A COBRA'S REVENGE.
The "Homeward Mall" reports the death of Mr Andrew Fischer, an employes of the Madras Railway Company, »t the Pennar Bridge Works on the north-west line of railway, under most distressing oiroumsfonoes. He was employed aa a driver of bridge engines at the Pennar Works. While he wbb seated m the verandah of his buogaloir he observed two Urge cobras on the barren plain Immediately m front of the home. Arm'ng himself with a stoat stick, he proceeded to the spot and encountered the enakes. He succeeded In killing one of them, while the other, which had been slightly wounded managed to escape, Mr Flsoher hunted abont for the runaway, bat could not find it. He then returned to bis bangalow and rested some time, as he waa off duty. L»»er m the day be prepared to go to bis work, and wiib. that objeot got his clothes to dress. He sat on his coat and was about to be pat on hli abirt wberi he felt something bite him on the back. He turned round, and to his horror found • snake on the cot behind him, which he is said to have reorgolsed as the cobra he had wounded that morning. He imme-
diately sought medical relief, and all kinds of remedies were applied, but to no effjet, and he died In the evening, leaving a widow and an Infant child, for whom muob sympathy is expressed.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2071, 23 February 1889
A COBRA'S REVENGE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2071, 23 February 1889
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