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AN ENCOUNTER WITH A TIGER.

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AN ENCOUNTER WITH A TIGER. A correspondent of the Dacca yews gives the following account of an encounter with a tigtr :â Mr. Sarkies was some years ago one of the keenest sportsmen in Dacca, but he has for some time past given up entirely all kinds of field sports. He came to Dacca a few days ago to witness the races, and being desirous, before returning to Calcutta, to visit the scenes of his former exploits and see if his hand had not lost its cunning, he obtained the loan of several elephants from Khajeh Abdool Gunny, and on Tues- day last proceeded with a couple of friends beyond iezgong. On reaching the jungles he heard deep giowls indie ^ting the vicinage of a tiger, the mahout also whispered the ominous word Bag. A veteran sportsman would not go out tiger shooting without a full knowledge of the elephant he bestrode, as much of the success, cr as it may be danger, depends on the firmness, or timidity of the animal. The animal ridden by Sarkies was offered him, from among several on the spot; which gave him the tacit assurance of its being the best in the lot, and adapted for the purpose. This elephant was urged on, the others forming line. They had not proceeded far when the tiger lushing out of his cover assailed one of the pad elephants. Mr. Sarkies with a view to draw him away from the ele- phant, fired a shot in a hap hazard manner, no sooner was the gun discharged than the tiger charged Mr. Sarkies's elephant, and lacerated her ears clawing her forehead. The elephant turned immediately round, as on a pivot, and retreated for her life, and strange to say the tigger dogged her heels for about a hundred yards, biting and clawing it all the while. The elephant, maddened with fear and pain, ran at a furious pace, so that Mr. Sarkies could with difficulty retain bis seat, but as for shooting the tiger it was an impossibility. The tiger, being attached to the heel of the hathie, was not perceptible from the back. Mr. Sarkies fearing at the dangerous pace the ele- phant was running that sbe might fall into some ditch or another, or in all probability throw off the howda,â m either case loss of life may have been the result,âhe with the greatest difficulty put his right foot on the Seat, with one hand clenching the front rail of the howda, he used his double gun as a pistol, and con- trived to fire it off towards the place where he suspected the tiger to have been running, the growls of the tiger aJoue indicating that he was at a dangerous proximity to the heels of his elephant. The tiger, at this re- POft, let go his hold, when the elephant, released from er tough customer, ran like mad. No endeavours of the mahout could stav her fortunately.a number of ephants chrnced to be on the path that the runaway r"3, Pursuing, and their mahouts seeing how the state M cfgs ,waHi hemmed her in, and stopped her career, el r",farl{ies was so di-igusted by the cowardice of tbe â¢i-; ant' as also of the culpability of the mahout in of that character that be was for nrmfk1111 i 0IEe' wken another mahout told him to try hour i u fekph<int who would not disappoint him. The Was shifted, and Mr. Sarkies proceeded to the deiUT ^ere^e left him. As the field was nrmlrK J ta!1 jungles the tiger was clearly seen the very spot, he allowed the elephant to hmirwiv V witl"n 50 yards, when with a roar and nr,- ,e charged the elephant who fully answered the mrh- â ^°towed on him, for he stood as firm as a rock, not a sing-Ie step did he recede, but with his received boldly faced his advancing foe. The tiger fsmooth K W^rm w.elcomei and was turned by a ball treai-in (,m shoulder, and, as he was slowly re- when he"Jtn c ball on his back laid him prostrate, exuerienol^8 tI?ally Polished off by a pot shot. My own hut T hion i J ese kln(la of sports has not been mucb, o, <1 rlnr» Seldona heard of a tiger charging, biting, or 500 vTr/ heels of an e!ePbant for near 400 Zfli ln an open plain their nature is to r, er cover, from whence, if disturbed, they make a c arge and retreat again to their shelter but thB animal, being one of the most ferocious kind, Mr. Satkie was in imminent dan&er when his first elephant runaway. Either a fall of the howdab, which was afterwards found to have been very loosely attached to the back, or of tbe eicpha. t itself, in his headlong career, would have endangered his life.

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