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Yesterday a headman came to the Kachcheri and reported that a hole had
suddenly appeared in a field about 5 miles from Jaffna, that it was still increasing.
I bicycled out to the place in the afternoon. It is in the middle of a perfectly flat
plain and was the most astonishing sight I have ever seen. It is like a big pond
with the water about a foot from the top, there is a curious heaving in the water,
every five or ten minutes a crack appears in the earth round the edge, the crack
widens and the ...
There was a well-known water hole about \\ miles through the jungle on the left of
the road, and he told me that it was in a terrible state as there were bodies of
dead buffaloes in and around it. It was the dry season and there would be no
water for miles round except in this water hole. The Arachchi asked me to come
and have a look at it. It would be the night of the full moon, so I told him that I
would and that I would spend my night at the water hole. I was very fond of sitting
up over a ...
The whole line swayed and fidgeted and flapped their ears, but the only sound
was the slight shuffling of their feet upon the rock. At length, the bull put his trunk
towards the water, but he did not drink — it was too foul to drink; he stood still for
a moment, flapping his ears, and then, raising his trunk and trumpeting, he turned
away from the water hole and lumbered off. Orderly, one after another, keeping
the line in single file, the other elephants followed the bull. After that I fell asleep.
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