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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.

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A muddy track across an abandoned paddy field.  The elephant has already made half a dozen trips, dragging two logs each time.

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He approaches.

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He gets the logs into position.

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Heavy lifting.

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He's putting them with the others already stacked next to the highway.

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Hardly needs ordering; he knows what to do.

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Last few feet.

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Amazing how easy it seems.

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Time for a break.

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And here comes some company.  The elephant plays innocent.

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Can't resist tickling the woman's toes.

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On to the next job, a bit of green lunch in tow.


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