Fun Face Masks the forest in search of fruits or roots, had strayed close to their camp under the fig tree. He came too close for his own safety a bullet from Captain Redwood s rifle having put an abrupt stop to his rootings. Butchered in proper scientific fashion, he not only afforded them food for the time in the shape of pork chops, roast ribs, and the like but gave them a couple of hams, which, half cooked and cured by smoking, could be carried as a sure supply upon the journey. And so provisioned, they at length determined on commencing it, taking with them such articles of the wreck salvage as could be conveniently transferred, and might prove beneficial. Bidding adieu to the pinnace, the dear old craft which had so safely carried them through the dangers of the deep, they embarked on a voyage of a very different kind, in the courses of which they were far less skilled, and of whose tracks and perils they were even more apprehensive. But they had no other alternative. To remain on the eastern coast of Borneo would be to stay there for ever. They could not entertain the slightest hope of any ship appearing off shore to rescue them. A vessel so showing itself would be, in all probability, a prau filled with bloodthirsty pirates, who would either kill or make captives of them, and afterwards sell them into slavery and a slavery from which no civilised power could redeem them, as no civilised man might ever see them in their chains. It was from knowing this terrible truth that Captain Redwood had resolved upon crossing the great island overland at that part where he supposed it to be narrowest, the neck lying between its eastern coast and the old Malayan town of Bruni on the west, adjacent to the islet of Labuan, where he knew an English settlement was situated. In pursuance of this determination, he struck camp, and moved forward into a forest of unknown paths and mysterious perils. Chapter Twenty Two. Across Country. In undertaking the journey across Borneo, Captain Redwood knew there would be many difficulties to encounter, as well as dangers. There was first the great distance, which could not be much less than two hundred and fifty miles, even if they should succeed in making it in a straight line as the crow flies. But, no doubt, obstructions would present themselves along the route to cause many a d tour. Still this was an obstacle which time would overcome. At the rate of ten miles a day, it would be conquered in a month and if two months best disposable mask for particulates should have to be spent, it would not be a very formidable hardship, considering that it was a journey overtaken to carry them through a.r would board the steamer, do you I have no doubt he would. He is a naval officer, and he knows what he is about. There are several ways that he might get a hold on the Bellevite, and, if he got alongside of her, I am afraid it would be all up with us, and we should have a fair chance to see the inside of a Confederate prison. I am afraid to run the risk you suggest, Mr. Watts. You know best, and I don t mean to interfere I only thought I would suggest the idea, added the steward, as they reached the bank of the river again. After he had secured his horse, Christy had lighted a match and looked at his watch. It was a quarter of one, and still the puffing of the Vampire came from the same direction. It was plain enough to him that the old tub was not a racer. But she showed herself beyond the bend in about a quarter of an hour, indicating that her rate of speed, or rather of slowness, fun face masks was not more than four statute miles an hour. But this was simply confirmation of what the steward had said on the subject. Yet she was coming, though it was too 106 dark on the river to see her in detail. Though he strained his eyes to the utmost, Christy could not discover any men on her forward deck. I think you had better move back where you cannot be seen, said the midshipman, in a low tone, to his companion. Do you wish me to leave you alone, Christy asked the steward, surprised at the request. That is just what I wish, for I don t care to have any one on board of the Vampire see more than one person at this point, replied Christy, still gazing through the gloom at the approaching steamer. Excuse me, face shield mask Christy but what are you going to do I prefer fun face masks to be within supporting distance of you. I don t think I shall need any support. I am going to hail the Vampire, and ask if Captain Carboneer is on board, replied the midshipman, quietly. You are going to hail her exclaimed Mr. Watts. Are you mad, Christy I should say that you were. You shall be your own judge on that point. But the moment you use the name of Captain 107 Carboneer, they will take the alarm, and the next thing will be a bullet through your head. I will take the risk of that, cycling face mask answered Christy. But you need not go far from the river on this dark night. There is a clump of bushes this side of the road, and you may get behind it. The steward was not at all satisfied with the situation, but he complied with the request of the midshipman, and concealed himself behind the bushes. Christy took a position on the very verge of the water. The progress my little pony face mask of the Vampire was made at the expense of a hideous noise, and she was a craft not at al.
ose the massive heads of the nwanas, giving a peculiar character to the landscape. The hunters noticed, as they went on, that the channel of the rivulet became wider and larger and that at times no doubt after great rains a large quantity of water must have run in its bed, forming a considerable river. But as the channel grew larger, the reverse was the case with the quantity of running water. The farther down they proceeded this became less and less until, at the distance of a mile from camp, the current ceased altogether. For half a mile farther on they found water in stagnant pools, but none running. The wide, dry channel, however, continued on as before and the bush extended on both sides without interruption, so thick that they could only make way by keeping in the channel itself. As they walked along, several kinds of small game were started. Hendrik would gladly have taken a shot at some of these, but his father would not permit him to fire just then. It might frighten away the great game they were in search of, and which they might fall in fun face masks with at any moment. On their return Hendrik might do his best and then the field cornet intended to assist him in procuring an antelope, as there was no fresh venison in the camp. This, however, was fun face masks a consideration of secondary importance, and the first thing to be done was to try and get a pair of tusks. There was no objection to Swartboy using his bow, as that silent weapon would cause no alarm. fun face masks Swartboy had been taken along to carry the axe and other implements, as well as to assist in the hunt. Of course he had brought his bow and quiver with him and he was constantly on the watch for something at which to let fly on of his little poisoned arrows. He found a mark at length worthy of his attention. On crossing the plain to avoid a large bend in the channel, they came upon a glade or opening of considerable size, and in the middle of this glade a huge bird appeared standing erect. An ostrich exclaimed Hendrik. No, replied Swartboy um ar da pauw. Yes, said Von Bloom, confirming Swartboy s statement, it is the pauw. Now a pauw in the Dutch language is a peacock. But there are no peacocks in Africa. The peacock in its wild state inhabits only Southern Asia and the islands of the Indian Archipelago. The bird they saw, then, could not be a peacock. Neither was it one. And yet it bore some resemblance to a peacock, with its long heavy tail and wings speckled and ocellated in a very striking manner, and something like the marbled feathers that adorn the peacock s back. It had none of the brilliant colours, however, of that proudest.hat effect. His father had not returned from the city. Though he charcoal face masks 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 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 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 best face mask for combination skin 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 fun face masks Captain Passford, with the nearest thing to a frown that ever appeared on his 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.large quadrupeds, but man himself, will enter houses by night, even villages, and carry off domestic animals and children. Incredible as these statements may appear, about their truth there can be no doubt such occurrences are by no means rare. This hyena has the reputation of entering graveyards, and disinterring the dead bodies to feed upon them. Some naturalists have denied this. For what reason It is well known that in many parts of Africa, the dead are not interred, but thrown out on the plains. It is equally well known that the hyenas devour the bodies so exposed. It is known, too, that the hyena face mask protection is a terrier a burrowing animal. What is there strange or improbable in supposing that it burrows to get at the bodies, its natural food The wolf does so, the jackal, the coyote, ay, even the dog I have seen all of them at it on the battle field. 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 fun face masks 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, fun face masks 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 fun face masks resorts of the common hyena. There is still another brown h.
Fun Face Masks e places were especially disagreeable to fun face masks cross for under the gloomy shadow of the trees they would now and then catch a glimpse of huge newt like lizards of the genus hydrosaurus almost as large as crocodiles slowly floundering out of the way, as if reluctant to leave, and half determined to dispute the passage. Moreover, while thus occupied, they lived in the obscurity of an eternal twilight, and could travel only by guess work. They had no guide save the sun, which in these shadows is never visible. Through the thick foliage overhead its disc could not be seen nor aught that would enable them to determine its position in the sky, and along with it their direction upon the earth. It was, therefore, not only a relief to their feelings, but a positive necessity for their continuance in the right direction, that now and then a stretch of open swamp obstructed their track. True, it caused them to make a d tour, and so wasted their time but then it afforded them a glimpse of the sun s orb, and enabled them to men in latex body suits large breasts and face mask pursue their journey in the right course. During the mid day hours they were deprived of even this guidance for the meridian sun gives no clue to the points of the compass. They did not much feel the disadvantage as at noon tide the hot tropical atmosphere had become almost insupportable, and the heat, added to their fatigue from incessant toiling through thicket and swamp, made it necessary for them to take several hours of rest. They resumed their journey in the evening, as the sun, declining toward the western horizon, pointed out to them the way they were to go. They aimed to reach the sheet of water seen by them from the brow of the mountain. They wished to strike it at its southern end, as this was right in the direction westward. It appeared to lie about midway between the two mountain ranges and, in such a case, would be a proper halting place on their journey across the plain. On starting from the higher ground, they expected to reach it in a few hours, or at the latest by sunset of that same day. But it was twilight of the third day, when, with exhausted strength and wearied limbs, their clothing torn and mud stained, they stood upon its nearest shore They did not stand there long, but dropping down upon the earth, forgetful of everything even the necessity facial masks of keeping watch they surrendered themselves over to sleep. Chapter Twenty Four. A Red Satyr. They slept until a late hour of the morning when, rousing themselves with difficulty, they kindled a fire and cooked a breakfast of the boar s ham cured by them before leaving the coast. face masks for oily skin It was the second, and of.s well as I do that the rest of the ship s company would not come on board till the Teaser was outside of Santa Rosa Island. We appeal to you, Captain Gilder, said Lonley. Why do you object to going out through Santa Rosa Sound asked Christy, willing to do the fair thing, since the mutineers had appealed to him. The Teaser draws ten feet of water with her coal in, and she cannot fun face masks get through the sound in a week, if ever. Are you willing to go to sea by running the blockade, Lonley Perfectly willing and so are the whole ship s company. 222 But I won t take the risk of running the blockade. They put fun face masks a fast steamer on there to day, and it is useless, replied Captain Folkner. The situation was certainly interesting to Christy and his companions. CHAPTER XX COMING TO THE POINT Captain Folkner of the Teaser was evidently somewhat timid, and he had heard of the arrival of the Bellevite. Just now the large ships of war which had been there were absent on their duty, though they were expected to return at any time. There was liable to fun face masks be some unpleasantness at any time between Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas but everything was quiet just now. Flint had come on board of the Teaser with Christy, but none of the boat s crew had attended them. The situation was very novel to the lieutenant, and he did not feel competent to arbitrate between the contending parties. Besides, he was not willing to believe that he could be entirely impartial, for he had a personal and patriotic interest in the issue of the quarrel. The seamen, under the leadership of Lonley, who appeared to be an officer, were the more powerful 224 party, and the more to be dreaded. He was disposed to decide against them, if he could get them out of the way by doing so. They were willing to leave the matter to him, and he began at last to see his way through it. The captain of a ship is the authority to be respected, Lonley, said he, when he had made up his mind what to do. We might as well bury ourselves in the sands as try to go through there, replied the leader of the mutiny, who seemed to be a very intelligent man, and Christy concluded from his language and manner that he was not a common sailor. That may be but the captain is supreme on the deck of his own ship, argued Christy. We are not on the high seas, and the Teaser has not yet gone into commission. It was only this afternoon in Pensacola that Captain Folkner told his ship s company that he was going to burrow through the sand in Santa Rosa Sound. We all said we would not go with him but a dozen of us came down with him when he told us that he had a way to flo.