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By George Manville Fenn, V. S Stacey

I’ve waited most of these years, waiting for a few one or one other may supply a whole and real account of all of it; yet little pondering it's going to ever emerge as my activity. For it’s now not in my method; yet seeing how a lot has been acknowledged approximately different elements and different people’s sufferings; whereas ours by no means quite a bit as got here in for a line of newspaper, I can’t imagine it’s reasonable; and as equity is what I consistently did like, I set to, a great deal opposed to my will; whereas, as a result of my empty sleeve, the paper retains slipping and sliding approximately, in order that i will be able to in basic terms carry it quiet via placing the lead inkstand on one nook, and my tobacco-jar at the different. you notice, I’m now not a lot at domestic at this type of factor; and even though, in the event you positioned a pipe and a pitcher of whatever prior to me, i'll let you know all approximately it, taking my time, like, it sounds as if won’t do. I acknowledged, “Why don’t you write it down as I inform it, in order people may well learn all approximately it?” yet “No,” he says; “I may well do it in my style, yet i need it to be on your basic unadorned sort; so set to and do it.”

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And, 29 Begumbagh directly after, with his opal eyeballs rolling, and his dark, treacherous-looking face seeming to me all wicked and pleased at what was going on, came the mahout, and said a few words to the elephant, which stopped directly, and went down upon its knees. Chunder then tried to take hold of the child, but somehow that seemed to make the great beast furious, and getting up again, he began to grunt and make a noise after the fashion of a great pig, going on now faster round the court, and sending those who had come to look, and who stood in his way, fleeing in all directions.

I have spoken. ” that rung out; and then it was, “Fours right. ” and only our company held firm, while I don’t know whether I felt disappointed or pleased, till I happened to look up at one of the windows, to see Mrs Maine and Miss Ross, with those two poor little innocent children clapping their hands with delight at seeing the soldiers march away; one of them, the little girl, with her white muslin and scarlet sash over her shoulder, being held up by Lizzy Green; and then I did know that I was not disappointed, but glad I was to stay.

Water we had in the tank, but provisions were brought in, and what sheep there were. Fortunately, there was a good supply of hay, and that we got in; but one thing we did not bargain for, and that was the company of the great elephant, Nabob, he having been left behind. And what does he do but come slowly up on those india-rubber cushion feet of his, and walk through the gateway, his back actually brushing against the top; and then, once in, he goes quietly over to where the hay was stacked, and coolly enough begins eating!

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