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Identifier: twoyearsinjungle00hornuoft
Title: Two years in the jungle : the experiences of a hunter and naturalist in India, Ceylon, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937
Subjects: Hunting East Indies -- Description and travel
Publisher: New York : Scribner's Sons
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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o go out and camp where game ofall kinds was most abundant. Accordingly, when the elephantpermit came to hand from the old Kajah, we packed up provisions,preservatives and ammunition, pots, pans, and camp furniture, andtook up the line of march for Tellicul, a mere vacant spot in theheart of the forest. And there, at the confluence of two little rivers,the Toonacadavoo and the Teckadee, where the teak-trees and thebamboos were the tallest, where the forest was silent, sombre, andshadowy, where big game was thick all about us and no white manever came, my men cut down big bamboos and built huts for us all.To me this hut-building is an interesting operation. First askeleton hut is built of large bamboo stems set upright in theground, and a ridge-pole, plate and rafters lashed firmly to themwith green bark. Then large bamboo stems are cut in lengths cor-responding to the length and width of the hut, and split irregularlyall over. Finally each stem is split quite open on one side, and the

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3 ^ I—I ELEPHANT HUNTING. 131 former cylinder now flattens out into a broad slab, twelve to eigh-teen inches wide. These bamboo slabs are then lashed with stripsof bark to the upright posts of a hut and form the walls. Bamboossimilarly treated were made into beds, tables, and doors, and it alsoserved as an excellent flooring. My wash-basin was a joint of bam-boo made into a trough, and my pail was a four-foot bamboo stemwith all the joints broken out except the lowest one, which servedas a bottom. The roof of the hut is nothing but young teak-leaves laid on likeslates and held by their own petioles, being partly split and hookedover the cross pieces. Besides a good comfortable hut for me, themen built another to serve as a cook-house and servants quarters,while for themselves, their wives, children, and mothers-in-law, theybuilt simply a huge, low shed and covered the ground beneath itwith bamboo slabs. No man ever experienced half the keen pleasure and delightfulanticipation in tak


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bookid:twoyearsinjungle00hornuoft bookyear:1904 bookdecade:1900 bookcentury:1900 bookauthor:Hornaday__William_Temple__1854_1937 booksubject:Hunting booksubject:East_Indies____Description_and_travel bookpublisher:New_York___Scribner_s_Sons bookcontributor:Robarts___University_of_Toronto booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:173 bookcollection:robarts bookcollection:toronto BHL Collection

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