)92 AMONG PAGODAS AND FAIR LADIES.
When a log is of too great a weight for one elephant to manipulate, another comes and tenders his aid, and together they hoist the huge beam into its place. They drag up the very large planks from the river by the aid of a chain, and this they undo in the cleverest manner imaginable.
The chain is fastened round the wood by means of a hook, and this the elephants shake until it becomes detached. It occasionally happens that the hook gets jammed and is difficult to undo. When this is the case I have been told that the elephant has actually been known to carefully
elephants at work stacking timber.elephants at work stacking timber.