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There was just enough distance to cover to let each one realize that he had no idea how long the carnivore had been inside, and what the scraping sound might have been. Both slowed down as they approached the edge, not relishing what they expected to see. But this did not prove to be what they had expected. McLaughlin s face, already grim, turned gray as he saw that his first shot had not merely missed the animal at which it was aimed. The bolt had struck the pile of dirt which had been left by the digging machinery at the far lip of the pit, and scattered most of it to the four winds. Perhaps half a ton had slid back into the hole from which it had originally been removed. There was no telling, from above, what the Felodon had done to Mitsuitei. The upper half of the archaeologist s body was buried completely, and the rest so liberally sprinkled with dirt that it was not at once identifiable. The guide, using language strange even to the widely traveled carhartt face mask Lampert, leaped the three meters downward disposable nitrous masks without bothering to use the ladder, seized a projecting leg and tried to draw the little man clear of the soil. Lampert, equally aware of the possible value of time but feeling that he would do little good with a broken leg, made the descent in the normal manner. By the time he reached the bottom, McLaughlin had succeeded in dragging Mitsuitei almost completely clear. Lampert started forward to clear the mud from the still hidden face then he stopped, and his stomach abruptly heaved, as he realized that the face was not hidden. It was gone. Mitsuitei had removed the head gear and gloves from his protective suit for the normal reason to see and manipulate better. The exposed head and hands had formed the Felodon s hasty meal. The paleontologists saw the helicopter approaching this time, for they were working., but stalked along the shore about their own business. What this business was soon became apparent for although one or another of the birds made occasional stop to pick up some worm, weed, or seed, it was evident they were not making their evening promenade in search of food. Now and again one would dart quickly away from the flock, running with the swiftness of a pheasant, then suddenly stop, survey the ground in every direction, as if submitting it to examination, and finally, with a cackling note, summon the others to its side. After this a general cackle would spring up, as if they were engaged in some consultation that equally regarded the welfare of all. It was noticed that those taking the initiative in these prospecting rushes and summonings, differed a little from the others. The casque or bonnet shaped protuberance at the back of their heads was larger, as were also the tubercles at their nostrils the red upon their naked cheeks was of brighter and deeper hue while their plumage was gayer and more glossy, the rufous white portion of it being of a more pronounced rose or salmon colour. These were the male birds or cocks of the flock, though the difference between them and the hens was much less than that between chanticleer and the ladies of his barn yard harem, and only noticeable when they drew very near to the spectators. They were still two hundred yards from the spot where the latter lay watching them, and by the direction in which they were going it was not likely they would come any nearer. Captain Redwood had taken hold of the musket, intending to load it with some slugs he chanced to have, and try a long shot into the middle of the flock but Saloo restrained him with a word or two spoken in a whisper. They were, Don t try shot, cappen. Too long way off. You miss all. Maybe they go lookee place for billy eggs. Much betta we waitee while. Thus cautioned, the captain laid aside the gun, while they all remained silently watching the maleos, which continued their course, with its various divergences, still unconscious of being observed. When they were nearly in front of the camping place, at a spot where the sand lay loose and dry, above the reach of the ordinary tidal influx, all made a stop at the summons of one who, from the superior style of his plumage and the greater grandeur disposable nitrous masks of his strut, appeared a very important individual of the tribe in all likelihood the cock of the walk. Here a much longer period was spent in the cackling consultation, which at length came to an end, not as before in their passing on to another place, but by the whole flock se.
ur horny toes or sabots on the hind foot, where only three appear upon that of the latter. The enamel of the teeth presents still another proof of these animals being different in species. Nor are all Asiatic elephants alike. In this species there are varieties which present very distinct features and, indeed, these varieties, as they are called, appear to differ from each other, nearly as much as any one of them does from the African kind. One variety known among Orientals by the name of mooknah, has straight tusks that point downward, whereas the usual habit of these singular appendages is to curve upward. Asiatics recognise two main castes, or perhaps species, among disposable nitrous masks their elephants. One known as coomareah, is a deep bodied, compact, and strong animal, with large trunk and short legs. The other called merghee, full face snorkel mask for glasses wearers is a taller kind, but neither so compact nor strong as the coomareah, nor has he so large a trunk. His long legs enable him to travel faster than the coomareah but the latter having a larger trunk a point of beauty among elephant owners and being capable of enduring more fatigue, is the favourite, and fetches a larger price in the Oriental market. Occasionally a white elephant charcoal peel off face mask is met with. This is simply an albino, but such are greatly prized in many countries of Asia, and large sums are given for them. They are even held in superstitious veneration in some parts. The Indian elephant at the present time inhabits most of the southern countries of Asia, including the large islands, Ceylon, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, etcetera. Of course every one knows that in these countries the elephant has been trained long ago to the use of man, and is one of the domestic animals. But he also exists in a wild state, both upon the continent of Asia and in its islands and hunting the elephant is one of the grand sport of the East. In Africa the elephant exists only in a state of nature. None of the nations upon this little known continent tame or train him to any purpose. He is only prized among them for his precious tusks, and his flesh as well. Some have asserted that this species is more fierce than its Indian congener, and could not be domesticated. This is altogether a mistake. The reason why the African elephant is disposable nitrous masks not trained, is simply that none of the modern nations of Africa have yet reached a high enough point of civilisation to avail themselves of the services of this valuable animal. The African elephant may be domesticated and trained to the howdah, or castle, as easily as his Indian cousin. The trial has been made but that it can be done no better proof is required tha.its closed fearlessly around the throat of the old hen hornbill, she was drawn forth from her place of imprisonment. For a time she was seen in Saloo s hands, convulsively writhing and flopping her great wings, like a turkey gobbler with his head suddenly cut off. There was some screaming, hissing, and croaking, but to all these sounds Saloo quickly put an end, by taking a fresh grasp of the throat of the great bird, choking the breath out of it until the wings ceased fluttering and then he flung its body down at the feet of the spectators. Saloo did not descend immediately, but once more thrust his hand into the nest, hoping, no doubt, to find an egg or eggs in it. Instead of these, the contents proved to be a bird and only one a chick recently hatched, about the size of a squab pigeon, and fat as a fed ortolan. Unlike the progeny of the megapodes, hatched in the hot sand, the disposable nitrous masks infant hornbill was without the semblance of a feather upon its skin, which was all over of a green, yellowish hue. There was not even so much as disposable nitrous masks a show makeup primer of down upon it. For a moment Saloo held it in his hand, hissing as it was in his own tiny way. Then chucking it down after its murdered mother, where it fell not only killed, but squashed, he prepared to descend in a less hasty manner. He now saw no particular need for their dining on durions, at least on that particular day and therefore discontinued his task upon the bamboo ladder, which could be completed on the morrow, or whenever the occasion called for it. Chapter Sixteen. An Enemy in the Air. Though the old hen hornbill, after her long and seemingly forced period of incubation, might not prove such a tender morsel, they were nevertheless rejoiced at this accession to their now exhausted larder, and the pilot at once set about plucking her, while Murtagh kindled a fresh fire. While they were thus engaged, Henry, who had greatly admired the ingenuity displayed by Saloo in the construction of his singular ladder, bethought him of ascending it. He was led to this exploit partly out of curiosity to try what such a climb would be like but more from a desire to examine the odd nest so discovered for to him, as to most boys of his age, a bird s nest was a peculiarly attractive object. He thought that Saloo had not sufficiently examined the one first plundered, and that there might be another bird or an egg behind. He was not naturalist enough to know what the ex pilot s old Sumatran experience had long ago taught him that the hornbill only lays one egg, and brings forth but a single chick. Whether or no, he was determined to ascend and satisfy hi.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 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 in the cliff, and was soon after sitting under the shadow of the nwana tree, regaling a most interested audience with the narrative of motorcycle face masks 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 honeywell nuisance disposable dust mask, box of 50 (rws-54001) 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 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 disposable nitrous masks 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 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.
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After he had been in the warehouse a few days, ice face mask Christy was not a little surprised to receive a visit from his uncle, Colonel Passford. He was not surprised at the kindness of the planter in making 308 the visit, but that he should know so soon that he was a prisoner of war, for he had fully decided not to make any appeal to his disposable nitrous masks uncle and he could not imagine how he had discovered his situation. I am glad to see you, Christy, said Colonel Passford, extending his hand, which Christy took without any hesitation. And I suppose you are glad to see me here, added the nephew, with a smile. While I am glad to see you deprived of the power to injure the cause I love, and to which I have pledged all that I have and all that I am, I am sorry that you should be in trouble, Christy. I hope I have Christian feeling enough to keep me from rejoicing at the misfortunes of any person, and especially of my brother s disposable nitrous masks son. I can say sincerely that I am sorry you are in trouble, said the colonel solemnly. Oh, I am not in trouble, Uncle Homer exclaimed Christy, laughing. I have done my duty to my country, my conscience is clean, and I am not to be upset by an accident disposable nitrous masks like this. I am really happy in the consciousness that I have been faithful to the cause of my country. illustration of quoted scene I am glad to see you, Christy. Page 308. I wish you had been but we will not talk 309 about that, for I suppose you and your father have the same views, replied the planter, looking very sad. I don t believe we should agree if we talked about it for disposable nitrous masks a year, and we had better give the subject the go by. But how are Aunt Lydia and Gerty Both are very well. I hope your father is in good health, as well as your mother and sister. All very well. I have not heard a word from any of you fo.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 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 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 wool face mask 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 disposable nitrous masks negroes, though not expert seamen, 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 now, added Christy, changing his voice as much as he could, and as he had done before when he spoke to the captain. motorcycle half face masks If things are not favorable when you 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.