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I know this will slow your work, but not as much as if the work had to wait for a new investigating team from Emeraude or from Earth. You ve seen most of the dangerous animals in the zoo at E.er four feet, and it would have to be a very small man of war that could float in that depth. Though it was now 206 the time of the spring tides, they did not add more than six inches to the height of the mean tide, which was but a couple of inches over two feet. Even before he took his place in the boat alongside the ship, he had come to the conclusion that the Teaser, if she proved to be anything more than a toy boat, could not go to sea through the sound, and she was not likely to attempt it. He had said as much as this to Captain Breaker, who reminded him that he was to ascertain if possible what the craft intended to do, if he succeeded in finding her. Flint did not manifest any desire to know more than the law allowed, and he asked no questions in regard to the enterprise in which he was engaged. In fact, one reason why he was chosen was because he had an excellent habit of minding his own business. Possibly Christy was more particular on this point than an older officer would have been. I think we have made two miles, Mr. Passford, said Beeks, when the men had pulled about an hour. Of course, I cannot be sure of the distance run, for I can only guess at it. 207 Run up to the shore, then, and let us see how far off we are, added Christy. In a few minutes the bottom of the boat struck on the sand, and it was forced up far enough to permit the lieutenant to go on shore. Like most of the islands in this part of the gulf, Santa Rosa was nothing but sand, which in the eastern end is of a peculiar reddish hue. It is little more than a sand spit for its whole length, though in some places the wind has piled up mounds, or dunes. Come with me, if you please, Flint, said Christy, as he leaped to the shore. Flint followed him, as usual asking no questions, and, if he had any curiosity in regard to the purposes of his leader, he did not manifest it. The lieutenant glanced at the trend of the shore, and then walked at right angles with it. No part of the island was inhabited, or even occupied, except Fort Pickens face tent mask and a union camp. It full face snorkeling mask reviews was a dismal place, especially in the fog and darkness. A short walk brought the explorers to the waters of Pensacola Bay. It was in vain that they tried to penetrate the gloom and the mist, and nothing could be seen. Flint expressed himself to this effect. 208 I did not expect to see anything, replied Christy. I only came across here to find how wide the island was at this point. I am satisfied that we are about where I supposed we were. 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Och, thair was that, thrue enough. I heerd something scramin all the night. I thought it might be a banshee, if thair is that crayther in this counthry. A bird, you say What of that Its squalling won t give us any iggs, nor lade to its nest nayther. Ness not belly fal way. Malee make ness in sand close to sea shole. Mollow mornin I go lookee, maybe findee. All throughout the previous night they had heard a voice resounding along the shore in loud, plaintive wailings, and Captain Redwood had remarked its being a strange note to him, never having heard the like before. He believed the cries to come from some species of sea fowl that frequented the coast, but did not think of the probability of their nests being close at hand. As day broke he had looked out for them in hopes of getting a shot. Even had they been gulls, he would have been glad of one or two for breakfast. But there were no birds in sight, not even gulls. 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I was sure you would carry her deck at once. I was as sure as you were, Lonley but I believe they had fifty men all ready for us. They let us leap on deck without much opposition, and then they surrounded us, and took us by surprise, 298 for I did not suppose, after what you said, that they had a dozen men, replied the wounded lieutenant. I did not suppose they had even a dozen men left on board, Lonley explained, with humiliation in his tones. I staid in the boat till I had seen all my men on deck, continued Mr. Folkner. They surrounded our force, and tumbled them into the hold as though they had been pigs, slashing them with their cutlasses if they tried to get out. I saw the fat officer in command of the enemy he was very active, and I leaped on deck, determined to cross fisher paykel simplus full face mask weapons with him. But he hit me in the shoulder with his cutlass, and I lost my hold on the rail. You ought to have led your men, not followed them, said Lonley bitterly. That is easy enough for you to say but I wanted to be where I could see my men, retorted the first lieutenant, of whom the second had a very mean opinion, perhaps because he got his position on account of being the captain s brother. Whether I did right or not, I can tell you all one thing and that is, that we shall be prisoners if 299 we stay here any longer. They have got our men under the hatches, and they have ordered out a boat to look for an officer they sent ashore. We can do nothing here, and we may as well put ourselves in safer quarters, for we have two prisoners to lose, said Lonley. Mr. Passford, I shall have to trouble you to march to the other side of the island. I am your prisoner, Mr. Lonley, and I must obey your orders, th.oy said it would be exceedingly dangerous to be seen by him at that moment, without having a horse to gallop out of his way. 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