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[ s 214 J recent conquestof Behar, and of extolling the during bravery of Buktiyar ; adding, that they were sure he would single handed eentend with and overcome a fierce elephant; this was contradicted by others, and the matterwas referred to the Viceroy, who propoundedit to Bukhiyar. He, dreading the imputation of cowardice boldly agreed to try the Contest. A large elephant was then introduced into the area in front of the Palace, and Buktiyar without making any othèr preparation, simply threw off his upper garment, and girding up his loins, advanced with a battle axe in his hand. The elephant, urged on by his driver, made a charge at Buktiyar, who dexterously avoided it, and at the same time struck the elephant with his battle axe with such force on the trunk, that the animal screamed and ran off. Shouts of wonder resounded through the palace, and the Viceroy motoly presented the general with a large