Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,300 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.1
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 667
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.

Show Excerpt

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

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

A. W. Exley
When A.W. Exley isn't deciphering hieroglyphs or riding her horse sidesaddle, she is thinking up plots for her next best-seller. Nefertiti's Heart is a beautiful mixture of all Exley's passions in life, set in a Steampunk society, featuring a very Egyptian theme. As our Author of the Day, she chats with us about her fascination with Egypt, why she picked an alternate universe for Nefertiti and how she shaped the book.
Read full interview...