Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Elephant Power
It's 70 miles from Colombo to Kandy. Pedal to the metal, you can do it in 3 hours, mainly because you can't put the pedal to the metal. Half the time, maybe, you'll see an elephant at work and/or play. Here's an example.
A muddy track across an abandoned paddy field. The elephant has already made half a dozen trips, dragging two logs each time.
He gets the logs into position.
He's putting them with the others already stacked next to the highway.
Hardly needs ordering; he knows what to do.
Last few feet.
Amazing how easy it seems.
Time for a break.
And here comes some company. The elephant plays innocent.
Can't resist tickling the woman's toes.
On to the next job, a bit of green lunch in tow.
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