Gudetama Face Mask 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 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 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 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 turkey hunting face mask 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 facial masks 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.wo candles. Christy repeated gudetama face mask what he had said, and was careful not to give the steward too much to remember. As soon as the matter was fully understood, the middy mounted his horse, and they proceeded on their mission down the river. After they had ridden about three miles, Mr. Watts insisted that the steamer was coming, and that it was the Vampire. I don t charcoal face mask peel see anything, added Christy. 102 Neither do I but I know that the Vampire is coming up the river. If you listen, you will hear a hoarse puffing and nothing but that old ark could make such a wheezy noise, replied the steward. The middy heard it and was satisfied. CHAPTER IX THE APPROACH OF THE VAMPIRE The Vampire, as the steward had no doubt it was, could not be less than a mile distant from the spot where the two horsemen had halted in the road. Christy was very familiar with this portion of the river, and after he had listened a few moments, he was satisfied from the direction of the sound he heard, that a mile was very nearly the exact distance. The approaching steamer had to come around gudetama face mask a small bend, the arc of which made just a mile. I don t wish to blow up a dozen or twenty loyal citizens, and I must make sure in some way that Captain Carboneer s party is on board of that steamer, said Christy, as he led his horse into a field, and tied him to a tree, the steward following his example. That would be a very bad thing to do, added Mr. Watts, as they walked back to the river. 104 But I don t see why it is necessary to blow up even any rebels on the present occasion. If that naval officer has forty men, as you think he has, a shot from that long gudetama face mask gun would make terrible havoc among them if you succeeded in hitting her. You might kill half of them. If we do they, and not we, will be responsible for it, added Christy, somewhat appalled by the suggestion of his companion. If you have steam up on board of the Bellevite, why not get under way and run down the river, continued Mr. Watts. Perhaps I am a coward, but I am afraid to do that, replied the midshipman, thoughtfully. We all know that you are no coward, Christy, and if you don t send a shot into the Vampire, it will not be because you are afraid. Although I know the river as well as any pilot in this vicinity, I should not dare to run the Bellevite at full speed around such a bend as the one off this spot, Christy explained. We have not above half a dozen trained sailors who know how to handle a cutlass on board, and all the others will be needed in working the steamer. The coal passers would be good for nothing in repelling boarders. 105 You think Captain Carbonee.
ed, replied the lieutenant of the Teaser. I suppose you would not believe me if I should tell you, answered Christy. I judge that you can speak the truth if you try, added Lonley, with more asperity than the occasion seemed to require. I know that I could, said Christy, very 292 decidedly and I may add that I was in the habit of doing so on all occasions before this cruel war began. Then suppose you try to do so just now, and tell me how many men your people had on board of the Teaser. You must excuse me for the gudetama face mask present, for I do not like to make statements to one who will not believe what I say, answered Christy, rather facetiously. You are a prisoner now. I am painfully aware of the fact, but I doubt if the government service will suffer very much in my absence from duty. You are too modest by half, Mr. but I have not even the pleasure of knowing your name, and conversation is annoying under such circumstances. I am simply Midshipman Passford, at your service. Only a midshipman exclaimed Lonley. Upon my word, you ought to be a commodore. Passford Possibly you are a cousin of Colonel Passford of Glenfield. Colonel Passford is my uncle. Do you know him asked Christy. 293 I do know him and there is not a finer man or a truer patriot in the South than Colonel Passford. He is loading a schooner with cotton, and he offered me the command of it. Then you are his nephew, I have heard of you. I hope my uncle is quite well, for I have not heard from him for several weeks, or since I left New York. I saw him ten days ago, and he was very well then. I am very happy to have made a prisoner of his enterprising nephew, who appears to be capable of doing our cause a great deal of mischief, replied Lonley, looking earnestly in the direction of the Teaser. Thank you, Mr. Lonley I certainly intend to do it all the mischief I can in a legitimate way. I am speaking the truth now, said Christy. But you have not answered my question in regard to the number of men on board of the Teaser when you left her. And you will excuse me for the present if I do not answer it, added the union lieutenant. Very well, Mr. Passford I cannot compel you to answer it, though doing so would do no harm to 294 your cause, for I should judge that the question of the hour is settled. What is the question of the hour, Mr. Lonley The question is which side is in possession of the Teaser, yours or mine, replied the privateersman, still gazing out into the gloom. Is that question settled asked Christy, with interest. Of course I don t know, but I should think that it was. We hear no more pistol shots and no more clash.nimal is esteemed superior to coq10- collagen face mask the calf of the white rhinoceros, whereas the black varieties never grow fat, and their flesh is tough and unpalatable. 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There is some difference between their nest building ways and those of the tallegalla yet, on the whole, the similarity is very striking, as may be seen f.ou have more time to attend to the affair. Mr. Mulgate, I should like to know something more about your intentions before we go any farther, interposed Corny, in a tone so decided that Mulgate had to listen to him, especially as he had obtained so little sympathy from the elderly gentleman. Speak quick then, for we have no time to spare, added Mulgate. Do I understand from what you have said that you intend to take Florry Passford back to 34 the South with you asked Corny, with his teeth closely pressed together, so that it was rather difficult for him to speak intelligibly. I answer, as I did before, that I don t know what I shall do that depends, replied Mulgate evasively. Depends upon what I have no time to discuss that matter now, added Mulgate, turning to his companion. But I have time to say that I will ruin the whole enterprise if you mean to commit gudetama face mask an outrage such as you appear to have in your mind, replied Corny, as vigorously as though he had been the military equal of the one he had called major by accident. Do you mean to be a traitor to your country, Neal demanded Mulgate angrily. Neither to my country nor to my uncle. Your uncle is a Yankee, and is doing all he can to subjugate the free South. He has no rights head full face snorkel mask which we are bound to respect, said Mulgate fiercely. This will never do, interposed Captain Carboneer and this may or may not have been his real name. We are getting into a disagreement at the very first step of our enterprise. 35 I don t know you, Captain Carboneer, but I wish to be understood as meaning every word gudetama face mask I have said and I will wreck this enterprise, gudetama face mask if I am shot for it, rather than allow my cousin to be carried off in connection with it, protested Corny stoutly. I will do my duty faithfully but I will not assist in robbing my uncle of his daughter. You are quite right, young man and I would rather be sent to the fort as a prisoner of war than take part in cleansers such an enterprise, added Captain Carboneer, in mild but forcible tones. You astonish me, captain said Mulgate. Why do you talk about an outrage I claim to be a gentleman, and to be above any such villainy as you and Corny suggest. I do not propose to rob Captain Passford of his daughter. What I may do depends depends upon the consent of the lady. If she is willing to go with me She is not willing to go with you and she never will be willing to go with you, Corny interposed. I don t know what you are porter robinson face mask thinking about, Mr. Mulgate but Florry cares no more about you than she does about Uncle Pedro, my father s house servant. She saw you both at Glenfield, and I can t tell which she likes be.