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As for myself there was a ram finer than any of the others, so I caught hold of him by the back, esconced myself in the thick wool under his belly, and flung on patiently to his fleece, face upwards, keeping a firm hold on it all the time.
As the ram was going out, last of all, heavy with its fleece and with the weight of my crafty self, Polyphemus laid hold of it and said:
My good ram, what is it that makes you the last to leave my cave this morning?
When he allowed the ram to get up it fell to plunging around, trying to rid itself of the rope, and this was the signal which we had risen up with glad shouts to obey.
After leaving the ram tied to the rope, he had wandered at large a while, and then happened to run across a cow.
The Hajji told Bulaki Ram the clerk to occupy the seat of government at Dupe till our return.
We had fore-arranged all this with Bulaki Ram, who knows the English Law, and, I thought the Hajji remembered, but he grew angry, and cried out: 'O God, Refuge of the Afflicted, must I, who am what I am, peddle this' dog's meat by the roadside to gain his delight for my heart's delight?
So then we went to Dupe, and while Bulaki Ram waited among the Angari men, 'I ran to see our Sahib in bed.
The bandits, panting like a pack of hounds who are forcing a boar into his lair, pressed tumultuously round the great door, all disfigured by the battering ram, but still standing.
All at once, at the moment when they were grouping themselves round the ram for a last effort, each one holding his breath and stiffening his muscles in order to communicate all his force to the decisive blow, a howl more frightful still than that which had burst forth and expired beneath the beam, rose among them.
But even after we rounded Ram Head and were well within the waters of the bay I saw no vessel.
His armour is laid upon the ground, and he stalks in front of the ranks as it were some great woolly ram ordering his ewes.