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Unformatted text preview: a trick. They did not like me, but with the magical rifle in my hands I was momentarily worth watching. And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all.” Just as the watchful eyes of the Burmese pressured the man, governments usually conquer others because other governments watch their actions. 5. Imperialism is the policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force. People or animals that are lying stretched out on the ground with one’s face downward are said to be prostrate. A despotic is a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way. A person who works with, rides, and tends an elephant is a mahout. To describe something that is very muddy or boggy, one could use the word miry. One who conjures is a conjurer. If something is pointless, it is futile. Sahib is a polite title or form of address for a man....
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- Fall '06
- Burma, empire, evil-spirited little beasts, despotic governments act