Western India In 1838 Volume 2

Paperback | May 11, 2012

byMarianne Postans

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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. 1839 Excerpt: ...elephant to stop, the driver presses the instrument on the centre of his head; and the regulated force of this action, comprises his power. Of the docility and instinct of the animal, many anecdotes are recorded, and I shall enlarge them by one, for whose authenticity, I have the authority of the owner of the intelligent creature, of whom the story was told. My friend, an officer in the Bengal service, possessed a handsome elephant, which he was accustomed to see fed with a certain allowance of grain daily; business requiring his absence, he confided the care of his favourite to a worthless keeper, who, in the interim, stole and appropriated a large proportion of the grain, intended for the elephant's use. The poor animal daily grew more spare and feeble, missing at his usual feedingtime, the abundant feast supplied by his kind and generous master. My friend returned, hastened to his stable, observed the emaciated state of his favourite, and having had no previous reason to suspect the honesty of the servant, was at a loss to discover a cause for the evident alteration. The poor elephant, delighted at his master's return, trumpetted his welcome, raised his trunk as a salaam, and moved about, affording in his mute but expressive manner, every demonstration of joy. His feeding-time approached, and the full allowance of grain was placed at his feet by his dishonest and cruel keeper. The elephant, satisfied of his master's attention, industriously separated it into two distinct heaps, and having eagerly devoured the one, left that which remained, and quietly walked to the opposite side of his stable. The truth thus conveyed by the gestures of the intelligent brute, flashed upon the mind of his master; the keeper, on being accused of the theft, and finding his u...

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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. 1839 Excerpt: ...elephant to stop, the driver presses the instrument on the centre of his head; and the regulated force of this action, comprises...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217954588

ISBN - 13:9780217954587

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