Diy Aloe Vera Face Mask that he now saw, half standing, half crouching, only a short distance from his sister s resting place. It was a man who, if he had only been in an erect attitude, would have stood at least eight feet in height, and this would have been in an under proportion to the size of his head, the massive breadth of his body across the breast and shoulders, and the length of his arms. But it was not his gigantic size which made him so terrible, or which electrified the sephora free face mask heart of the boy, at a safe distance, as it had done that of the girl, nearer and in more danger. It was the tout ensemble of this strange creature in human shape a man apparently covered all over with red hair, thick and shaggy, as upon the skin of a wolf or bear bright red over the body and limbs, and blacker upon the face, where it was thinnest a creature, in short, such as neither boy nor girl had ever before seen, and such as was long believed to exist only in the imagination of the ancients, under the appellation of satyr. Chapter Twenty Five. Silence Restored. At first sight of the brute, notwithstanding its strangely monstrous appearance, Henry had really mistaken it for a man but a moment s reflection convinced him that he was looking upon an ape instead of a man, and one of such gigantic size as to make him certain it must be the animal spoken of by Saloo under the various appellations of mias rombi, ourang outang, and red gorilla. Saloo s diy aloe vera face mask remarks concerning this ape, and his emphatic warnings, were not at all pleasant to be now recalled. Though brave as a young lion, he looked upon the shaggy monster with fear and trembling. Far less for himself than for his sister who, being nearer to it, was, of course, in diy aloe vera face mask greater peril of an attack. This, indeed, seemed imminent, and his first thought was to rush to the spot and discharge his musket into the monster s face. He was restrained only by seeing that Helen, moved by an instinct of self preservation, had made an effort to save herself by gliding round the trunk of the tree, and seeking concealment on its opposite side. At the same time she had prudently ceased her cries and as the animal did not show any intention of following her, but rather seemed inclined to keep toward the edge of the lake, the boy bethought him that his best course would be not to discharge his musket until the ape should make some hostile demonstration. Saloo had told them that the brute is not diy aloe vera face mask always disposed to commence the attack upon man. If left alone, it will go its own way, except during certain seasons, when the females are fearful for their young offspring. Then they will assai.in the egg shell, in the seed, root, or fruit from which springs the progeny, whether it be man or beast, flying bird or swimming fish, creeping reptile or fast rooted forest tree. The meal of oyster meat men face mask had restored to healthy action the long fasting stomachs of the castaways the durion fruit, coming like a dessert, had no doubt acted with an exceedingly beneficial effect but not till they had partaken of the true staff of life represented in one of its elementary forms, the egg did they feel their blood running in its right channels, alike restoring their vigour and strength. Murtagh was one of the first to feel revivified, and declare himself ready for anything. But they were all much invigorated, and began to think and talk of plans for the future. The question, of course, was, how they should quit the shore on which hydrating face mask diy shipwreck, and afterwards a chance wind, had cast them So far the coast appeared to be uninhabited, and although not so very inhospitable, as their experience had proved, still it would never do for them to remain there. The American merchant skipper had no ambition to match the Scotchman Selkirk, and make a second Crusoe of himself. Neither would Murtagh or the Malay have cared to act as his man Friday for any very prolonged period of hermitage, so long as there was a mode of escaping from it. During the remainder of that evening, therefore, they talked of a change of quarters, and discussed resmed full face mask various plans for bringing this about. It was a question whether they should take to their boat and again put out to sea, or endeavour, by an overland expedition, to reach some part of the coast where they might find a European, and therefore a civilised, settlement. Captain Redwood knew there were more than one of these on the great island of Borneo. There were the Dutch residencies of Sambas and Sarabang the English government dep ocirc t on the islet of Labuan and the strange heterogeneous settlement half colony, half kingdom then acknowledging the authority of the bold British adventurer, Sir James Brooke, styled Rajah of Sarawak. If any of these places could be attained, either coastwise or across country, our castaways might consider their sufferings at an end and it was only a question which would be the easiest to reach, and what the best way of reaching it. After due consideration, Labuan was the point decided upon. From that part of the coast Captain Redwood supposed himself to be, it was by far the nearest civilised settlement in fact, the only one that offered diy aloe vera face mask a chance of being reached by travellers circumstanced as they. Of course they had no intentio.
though the fortunes of war are against you. Now, perhaps you will not object to answering a question or two, in which there can be no treason. I must be my own judge of the questions, replied the major, rather haughtily. Certainly, sir and I shall not insist upon your answering any question. Was any one on board of the Vampire killed in this affair 144 No one was killed. Were any wounded I am sorry to say that three were injured by the falling of the pieces of the walking beam. Seriously Two slightly, and one severely. Thank you, major. Of course, I am not informed of the fate of those in the boat when it was sunk, added the prisoner. I think no one was badly hurt in that part of the affair, said Christy. Perhaps it will be of interest to you to know that Private Passford, formerly of my command, was the one who was severely wounded on board of the Vampire. Corny exclaimed Mrs. Passford. I am sorry to say that he was struck on the shoulder by a fragment of the machinery, replied the major, very politely, as he bowed low to the lady. Poor Corny ejaculated Miss Florry. Is he very badly wounded, Major Pierson I do not know how seriously, but I am afraid he cannot use that shoulder for a long time. 145 replied the prisoner, fixing a look of admiration upon her, as if he were glad to have the privilege of looking at her without causing any remark. I am so sorry for him. Corny was always real good to me when I have been at Glenfield, added the fair girl, and she actually shed some sympathetic tears as she thought of his wounded shoulder. Can we not do something for him, mother I tumeric face mask shall be very glad to have him removed to the house, and I will take care of him till he gets well. I don t know whether this can be done or not. Perhaps Major Pierson can inform me. If your kind hearts prompt you to do this for one who is in arms against the government, I have no doubt it can be managed. He can give his parole, and that will make it all right. He is my nephew, and I would do as much for him as I would for my own son, replied Mrs. Passford heartily. And I as much as I would for my brother, added Miss Florry. Everything was pleasant so far, though all the Passfords were worried about poor Corny, who had been with the ladies only the evening before. CHAPTER XIII AFTER THE BATTLE It was six o clock in the morning when the Bellevite let go her anchor off Twentieth Street, as the young commander decided to do after some consultation with Paul Vapoor, who was his senior in years if not in wisdom. He did not suppose the steamer would be allowed to anchor at the Navy Yard without orders to t.should show themselves simultaneously, and at the proper moment, they were to wait for a signal from the tree. This was to be the firing of the great roer, loaded blank. Hans and Hendrik were also to fire blank shots face mask peel off on discovering themselves, and by this means the desired panic would be produced. The whole scheme was well contrived, and succeeded admirably. The herd appeared filing over the plain, just as on the preceding days. Von Bloom announced their approach to the three in ambush, by repeating in a subdued tone the words, Quaggas are coming The unsuspecting animals filed through the gorge, scattered about in the water, drank their fill, and then commenced retiring by the path on which lay the trap. The leader having climbed the bank, and seeing the fresh grass and rushes strewed upon the path, uttered a snorting bark, and seemed half inclined to wheel round. But just at that moment boomed the loud detonation of the roer and, then, like lesser diy aloe vera face mask echoes, the reports of the smaller guns on the right and left, while Swartboy shouted at the top pitch of his voice, from another quarter. A look back showed the quaggas that they were well nigh surrounded by strange enemies. But one course appeared open to them the way they were wont to go and barking with affright, the whole drove dashed up the bank, and crowded on towards the pit. Then was heard a confused noise the cracking of the poles the trampling of many hoofs the dull sounds of heavy bodies falling together, and mingling in a continuous struggle and the wild snorting, as the creatures hurried forward in affright. Some were seen springing high in the air, as if to overleap the pit. Others poised themselves on their hind hoofs, and wheeling round, ran back into the lake. Some dashed off through the bushes, and escaped in that way but the great body of the drove came running back, and plunging through the water, made off by the gorge through which they had come. In a few minutes not one was in sight. diy aloe vera face mask The boys thought they had all escaped but Von Bloom, milk face mask from his more elevated position in the tree, could perceive the snouts diy aloe vera face mask of several protruding above the edge of the pit. On arriving at the spot, to their great satisfaction the hunters discovered no less than eight full grown quaggas in the trap just twice the number required to mount the party. In less than two weeks from that time, four of the quaggas were broken to the saddle, and perfectly obedient to the bit. Of course there was a good deal of kicking, and plunging, and flinging, and many hard gallops, and some ugly falls, before it came to this but both the Bushman.uld do it. The nigger s makin game of kawaii face mask us, captin, he said. It would be as much as a squirrel could do to speel up that tall trunk. Why, it s as smooth as the side of a copper bottomed ship, an nothin to lay howlt on. He s jokin. No jokee, Mista Multa. Saloo that tlee climb soon. You help you see. Oh, be aisy now I ll help you all I can, if that ll do any good. How do you mane to set about it To this Saloo made no verbal rejoinder, but laying hold of a small axe, that had been brought away in the boat, he walked diy aloe vera face mask off toward a clump of bamboos growing near the spot where they had made their camp. The first thing he did was to cut down five or six of the largest of these canes, some of them being several inches in diameter, directing Murtagh to drag them off, and deposit them close to the durion tree. As soon as he had felled what he deemed a sufficient number, he returned to the spot where the Irishman had deposited them, and commenced chopping them into pieces of about eighteen inches in length. In this the ship carpenter, by reason of his calling, was able to give him efficient aid and the ground was soon strewed with disjointed bamboos. Each of the pieces was then split into two, and sharply pointed at one end, so as to resemble a peg designed for being driven into the ground. But it was not into the ground Saloo intended driving them, as will be presently seen. While Murtagh was engaged in splitting and sharpening the sections of bamboo, the Malay went off once more into the woods, and soon came back again, bearing in his arms what looked like a quantity of rough packing cord. The freshly cut ends of it, however, with their greenish colour and running sap, diy aloe vera face mask told it to be some species of creeping plant one of the parasites, or epiphytes, that abound everywhere in the forests of Borneo, as in those of all tropical countries, and render the trade of the ropemaker altogether superfluous. Throwing down his bundle of creepers, Saloo now took up one of the pointed pegs, and, standing by the trunk of the durion, drove it into the soft sapwood, a little above the height of his own head. The axe, which was a light one, and had a flat hammer shaped head, served him for a mallet. As soon as the first peg had been driven to the depth of several inches, he threw aside the axe, and laid hold of the stake with both hands. Then drawing his feet from the ground, so that all his weight came upon the peg, he tried whether it would sustain him without yielding. It did, and he was satisfied. His next movement was another excursion into the forest, where he found some bamboo stems of a diy aloe vera face mask slend.
Diy Aloe Vera Face Mask 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, diy aloe vera face mask 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 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 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 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 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.ns or hyenas, and killed there. His carcass had been overlooked by the larger carnivora, and the cunning jackals had been making a quiet breakfast upon it, when so unceremoniously disturbed. The entrance of their terrible king in such angry mood, by the door, caused the fox wolves to beat a quick retreat by the window and the appearance of the horsemen easy face masks without had still further frightened these cowardly brutes, so that they diy aloe vera face mask ran away from the kraal at top speed, and never halted until they were out of sight. The three hunters could not restrain a laugh but their tone was suddenly changed by another incident that happened almost at the same moment. Von Bloom had brought with him his two fine dogs, to assist in driving back the cattle. During the short halt the party had made by the spring, these had fastened upon a half eaten carcass behind the walls and, being extremely hungry, had stuck to it, even after the horsemen, had ridden off. Neither of the dogs had seen the lion, until the moment when the savage brute charged forward, and was making for the kraal. The shots, the growling of the lion, and the loud wings of the vultures as they flew off affrighted, told the dogs that something was going on in front, at which they ought to be present and, forsaking their pleasant meal, both came bounding over the walls. They reached the open space in front, just as the lion leaped into the door and without hesitation the brave noble animals rushed on, and followed him inside the house. For some moments there was paintball face mask heard a confused chorus of noises the barking and worrying of the dogs, the growling and roaring of the lion. Then a dull sound followed as of some heavy object dashed against the wall. Then came a mournful howl another, another a noise like the cracking of bones the purr of the great brute with its loud rough bass and then a deep silence. The struggle was over. This was evident, as the dogs no longer gave tongue. Most likely they were killed. The hunters remained watching the door with feelings of intense anxiety. The laugh had died upon their lips, as they listened to those hideous sounds, the signs of the fearful combat. They called their dogs by name. They hoped to see them issue forth, even if wounded. But no. The dogs came not forth they never came forth they were dead A long continued silence followed the noise of the conflict. Von Bloom could no longer doubt that his favourite and only dogs had been killed. Excited by this new misfortune he almost lost prudence. He was about to rush forward to the door, where he might deliver his diy aloe vera face mask fire close to the hated enemy, when.