The Living Age Volume 223

The Living Age Volume 223

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...high above the Saka.i's heads on the brow of the hog's back. "Come. let us cry to him once more." said Ka' to his fellows; and once again they raised a shrill shout that carried far and wide through the forest, repeating the curious information which they had already, though to no purpose, imparted to the beast. Malays and Sakai alike believe that the tiger is very sensitive upon this subject, and that he will fly before the face of any man who possesses the necessary knowledge of his anatomy. The native theory inclines to the belief that the tiger's navel is located in his neck, and you may search the body of one of these monsters most minutely without finding anything to disprove, or to prove, the notion. A third time the Sakai raised their shout, and when they relapsed into silence, the tiger had ceased his angry growls: but another sound, faint and far, came from the direction of the lower roachcs of the stream up which the tribe had been toiling. It was like the roar of 3 rapid, only broader, coarser, gruffer, and when they heard it the heartstrings of the Sakai tightened painfully. for it recalled to them the memory of a danger which, for the moment, had well-nigh passed out of their consciousness. It was the sorak, the war-cry of the Malays. The raiders were on their trail, and were pressing up the little stream in pursuit. The yells which the fugitives had been uttering would serve to guide them, and there would be no need for the slow tracking which delays the hunter and gives the quarrey his best chance of escape. In their flight from the Familiar of To' Pangku, for such they firmly believed the tiger to be. the Sakai had trampled down the thorn thickets recklessly, and even a European would...show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 853g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979931
  • 9781236979933