Image from page 332 of "Animal Life and the World of Nature; A magazine of Natural History" (1902)
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and. the sleet obscuring my rifle sights, 1 projectedno fewer than three bullets at the diabolical-looking boars without touching a bristle, thewhole party, with a general grunt, scamperingoff after each discharge to a little distance,then wheeling about to show a menacing front,exalting their whip-lash tails at the sametime, and screwing horrible faces at me. Butthe fourth missive tripped up the hoary general;and although shooting a pig may sound some-what oddly in the sporting ears of my brotherNimrods, I can assure them that whilst we hadno horses to spare the head of that ilk swineproved a prize well worth the lead and gun-powder that had been expended upon it.Gigantic and pro-truding like those ofan elephant, the uppertusks were sufticientlyhooked to admit of thewearer hanging him-self up by them toroost, as did his an-cestors of yore, if theancients are to be be-lieved. By all whosaw these trophies inthe colony, they wereinvariably taken forthe ivories of a Zeehoe(hippopotamus).
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