National Geographic : 1928 Feb
Photograph from Merian C.Cooper WITH UMBRELLA AND FETISH, A NATIVE ENTERTAINER PLAYS MATADORTO THE HERD After a number of desirable young animals have been lassoed and made fast, the remainder of the enraged herd isforced outagain into theopen plain, and on the third day provides sport for the crowd, which is protected only by a cordon of tame elephants. Ayoung man (central foreground) now strolls out on the field, dressed in bright colors and carrying an umbrella, which he flaunts at the frightened animals. Suddenly oneofthem dashes toward him. He stands quite motionless until it is almost upon him, and then, with a final flirt of his umbrella, darts hastily behind thetame tuskers, who receive the charge of the baffled beast and drive it back to the herd. A false step may bringaswift and terrible death totheunfortu nate elephant baiter.