For our white and our excellent nights - for the nights of swift running,
Fair ranging, far-seeing, good hunting, sure cunning!
For the smells of the dawning, untainted, ere dew has departed!
For the rush through the mist, and the quarry blind-started!
For the cry of our mates when the sambhur'1 has wheeled and is standing at bay,
For the risk and the riot of night!
For the sleep at the lair-mouth by day -
It is met, and we go to the fight.
Bay! O Bay!
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1 elk found in forest-clad parts of India
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