BANDOOLA by J. H. Williams


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The author extends some of the material in Elephant Bill (1950) to tell the story of the elephant, Bandoola, and of his trainer, Po Toke, and give another section of Burm? life. When Bandoola was born and Po Toke a young elephant boy, training elephants was cruel and vicious and Po Toke determined to prove that kindness could guide a captive born animal to the height of its powers. Here is the story of that training and of Bandoola's response and the long career that ended, for him and Po Take, in something of a mystery. And throughout the years is the picture of jungle living, the many white men whe were defeated -- or successful -- in answering its challenge, the gallery of the ""cozies"" and their beasts, and the many tasks which the elephants accomplished, up through World War II. A pleasant and interesting companion to the earlier book in which natural and human history are amicably combined.

Pub Date: Feb. 18th, 1953
Publisher: Doubleday