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" Oude, and ornamented all over with fish, embroidered in gold, — a device which is here considered a badge of royalty. I was amused by one peculiarity, which I had never before heard of; while the elephant is going on, a man walks by his side, telling... "
Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India: From Calcutta ... - Page 61
by Reginald Heber - 1828
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The Penscellwood papers: essays by the author of 'Dr. Hookwell'.

Robert Armitage - 1846
...writes of the elephants in the neighbourhood of Calcutta : " I was amused by one peculiarity, which I had never before heard of: while the elephant is going on, a man walked by his side, telling him where to tread, bidding him ' take care' — ' step out' — warning...
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Sharpe's London Magazine, Volume 3

1847
...speaking of the elephant on which he rode with Lord Amhcrst, " I was amused with one peculiarity which I had never before heard of; while the elephant is going...• take care : ' ' step out ; ' warning him that tlie road is rough, slippery, &c., all which the animal tj supposed to | understand, and take his measures...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volumes 3-4

Anna Maria Hall - 1847
...Concluded from page 48. irli one peculiarity which I had never before heard of; while the ephant u going on, a man walks by his side, telling him where to ead, bidding him ' take care ;' ' step out;' warning him that the jad U rough, slippery, &c., all which...
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