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There was havoc made among the adjacent leaves and five or six of the great pericarps came crashing to the earth. A repetition of the firing brought down nearly a dozen, enough to furnish the whole party with food for at least another twenty four hours. Having collected the fallen pericarps, they carried them to another tree that stood near, amid whose leafy branches appeared to be no fruits either so sweet to the lips or dangerous to the skull. Thither also they transferred their quarters, along with the paraphernalia brought up from the boat, intending to make custom face mask printing a more permanent encampment under the newly chosen tree. For the time they kindled no fire, as the weather was warm enough, and the durions did not require cooking and while making their mid day meal of the raw fruit, Saloo interested them by relating some particulars of the tree from which it had been obtained. We shall not follow the Malay s exact words, for, as spoken in pigeon English, they would scarce be understood but shall lay before our readers some account of this strange and valuable fruit tree, culled partly from Saloo s description and partly from other sources. The durion is a forest tree of the loftiest order, bearing resemblance to the elm, only with a smooth bark, which is also scaly. It is found growing throughout most of the islands of the Indian Archipelago and, like the mangosteen, does not thrive well in any other part disposable lightweight eye sleeping masks of the world. disposable lightweight eye sleeping masks This is perhaps the reason its fruit is so little known elsewhere, as when ripe it will not bear transportation to a great distance. The fruit is nearly globe shaped, though a little oval, and in size equals the largest cocoa nut. 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The pulp forms the edi.ey were not so simple as to stay in that spot an instant longer. On the mary kay face mask tree that could send down such a dangerous missile there might be many more equally ready to rain upon them and with this apprehension both sprang simultaneously to their feet, and rushed out into the open ground, not stopping till they believed disposable lightweight eye sleeping masks themselves quite clear of the overshadowing branches that so ill protected them. They looked back at the seats they had so abruptly vacated, and the green globe lying beside them, and then up to the tree where they could see other similar large globes, only at such a vast height looking no bigger than peaches or apricots. They did not disposable lightweight eye sleeping masks dare to venture back to their seats, nor, although tempted by a strong curiosity to examine it, to approach the fallen fruit. In fact, the arm of Henry was badly lacerated and his little sister, on seeing the blood upon his shirt sleeve, uttered an alarm that brought first Saloo, and then the others, affrighted to disposable lightweight eye sleeping masks the spot. What is it were the interrogations of the two white men, as they came hurrying up, while the impressive Malay put none at once comprehending the cause of the alarm. He saw the scratched arm, and the huge green globe lying upon the ground. Dulion he said, glancing up to the tree. Durion echoed the captain, pronouncing the word properly, as translated from Saloo s pigeon English. Yes, cappen foolee me no think of him befole. Belly big danger. It fallee on skull, skull go clashee clashee. This was evident without Saloo s explanation. The lacerated arm and broken shell were evidences enough of the terrible effects that would have been produced had the grand pericarp in its downward descent fallen upon the heads of either of the children, and they all saw what a narrow escape Henry had of getting his cocoa nut crushed or split open. Chapter Eight. Shooting at Fruit. As soon as the three men had got well up to the ground and ascertained the cause of Helen s alarm, and the damage respiratory panel testing coronavirus done to Henry s jacket and skin, Murtagh was the first to make a demonstration. He did so by running in under the tree, and stooping to lay hold of the fruit that had caused the misfortune. Saloo saw him do this without giving a word of warning. He was, perhaps, a little piqued that the Irishman should make himself so conspicuous about things he could not possibly be supposed to disposable lightweight eye sleeping masks understand, and which to the Malay himself were matters of an almost special knowledge. There was a twinkle of mischief in his eye as he contemplated the meddling of Murtagh, and waited for the d nouement. The latter, rashly grasping the spiny fruit, did not get it.
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To return to the subject of the morality of telling stories, your men do not seem to be a mile 290 to the eastward, where their bags were left, added Christy good naturedly. You had a glance at them in the boats, though the darkness and fog were rather too thick for you to count them, replied Lonley, chuckling over the deception he had practised upon the lieutenant of the Bellevite. Yes, I saw them, and I concluded that they could not be where their bags were. All is fair in war. That seems to be the generally received maxim, and he is the smartest man who the most thoroughly deceives the enemy, added Christy, who found himself tolerably well satisfied with the situation, though he was a prisoner. That is so, and of course I can find no fault with you for deceiving me, returned Lonley, chuckling as though he was even better satisfied with the situation than his companion. Thank you, Mr. Lonley you are magnanimous, and with equal sincerity I can say that I have no fault to find with you, replied the union officer. But I have my doubts whether, after this, either of us will be likely to believe what the other says. But, for my part, I wish to say that 291 I don t believe in telling anything but necessary and patriotic lies. That is my view of the matter exactly and if there is any man that despises a liar, I am charcoal face masks that man, said Lonley warmly. But it seems to me they are making a good deal of a racket off there, he added, as the noise of pistol shots and the clash of cutlasses came over the smooth waters of the gulf. They seem to be at it quite earnestly, replied Christy. By the way, how many men did you leave on board of the Teaser asked the privateersman, whose manner seemed to have suddenly become considerably changed. How many men repeated the lieutenant of the Bellevite. That is the question I ask.n a breath. 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I feel certain of it from the quantity of their spoor I have already noticed. We have our guns, and fortunately, plenty of ammunition. We are all pretty fair shots why can we not obtain more of these valuable trophies But we shall, continued Von Bloom. I know we shall, because I recognise the hand of God in sending us this wealth in the midst of our misery after we had lost everything. More will come by the guiding of the same hand. So be of good cheer, my children We shall not want we shall yet have plenty we may be rich It was not that any of those young creatures cared much about being rich, but because they saw their father so happy, that they broke out into something more than a murmur of applause. It was, in fact, a cheer, in which both Totty and Swartboy joined. It rang over the little lake, and caused the birds about settling to roost to wonder what was going on. There was no happier group in all Africa than stood at that moment upon the shore of that lonely little vley. Chapter Twenty. Turned Hunters. The field cornet, then, had resolved upon turning hunter by profession a hunter of elephants and it was a pleasant reflection to think, that this occupation promised, not only exciting sport, but great profit. He knew that it was not so easy a matter to succeed in killing such large and valuable game as elephants. He did not suppose that in a few weeks or months he would obtain any great quantities of their ivory spoils but he had made up his mind to spend even years in the pursuit. For years he should lead the life of a Bushman for years his sons would be Bush boys, and he hoped that in time his patience and toil.