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Historical Lectures and Addresses.djvu

CONTENTS


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CHAP.
PAGE
I. 1
My First Exciting Experience
4
The Intelligence of Elephants
5
Fights with the Grangers
6
“Doc” Baird and the Bully
9
Teasing Old Romeo
10
The Story of a Stolen Negro
12
Horse Thieves in the Circus
15
II. 18
Beasts at Wholesale
20
The Professional Animal Hunter
21
Striking into the Interior
22
Hunters’ Life in the Jungle
23
Why Baby Elephants are Hard to Capture
26
Across the Desert with Captive Beasts
29
The Adventures of Specimen Hunters
31
III. 35
The Burial and Resurrection of the “Cardiff Giant”
37
The Rival White Elephants
40
How the "Light of Asia" Embarrassed the Lecturer
41
The Wild Cave-Dweller of Kentucky
44
The Two-Headed Girl's Three-Headed Rival
46
X. 192
Forcible Argument with a City Marshal
193
Breaking Camp under a Hot Rifle Fire
195
Ambushed and Shot at on the Road
197
The Studies of the Apprentice to the Clown
201
Devotional Services Upset by a Demon
204
The Wild Beasts Loose in the Big Crowd
205
The Midnight Stampede of the Elephants
208
A Polar Bear Hunt on Fifth Avenue
209
An Equine Officer of Artillery
211
XI. 214
Dan Rice’s One-Horse Show
215
Tan-Bark Oratory and Harlequin Pluck
217
An Imitation Patriot Shown Up
219
In which Cupid was Master of the Ring
223
Barnum’s One Unconquerable Superstition
227
Gullible Patrons in Early Days
229
Expedients of Advance Agents
231
Plantation Shows
234
Exhibiting “Yankees” in the South
235
Sleeping in Strange Attitudes
236
A Circus “Crier”
238
Showmen’s Names
239
The Escape of a Leopard
241
Hotel Keepers
243
Early Breakfasts
245
XII. 247
The Quest of the Tree-Tailed Kingio
249
Half-Hours with Bashful Whales
251
A Slippery Deal in Sea-Lions
254
An Eventful Monday Morning at the Aquarium
258
The Ultimate Fate of the Aquarium
260