Bloody Face Mask tain ridge. The remainder of that night was spent upon its summit but as this proved of considerable breadth, and was covered with a thick growth of jungle trees, it was near sunset the next day before they arrived at the edge of its eastern declivity, and obtained a view of the country beyond. The sun was descending behind the crest of another mountain ridge, apparently parallel with that upon which they were, and not less than twenty miles distant from it. Between the two extended a valley, or rather a level plain, thickly covered with forest, except where a sheet of water gleamed in the setting sun like a disc of liquid gold. Nor was the plain all level. Here and there, above the wooded surface, rose isolated hills, of rounded mound like shape, also clothed with timber, but with trees whose foliage, of lighter sheen, showed them to be of species different from those on the plain below. Through a break among the branches of those now shadowing them on the mountain brow, the travellers for some time contemplated the country before them, and across which, upon the morrow, they would have to make their way. At this moment Saloo muttered some words, which, coupled with the expression upon his countenance as he gave utterance to them, alarmed his companions. The words were, It lookee like countly of mias lombi. Cappen Ledwad, if dat wild debbel lib in dem wood below, bettel we go all lound. We tly closs it, may be we get eat up. Singapo tiga not so dang lous as mias he not common kind, but gleat mias lombi what Poltugee people callee led golilla. The red gorilla ejaculated Captain Redwood. Is it the ourang outang you mean Same ting, Sahib cappen. Some call him oolang ootang, some say led golilla. One kind belly big belly bad he call mias lombi. He cally away women, childen take em up into top ob de highest tallee tlee. Nobody know what he do then. Eat em up may be. What fol else he want em Ah Cappen Ledwad, we dlead de oolang Dyak. He no half dang lous like oolang ootang led golilla. Notwithstanding the patois of his speech, what Saloo said was well enough understood by his companions, for in the led golilla or oolang ootang of his peculiar pronunciation, they recognised the long known and world renowned ape of Borneo, which, although safe enough when seen inside the cage of the showman, is a creature to be dreaded at least the species spoken of when encountered in its native haunts, the forests of Sumatra and Borneo. Chapter Twenty Three. Tough Travelling. Next morning they did not start so early, because the great plain before them was shrouded under a fog, and they wait.inflicted. Alas alas another blow awaited Von Bloom. The field cornet had noticed, now and again, that the horses seemed uneasy as they fed. At times they started suddenly, whisked their long tails, and rubbed their heads against the bushes. Some fly is troubling them, thought he, and had no more uneasiness about the matter. It was just that just a fly that was troubling them. Had Von Bloom known what that fly was, he would have felt a very different concern about his horses. Had he known the nature of that little fly, he would surgical face mask have rushed up with all his boys, caught the horses in the greatest hurry, and led them far away from those dark cliffs. But he knew not the tsetse fly. It still wanted some minutes of sunset, and the horses were permitted to browse freely, but Von Bloom observed that they were every moment getting more excited now striking their hoofs upon the turf, now running a length or two and at intervals snorting angrily. At the distance they were off a quarter of a mile or so Von Bloom could see nothing of what was disturbing them but their odd behaviour at length induced him to walk up to where they were. Hans and Hendrik went along with him. When they arrived near the spot, they were astonished at what they then beheld. Each horse seemed to be encompassed by a swarm of bees They saw, however, they were not bees, but insects somewhat smaller, of a brown colour, resembling gad flies, and exceedingly active in their flight. Thousands of them hovered above each horse, and hundreds could be seen lighting upon the heads, necks, bodies, and legs of the animals, in fact, all over them. They were evidently either biting or stinging them. No wonder the poor brutes were annoyed. Von Bloom suggested that they should drive face mask fashion the horses farther out into the plain, where these flies did not seem to haunt. He was only concerned about the annoyance which the horses received from them. Hendrik also pitied their sufferings but Hans, alone of all the three, guessed at the truth. He had read of a fatal insect that frequented some districts in the interior of South Africa, and the first sight of these flies aroused his suspicions that it might be they. He communicated his thoughts to the others, who at once shared his alarm. Call Swartboy hither said Von Bloom. The Bushman was called, and soon made his appearance, coming up from the spring. He had for the last hour been engaged in unpacking the wagon, and had taken no notice of the horses or the interest they were exciting. As soon, however, as he got near, and saw the winged swarm whirring around the horses, his small eyes o.
ood officer, and he will make his way, if he was guilty of a blunder in letting the Bellevite pass the fort. Then you intend to be a sailor, Corny Yes, sir in fact, I am a sailor now. I had been in your yacht so much that I knew something about the ropes, and I had no difficulty in getting transferred, as sailors were wanted more than soldiers, replied Corny, who seemed to be studying the figures in the carpet. But if you went into the navy, how do you happen to be in New York asked Captain Passford. I suppose you remember the Dauphine, which was fitting out bloody face mask when you were in Mobile Bay continued Corny. I heard the name, and was told that she was one of the vessels that tried to prevent the escape of the Bellevite. I was sent on board of her but, in coming out of the bay, she was captured by a Federal 26 vessel, and sent to New York. I hid myself when the bloody face mask crew were taken off, and came in her here, replied Corny, still studying the carpet. Captain Passford had not heard of the capture of the Dauphine. He was not quite satisfied with the story of his nephew. But he was obliged to go to the city, and he handed the guest over to his wife and daughter. Corny wanted to see lanocreme bee venom face mask Christy, and Mrs. Passford had begun to be uneasy that he did not return at dark. Corny went out to find him. CHAPTER II A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION The Bellevite lay in the river, off the estate of Captain Passford, though at a little distance below the mansion, from the windows of which she could not be seen. Corny walked down the avenue and over the hill, in the direction of the anchorage of the steamer. The boat house was near the mansion, and to the float attached to it a variety of small craft bloody face mask were made fast. But the water was not deep enough there for the Bellevite. Corny had been to Bonnydale, and passed many weeks there, so that he was familiar with the localities. As he passed the boat house, he noticed that the Florence, which was Christy s favorite sailing craft, was not at her moorings, and he concluded that his cousin was away in her on some excursion. When he reached the boundary line of the estate, he discovered the sailboat with her bow on the beach, though her mainsail was still set. A 28 gentle breeze was blowing, with which the Florence could make good headway but there seemed to be no one on board of her. Corny watched her for some time, waiting for the appearance of Christy. It was not an easy matter to climb the high fence bloody face mask which bounded the estate, and the planter s son could hail the boat, and be taken on board of her as soon as she got under way again. But Christy did not appear, and it.uld have been converted into a miniature island had that been desired. Now there is nothing very remarkable about a little peninsula projecting into a lake. In nearly every lake such a thing may be seen. But about this one there was something remarkable. Upon its extreme end grew a tree of singular form and foliage. It was not a large tree, and its branches drooped downwards until their tips almost touched the water. The pendulous boughs, and long lanceolate silvery leaves, rendered it easy to tell what sort of tree it was. It was the weeping or Babylonian willow so called, because it was upon trees of this species that the captive Jews hung their harps when they sat and wept by the streams of Babel. This beautiful tree casts its waving shadow over the streams of South Africa, as well as those of Assyria and often is the eye of the traveller gladdened by the sight of its silvery leaves, as he beholds them, sure indications of water shining afar over the parched and thirsty desert. If a Christian, he fails not to remember that highly poetical passage of sacred writing, that speaks of the willow of Babylon. Now the one which grew upon the little peninsula had all these points of interest for little Tr uuml ey but it had others as well. Upon its branches that overhung the water a very singular appearance presented itself. Upon these was suspended one upon the end of each branch a number of odd shaped objects, that hung drooping down until their lower ends nearly rested upon the surface of the water. These objects, as stated, were of a peculiar shape. At the upper ends where they were attached to the branches they were globe shaped, but the lower part consisted of a long cylinder of much smaller diameter, and at the bottom of this cylinder was the entrance. They bore some resemblance to salad oil bottles inverted, with their necks considerably lengthened or they might be compared to the glass retorts seen in the laboratory of the chemist. They were each twelve or fifteen inches in length, and of a greenish colour nearly as green as the leaves of the tree itself. Were they its fruit No. The weeping willow bears no fruit of that size. They were not fruit. They were nests of birds Yes they were the nests of a colony of harmless finches of the genus Ploceus, better known to you under the appellation of weaver birds. I am sure you have heard of weaver birds before this and you know that these creatures are so called on account of the skill which they exhibit in the construction of their nests. They do not build nests, as other birds, but actually weave them, in a most ingenious.course the last, already becoming rapidly reduced to a knuckle for their journey was now entering upon the second week. They bethought them of making a halt on the bank of the lake partly to recruit their strength after the long continued fatigue, and partly, if possible, to replenish their larder. Saloo got ready his blow gun and poisoned arrows Captain Redwood looked to his rifle while the ship carpenter, whose speciality was fishing, and who for this purpose had brought his hooks and lines along with him, determined on trying what species of the finny tribe frequented the inland lake, in hopes they might prove less shy at biting than their brethren of the sea coast stream. Again the three men started off, Murtagh traversing in solitude the edge of the lake, while Captain Redwood, with his rifle accompanied by Saloo, carrying his sumpitan and quiver of poisoned arrows struck direct into the woods. Henry and Helen remained where they had passed the night, under the shadow of a spreading tree which, although of a species unknown to the travellers, had been cautiously scrutinised by them, and seemed to be neither a durion nor a upas. They were cautioned not bloody face mask to stir a step from the spot till the others should return. Though in other respects a good, obedient boy, Henry Redwood bloody face mask was not abundantly gifted with prudence. He was a native born New Yorker, and as such, of course, precocious, courageous, daring, even to a fault in short, having the heart of a man beating within the breast of a boy. So inspired, when a huge bird, standing even taller than himself on its great stilt like legs it was the adjutant stork of India ciconia argalia dropped down upon the point of a little peninsula which projected into the lake, he could not resist the temptation of getting a shot at it. Grasping the great ship s musket part of the paraphernalia they had brought along with bloody face mask them, and which was almost as much as he could stagger under he started to stalk the great crane, leaving little Helen under the tree. Some reeds growing along the edge of the lake offered bloody face mask a chance by which the game might be approached, and under cover of them he had crept almost within shot of it, when a cry fell upon his ear, thrilling him with a sudden dread. It was the voice of his sister Helen, uttered in tones of alarm Turning suddenly, he wondered not that her cries were continued in the wildest terror, mingled with convulsive ejaculations. A man had drawn near her, and oh such a man Never in all his experience, nor in his darkest and most distorted dreams, had he seen, or dreamt of, a human being so hideous, as.
Bloody Face Mask eat deal to say to Captain Lonley, now that the time for sailing had come, and he occupied the attention of the latter so that neither of them could observe the new mate, if he were disposed to do so. As soon as Christy perceived the r ocirc le which circumstances had laid out for him, he put his hand into a slush tub he found in the waist, and anointed his face with the filthy stuff. There was just color enough in bloody face mask the compound of grease and dirt to change his complexion, if it had been light enough to observe his physiognomy. Flint did the same thing. You will have to take your chances when you come to the entrance of the bay, said Colonel Passford, nervously. This cargo is worth a fortune, 334 and we are in sore need of the supplies which its value will purchase for us. I think I understand bloody face mask the matter perfectly, colonel, replied Lonley, who did not seem to take kindly to any advice from a landsman. Do not take any unnecessary risks, Captain Lonley, for more than the value of the cotton is at stake, continued the planter. I have a plan of my own which I am confident will take me through the blockade all right, added the captain. You must remember that my brother s steamer is on the blockade, and that she makes over twenty knots an hour. I shall pretend to be a prize of the Bellevite long enough to distract the attention of the fleet, added Lonley, impatiently. I don t understand these things, and I shall leave you to manage the affair as you think best but I beg you will use all proper caution, continued Colonel Passford. Here are the ship s papers. You will give the one on the top to the officer from the fort, and he will cause you no delay. Lonley took the papers, and thrust them into 335 his pocket without any reply. Christy had taken charge of the hoisting of the mainsail without waiting for any special orders, and Flint was doing his best to assist him. The negroes, though not expert seamen, bloody face mask knew the ropes of a schooner, and they did very well with Flint in their midst. We are going to have a fresh breeze, Fetters, said Captain Lonley, as the new mate came near him. It looks like it bloody face mask now, added Christy, changing his voice as much as he could, and as he had done before when he spoke to the captain. If things are not favorable when you bloody face mask get to the forte, I think you had better anchor inside of the point, suggested the planter, who could not be blamed for being deeply interested in the fate of his cotton, and the fortune which was locked up in it. Of course, I shall have to do that if necessary but I don t like to do that, for every blockader will watch her all the tim.er four feet, and it would have to be a very small man of war that could float in that depth. Though it was now 206 the time of the spring tides, they did not add more than six inches to the height of the mean tide, which was but a couple of inches over two feet. Even before he took his place in the boat alongside the ship, he had come to the conclusion that the Teaser, if she proved to be anything more than a toy boat, could not go to sea through the sound, and she was not likely to attempt it. He had said as much as this burning face mask to Captain Breaker, who reminded him that he was to ascertain if possible what the craft intended to do, if he succeeded in finding her. Flint did not manifest any desire to know more than the law allowed, and he asked no questions in regard to the enterprise in which he was engaged. In fact, one reason why he was chosen was because he had an excellent habit of minding his own business. Possibly Christy was more particular on this point than an older officer would have been. I think we have made elmer's glue face mask two miles, Mr. Passford, said Beeks, when the men had pulled about an hour. Of course, I cannot be sure of the distance run, for I can only guess at it. 207 Run up to the shore, then, and let us see how far off we are, added Christy. In a few minutes the bottom of the boat struck on the sand, and it was forced up far enough to permit the lieutenant to go on shore. Like most of the islands in this part of the gulf, Santa Rosa was nothing but sand, which in the eastern end is of a peculiar reddish hue. It is little more than a sand spit for its whole length, though in some places the wind has piled up mounds, or dunes. Come with me, if you please, Flint, said Christy, as he leaped to the shore. Flint followed him, as usual asking no questions, and, if he had any curiosity in regard trader joe's face mask trio to the purposes of his leader, he did not manifest it. The lieutenant glanced at the trend of the shore, and then walked at right angles with it. No part of the island was inhabited, or even occupied, except Fort Pickens and a union camp. It was a dismal place, especially in the fog and darkness. A short walk brought the explorers to the waters of Pensacola Bay. It was in vain that they tried to penetrate the gloom and the mist, and nothing could cloud face mask be seen. Flint expressed himself to this effect. 208 I did not expect to see anything, replied Christy. I only came across here to find how akali face mask wide the island was at this point. I am satisfied that we are about how often should you use face masks where comfortgel blue full face mask I supposed we were. Half a mile to the westward of us the island is more than double the breadth it is here. I see, sir if you had.