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The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon epub

by Samuel White Baker


The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon epub

ISBN: 1444471767

ISBN13: 978-1444471762

Author: Samuel White Baker

Category: Science

Subcategory: Nature & Ecology

Language: English

Publisher: Aeterna (October 25, 2010)

Pages: 188 pages

ePUB book: 1276 kb

FB2 book: 1523 kb

Rating: 4.7

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The 'Rifle and Hound' can no longer be accepted as a guidebook to the sports in Ceylon; the country is changed, and in. .

The 'Rifle and Hound' can no longer be accepted as a guidebook to the sports in Ceylon; the country is changed, and in many districts the forests have been cleared, and civilization has advanced into the domains of wild beasts. The colony has been blessed with prosperity, and the gradual decrease of game is a natural consequence of extended cultivation and increased population. In the pages of this book it will be seen that I foretold the destruction of the wild deer and other animals twenty years ago.

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Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS (8 June 1821 – 30 December 1893) was an English explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between April 1869 and August 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria.

The 'Rifle and Hound' can no longer be accepted as a guidebook to the sports in Ceylon; the country is changed, and . There are many first-rate sportsmen in Ceylon who could furnish anecdotes of individual risks and hairbreadth escapes (the certain accompaniments to elephant-shooting) that would fill volumes; but enough will be found, in the few scenes which I have selected from whole hecatombs of slaughter, to satisfy and perhaps fatigue the most patient reader.

Start reading The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon on your Kindle in under a minute. The author describes his hunting experience in pristine Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the early 1800's with muzzle loading firearms and hounds. Has very detailed hunting and exploring voyages inside Ceylon's forests and parks, abounding with game as elephants, boar, deer and bear. The fist part of the book describes elephant hunting with primitive muzzle loading rifles, second part describes hunting deer and boar with hounds and knives.

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The Nile tributaries of Abyssinia, and the sword hunters of the Hamran arabs. The character of the country in Ceylon is generally very unfavourable to sport of all kinds

The Nile tributaries of Abyssinia, and the sword hunters of the Hamran arabs. The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, And Explorations of the Nile Sources. The character of the country in Ceylon is generally very unfavourable to sport of all kinds. The length of the island is about two hundred and eighty miles, by one hundred and fifty in width; the greater portion of this surface is covered with impenetrable jungles, which form secure coverts for countless animals. The centre of the island is mountainous, torrents from which form the sources of the numerous rivers by which Ceylon is so well watered. The low country is flat.

Unfortunately, just at this moment, the other elephant saw Palliser, and the alarm was given. I was lucky enough to knock him over with a rifle, and still more fortunate in not injuring him much with the ball, which took his wing off close to his body

Unfortunately, just at this moment, the other elephant saw Palliser, and the alarm was given. There was no help for it, and we were obliged to fire. Mine fell dead, but the other fell, and, recovering himself immediately, he escaped in the thick jungle. This was bad luck, and we returned towards the 'amblam' to breakfast. I was lucky enough to knock him over with a rifle, and still more fortunate in not injuring him much with the ball, which took his wing off close to his body. Half an hour afterwards he formed part of our breakfast. During our meal a heavy shower of rain came down, and continued for about two hours.

com your best source for free audio books. Although this long interval of time has been spent in a more profitable manner than simple sport, nevertheless I have added considerably to my former experience of wild animals by nine years passed in African explorations.

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