Kala Nag stood ten fair feet at the shoulders, and his tusks had been cut off short at five feet, and bound round the ends, to prevent them splitting, with bands of copper; but he could do more with those stumps than any untrained elephant
could do with the real sharpened ones.
Deesa handed Chihun the heavy ankus -the iron elephant
We had no difficulty in finding the broad elephant
trail, which Ventvogel, after examination, pronounced to have been made by between twenty and thirty elephants
, most of them full-grown bulls.
Fogg aside, and begged him to reflect before he went any further; to which that gentleman replied that he was not in the habit of acting rashly, that a bet of twenty thousand pounds was at stake, that the elephant
was absolutely necessary to him, and that he would secure him if he had to pay twenty times his value.
Kennedy was intrusted with the job of bringing the elephant
to a halt.
What the former knew was that he was happy in the companionship of the elephant
stopped a couple of paces from the wounded man's hammock.
And now Tarzan saw that only a miracle could save Busuli, and with the same unconcern with which he had once hunted this very man he hurled himself into the path of the elephant
to save the black warrior's life.
The Hebrew aide-de-camp in the service of the officer at the table bid against the Hebrew gentleman employed by the elephant
purchasers, and a brisk battle ensued over this little piano, the combatants being greatly encouraged by Mr.
The king's letter was written in blue characters upon a rare and precious skin of yellowish colour, and these were the words of it: "The King of the Indies, before whom walk a thousand elephants
, who lives in a palace, of which the roof blazes with a hundred thousand rubies, and whose treasure house contains twenty thousand diamond crowns, to the Caliph Haroun al Raschid sends greeting.
La knew only too well the insane ferocity of a bull elephant
I may remark, that in Abyssinia the elephant
, according to Bruce, when it cannot reach with its proboscis the branches, deeply scores with its tusks the trunk of the tree, up and down and all round, till it is sufficiently weakened to be broken down.