a good deal of diffidence. How do you think she will come out, Mr. Passford asked the captain, with a smile. By Santa Rosa Sound, sir, replied the third lieutenant. Possibly you are right, Mr. Passford, though I do not think you are, added the commander, thoughtfully. Santa Rosa Sound is about forty miles long, and there is hardly water enough in it, up and down, to float a raft, to say nothing of a steamer. But later in the day, the captain called Christy aside, and had a long talk with him, the charts open before them. It certainly did not look like a very hopeful enterprise to take a steamer through such blank face mask template a sound as that described. But we have no correct information in regard to the anchorage of the Teaser, and I have decided face mask printer 200 to obtain it if amara full face mask possible. I propose to send you to look into the matter, Mr. Passford, added the captain, settling the question in that way. select your own boat and crew. But if the Teaser gets by Fort Pickens, we may have to chase her to sea, and if on your return you do not find the Bellevite, you and your men will remain at Fort Pickens. Christy was entirely satisfied wit.nstead of rising erect, as a human being under similar circumstances would have done, the frightful ape, that had been already in the most upright position possible to it, dropped down upon all fours, which still, however, from the great length of its arms, enabled it to preserve a semi erect attitude. With its huge cheek callosities puffed out beyond their face masks for oily skin natural dimensions they far exceed a foot in breadth its crested hair thrown forward in a stiff coronal ruff underneath a pair of eyes, gleaming like two coals of fire, and, further down, its mouth wide agape, displaying two rows of great glistening teeth, it stood or rather crouched as if awaiting for the onset of some well known enemy a dangerous enemy, but yet not so dangerous that it need be avoided. On the contrary, the attitude now assumed by the red gorilla, as also its voice and gestures, told them that it was affected by no fear, but breathed only fury and defiance. Why should it fear Was there any living thing in the forests of Borneo biped, quadruped, or reptile possessed of sufficient powers to cope with the hairy colossus now before their eyes, which seemed to partake of the characters of all three, and twice the strength of any of them individually Saloo had said there was none. But it was not from the forests of Borneo its enemy was to come. Out of its waters was approaching the antagonist that had caused it to assume its attitude of angry defiance and the spectators now saw this antagonist in the shape of an enormous lizard a crocodile larger than they had ever seen before. Chapter Twenty Seven. A Spectacle rarely seen. When the huge reptile first unfolded itself to their view, it was already close to the spot where the ourang outang, knee deep in the water, stood awaiting it. They naturally expected to see the land animal effect a retreat from an antagonist even more formidable looking than itself. And in reality it did give ground at first but only for a few long scrambling strides, made as much on its arms as legs just far enough to place itself high and dry upon the bank. There it came to a stop, and stood firmly facing the foe. They now perceived the truth of what Saloo had been telling them that there is no animal in all Borneo, either in its forests or its rivers, of which the mias feels fear. Certainly there is none more to be dreaded than the gavial crocodile yet the great ape, judging by its present attitude, was in no sense afraid of it. Had it been so, it would have retreated into the woods, where, by climbing a tree, it might easily have shunned the encounter. Even if it had retired a lit.