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| EXPLORER'S PERIL. One ot the interesting features ot the relation of his adventures during two years of travel In Tibet, which Dr Sveq Hedln, the famou» Swedish explorer, baa prepared for "The London Graphic," Is an account of an encounter with c wild yak.

Following a shot from the explorer's rifle, which only wounded and infuriated the big animal, the yak rushed upon Dr. Hedln and his servants.

"The huge beast, mad with pain," writes the explorer, "charged us furiously. Its eyes glaring and mouth open, aud heeded straight for my pony. Seizing my bflsbIlk (scarf) with both hands, I threw it at the animal's head, In the hope ot blinding it, much as a toreador might do to a bull, while my servant, who was on foot, hung on to the tall of the bnbu' B pony and ran for deer life. Unluckily, Just at thte moment my man stumbled and fell headlong, and Immediately the Infuriated beast turn--led upon him, galloping over him several times and grazing him witb bis borne in Its attempts to gore him. Ab soon as I I missed my servant I pulled up my pony and, turning around, was Just In time to see (the huge shaggy mjcneter -tumble forI ward a few puces and fall dead by the side of tbe Ladakhl." | " . ■"= -

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CHASES BY A YAK., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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CHASES BY A YAK. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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