Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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wounded his son. Another officer and myself agreed to
attempt the destruction of this monster. We immediately
ordered seven elephants and went in quest of the animal,
whom we found sleeping under a bush; the noise of the
elephants awoke him, and he made a furious charge on
us; my elephant received him on her shoulder; the other
six elephants turned about and ran off, notwithstanding the
exertions of their riders, and left me in the above situ-
ation. I had seen many tigers and been at the killing of
them, but never so large a one as this: the elephant
shook the tiger off. I then fired two balls, and he fell;
but again recovering himself made a spring at me, and fell
short, but seized the elephant by her hind „leg; then re-
ceiving a kick from her, and a ball from me,. he let go
his hold and fell a second time. Thinking he was disabled
1 very unfortunately dismounted with a pair of pistols,
intending to put an end to his existence, when the monster,
having only couched to take another spring, made it at
that moment, and caught me in his mouth, but it pleased
God to give me strength and presence of mind, and I im-
mediately fired into his body: and finding that had little
effect, I exerted all my strength and happily disengaged
my arm: then directing my other pistol to his heart, I at
length succeeded in destroying him, after having myself
received five very severe wounds, some of which were at
first thought mortal. However I eased the terror of the
poor villagers, who appeared very grateful.
The old Man and his Ass.
An old man and a little boy were driving an ass to the
next market to sell. "What a fool is this fellow," says
a man upon the road, "to be trudging it on foot with
his son, that his ass may go light!" The old man hearing
this, set his boy upon the ass, and went whistling by the
side of him. "Why, sirrah!" cried a second man to -the