Sport and Adventure in the Indian Jungle

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byA. Mervyn Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE FATE OF THE AHNAY PAYEE. So numerous were the petitions to the Collector of Coimbatore regarding the damage done by the mad elephant--of which some account was given in the last chapter--that special means had to be devised to rid the district of its presence. Not only had it killed thirty of the herd captured in the kheddah, but since that night's savage work it had destroyed half-a-dozen more tame elephants, belonging to Government and private individuals. Buffaloes by the score had also fallen victims to its peculiar form of insanity, and so great was the terror it inspired that many villages on the Kollegal frontier were abandoned, with the result that cultivation suffered and forest work was much impeded. Mr. Theobald, the well-known assistant to Mr. Sanderson, the elephant-catcher, at that time a Forest Officer in the employ of the Madras Government and known to be a keen shikaree, was deputed on special duty to endeavour to shoot the brute. It had now been at large for about six months and during that time it had done an immense amount of damage. Traps of all kinds--pitfalls, spring-guns, balanced spears, nooses, decoys --all had been tried, but without effect. It had been wounded several times and had now become so wary that it lay concealed during the day and made its attacks only on the darkest nights. It was so cunning that immediately after destroying the buffaloes in a village it would leave that locality at once, and be next heard of twenty or thirty miles away. Another peculiarity about it was that it never travelled the same path twice, as if it were aware that danger was most likely to be met along those tracks. The Government reward for its destruction was high, so that many native shikarees from the neighbouring districts had been attracte...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE FATE OF THE AHNAY PAYEE. So numerous were the petitions to the Collector of Coimbatore regarding the damage done by the mad eleph...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217876765

ISBN - 13:9780217876766

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