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The joyous countenances of all once more wore a sad expression, and it was no longer with curiosity that they gazed upon the distant cloud, that so suddenly had clouded their joy. Von Bloom had good cause for dread. Should the swarm come on, and settle upon his fields, farewell to his prospects of a harvest. They would strip the verdure from his whole farm in a twinkling. They would leave neither seed, nor leaf, nor stalk, behind them. All stood watching the flight with painful emotions. The swarm was still a full half mile distant. They appeared to be coming no nearer, good A ray of hope entered the mind of the field cornet. He took off his broad felt hat, and held it up to the full stretch of his arm. The wind disposal face mask was blowing from the north, and the swarm was directly to the west of the kraal. The cloud of locusts had approached from the north, as they almost invariably do in the southern parts of Africa. Yes, said Hendrik, who having been joker face mask in their midst could tell what way they were drifting, they came down upon us from a northerly direction. When we headed our horses homewards, we soon galloped out from them, and they did not appear to fly after us I am sure they were passing southwards. Von Bloom entertained hopes that as none appeared due north of the kraal, the swarm might pass on without extending to the borders of his farm. He knew that they usually followed the direction of the wind. Unless the wind changed they would not swerve from their course. He continued to observe them anxiously. He saw that the selvedge of the cloud came no nearer. His hopes rose. His countenance grew brighter. The children joker face mask joker face mask noti.ght. He was lost Just at that moment an idea entered his mind Swartboy in a face mask men predicament a sort of despairing instinct and springing at one of the hind legs of the quadruped, he slung his arms around it, and held fast He at the same time planted his naked feet upon the sabots of face mask png those of the animal so that, by means of this support, he was enabled to keep his hold, let the animal move as it would The huge mammoth, unable to shake him off, unable to get at him with his trunk and, above all, surprised and terrified by this novel mode of attack uttered a shrill scream, and with tail erect and trunk high in air, dashed off into the jungle Swartboy held on to the leg until fairly within the bushes and then, watching his opportunity, he slipped gently off. As soon as he touched terra firma again, he rose to his feet, and ran with all his might in an opposite direction. He need not have run a single step for the elephant, as much frightened as he, kept on through the jungle, laying waste the trees and branches in his onward course. The huge quadruped did not stop, till he had put many miles between himself and the scene of his disagreeable adventure Von Bloom and Hendrik had by this time reloaded, and were advancing to Swartboy s rescue but they andalou face mask were met right in the teeth by the swift flying Bushman, as he returned from his miraculous escape. The hunters, who were now warmed to their work, proposed to follow up the spoor but Swartboy, who had had enough of that old rogue, declared that there would be not the slightest chance of again coming up with him without horses or dogs and as they had neither, spooring him any farther would be quite useless. Von Bloom saw that there was truth in the remark, and now more than ever did he regret the loss of his horses. The elephant, though easily overtaken on horseback, or with dogs to bring him to bay, can as easily escape from a hunter on foot and once he has made up his mind to flight, it is quite a lost labour to follow him farther. It was now too late in the day to seek for other elephants and with a feeling of disappointment, the hunters gave up the chase, and turned their steps in the direction of the camp. Chapter Thirty. The missing hunter, and the Wildebeests. A well known proverb says that misfortunes seldom come single. On nearing the camp, the hunters could perceive that all was not right there. They saw Totty with Tr uuml ey and Jan standing by the head of the ladder but there was something in their manner that told that all was not right. Where was Hans As soon as the hunters came in sight, joker face mask Jan and Tr uuml ey ran down the ro.
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