Third shot and then down he came, his belly towards me, with a crash that shook the ground.
An elephant is ravaging the bazar, can you please come and do something about it?
I am on my way
The previous night it had broken its chain and escaped...
I really don't want to shoot him, should I?
The police officer should shoot the elephant!!!
I had got to shoot the elephant, but he is still alive, people are pressing me to do it again!!
Second shot and he did not collapse but climbed with desperate slowness to his feet and stood weakly upright
After three shots he is not death yet. I have to fire my two remainding shots.
Some people said I was right and others said that it was a shame to shoot an elephant for killing a Burman. And afterwards I often wondered whether anyone understood that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool.
Even with five shots, he is not death, he is dying slowly and in a great agony