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Why not the hyena A third species is very distinct from either of the two described the spotted hyena Hyena crocuta. This is also sometimes called the laughing hyena, from the peculiarity we have had occasion to speak of. This species, in general colour, is not unlike the common kind, except that, instead of stripes, his sides are covered with spots. He is larger than the Hyena vulgaris, and in character resembles Bruce s, or the Abyssinian hyena. He is a native of the southern half of Africa, where he is known among the Dutch colonists as the tiger wolf while the common hyena is by them simply called wolf. A fourth species is the brown hyena Hyena villosa. The name brown hyena is not a good one, as brown colour is by no means a characteristic of this animal. Hyena villosa, or hairy hyena, is better, as the long, straight hair falling down his sides gives him a peculiar aspect, and at once distinguishes him from any of the others. He is equally as large and fierce as any, being of the size of a Saint Bernard mastiff, but it is difficult to imagine how any one could mistake him for either a striped or spotted hyena. His colour is dark brown, or nearly black above, and dirty grey beneath. In fact, in general colour and the arrangement of his hair, he is not unlike a badger or wolverine. And yet many naturalists describe this as being of the same species as the common hyena the learned De Blainville among the rest. The most ignorant boor of South Africa for he is a South African animal knows better than this. Their very appellation of straand wolf points out his different habits and haunts for he is a seashore animal, and not even found in such places as are the favourite resorts of the common hyena. There is still simplus full face cpap mask another brown h.ad of celery. The inexperienced and youthful spectators expected some such result but not so the cunning old man monkey, who knew what he was about for, once he had gained a good hold upon the upper jaw, at its A terrible conflict narrowest part, near the snout, he made up his mind that those bony counterparts, now asunder, should never come together again. To make quite sure of this, he bent himself to the last supreme effort. Supporting his knees firmly against the shoulders of the saurian, and bending his thick muscular arms to the extent of their great strength, he was seen to give one grand wrench. There was a crashing sound, as of a tree torn from its roots, followed by a spasmodic struggle then the hideous reptile lay extended along the earth, still writhing its body and flirting its tail. The red gorilla saw that it had accomplished its task victory was achieved, the danger over, and the hated enemy lay helpless, almost nerveless, in its hairy embrace. At length, detaching itself from the scaly creature, whose struggles each moment grew feebler and feebler, it sprang to one side, squatted itself on its haunches, and with a hoarse laughter, that resembled the horrid yell of a maniac, triumphantly contemplated the ruin of its prostrate foe Chapter Twenty Eight. Still Trusting in God. The reader may suppose the strange conflict we have described to be a thing of the author s imagination. Some will, no doubt, pronounce it a story of the sensational and fabulous kind in short, a sailor s yarn. So may it seem to those who give but little attention to the study of nature. To the naturalist, however, this chapter of animal life and habits will cause no astonishment for he will know it to be a true one and that the spectacle described, although perhaps not one coming every day under the eye of man, and especially civilised man, has nevertheless been witnessed by the inhabitants of the recesses of the Bornean forest. Ask any old Bornean bee hunter, and he will tell you just such a tale as the above adding that the ourang outang, or red gorilla, which he calls mias, is a match, and more than a match, for any animal it may encounter in forest or jungle and that the only two creatures which dare attack it are the crocodile and the great ular or python, the latter a serpent of the boa constructor kind, with one of which our castaways had already formed acquaintance. But the Bornean bee hunter, usually a Dyak, will also tell you that in these conflicts the red gorilla is the victor, though each of the two great reptile antagonists that attack it is often thirty feet in length.
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Right, with a little correction You did command her, and I command her now, replied Christy, as he placed one of his men on each side of the captain. CHAPTER XXI ON A DARK AND FOGGY NIGHT I reckon I don t quite understand you, Gilder, said Captain Folkner, very nervously. I thought I was still in command of the Teaser. I shall not blame you for thinking so but you are utterly mistaken all the same, added Christy. Did you come here to take the command out of my hands Is that the reason why you sent all my men to Town Point demanded the captain, getting an idea of the situation. If you had been a magician, you could not have come any nearer to the truth. Who are you I thought you were Gilder. I am not Gilder, though I found it simplus full face cpap mask convenient to answer to that name. It is reported that the Teaser is a very fast steamer, and I wanted her. 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If you are good natured enough to regard it as a joke, I have not the least objection, replied Christy. But I shall be under the painful necessity o.nel leading into Santa Rosa Sound. Precisely so exclaimed Flint, in an energetic 214 whisper. That s the way they are going to take the Teaser out, and they are doing something over there to prepare her for the trip in shallow water. The master s mate was not aware that Christy had suggested to the captain this way of escape for the Teaser, and he had abandoned the idea himself. simplus full face cpap mask Flint had reached his conclusion from his own premises. They discussed the matter for some time, though it was impossible to arrive at any conclusion for the want of data on which to base their reasoning. All ready, sir, reported Beeks, coming up to them at this moment. How far is the entrance to the sound from Fort Pickens, Mr. Passford asked Flint. About four miles. Then why should they choose such a night as this for their work The Bellevite, floating in four fathoms of water on the other side of the island, could shell them out if they were seen, as they certainly would be from Fort Pickens, replied Christy. That makes it plain enough, added Flint, as they walked towards the boat. But I am not quite willing to believe yet that 215 the Teaser will go out through the sound. If she could get through at all, it would only be after getting aground no end of times, and if to morrow should be a clear day, she could be seen anywhere on her course, persisted Christy. She cannot expect to make eight or ten knots an hour in that shallow water. The lieutenant ordered the men into the boat, after she was shoved off the beach. They paint mask with foam disposable worked with such care that not a sound came from her. The oars were shipped, and the sailors began to row. As instructed, they pulled very slowly, though such work could not be done in perfect silence. Look out for that binnacle, Beeks, said Christy. The light from it may betray us. You have not given me the course, sir, replied the coxswain, as he obeyed the order. North northeast, added Christy, as he settled back in the stern sheets. No one was allowed to speak in the boat, and the lieutenant set the example of silence. But he kept his ears wide open, though the little noise made by the oars and the rippling of the water prevented him from hearing anything at first. It 216 was so dark that one could hardly see another in the boat. It was in vain that Christy watched in the gloom for the glow of a light for all was nearly total darkness in every direction. In about half an hour they began to hear the sounds which had attracted their attention on the island, and they proceeded from directly ahead, indicating that the operations, whatever they were, came from the entrance to th.At the place there stood a post with several forks upon it, that had been used as a bridle post. Hendrik dismounted, hooked his rein over one of these forks rested his y auml ger across another and then, sighting the shaft of the arrow, pulled trigger. The rifle cracked, the broken stick was seen to fly out from the door, and the string was set free All were ready to gallop off but the lion, although he simplus full face cpap mask growled simplus full face cpap mask fiercely on hearing the shot, still lay close. Swartboy now drew in the string and, having adjusted it to a fresh arrow, moved round so as to command a view of the window. 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He was just as safe as his captors and, so long as the door remained closed, they could do him no more harm than he could them They might leave him shut up, and let him starve. simplus full face cpap mask He could live for a while upon what the jackals had left, with the carcasses of the two dogs, but that would not sustain him long, and in the end he would have to give up and miserably perish. After all, this did not seem so certain to Von Bloom and his companions. Finding that he was caged in earnest, the brute might attack the door, and with his sharp claws and teeth manage to cut his way through. But the angry field simplus full face cpap mask cornet had not the slightest intention of leaving simplus full face cpap mask the lion such a chance. He was determined to destroy the beast before leaving the ground and he now set to thinking how this could be accomplished in the speediest and most effectual manner. 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It had been turned up with the spade, for want of a plough, and the seeds planted at proper distances. Many an hour had been given to the weeding and hoeing of it, and around every plant a little hill of soft mould had been raised, to nourish the roots, and protect them from the heat of the sun. The plants were even watered now and then. Partly on account of this attention, and partly from the richness of the virgin soil, a splendid growth was the result and the stalks stood full simplus full face cpap mask twelve face mask balaclava feet high, with ears nearly a foot long. They had almost ripened and the field cornet intended in about a week or ten days to gather in the crop. Both he and all his people were anticipating pleasant feasts of maize bread, and homi.was very sad about that, though up to that time I had little or no fears for myself. I was still in hopes the wildebeest would tire out and leave me, and then I could soon run home. I say, up to that time I had no very serious fears for myself excepting the moment or two when the bull was chasing me to the hill but that little fright was soon over. But now appeared a new object of dread another enemy, as terrible as the enraged bull that almost caused me to sprint down upon the horns of the latter in my first moments of alarm I have said that the wildebeest had broken down several of the lesser turrets the outworks of the ant hill and had laid open the hollow spaces within. He had not penetrated to the main dome, but only the winding galleries and passages that perforate the outer walls. I noticed, that, as soon as these were broken open, a number of ants had rushed out from each. 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. 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