Pit where the buffalo cooled his hide
Pit where the buffalo cooled his hide,
By the hot sun emptied, and blistered and dried;
Long in the reh-grass, hidden and lone;
Bund1 where the earth-rat's mounds are strown;
Cave in the bank where the sly stream steals;
Aloe that stabs at the belly and heels,
Jump if you dare on a steed untried -
Safer it is to go wide - go wide!
Hark, from in front where the best men ride; -
"Pull to the off, boys! Wide! Go wide!"
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- by Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882 - 1961), "The Peora hunt", 1906, published 1924 [strings, piano, harmonium, bassoon, contrabassoon, baritone saxophone], from The Jungle Book, no. 7. [
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