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The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon

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Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,300 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.1
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 699
mnybks.net#: 742
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, Adventure

A delightful book, although, as the thrilling adventures are necessarily of similar character, the climax of sensations is speedily reached, and the narrative latterly becomes somewhat monotonous.

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he Veddahs--Description of the Veddahs--A Monampitya Rogue--Attacking the Rogue--Breathless Excitement--Death of a Large Rogue--Utility of the Four-ounce--A Curious Shot--Fury of a Bull Buffalo--Character of the Wild Buffalo--Buffalo-shooting at Minneria Lake--Charge in High Reeds--Close of a Good Day's Sport--Last Day at Minneria--A Large Snake--An Unpleasant Bedfellow

CHAPTER VII.

Capabilities of Ceylon--Deer at Illepecadewe--Sagacity of a Pariah Dog--Two Deer at One Shot--Deer-stalking--Hambantotte Country --Kattregam Festival--Sitrawelle--Ruins of Ancient Mahagam --Wiharewel1e--A Night Attack upon Elephants--Shooting by Moonlight --Yalle River--Another Rogue--A Stroll before Breakfast--A Curious Shot--A Good Day's Sport

CHAPTER VIII.

Best Hounds for Elk-hunting--Smut--Killbuck--The Horton Plains--A Second Soyer--The Find--The Buck at Bay--The Bay--The Death--Return of Lost Dogs--Compa

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