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Amusing The Prince--curious Scenes

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Dr. Bussell, in ono of his letters from India to the London Times, writes : Some curions things have been seen in Nepaul. To-day the Princo crossed the Sardan and visited Junge Bahadoor's canfp. He was shown an enormous boa constrictor, which was dug ont of ite hole in a lethargie state and roused to some sort of life by bueübts of water poured down its throat, which it scornsully ejected. It was as thick as a ninepounder, and some eighteen feet long, and it seemed an amiable reptile ; but close fit hand, coiled round a branch of a tree, was another python, which was of more evil disposition, for when Jiing Bahadoor eent up a man to cut the branch, so that the serpent feil with a heavy thud to the ground, it raised its head menancingly and moved over once or twice as if to attack, but eventually coiled itself round the branch, and, liko a true philosopher, went to sleep. The collection of living birds given by Juag Bahadoor to the Princeof Wales is most interesting and complete, It comprises many Imperan pheasants, which the Nebaulese cali " duífs," and argus, wliich they cali "monal," the name by which the former are known by us, Kaleege, Cogplass and Shickore jungle fowl, in addition to other animáis of all kinds, and a delightful little elephant, whioh the Prince rides as a pony, and which takes up his whip, salaams and performs many tricks. There was also a novel exhibition in fishing to vary the amnsements. Elephants were sent into a pool, at eacli end of which were upright nets. Outside these nets were rafts of reeds, on which mon sat. The fish, driven up the nets by the elephants, leaped clear over, but feil on the rafts, where they wero knocked on the head by the men.


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