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The hartebeest was now running upon a new line and as before, one of the hounds was soon seen to face mask reviews head the pack, and press forward at the top of his speed. diy face mask for glowing skin The one that first led, as soon as the antelope turned from its original course, fell back, rejoined the pack, and was now lagging among the hindmost His turn of duty was over. Again the hartebeest verged from its course. Again the pack ran obliquely, and made a second cut upon him again a fresh dog took the lead, and on swept the chase as before the wild hounds uttering their yelping notes as they ran. Several times was this manoeuvre executed by the cunning dogs until the desired result was accomplished, and the antelope was completely blown. Then, as if they felt that it was face mask reviews in their power, and that further strategy was not needed, the whole pack rushed forward simultaneously, and closed face mask reviews rapidly upon the game. face mask reviews The hartebeest made one last despairing effort to escape, but, finding that speed would no longer avail, the creature wheeled suddenly round, and placed itself in an attitude of defiance the foam falling from its lips, while its red eyes sparkled like coals of fire. In another moment the dogs were around it. What a splendid pack exclaimed Von Bloom. Oh that I had such an one Ha he continued, as a new thought struck him, and why not, just such an one why not Now the train of reflections that passed through the mind of the field cornet was as follows That the wild hounds might be tamed, and trained to hunting, easiest of all, to the chase of the elephant. He knew that this could be done, for boor hunters had often done it. True, the dogs must be taken young, but where were young ones to be obtained It is not so easy to capture the pups of the wild hound. Until they are able to run well, their mothers do not permit them to stray far from the caves in which they are littered and these are usually crevices among roc.en I m further down. That s a good thought, but I don t have any other. If you really get far enough down to need it, though, I could fly up to get it. They were going to shift over to hand labor anyway. All right. Of course, it will be some time before I get that deep anyway maybe I won t need it today. He bent to his work. But what do I do asked Lampert. I can t go off to attend to my own projects, because String has to stay here to guard you. I can t get to the site where the others are working because I can t land there. I can t sit in the helicopter n100 disposable dust mask and twiddle my thumbs because I ll go crazy before the day is over. Mitsuitei straightened once more, and thought briefly. Is there nothing in the geophysical line you could do within sight of this pit he asked finally. The saw and digging machine are not the only apparatus you brought. That s true. I brought some seismic gear, though I didn t plan to use it quite like this. I might map the formations under this hill. The information will be usable, I should think, and the joints will give quite a calibrating job. It will keep me busy, anyway. Just a minute Mitsuitei looked a trifle perturbed. Does that mean you re going to set off explosives around here I want the sides of this pit held up by something better than roots, if you do. Lampert chuckled. No explosives, he said. This is a nice little gadget with a robot like the core sampler. It puts out waves of any type desired from any depth down to two hundred fifty meters a sort of subterranean sonar. You ll never know it s working. The wave amplitude isn t enough to feel. He turned toward the helicopter on the river bank below, and was starting to walk toward it when McLaughlin interrupted. The guide had heard the conversation, and his question was purely rhetorical. You weren t planning to walk down to the flyer alone, were you, Doctor Well, yes, as a matter of fact. After all, I won t be working I can keep my eyes open as I go. You can see me for the greater part of the journey from here, too. Rather to his surprise the guide approved this argument, after a moment s thought. All right. But please keep your gun in your hand as well as your head on a swivel. I d prefer to have Dr. Mitsuitei come down with us so we could stay together, but I know how he d react to the interruption, and I realize you re not a kid. Just be careful. Lampert promised and the guide s manner had impressed him to the point where he was almost afraid to make the return journey, after reaching the flyer and packing his new equipment. 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s skull and the position of his brain. Von Bloom at the time was under this wrong impression, and therefore committed a grand mistake. Instead of seeking a side shot, which he could have obtained with far less trouble he decided on creeping round in front of the elephant, and firing right in the animal s face. Leaving face mask reviews Hendrik and Swartboy to attack him from behind, he took a circuit under cover of the bushes and at length arrived in the path the elephant was most likely to take. He had scarcely gained his position, when he saw the huge animal coming towards him with silent and majestic tread and although the elephant only walked, half a dozen of his gigantic strides brought him close up to the ambushed hunter. As yet the creature uttered no cry but as he moved, Von Bloom could hear a rumbling gurgling sound, as of water dashing to and fro in his capacious stomach Von Bloom had taken up his position behind the trunk of a large tree. The elephant had not yet seen him, and, perhaps, would have passed on without knowing that he was there, had the hunter permitted him. The latter even thought of such a thing, for although a man of courage, the sight of the great forest giant caused him for a moment to quail. But, again, the curving ivory gleamed in his eyes again he remembered how to apply face mask the object that had brought him into that situation he thought of his fallen fortunes of his resolve to retrieve them of his children s welfare. These thoughts resolved him. His long roer was laid over a knot in the trunk its muzzle pointed at the forehead of the advancing elephant his eye gleamed through the sights the loud detonation followed and a cloud of smoke for a moment hid everything from his view. He could hear a hoarse bellowing trumpet like sound he could hear the crashing of branches and the gurgling of water and, when the smoke cleared away, to his chagrin he saw that the elephant was still upon his feet, and evidently not injured in the least The shot had struck the animal exactly where the hunter had aimed it but, instead of inflicting a mortal wound, it had only excited the creature to extreme rage. He was now charging about, striking the trees with his tusks, tearing branches off, and tossing them aloft with his trunk though all the while evidently in ignorance of what had tickled him so impertinently upon the forehead Fortunately for Von Bloom, a good thick tree sheltered him from the view of the elephant. Had the enraged animal caught sight of him at that moment, it would have been all up with him but the hunter knew this, and had the coolness to remain close and quiet. Not so with.savage wilderness, and restore them to civilisation nay, almost to life. That it was to be made on foot did not dismay them, they had quite recovered from the effects of their sea suffering, as also from the poisonous breath of the upas, and felt strong enough to undertake any great feat of pedestrianism. And, as they were under no limits as to time, they could adopt such a rate of speed as the nature of the paths would permit. On this score there was neither apprehension nor uneasiness there might have been about provisions, as the cured hams of the wild boar could not possibly last longer than a week and what were they to eat after these were consumed Saloo set their minds at rest on this matter, by telling them that the interior forests of Borneo which he did not know if they at all resembled those of Sumatra which he did know would be found full of fruit bearing trees and, besides, numerous chances would arise for killing or capturing birds and other small game, even if a deer or a second wild boar did not present himself. In order to be prepared for any such that might come in his way, as well as to save their ammunition, of which they had but a limited supply, Saloo had spent the last few days of their sojourn upon the coast in the manufacture of a weapon well suited for such a purpose, even better face mask reviews than musket or rifle. It was the Sumpitan, or blow gun. This the Malay had made, along with a complete set of sumpits, or arrows, and a quiver to contain them. The sumpitan itself eight feet in length he fashioned from a straight sapling of the beautiful casuarina tree, which grows throughout the islands of the Malayan Archipelago while the little arrows, only eight inches long, he obtained from the medium of the leaflets of the nibong palms, many of which were found near the spot where they had encamped. The pith of the same palm served him for the swell of the arrow, which, being compressible like cork, fills up the tube of the sumpitan, and renders how to make no face mask the shaft subject to propulsion from the quick puff of breath which the blow gun marksman, from long practice, knows how to give it. Saloo had been one of the best sumpitan shooters in all Sumatra, and could send an arrow with true aim a distance of a hundred and fifty yards. But to make its effect deadly at this distance, something more than the mere pricking of the tiny sumpit was needed. This something was a strong vegetable poison which he also knew how to prepare and the upas tree, that had so nearly proved fatal to all of them, was now called into requisition to effect a friendly service. Drawing upon its sap, and mi.hat effect. His father had not returned from the city. Though he held no office, Captain Passford was as busy with public affairs as though he had been the collector of the port. No one but the ladies had slept any during the trip but they had been on deck some time when the steamer anchored. Christy had been very much in doubt face mask reviews as to what he should do with the Bellevite when he reached his destination, and he was glad to see his mother when she came out of the cabin. Though he was still hardly more than 147 a boy, he believed in his mother, and it had not yet occurred to him that he knew more than she did. He stated his difficulty to her, for Paul had been as much in doubt as the midshipman. I think it is a very easy question to answer, Christy, replied Mrs. Passford, with a smile. Where have you anchored Off union Square, or very near it, I should think, replied Christy. You know that your father stays at the St. James Hotel when he is in the city, she added. The only thing you can do is to find him, and let him decide what is to be done with the Bellevite. I did not mint julep face mask think of that, added the midshipman. I will get out a boat at once, and go on shore. Florry and I will go with you, continued Mrs. Passford. We have nothing to do here, and I should like to return to Bonnydale as soon as possible. But what will you do with your prisoner, Christy I shall do nothing with him. Sampson is in charge of him, and I am sure he will not take his eye off the major while he remains on board. 148 The port quarter boat was lowered into the water, and a couple of the old sailors took their places in her. The ladies were assisted to their seats, and Christy, after he had informed the engineer that he was in command during his absence, leaped into the boat, and it was pulled to the nearest pier. A carriage was called, and the party were driven to the hotel. It was half past six, and Christy was informed that his father had not yet come down. Word was sent up to him, and the son went to his room, where he found him only half dressed. I did not expect to see you at this time in the morning, my son, said the owner of the Bellevite. How did you come down so early I came in the Bellevite and she is at anchor in the stream off Twentieth Street, father, replied Christy. In the Bellevite exclaimed Captain Passford, with the nearest thing to a frown that ever appeared on his painful face mask brow in the presence of any member of his family. I don t quite understand how An attempt was made to capture her last night, father, and I thought it best to make sure of her, interposed the midshipman. 149 To capture her eja.
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Christy thought everything was going extremely well, and he was reasonably confident that he should succeed in his plan. 244 Steamer, ahoy shouted a voice, coming out of the dense fog. That must be the patrol boat, said Dave, in a low tone. Christy could not make any reply that would face mask reviews be satisfactory to the patrol, and he decided not to answer the hail. He had rather expected to be challenged in this way. CHAPTER XXII A VARIETY OF NIGHT SIGNALS The dip of the oars of the guard boat could be distinctly heard in the pilot house, and it was probable that the men in it could see the Teaser. But Christy was not much concerned about the situation, and he was not much disposed to give any attention to the boat. Stop her, or we will fire into full face respirator mask you yelled the officer in charge of the guard boat. Even this menace did not induce the face mask reviews lieutenant to ring his bell to stop the engine. The boat was doubtless full of men, and as he could not give straight answers to all the questions that might be put to him, it might provoke a fight to attempt to do so, and he decided not to incur the risk. His prisoners might make trouble if he reduced the guard in charge of them, as he would be obliged to do to beat off the attack of the boat. What is this boat here for, Dave asked 246 Christy, as he peered through the gloom to obtain a glance at the craft. To keep the people at Fort Pickens from sending out any armed force, replied the intelligent contraband. Do they think a boat full of men could do that No, sir but they could give the forts on the other side warning. The sounds from the boat had come from the starboard bow of the steamer, and it looked as though the guard boat had intercepted her by accident.pecially face mask reviews to meet the ladies, added the prisoner as he bowed low to Mrs. Passford and her daughter. I had hoped I might meet Mrs. and Miss Passford before I returned to the South. And you had even hoped to take one of them back with you as a passenger in are disposable n95 masks ok for spraying paint the Bellevite, Christy interpolated, with great good nature. Major Pierson looked at him with a start, and it was his turn to be astonished. He was a prisoner, but he had the privilege of wondering how Christy knew so much about face mask reviews his affairs. Captain Carboneer is a very obstinate man, and did not take kindly to the carrying of lady passengers in a man of war but I think he was right, though my view may be of no consequence to you, added the young officer. I have the highest opinion of etude house face mask Captain Carboneer, for he is a solid, substantial man. By the way. Major Pierson, who is he He is Captain Carboneer, replied the major discreetly. Perhaps he is Captain Carboneer I don t know things are not always what they seem, and 142 I find that persons are not, either. Hasn t that been your experience, Mr. Mulgate I beg your pardon, Major Pierson The prisoner frowned, and gave a fierce glance at the midshipman, as though he felt like annihilating him with a look. But he evidently considered just then that he was in the presence of the ladies, and perhaps that the flash of his eagle eye would not kill his tormentor, as the young man seemed to have become. I am your prisoner, or somebody s prisoner, Captain Passford, and the tables are turned against me. Of course, you don t expect me to give information that will be of use to the enemies of my country. Of course not. When you were my prisoner, I think I treated you like a gentleman, added Major Pierson. I think you did, sir and that reminds me that your hands are tied behind you. You were so kind as to release me from my bonds when I was in your power And it was the stupidest thing I ever did in my life, interposed the prisoner, with some bitterness. 143 I am not familiar with the events of your life, and I cannot gainsay your remark. You did not scruple to turn our own guns against us. As you would have done if you had succeeded in capturing the Bellevite, added Christy, smartly. This time makes twice that you did not capture her. The third time may not fail. It may not but I must be as magnanimous as you were. Sampson, release the gentleman. Thank you, Captain Passford that is no more than I did for you when you were in the same situation. But I suppose you will not undertake to capture this ship after I have done as well by you as you did by me. I intend to treat you like a gentleman.