It was believed that the initiated could conjure up the river horse by shaking a magic bridle over the pool wherein it dwelt.
From the ivory of a river horse's tooth I had endeavoured to carve me a representative of Nais as last I had seen her.
He threw coils of the rope about the short legs of the "river horse" and down went the hippopotamus with a thud.
The river horse couches there among the bulrushes, and on a great granite throne sits the God Memnon.
The explosive balls had both flown true to the mark, invariably a fatal one in the case of the river horse.