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Still nothing could be seen, and Christy knew that there was a point of nearness where something could be discerned even in any gloom of night. He permitted the boat to continue on its course, till he could very dimly make out an object ahead. Way enough, he whispered to Beeks. The coxswain raised both hands, and made a gesture with them, which was the signal for the men to cease rowing. The sounds were now more tangible. Occasionally there were a few raps with a hammer, but the most of them were the orders of the person in charge. I don t believe there are more than a dozen men there, whispered Flint. More than that, I should say but even if there are two dozen, it is all the same. Take off the mufflers from the oars, Beeks, continued Christy. Then give way with a will, and run for whatever may come in sight. Beeks obeyed the order, and in a couple of minutes the boat was driving into the gloom at her 218 ordinary speed. Something came into view a moment later, and it was a small steamer. Boat, ahoy shouted some one from the steamer. On board of the steamer replied Christy. Are you the pilot demanded the speaker from the vessel. Ay, ay, sir, responded the lieutenant. I shall not want you now, continued the man on the steamer. How is that demanded Christy, as though this was an entirely unexpected reply. I have concluded to make my way out through the sound, Gilder. Then my name is Gilder, added Christy, in a low tone. I have a plan of my own, and I reckon I shall make it go, proceeded the captain of the steamer. The Teaser don t draw much water, and I know how to help her over the shoal places. When do you expect to get through the sound ask.of his seismic apparatus. Its little mole robot had started on its downward trip. The Felodon lurked thirty yards from the point where Lampert was standing, protected from his sight by the undergrowth and by one of the piles of dirt thrown up by the machine which had dug the pit. It seemed to be looking through the soil at the spot where the man was. The snarl was still on its face, but no muscle moved in its long body. It had been there for minutes without moving it had frozen similarly when McLaughlin had passed it on his way out. Now it simply stood and waited. On a cliffside kilometers away, Ndomi Sulewayo gave utterance to the first profanity Krendall had ever heard him use. They were on opposite sides of the block containing the fossil, so neither could see the other. Krendall, naturally, asked what was wrong. Don t tell me a bug got through one of these suits Worse, if possible. I told you this foreleg both had been carefully avoiding the use of such words as arms was sticking out sideways, so that I was afraid we might have cut off part of it in digging the tunnel. Krendall nodded. I remember. Did we I don t know. Eh How come I should think there d be no doubt, one way or the other, if you disposable eye mask have that much of the limb clear. Well, I haven t. I got as far as the bone goes and right there I run out of tuff and into the limestone. If there s anything more, it s in an entirely different kind of rock, which is a trifle unlikely but I m going to have to check the blocks we cut from this part of the tunnel uv face mask in order to make sure, and I don t look forward to the job at all. Krendall, properly sympathetic, came around to Sulewayo s side to look, and agreed that the search was necessary. The bone the younger man had been clearing ended in a joint of the type they had come to regard as typical of the creature s limbs and this had occurred almost exactly at the surface they had left when first outlining the block with the saw. Sulewayo, with a grunt of disgust, dropped his tools and went out into the rain, where the blocks cut from the cliff had been piled Krendall, nobly sacrificing his personal inclinations, went along with him. The search f&p simplus full face mask lasted for a long time for a long time, in fact, after it became evident that it was going to be useless, for the chance of a perfect specimen is not easily thrown away. Finally, however, Krendall straightened up with a sigh. I guess we ll have to be satisfied with a restoration on one side, he said wearily. I hope someone fifty years from now doesn t pumpkin facial mask find another and discover that it s a sort of vertebrate fiddler crab, with one fore lim.
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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 disposable eye mask 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 disposable eye mask 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.seized, he struck down the precocious chicks one after another, and put an end to their aspiring flights by laying them lifeless upon the sand. In the end it was neither eggs nor omelettes, but tender, delicate squabs the castaways had for their prandial repast. Chapter Fourteen. A Grand Tree climber. The castaways having made a repast on chicks instead of eggs, as they had been expecting, were for the amston n95 disposable dust masks time 3m 2-pack disposable painting, sanding and fiberglass valved safety masks satisfied, so far as concerned their appetites. But aware that these would disposable eye mask ere long recommence their craving, they could not be contented to remain inactive. It would be necessary to procure some other kind of provisions, and, if possible, a permanent stock on which they could rely until ready to set out on their journey, with a surplus to carry them some way along it. Although in Borneo there are many kinds of strange birds, and some of them large ones, they are not to be found everywhere, and when seen, not so easily caught or shot. There are some large disposable eye mask quadrupeds too, as the Indian rhinoceros, and the Sumatran tapir and although the flesh of these great thick skinned animals is neither tender nor delicate, yet men who can get no disposable eye mask other soon find themselves in a position to relish it, despite its toughness and its coarse texture. But neither rhinoceros nor tapir was seen by our castaways neither seemed to frequent that part of the coast, as no tracks of them were observed during their excursions. If they had fallen in with a rhinoceros, they would have had some difficulty in killing it seeing that this enormous brute is as large as a small elephant, its body protected by a thick hide embossed with hard knob like protuberances, like those upon shields, giving to the animal the appearance of being encased in a full suit of ancient armour. The Sumatran tapir, too, is a creature that does not readily succumb to its assailant, being larger and stronger than its namesake of South America. There are two species of deer known in Borneo one of them, the rusa, a fine large animal. Captain Redwood was in hopes he might meet with an individual of either species and with this object in view, he continued to make short excursions into the woods, taking his rifle along with him, occasionally accompanied by Murtagh, with the ship s musket. But they always returned empty handed, and a good deal down hearted, having seen nothing that could be converted into venison. Saloo had again tried for eggs and shell fish, but was unsuccessful in his search after both evidently there were no more depositories of maleos eggs, nor Singapore oysters, nor, indeed, any kind of shell fish, on that pa.derstand to dig out of the ground with the sharp nails of their hands. 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Totty from her perch saw enough to convince her of this, had she been herself inclined to philosophise. But she was not. She was only a little curious about the manoeuvres of the animals, and she called Tr uuml ey and little Jan up into the tree, in order that they might share the spectacle with her. All the others were off hunting. Jan was delighted, and ran up the ladder at once. So did Tr uuml ey, and all three stood watching the odd movements of the four handed creatures. They perceived that the troop was actually marching in order not in line, but with some understood arrangement. There were scouts upon the wings, and leaders in front. These were baboons of greater age and size than the others. There were calls and signals, and the change of accent and tone would have convinced any one that a regular conversation was going on. The females and younger ones marched in the middle for better security. 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Indeed, I had observed many of the creatures crawling outside the hill, when I first approached it, and had wondered at this as I knew that they usually keep under ground when going and coming from their nests. I had observed all this, without taking note of it at the time being too intent in my stalk to think of anything else. For the last half hour I was too disposable eye mask busy watching the manoeuvres of disposable eye mask the wildebeest bull, to take my gaze off him for a moment. Something in motion directly under me at length caught my eye, and I looked down to see disposable eye mask what it was. The first glance caused me to jump to my feet and, as I have already said, very nearly impelled me to leap down upon the horns of the bull Swarming all over the hill, already clustering upon my shoes, and crawling still higher, were the crowds of angry ants. Every hole that the bull had made was yielding out its throng of spiteful insects and all appeared moving towards me Small as the creatures were, I fancied I saw design in their movements. They seemed all actuated with the same feeling the same impulse that of attacking me. I could not be mistaken in their intent. They moved all together, as if guided and led by intelligent beings and they advanced towards the spot on which I stood. I saw, too, that they were the soldiers. I knew these from the workers, by their larger heads and long horny how many times can you reuse a n95 disposable respirator mask when worn an hour a day mandibles. I knew they could bite fiercely and painfully. The thought filled me with horror. I confess it, I never was so horrified before. My late encounter with the lion was nothing to compare with it. My first impression was that I would be destroyed by the termites. I had heard of such things I remembered that I had. It was that, no doubt, that frightened.the north. They were drifting southward when first seen and from the time they had been observed passing in this last direction, they had no doubt ere this wasted the plains far to the south. The thoughts of the field cornet were now turned to the west. It is true the swarm had last approached from the west but Von Bloom fancied that they had first come down from the north, and that the sudden veering round of the wind had caused them to change direction. He thought that by trekking westward he would soon get beyond the ground they had laid bare. He knew something of the plains to the west not much indeed, but he knew that at about forty miles distance there was a spring with good pasturage around it, upon whose water he could depend. He had once visited it, while on a search for some of his cattle, that had wandered thus far. Indeed, it then appeared to him a better situation for cattle than the one he held, and he had often thought of moving to it. Its great distance from any civilised settlement was the reason why he had not done so. Although he was already far beyond the frontier, he still kept up a sort of communication with the settlements, whereas at the more distant point such a communication would be extremely difficult. Now that other considerations weighed with him, his thoughts once more returned to this spring and after spending a few minutes more in earnest deliberation, he decided upon trekking westward. Swartboy was ordered to head round, and strike to the west. The Bushman promptly leaped to his seat upon the voor kist, cracked his mighty whip, straightened out his long team, and moved off over the plain. Hans and Hendrik were already in their saddles and having cleared the kraals of all their live stock, with the assistance of the dogs, drove the lowing and bleating animals before them. Tr uuml ey and little Jan sat beside Swartboy on the fore chest of the wagon and the round full eyes of the pretty springbok could be seen peeping curiously out from under the cap tent. Casting a last look upon his desolate kraal, the field cornet turned his horse s head, and rode after the wagon. Chapter Seven. Water Water On moved the little caravan, but not in silence. Swartboy s voice and whip made an almost continual noise. The latter could be plainly heard more than a mile over the plain, like repeated discharges of a musket. Hendrik, too, did a good deal in the way of shouting and even the usually quiet Hans was under the necessity of using his voice to urge the flock forward in the right direction. Occasionally both the boys were called upon to give Swartboy a.