Letters of Marque
Notes by Brigadier A. Mason, M.C., R.E. for the ORG, with minor additions and amendments by David Page.
[October 12 2011]
Of the Pig-drive which was a Panther-killing, and of the Departure to Chitor
Then pledge the boar, the mighty boar,The allusion to ‘the shaky bridle-hand next morn’ is the usual result of the happy carousal.[DP]
Fill high the cup with me;
We others started with twenty-seven elephants in a blazing hot sun. Our pad elephants carried us at first, this being far more comfortable both for elephant and man than a howdah, for a longish ride. These are elephants with big mattresses or pads fastened on their backs and are used for beating the jungle and for carrying home the game when shot. [DP][Page 74, line 33] Rawat one of sixteen umraos (feudal barons) privileged to wait upon the Maharana of Udaipur. [DP]