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Slide set: The elephant's revenge (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1887)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
An elephant went out for a walk
Slide 2
He is thirsty, and drinks at a lake
Slide 3
A native has a shot at him
Slide 4
The elephant pursues him
Slide 5
He catches him by the ear
Slide 6
He gives him a good shaking
Slide 7
The elephant throws him into the lake
Slide 8
A crocodile appears
Slide 9
The elephant gives him a shower bath
Slide 10
He took hold of his drawers and shook him
Slide 11
The elephant then threw him into a cactus bush
Slide 12
The elephant leaves him covered with prickles
Other reference
1888
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 286

“A native has a shot at an elephant. The animal, giving chase, catches him by the ear, shakes him, throws him into a lake near a crocodile, gives him a shower bath, shakes him by his drawers, and finally throws him away on the prickles of a cactus bush.”

Lucerna ID  3000478

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 25 December 2023

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