Sketches of Indian Field Sports: With Observations on the Animals; Also an Account of Some of the Customs of the Inhabitants; with a Description of the Art of Catching Serpents, as Practised by the Conjoors and Their Method of Curing Themselves when Bitten: with Remarks on Hydrophobia and Rabid Animals

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R. Jennings, 1827 - 295 oldal
 

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174. oldal - The ground from the tents to the garden, forming the road on which we moved, was inlaid with fireworks ; at every step of the elephants the earth burst before us, and threw up artificial stars in the heavens, to emulate those created by the hand of Providence ; besides innumerable rockets, and many hundred wooden shells that burst in the air, and shot forth a thousand fiery serpents ; these, winding through the atmosphere, illuminated the sky, and, aided by the light of the bamboo scenery, turned...
55. oldal - If they are attacked by a person on horseback, they stand erect on their hind legs, showing a fine set of white teeth, and make a crackling kind of noise. If the horse comes near them, they try to catch him by the legs ; and, if they miss him, they tumble over and over several times. They are easily speared by a person mounted...
92. oldal - He boldly ran to the man's assistance, and cut the tiger severely with his sword ; upon which he dropped the Biparie and seized the herdsman ; the buffaloes observing it, attacked the tiger, and rescued the...
117. oldal - ... paw to the part wounded, covered with blood, and held it out for me to see : I was so much hurt at the time, that it has left an impression never to be effaced, and I have never since fired a gun at any of the tribe.
227. oldal - Saul tree, marked with the names of all the females in the village, whether married or unmarried, who have attained the age of twelve years, are planted in the water in the morning, for the space of four hours and a half; and the withering of any of these branches is proof of witch-craft against the person whose name is annexed to it.
173. oldal - The procession was grand beyond conception; it consisted of about twelve hundred elephants, richly caparisoned, drawn up in a regular line like a regiment of soldiers. About a hundred elephants in the centre had...
117. oldal - I fired with small shot at one of them, which instantly ran down to the lowest branch of the tree, as if he were going to fly at me, stopped suddenly, and coolly put his paw to the part wounded, covered with blood, and held it out for me to see.
170. oldal - ... forms and colours; several hundred large " mirrors, girandoles, and clocks; some of the " latter were very curious, richly set with jewels, " having figures in continual movement, and " playing tunes every hour ; two of these clocks " cost him thirty thousand pounds. Without
170. oldal - ... several hundred large mirrors, girandoles, and clocks; some of the latter were very curious, richly set with jewels, having figures in continual movement, and playing tunes every hour; two of these clocks cost him thirty thousand pounds. Without taste or judgment, he was extremely solicitous to possess all that was elegant and rare; he had instruments and machines of every art and science, but he knew none ; and his museum...
174. oldal - ... we went along. These platforms consisted of a hundred on each side of the procession, all covered with gold and silver cloths, with two girls and two musicians at each platform. " The ground from the tents to the garden, forming the road on which we moved, was inlaid with fireworks ; at every step of the elephants the earth burst before us, and threw up artificial stars in the heavens, to emulate those created by the hand of...

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