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Stories of Animals, Fantastic and Mundane, Edited By Andrew Lang

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ELEPHANT SHOOTING                  245
for if one has been shot all the herds in the district hear about it, and in a day or two there is not an elephant to be found anywhere. When the sun is hot they will shelter during the day in dense jungles of ' wait-a-bit' thorns, only coming out every third or fourth day to drink and wash in some pool or river, very often thirty or
forty miles away. This done they go back to a sheltered place and lie comfortably down to sleep, with their backs to an ant-hill, which shows an odd taste in beds.
Well, early one morning Colonel Gordon Gumming left the hole in which he had been sleeping, and climbed up a high rock to see if there was any chance of an elephant. Yes, sure enough, there were nine or ten huge creatures
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