Come and stay with us in India and we will arrange for you to shoot tigers from the back of elephants from the back of tigers,” Lord Curzon remarked to a friend.
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Lat-sahib* and the Nawab along with few others waited on the machan for a tiger to be driven by drum-beaters in the jungle below for the Lat-sahib to shoot it. They whiled away many hours, relishing succulent kebabs, stuffed-fowls, curries, dry-fruit pilafs and sipping burra or chhota-pegs**.
The Lat-sahib’s english digestive system went in a overdrive with all the spicy food and all he could hunt were the large flies in the thunder-box that had been especially built for the him.
In the grand-finale the Lat-sahib was photographed with his foot on the dead tiger.
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*Lord-sahib ~ A term loosely used to address high ranking officials in British India. **Peg~measure of liquor; burra~60 ml, chota~30 ml.