Disposable Dusk Mask r. Vapoor tell him I am on board, added Christy. Christy is on board, sir, replied Sampson to the hail. Will you come on board, sir Paul Vapoor would and did come on board, and Christy gave him a hearty welcome, for he was more glad to see him than he had ever been before in his life. 84 Where have you been all day and all the evening, Christy asked the engineer. Your mother and sister are very much worried about you, for they have not seen you for a long time, and they fear that something has happened to you. Something is likely to happen to me and all the rest of us who expect to go to sea in this steamer, replied Christy, as he proceeded to inform his friend as briefly as he could of the great disposable dusk mask event of the evening. Well, if we are not in the enemy s country, the enemy are in ours, replied Paul. What is to be done That is what I have been thinking of. I listened very attentively to all that passed between Major Pierson and Captain Carboneer, and I am satisfied that the latter has disposable dusk mask a considerable force somewhere on the river, and their headquarters are at the mouth of a creek five miles down the river. How many have they asked the engineer. I don t know they did not mention the number in figures, but they have enough to work the ship, and even to fight her, replied Christy, very seriously. 85 That means forty or fifty, at least, peel off facial masks added Paul. This looks like a heavy matter, and it is quite time that something was done about it. But what shall we do is the question, said Christy anxiously. We have two men on board beside ourselves, and we can hardly expect to hold our own against fifty. Who is this Captain Carboneer I saw him at Nassau, and he looked like a man of decision and character. I don t know anything about him, but I have no doubt he is a naval officer, both from the circumstances and from what I heard. I should say that he knows what he is about. You said that my father has not yet fashion face masks returned from the city He had not come at ten o clock, and if he comes at all, the late train does not arrive till after twelve. It may be too late to do anything at that time, said Christy. But I don t mean to give up the ship. Good I am with you on that point, Christy. I black disposable doctor mask called at your house to inform you that you had been appointed a midshipman in the navy, and you are likely to have a chance to christen your 86 commission to night. This was all the rank they could give you, though you will really be a passed midshipman, and be a master very soon. Christy was delighted with this news, though he had no time to make a demonstration of delight over it. He had narrowly escaped being the.ents, Mr. Passford, replied Captain Breaker, with a softening smile. I beg you will not consider that I am asking for the command of the Teaser, Captain Breaker, if she is sent upon this duty, returned the lieutenant, somewhat set back at the prudence of the commander. I think I had better send Mr. Blowitt in command of the Teaser, and you shall go as his first officer, added the captain. 265 I have no objection, even in my heart, to this arrangement, replied Christy. But I shall have to send the prize to New York, and I will appoint you prize master, continued the captain, afraid that he was disappointing the ambitious young officer. You have done exceedingly well, Christy, and I shall not fail to mention you favorably in my report and you will write out yours as soon as possible. Christy would not allow himself to think that he was unappreciated because an older officer was appointed to conduct the enterprise he suggested. He was ready to do his whole duty either as principal or subordinate. Mr. Blowitt was summoned from his stateroom, and forty men, including all who had taken part in the capture of the prize, were detailed to man the Teaser. The second lieutenant was one of the jolliest men on board, but he weighed nearly two hundred pounds, and he was not as active on this account in boat service as some others. He was an excellent officer, and had been in command of a steamer, though he had never before been in the navy. At three o clock in the morning the fasts disposable dusk mask of the Teaser were cast off, and she backed away from 266 the Bellevite. She was to proceed to a point about six miles to the eastward, which was beyond the camp of the Pet Lambs. Here she was to look out disposable dusk mask for the Teaser s crew. She had not made half this distance when all hands heard rapid and continued firing on Santa Rosa Island. CHAPTER XXIV LIEUTENANT PASSFORD ON A MISSION The officers on board of the Teaser could not explain the occasion of the firing on the island, though it sounded as though an engagement of some sort was in progress. It had been foggy during the preceding day, and if any movement on the part of the enemy had been indicated it could not have been seen on board of the ships off the entrance to the bay. I hope this business we are to do this morning will not take us long, said Mr. Blowitt. We may be wanted on board, and I should not like to be absent from the Bellevite if she is to take part in an engagement of any kind. And I am sure I should not, added Christy. I should not be surprised if the enemy made an attempt to capture Pickens but even if they storm it in the darkness, I do n.
ke that of a beautiful horse and tufts of hair like brushes upon their noses and nice round bodies like ponies, and long white tails that reached near the ground, just like the tails of ponies, and finely shaped limbs as ponies have. I tell you, continued Jan, with emphasis, if it hadn t been for their horns and the brushes of long hair upon their breasts and noses, I d have taken them for ponies before anything. They galloped about just like ponies when playing, and ran with their heads down, curving their necks and tossing their manes, ay, and snorting too, as I ve heard ponies but sometimes they bellowed more like bulls and, I confess, they looked a good deal like bulls about the head besides I noticed they had hoofs split like cattle. Oh I had a good look at them while Hans was loading his gun. They stayed by the water till he was nearly ready and when they galloped off, they disposable dusk mask went in a long string one behind the other with the largest one in front, and another large one in the rear. Wildebeests exclaimed Hendrik. Gnoos cried Swartboy. Yes, they must have been wildebeests, said Von Bloom Jan s description corresponds exactly to them. This was quite true. Jan had correctly given many of the characteristic points of that, perhaps, the most singular of all ruminant animals, the wildebeest or gnoo Catoblepas gnoo. The brushlike tuft over the muzzle, the long hair between the fore legs, the horns curving down over the face, and then sweeping abruptly upward, the thick curving neck, the rounded, compact, horse shaped body, the long whitish tail, and full flowing mane all were descriptive of the gnoo. Even Tr uuml ey had not made such an unpardonable mistake. The gnoos, and particularly the old bulls, bear a very striking resemblance to the lion, so much so that the sharpest hunters at a distance can scarce tell one from the other. Jan, however, had observed them better than Tr uuml ey and had they been nearer, he might have further noticed that the creatures had red fiery eyes and a fierce look that their heads and horns were not unlike those of the African buffalo that their limbs resembled those of the stag, while the rest corresponded well enough to his pony. He might have observed, moreover, that the males were larger than the females, and of a deeper brown. Had there been any calves with the herd, he would have seen that these were still lighter coloured in fact, of a white or cream colour. The gnoos that had been seen were the common disposable dusk mask kind called by the Dutch colonists wildebeests or wild oxen, and by the Hottentots gnoo or gnu, from a hollow moaning sound to which t.his residence there, there had been two, thanks to a partition of zebra skins but these had been removed, and all was now in one room. At first Von Bloom could think of no other plan to get at the enemy, and yet this one did not quite please him. It was safe enough, and, if carried out, could only end in the death of the lion. A hole in both door and window shutter would enable them to fire at the brute as many bullets as they pleased, while they would be quite secure from his attack. But the time that would be required to cut these holes that was why the plan did not please the field cornet. He and his party had no time to spare their horses were weak with hunger, and a long journey lay before them ere a morsel could be obtained. No, the time could not be spared for making a breach. Some more expeditious mode of attack must be devised. Father, said Hendrik, suppose we set the house on fire Good. The suggestion was a good one. Von Bloom cast his eyes up to the roof a sloping structure with long eaves. It consisted of heavy beams of dry wood with rafters and laths, and all covered over with a thatch of rushes, a foot in thickness. It best face mask for chemo patients would make a tremendous blaze, and the smoke would be likely enough to suffocate the lion even before the blaze could get at him. The suggestion of Hendrik was adopted. They prepared to fire the house. There was still a large quantity of rubbish, the collected firewood which the locusts had not devoured. best cold weather face mask This would enable them to carry out their purpose and all three immediately set about hauling it up, and piling it against the door. One might almost have fancied that the lion had fathomed their design for, although he had been for a long while quite silent, he now commenced a fresh spell of roaring. Perhaps the noise of the logs, face mask men striking against the door outside, had set him at it and, finding himself thus shut up and baited, he had grown impatient. disposable dusk mask What he had sought as a shelter had been turned into a trap, and he was now anxious to get out of it. This was evident by the demonstrations he began to make. They could hear him rushing about passing from door to window striking both with his huge paws, and causing them to shake upon their hinges all the while uttering the most fiendish roars. Though not without some apprehensions, the three continued their work. They had their horses at hand, ready to be mounted in case the lion might make his way through the fire. In fact, they intended to take to their saddles as soon as the fire should be fairly under way and watch the conflagration from a safe distance. They had dragged up all the bush.flew down upon the plain not far from its base. Surely, thought Von Bloom, there must be water there. I shall ride forward and see. But his horse had scarcely waited for him to form this design. The animal had been already dragging upon the bridle and as soon as his head was turned in the direction of the tree, he started forward with outstretched neck, snorting as he rushed along. The rider, trusting to the instinct of his disposable dusk mask horse, surrendered up the bridle and in less than five minutes both horse and rider were drinking from the sweet water of a crystal fountain that gushed out within a dozen yards of the tree. The field cornet would now have hastened back to the wagon but he thought that by allowing his horse to browse an hour or so upon the grass, he would make the return journey with more spirit, and in quite as good time. He, therefore, took off the bridle, gave the animal his liberty, while he stretched himself under the shade of the great tree. As he lay, he could not help admiring the wonderful production of nature that towered majestically above him. It was one of the largest trees he had ever beheld. It was of the kind known as the nwana tree, a species of ficus, with large sycamore shaped leaves that grew thickly over its magnificent head. Its trunk was full twenty feet in diameter, rising to more than that height without a branch, and then spreading off into numerous limbs that stretched far out in a horizontal direction. Through the thick foliage Von Bloom could perceive shining egg shaped fruits as large as cocoa nuts and upon these the parrots and several other kinds of birds appeared to be feeding. Other trees of the same species stood out upon the plain at long distances apart and though they were all taller than the surrounding timber, none were so large or conspicuous as the one that grew by the spring. The field cornet, as he enjoyed the cool shade which its umbrageous frondage afforded, could not help thinking what an admirable spot it would be to build a kraal. The disposable dusk mask inmates of a dwelling placed beneath its friendly shelter, need never dread the fierce rays of the African sun even the rain could scarce penetrate its leafy canopy. In fact, its dense foliage almost constituted a roof of itself. Had his cattle still remained to him, no doubt the vee boor would have resolved at once to make this spot his future home. But, tempting as it was, what now could he do in such a place To him it would be only a wilderness. There was no species of industry he could follow in such a remote quarter. True, he might sustain himself and his family by hunting. He saw th.
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Before the destruction of the hyenas and lions, they had been used to remain altogether in the tree, while the hunters were absent. But this had been quite an imprisonment to them and now that the danger was not considered much, mud face mask they were allowed to come down and play upon the grassy plain, or wander along the shore of the little lake. On one occasion when the hunters were abroad, Tr uuml ey had strayed down to the edge of the water. She was alone, if we except the company of the gazelle, which followed at her heels wherever she went. This pretty creature had grown to full size, and had turned out a great beauty, with large round eyes that had a lovely melting expression, like the eyes of Tr uuml ey herself. Well, as I have said, Tr uuml ey was alone. Jan was busy near the bottom of the tree, working a new rod into his bird cage, and Totty was out upon the plain herding old Graaf so Tr uuml ey and the pet springbok went strolling along by themselves. Now Tr uuml ey had not gone down to the water without an object. She had one. She had gone to give her pet a drink, and collect some blue lilies for a bouquet. All this she had done, and still continued to walk along the shore. On one side of the lake, and that the farthest from the nwana tree, a low spit of land projected into the water. It had once been but a disposable dusk mask sand bar, but grass had grown upon it, until a green turf was formed. There was not over a square perch of it altogether, but it was not square in shape. On the contrary, it was of oval form, and much narrower nearest the land, where it formed a neck, or isthmus, not more than three feet in width. It was, in short, a miniature peninsula, which by a very little work with the spade co.or thirst Already he was many miles from the cliffs, and he could no longer tell their direction. Even had he halted then and there, he could not tell which way Carolina Cotton Carbon Filter Face Mask to turn himself. He would be lost He grew more than anxious. He became frightened in earnest. What was he to do Leap down, and risk his neck in the fall He would lose his quagga and his saddle as well he regarded the eland as already lost he would have to walk back to camp, and get laughed at on his return. No matter for all that his life was in danger if he kept on. The quaggas might gallop twenty, ay, fifty miles before halting. They showed no symptoms of being blown no signs of giving out. He must fling himself to the ground, and let quagga and saddle go. He had formed this resolution, and was actually about to put it in practice. He was just considering how he might best escape an ugly fall looking for a soft spot when, all at once, a grand idea rushed into his mind. He remembered that in taming this same quagga and breaking him to the saddle, he had been vastly aided by a very simple contrivance that was a blind. The blind was nothing more than a piece of soft leather tied over the animal s eyes but so complete had been its disposable mask target effect, that it had transformed the quagga at once from a kicking screaming creature into a docile animal. Hendrik now thought of the blind. True, he had none. Was there nothing about him that would serve as one His handkerchief No, it would be too thin. Hurrah His jacket would do His rifle was in the way. It must be got rid of. It must be dropped to the ground, he could return for it. It was let down as gently as possible, and soon left far behind. In best face mask for cold weather a twinkling Hendrik stripped off his jacket. How was it to be arranged so as to blind the quagga It would not do to drop it. A moment s consideration served the ready boy to mature his plan. After a moment he bent down, passed a disposable dusk mask sleeve upon each side under the quagga s throat, and then knotted them together. The jacket thus rested over the animal s mane, with the collar near its withers, and the peak or skirt upon the small of its neck. Hendrik next leaned as far forward as he could, and with his extended arms pushed the jacket up the animal s neck, until the skirt passed over its ears, and fell down in front of its disposable dusk mask face. It was with some difficulty that the rider, bent down as he was, could retain his seat for as soon as the thick flap of cloth came down over the eyes of the quagga, the latter halted as if he had been shot dead in his tracks. disposable dusk mask He did not fall, however, but only stood still, quivering with terror. His gallop was at an end H.