Does Face Masks Protect ool grass. As far as they could see was nothing but trees, and trees and more trees. At the end of their orchard was another one, only separated from theirs by a little stream of clear water. They jumped this, and went on. Cyril, who was fond of gardening which meant that he liked to watch does face masks protect the gardener at work was able to command the respect of the others by telling them the names of a good many trees. There were nut trees and almond trees, and apricots, and fig trees with their big five fingered leaves. And every now and then the children had to cross another brook. It s like between the squares in Through the Looking glass, said Anthea. At last they came to an orchard which was quite different from the other orchards. It had a low building in one corner. These are vines, said Cyril superiorly, and I know this is a vineyard. I shouldn t wonder if there was a wine press inside that place over there. At last they got out of the orchards and on to a sort of road, very rough, and not at all like the roads you are used to. It had cypress trees and acacia trees along it, and a sort of hedge of tamarisks, like those you see on the road between Nice and Cannes, or near Littlehampton, if you ve only been as far as that. And now in front of them they could see a great mass of buildings. There were scattered houses of wood and stone here and there among green orchards, and beyond these a great wall that shone red in the early morning sun. The wall was enormously high more than half the does face masks protect height of St Paul s and in the wall were set enormous gates that shone like gold as the rising sun beat on them. Each gate had a solid square tower on each side of it that stood out from the wall and rose above it. Beyond the wall were more towers and houses, gleaming with gold and bright colours. Away to the left ran the steel blue swirl of a great river. And the children could see, through a gap in the trees, that the river flowed out from the town under a great arch in the wall. Those feathery things along by the water are palms, said Cyril instructively. Oh, yes you know everything, Robert replied. What s all that grey green stuff you see away over there, where it s all flat and sandy All right, said Cyril loftily, I don t want to tell you anything. I only thought you d like to know a palm tree when you saw it again. Look cried Anthea they re opening the gates. And indeed the great gates swung back with a brazen clang, and instantly a little crowd of a dozen or more people came out and along the road towards them. The chil.ut ten lines from it to you. The captain did not object, and Scott soon returned to the commander s cabin with the book. The autocrat of the ship was plainly dissatisfied with himself at the failure of his prediction for fine weather, and perhaps he feared that the ambitious young officer intended to instruct him in regard to the situation, though Scott had conducted himself in the most modest and inoffensive manner. I don t wish to be intrusive, Captain Ringgold, but I thought it was possible that you had forgotten this paragraph, said the young officer, with abundant deference in his tone and manner. Probably I does face masks protect never saw it but read it, Mr. Scott, replied the commander. The weather is generally fine, and the sky clear, with neither squall nor rain, except between Ras Seger and the island of Masira, Scott does face masks protect began to read, when the commander interrupted him, and face cooling mask uv protection fixed his gaze on the chart, to find the localities mentioned. Ras Sajer, said the captain, placing the point of his pencil on the cape whose name he read. That must be the one you mention. No doubt of it, sir and I have noticed that the spelling on the chart and in the books doesn t agree does face masks protect at all. The island is Massera on my chart. They mean the same locality. Go on, Mr. Scott, added the captain. And the vicinity of the bay of Kuriyan Muriyan, where the winds and weather are more boisterous and variable than on any other part of the coast, continued Scott. Where is that bay asked the commander. It is between the two points mentioned before but it is Kuria Muria on the chart and the captain had the point of his pencil on it by this time. We are within three hours sail of the longitude of that bay, but a hundred and fifty miles south of it, said the commander. The information in the book is quite correct. Is there anything more about it Yes, sir a few lines more, and I will read them Respecting Kuriyan Muriyan Bay, Captain S.B. Haines, I.N., remarks that the sudden change of winds, termed by the Arabs Belat, and which blow with great violence for several days, are much dreaded but what surprised me more than these land winds were the frequent and heavy gales from the S.S.W. during February and March, blowing for six days together. This gale, for such it appears to be, instead of a mere squall, as I supposed it was at first, has come before it was due by a few days but it proves that what you have read is entirely correct, said the commander. My two voyages in the Arabian Sea took me twenty degrees east of this point, and therefore I had nothing.
at H. O. had once more rushed in where angels might have thought twice about it. We hurried to the fatal spot, but it was too late. We were just in time to hear H. O. say I m sorry if she frightened you. But we ve been looking for you. Are you Albert s uncle s long lost grandmother NO, said our lady unhesitatingly. It seemed vain to add seven more agitated actors to the scene now going on. We stood still. The man was standing up. He was a clergyman, and I found out afterwards he was the nicest we ever knew except our own Mr Briston at Lewisham, who is now a canon or does face masks protect a dean, or something grand that no one ever sees. At present I did not like him. He said, No, this lady is nobody s grandmother. May I ask in return how long it is since you escaped from the lunatic asylum, my poor child, and whence your keeper is H. O. took no notice of this at all, except to say, I think you are very rude, and not at all funny, if you think you are. The lady said, My dear, I remember you now perfectly. How are all the others, and are you pilgrims again to day H. O. does not always answer questions. He turned to the man and said Are you going to marry the lady Margaret, said the clergyman, I never thought it would come to this he asks me my intentions. If you ARE, said H. O., it s all right, because if you do Albert s uncle can t at least, not till you re dead. And we don t want him to. Flattering, upon my word, said the clergyman, putting on a deep frown. Shall I call him out, Margaret, for his poor opinion of you, or shall I send for the police Alice now saw that H. O., though firm, was getting muddled and rather scared. She broke cover and sprang into the middle face masks for sun protection of the scene. Don t let him rag H. O. any more, she said, it s all our faults. You see, Albert s uncle was so anxious to find you, we thought perhaps you were his long lost heiress sister or his old nurse who alone knew the secret of his birth, or something, and we asked him, and he said you were his long lost grandmother he had known in India. And we thought that must be a mistake and that really you were his long lost sweetheart. And we tried to do a really unselfish act and find you for him. Because we don t want him to disposable carbon filter face mask be married at all. does face masks protect It isn t because we don t like YOU, Oswald cut in, now emerging from the bushes, and if he must marry, we d sooner it was you than anyone. Really we would. A generous concession, Margaret, the strange clergyman uttered, most generous, but the plot thickens. It s almost pea soup like now. One or two points clamour for exp.ions of architecture, and he set about reforming that of India. He was not a success in this capacity and, as my lord says, his work is ridiculed by men of taste. But this appears to have been his only sin for he used the money he had accumulated in establishing schools, now known under the name of La Martini re, in which thousands of children are educated. As a Frenchman I do not feel at all ashamed of Claude Martine. You need not, Professor, added the viscount. But here we are at the Lucknow station. As usual, by the kindness of Lord Tremlyn, everything had been provided for the arrival of the company of tourists. There were carriages and servants, and officers as guides, in attendance. Captain Ringgold was very economical of his time and, as it was still early in the afternoon, he proposed that the party should visit some of the objects of interest before dinner. The baggage was sent to the hotel, and the carriage proceeded to the Residency, which had been occupied by the official of the British government when the province was under the native ruler. It was in ruins, for it was so left as a memorial of the events of the past. The city was attacked by the rebels and the little garrison, with the English people of the town, took refuge in this building. It was a three story brick house, not at all fit to be used as a fort. The cannon shot of the besiegers wrecked the building, and many of its defenders, including Sir Henry Lawrence, the commander, perished in the fight. The visitors looked over the house and its surroundings, and then went to the hotel. CHAPTER XXXII MORE OF LUCKNOW AND SOMETHING OF BENARES I suppose you recall the events of the Mutiny well enough to understand the situation here in 1857, said Lord Tremlyn the next morning when the company had gathered in the parlor of the hotel. But there was no massacre here, as in Cawnpore, to impress the facts upon your memory, though many brave men lost their lives in the defence of the place. There were only seven hundred and fifty troops in the town but Sir Henry Lawrence had done the best he could to fortify the Residency, ill adapted as it was for defensive works. An attempt was made to check the advance of the rebels eight miles from the city but it was a failure, with the small available force, and two days later the enemy attacked the British at the Residency. Three times the brave defenders beat back the assaults of the assailants. These events on the spot you have visited occurred between the last of May and the first of July. It wa.n couples from the stems of the leaves. They are really figs, and they are an important article of food. In time the trunk of the tree decays and disappears, and temples are made of the thick branches. Some of these trees have three thousand stems rooted in the ground, many of them as big as oaks and these make a complete forest of themselves. One of them is does face masks protect said to have sheltered seven thousand people does face masks protect but I never saw one as big as that. The party proceeded towards the caves, but had medical reason horses wear face masks not gone far before they were arrested by the screams of some of the ladies, who were wandering in search of flowers. Louis Belgrave was with his mother and Miss Blanche. Sir Modava, who was telling the rest of the company something more about the banyan tree, rushed to the spot from which the alarm came. There he found Louis with his revolver in readiness to fire. Snakes screamed Mrs. Belgrave. In front of them, asleep on a rock, were two large snakes. The Hindu gentleman halted at the side of the lady, and burst out into a loud laugh. The snakes of India seem to be determined that you shall see them, said he. But you need not fire, Mr. Belgrave for those snakes are as harmless as barnyard fowls, and they does face masks protect don t know enough to bite. anti-fog protective face sponge masks mouth cover I see that they are not cobras, added Louis, as he returned the revolver to his pocket. But what are they Those are rock snakes. But I don t like the looks of them, said Mrs. Belgrave, as she continued her retreat towards the path. I think they are horrid, added breathing face mask disposable Miss Blanche. But they do no harm, and very likely they do some good in the world, said Sir Modava but there are snakes enough that ought to be killed without meddling with them. You see that rock, said the viscount and it is a very large one. Can you make anything of its shape I suppose not nobody can. But that rock gave a name to this island, applied by the Portuguese two or three hundred years ago. It is said to have been in the form of an elephant. If it ever had that shape it has lost it. Snakes screamed Mrs. does face masks protect Belgrave. Page 184. Snakes screamed Mrs. Belgrave. Page 184. After penetrating a dense thicket, the tourists discovered a comely flight of stairs, cut out of the solid rock of which the hill is composed, extending to a considerable does face masks protect distance, and finally leading into the great pillared chamber forming a Hindu temple, though a level space planted with trees must first be crossed. protective face mask for germs which way to wear They entered the cave. On the left were two full columns, not yet crumbled away as others were, which disposable face mask target gave the observers a complete view of what a.
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That is the statue of Lord William Cavendish Bentinck, the first governor general of India and many important events dated from his time, for he suppressed the suttee and thugging. Thugging repeated the lady interrogatively. You have not been told about it but I will give you its history when we have time, for here are the Eden Gardens, replied Sir Modava. Not the Garden of Eden suggested Mrs. Belgrave. Only named for it but it is a very beautiful garden in English style, though the trees and plants are, of course, different. It has water enough for variety and there is no difficulty at all in getting it, for the city is hardly above the river at high tide. All there is of the fort you can see from here. But what are those things over the other side of the park They are all tanks and, of course, they are to hold water. Each ata macho protective padded headgear helmet with clear face mask adult xl of them has its name, generally Indian. Now we will walk across to the Chowringhee Road, where the finest private residences of the city are situated. On our left is the Government House, which we passed when we came in. It is a fine building, and it has a large garden of its own. But what is it for asked the lady. It is the residence of the governor general, generally called the viceroy and he has his offices there. Now, if you look beyond Fort William, you will see the race course. I don t care for that, replied Mrs. Belgrave, whose memories of the sport were anything but pleasant. Near it is the presidency jail, and there are two hospitals farther along. The party walked along the road to view the residences of the nabobs, and returned to the hotel, where they seated themselves on the large veranda overlooking the street. The first thing Louis did was to look at a thermometer he discov.attle of London, and in the street below they could hear the voice of the milkman. When all was ready, the Psammead signed to Anthea to say the word. And she said it. Instantly the whole light of all the world seemed to go out. The room was dark. The world outside was dark darker than the darkest night that ever was. And all the sounds went out too, so that there was a silence deeper than any silence you have ever even dreamed of imagining. It was like being suddenly deaf and blind, only darker and quieter even than that. But before the children had got over the sudden shock of it enough to be frightened, a faint, beautiful light began to show in the middle of the circle, and at the same moment a faint, beautiful voice began to speak. The light was too small for one to see anything by, and the voice was too small for you to hear what it said. You could just see the light and just hear the voice. But the light grew stronger. It was greeny, like glow worms lamps, and it grew and grew till it was as though thousands and thousands of glow worms were signalling to their winged sweethearts from the middle of the circle. And the voice grew, not so much in loudness as in sweetness though it grew louder, too , till it was so sweet that you wanted to cry with pleasure just at the sound of it. It was like nightingales, and the sea, and the fiddle, and the voice of your mother when you have been a long time away, and she meets you at the door when you get home. And the voice said Speak. What is it that you would hear I cannot tell you what language the voice used. I only know that everyone present understood it perfectly. If you come to think of it, there must be some language that everyone could understand, if we only knew what it was. Nor can I tell you how the charm spoke, nor whether it was the charm that spoke, or does face masks protect some presence in the charm. The children could not have told you either. Indeed, they could not look at the charm while it was speaking, because the light was too bright. They looked instead at the green radiance on the faded Kidderminster carpet at the edge of the circle. They all felt very quiet, and not inclined to ask questions or fidget with their feet. For this was not like the things that had happened in the country when the Psammead had given them their face mask medical mask wishes. That had been funny somehow, and this was not. It was something like Arabian Nights magic, and something like being in church. No one cared to speak. It was Cyril who said at last Please we want to know where the other half of the.