The Out-station, Or Jaunts in the Jungle

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byJames Willyams Grylls

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. MINOR DELECTABILITIES OP OUT-STATION LIFE. And now, most worthy reader, before I chaperon you among the scenes of the Pearl Fishery--where, under the protecting shadow of a huge talipot umbrella, we will recline in amicable vicinity, and gently insinuating ourselves (after the way of the world) into the individual affections of a vast pile of oysters heaped up within our reach, will soon become masters of the treasures Embalm'd in the innermost shrines of their hearts, and afterwards be " shellfish" enough ourselves (that's right, button up your pockets! ) to leave their plundered remains unburied on the plain. I say, before Could you, oh far-sighted reader! (or any body else) ever see the drift or wit of the extremely sapient saw of that lumbering old humbug, Dr. Johnson, "that a man who we do all this, you must mount your Arab, and join me in a rattling scurry after the spotted deer over the same plains on which we killed our elephants in the last chapter; and also add all your little available in the way of lungs in making the Pusilarva hills resound with a louder echo to our "tantivy" as we view the stubborn old hog-deer chevying away before a pack of English foxhounds--then, having sent a ball through the brain of a buffalo intent on your destruction, we will leave this locality of the island to the next comers; and, changing the scene, Well dive where the gardens of coral lie darkling; that is to say, we won't dive in propriis personis, but whilst the Malabar professionals execute that part of the business, we will be found ready to relieve them of their pearly spoils the moment they pop their heads out of water. Deer coursing is a sport very little pursued in Ceylon, being, I suppose, voted "tame," after elephant shooting; still, in ...

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. MINOR DELECTABILITIES OP OUT-STATION LIFE. And now, most worthy reader, before I chaperon you among the scenes o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217362524

ISBN - 13:9780217362528

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