Asiatick Researches, Or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring Into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia Volume 3

Asiatick Researches, Or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring Into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ...he. does not advance readily, they goad him with long poles, sharpened at the ends, or pointed with iron, and urge him on with their noise and din; and at the same time the females pull him gently forward., As soon as he has cleared the Roomee, his conductors separate; so that if he attempts to go to one fide, he is prevented by the elephant that pulls in the opposite direction, and vice versa-The Bundabs, which tie his hind legs, though but loosely, yet prevent his going fast; and thus situated, he is conducted like an enraged bull, that has a cord fastened to his horns on each side, so that he cannot turn either to the right or left to avenge himself. In like manner is this noble animal led to the next tree, as the Goondahs beforementioned were. Sometimes he becomes obstinate, and will not advance; in which cafe, while one of his conductors draws him forward, the other comes behind, and pushes him on. Should he lie down, she puts her snout under, and raises him up, supporting him on her knee, and with her head pushing him forward with all her strength. The hunters likewise assist, by goading him, and urging him forward by their noise and din. Sometimes they are even obliged to put lighted torches near, in order to make him advance. In conducting small elephants from the Roomee, only one cable and one Koomkee are made use of. As soon as each elephant is secured, he is left in charge to the Mahote, or keeper, who is appointed to attend and instruct him; and, under him, there are from two to five Coolies, according to the size of the elephant, in order to assist, and to supply food and water, till he becomes so tractable as to bring the former himself. These people erect a small hut immediately before him, where the Mahote, or one of the Coolies, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236557824
  • 9781236557827