"The Wild Elephant," page 2, by Michael Basinski

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the operation of capturing wild ELEPHANTS(1) a state of nature the ELEPHANT(2) hunts at which I was present the exception ELEPHANTS(3) the export of ELEPHANTS(4) ELEPHANTS(5) were the property to scare away ELEPHANTS(6) of the ELEPHANT(7) in Africa had the ELEPHANTS(8) there been provided with tusks a curious fact not one ELEPHANT(9) in the ELEPHANT(10) of Ceylon those of the African ELEPHANT(11) tusks were given to the ELEPHANT(12) that the tusks of the ELEPHANT(13) at an opponent the attacks of the wily tiger harmless is the life of the ELEPHANT(14) a conflict an ELEPHANT(15) could have a hostile encounter with a rhinoceros towards man the ELEPHANT(16) evinces shyness at his appearance the slaughter an ELEPHANT(17) manifests greater impatience the presence a white man and 16 by ELEPHANTS(18) at a million and a half an island abounding with wild ELEPHANTS(19) the love were the ELEPHANTS(20) when even tame ELEPHANTS(21) a paroxysm the ELEPHANT(22) the habits of the ELEPHANT(23) ELEPHANTS(24) may be seen ELEPHANTS(25) plucking the branches of the ELEPHANT(26) at the aspect of the ELEPHANT(26) an ELEPHANT(27) will not hesitate the man not against the horse a horse a herd of ELEPHANTS(28) at Agra in the year 1607 the viceregent he saw an ELEPHANT(29) tame ELEPHANTS(30) the ELEPHANT(31) undoubtedly a dog the gravity of the ELEPHANT(32) the sagacity of the ELEPHANT(33) the trunk of the ELEPHANT(34) was seized the ELEPHANT(35) retreated in terror at the terrier the interference a dog a herd of wild ELEPHANTS(36) the ELEPHANT(37) lives on terms of amity the supposed animosity of the ELEPHANT(38) when a captive ELEPHANT(39) is picketed amongst ELEPHANTS(40) themselves that an ELEPHANT(41) at Badulla a jagged fragment of an ELEPHANT'S(42) tusk the jungle a combat the ELEPHANT(43) for defense having been seized by a wounded ELEPHANT(44) the execution of criminals by the state ELEPHANTS(45) the ELEPHANT(46) never once applied its tusks the power of a wounded ELEPHANT(47) the economy of the ELEPHANT(48) at all times the individuals the tuskless ELEPHANT(49) crushes a due course the ELEPHANT(50) discovers at a noise the thick jungle a repetition of the ejaculation URMPH! URMPH! with a tame ELEPHANT(51) the ELEPHANT(52) raised his head the ELEPHANT(53) observed it again the ELEPHANT(54) of his own accord we were fairly past the ELEPHANT(55) between the African ELEPHANT(56) the Indian ELEPHANT(57) of the ELEPHANT(58) at the root the eyes bright and kindly an ELEPHANT(59) with these perfections found an ELEPHANT(60) clothed the points of an ELEPHANT(61) a state of nature ELEPHANTS(62) that exhibit those flesh coloured blotches the skin of an ELEPHANT(63) a white ELEPHANT (64) the tint of a white ELEPHANT(65) white ELEPHANT(66) at Anarajapoora the fifth century Lord of ELEPHANTS(67) in 1633 a white ELEPHANT(68) the ELEPHANT(69) is partial at the height of upwards the hunter will search for them for the ELEPHANT(70) the ELEPHANT(71) delights in sunshine all the ELEPHANT(72) hunters the ELEPHANT(73) is incapable caution of the ELEPHANT(74) chased by an ELEPHANT(75) a river at the same instant the tendrils a climbing plant in the character of the ELEPHANT(76) the variety of noises made by the ELEPHANT(77) the proboscis of an ELEPHANT(78) the scream of the ELEPHANT(79) PRUT! the alarm of the ELEPHANTS(80) the ELEPHANT(81) striking his ribs rapidly and forcibly with his trunk more than once seen an ELEPHANT(82) ELEPHANTS(83) are subject to deafness the height of the ELEPHANT(84) the ELEPHANT(85) at a still later period the truth that the ELEPHANT(86) ELEPHANT(87) the general bulk of the ELEPHANT(88) over-estimate the size of the ELEPHANT(89) a state of nature how noiselessly and stealthily the ELEPHANT(90) can escape the most venerable delusion respecting the ELEPHANT(91) the ELEPHANT(92) it is said hath no joynts the legs of the ELEPHANT(93) the ELEPHANT(94) has joints in his knee the ELEPHANT(95) cannot bend his forelegs together at a time the authority of Aristotle the trained ELEPHANTS(96) exhibited at Rome a contemporary of Petrarch and Dante didactic poem on the ELEPHANT(97) who had an opportunity to see an ELEPHANT(98) the joints in the ELEPHANT'S(99) legs are not very apparent a drawing of an ELEPHANT(100) this delusion regarding the ELEPHANT(101) at length the Arundel Manuscripts the helplessness of the fallen ELEPHANT(102) was a favourite smile as ELEPHANTS(103) were rarely seen in Europe "The ELEPHANT(104) hath joints; but none for courtesy;/His legs are for necessity, not flexure:" - Shakespeare "Nature's great masterpiece, an ELEPHANT(105); /The only harmless great thing:" - Donne

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