The Elephant, Principally Viewed in Relation to Man

The Elephant, Principally Viewed in Relation to Man

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...fall off on the way home from the chase: the poor animal was so terrified at the moment that he resisted every attempt to replace the carcase, and no other elephant in the field would endure the hateful burthen. The elephant has an equal terror of the rhinoceros. It appears, from some statements in which Mr. Williamson confided, that if a herd of elephants encounter this formidable animal, they retreat, if possible, without hazarding an encounter. Major Lally stated to the author of ' Oriental Field Sports, ' that he once witnessed, from a distant hill, a most desperate engagement between a large male and a rhinoceros, in which the ele%hant was worsted and fled. From the ' Memoirs of aber, ' however, we collect that the terror is mutual. " When we had gone a short way, a man came after us with notice that a rhinoceros had entered a little wood near Bekr-am, and that they had surrounded the wood, and were waiting for us. 'Ve immediately proceeded towards the wood, at full gallop, and cast a ring round it. Instantly, on our raising the shout, the rhinoceros issued out into the plain, and took to flight. They followed it for nearly a kos, shot many arrows at it, and finally brought it down. The rhinoceros did not make a good set at any person, or any horse. They afterwards killed another rhinoceros. I had often amused myself with conjecturing how an elephant and arhinoceros would behave if brought to face each other. On this occasion the elephant-keepers brought out the elephants so that one elephant fell right in with the rhinoceros. As soon as the elephant-drivers put their beasts in motion, the rhinoceros would not come up, but immediately ran off in another direction." THE delight in brutal sports, ...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802381
  • 9781236802385