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A FURIOUS ELEPHANT CHARGE

covered with dense lemon grass about twelve feet high, which was so thick and tangled that a man could with difficulty force his way through it. This level space, about two acres in extent, was surrounded by jungle upon all sides but one; on this side, to our right as we entered, the mountain rose in rocky steps, from the crevices of which the lemon grass grew in tall tufts.
The instant that I arrived in this spot I perceived the flap of an elephant's ear in the high grass, about thirty paces from me, and upon careful inspection I saw two elephants standing close together. By the rustling of the grass in different places I could see that the herd was scattered, but I could not make out the elephants individually, for the grass was above their heads.
I paused for some minutes to consider the best plan of attack; but the gun-bearers behind me, in a great state of excitement, began to whisper to each other, and in arranging their positions behind their respective masters, knocked several of the guns together. In the same moment the two leading elephants discovered us, and throwing their trunks up perpendicularly, they blew the shrill trumpet of alarm without attempting to retreat. Several trumpets answered the call immediately from different positions in the high grass; trunks were thrown up, and huge heads appeared in many places as they endeavored to discover the danger which the leaders had announced.
The growl of an elephant is exactly like the rumbling of thunder, and from their deep lungs the two leaders that had discovered us kept up an uninterrupted peal, thus call ing the herd together. Nevertheless, they did not attempt to retreat, but stood gazing attentively at us with their ears cocked, looking extremely vicious. In the meantime we stood perfectly motionless, lest we should scare them before

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