"GAME EYES" FOR WILD SPORTS -- ENJOYMENTS OF WILD LIFE
-- CRUELTY OF SPORTS -- NATIVE HUNTERS -- MOORMEN
TRADERS -- THEIR WRETCHED GUNS -- RIFLES AND SMOOTH
BORES -- HEAVY BALLS AND HEAVY METAL -- BEATTIE'S
RIFLES -- BALLS AND PATCHES -- EXPERIMETNTS -- THE DOU
BLE-GROOVE -- POWER OF HEAVY METAL -- CURIOUS SHOT
AT A BULL ELEPHANT -- AFRICAN AND CEYLON ELEPHANTS
-- STRUCTURE OF SKULL -- LACK OF TROPHIES -- BOAR
SPEARS AND HUNTING-KNIVES -- BERTRAM -- A BOAR HUNT
-- FATAL CUT.
IN traveling through Ceylon, the remark is often made by the tourist that "he sees so little game." From the accounts generally written of its birds and beasts, a stranger would naturally expect to come upon them at every turn, instead of which it is a well-known fact that one hundred miles of the wildest country may be traversed without seeing a single head of game, and the uninitiated might become skeptical as to its existence.
This is accounted for by the immense proportion of forest and jungle, compared to the open country. The nature of wild animals is to seek cover at sunrise, and to come forth at sunset; therefore it is not surprising that so few are casually seen by the passing traveler. There is another reason, which would frequently apply
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Publication information: Book title: Eight Years Wanderings in Ceylon. Contributors: Sir Samuel W. Baker - Author. Publisher: J. B. Lippincott. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication year: 1883. Page number: 104.
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