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The people in the little camp on the bluff now consisted of Captain Horn, the two ladies, the boy Ralph, three sailors,-one an Englishman, and the other two Americans from Cape Cod,-and a jet-black native African, known as Maka.
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The three sailors he had retained were men of intelligence, on whom he believed he could rely in case of emergency, and Maka was kept because he was a cook.
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Maka, who was possessed of better intelligence than most of his fellows, improved a good deal in his English, and learned to cook very well, and having wandered to San Francisco, had been employed for two or three voyages by Captain Horn.
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Maka was a faithful and willing servant, and if he had been able to express himself more intelligibly, his merits might have been better appreciated.
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It was very well that Maka did not have to depend on these hunters for the evening meal, for night came without them, and the next morning they had not returned.
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He was the only man left in camp who could be depended upon as a defender,-for Maka was known to be a coward, and Ralph was only a boy,-and it was with a shrinking of the heart that he asked himself what would be the consequences if a couple of jaguars or other ferocious beasts were to appear upon that unprotected plateau in the night, or even in the daytime.
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These Ralph collected with great energy, and Maka had nothing to complain of in regard to fuel for his cooking.
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But this he could not do, and, when he called Maka, the negro was not able to help him.
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Mrs. Cliff gave a little scream,-she could not help it,-and Maka sank down on his knees, his back to the rock, and covered his face with his hands.
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The sun was now near the horizon, and Maka was lifted to his feet by the captain, and ordered to stop groaning in African, and go to work to get supper on the glowing embers of the vines.
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But before entering the cleft, the captain stationed Maka at a place where he could view all the approaches to the plateau, and told him if he saw any snakes or other dangerous things approaching, to run to the opening and call him.
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Now, snakes were among the few things that Maka was not afraid of, and so long as he thought these were the enemies to be watched, he would make a most efficient sentinel.
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Passing into this chamber, keeping a good watch out for pitfalls as he moved on, and forgetting, in his excitement, that he might go so far that he could not hear Maka, should he call, the captain saw to the right another open doorway, on the other side of which was another chamber, about the size of the one they had first entered.
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When breakfast was over, and the entrance to the rocks had been made cleaner and easier by the efforts of Maka and Ralph, the ladies were conducted to the suite of rooms which Ralph had described in such glowing terms.
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The captain slept soundly that night, for he had had but a nap of an hour or two on the previous morning, and, with Maka stretched in the passage outside the door of his room, he knew that he would have timely warning of danger, should any come.
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The captain woke very early, and when he went out he found, to his amazement, that the barricade had been removed, and he could not see Maka.
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He thought at first that perhaps the negro had gone down to the sea-shore to get some water for washing purposes, but an hour passed, and Maka did not return.
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There was no reason why Maka should run away, for there was no place to run to, and it was impossible that any wild beast should have removed the oars and carried off the negro.
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Even had he supposed that it would be of any use to go to look for Maka, a certain superstitious feeling would have prevented the captain from doing so.
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There was the figure of a man which might well be Maka, but, to their amazement and consternation, he was running, followed, not far behind, by another man.
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Examples of Maka

Example #1
Captain Horn had not cared to keep many men with him in the camp, because there they would have little to do, and all the strong arms that could be spared would be needed in the boat.
Example #2
As soon as she could be made ready she was launched and started southward on her voyage of discovery, the mate having first taken such good observation of the landmarks that he felt sure he would have no difficulty in finding the spot where he left his companions.
Example #3
He had been one of the cargo of a slave-ship which had been captured by a British cruiser several years before, when on its way to Cuba, and the unfortunate negroes had been landed in British Guiana.
Example #4
Maka was a faithful and willing servant, and if he had been able to express himself more intelligibly, his merits might have been better appreciated.
Example #5
For some years they lived in Guiana, in a little colony by themselves, and then, a few of them having learned some English, they made their way to Panama, where they obtained employment as laborers on the great canal.