Yes," said Big Toomai, his driver, the son of Black Toomai who had taken him to Abyssinia, and grandson of Toomai of the Elephants who had seen him caught, "there is nothing that the Black Snake fears except me.
The Government may pay for elephants, but they belong to us mahouts.
Moti Guj put his hands in his pockets, chewed a branch for a toothpick, and strolled about the clearing, making fun of the other elephants
who had just set to work.
Into this the elephants
plunged, and when we reached the edge we found them struggling in wild confusion to get up the other bank, filling the air with their screams, and trumpeting as they pushed one another aside in their selfish panic, just like so many human beings.
Fogg aside, and begged him to reflect before he went any further; to which that gentleman replied that he was not in the habit of acting rashly, that a bet of twenty thousand pounds was at stake, that the elephant
was absolutely necessary to him, and that he would secure him if he had to pay twenty times his value.
This drive, with an elephant
for the team, lasted about an hour and a half; yet the animal did not seem in the least fatigued.
What the former knew was that he was happy in the companionship of the elephant
For weeks Tarzan lived with his savage friends, hunting buffalo, antelope, and zebra for meat, and elephant
Lastly, the Toxodon, perhaps one of the strangest animals ever discovered: in size it equalled an elephant
or megatherium, but the structure of its teeth, as Mr.
stopped a couple of paces from the wounded man's hammock.
The Hebrew aide-de-camp in the service of the officer at the table bid against the Hebrew gentleman employed by the elephant
purchasers, and a brisk battle ensued over this little piano, the combatants being greatly encouraged by Mr.
Closer came the sound that had attracted Tarzan's attention and now the others heard it--the shrill trumpeting of an elephant