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History of Behar Indigo Factories; Reminiscences of Behar; Tirhoot and Its Inhabitants of the Past; History of Behar Light Horse Volunteers (1908)

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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. 1908 Excerpt: ...breaking loose, did great mischief, and people were in danger of their lives. Sir Jung hearing this, sent one of his hunting elephants after him; he came up to the savage beast on a sandbank near the river opposite, and at once charged. His Sonepore opponent put down his head, and rushed to meet him. With a terrible shock they met, both seemed to stagger (for a minute, and then the mad one turned tail and bolted, pursued by the other. The chase was not a long one, for Sir Jung's tusker gained on the other fast, and as he was descending to a lower part of the bank, caught him in the rear with such force that he drove him head foremost into the sand, where the now very much-tamed elephant lay, receiving a dig in the ribs now and then from his stronger brother. The Sonepore elephant having hauled down his colours, his mahout or driver mounted, on his neck, and off he marched, looking as sheepish and cowed as an elephant possibly could look. Lord Mayo's year will be long remembered by those who were present at Sonepore. The Viceroy's kind and affable manner to Europeans and natives of every class endeared him to all. I shall never forget the delight of a Hindu merchant from Cawnpore, who walked up o Lord Mayo as he was promenading the weighing enclosure, and made him a low salaam; His Lordship held out his hand to him, and, alter shaking hands, inquired in English all about him. The man, understanding a little of what was said, replied by signs and a word or two. When he marched out of the enclosure, he was at least six inches taller; and one of the stewards taking advantage of hia elated state presented the subscription book to him, and extracted a hundred rupees towards the race-fund. To this day the native merchant talks of the time when the Burra Lot S... Hide synopsis

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