Siam: Kenneth on an Elephant that Doused Them

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Title

Siam: Kenneth on an Elephant that Doused Them

Description

Kenneth tells of how an elephant was dousing him and Ngiap Seng and filling their car with water when they were on an evangelistic tour. The two men were driving along the road when they saw an elephant coming the opposite direction, with a mahout on its back. The elephant had to get off the road so the car could pass, but the animal apparently didn't like being forced out of the road by his mahout to clear the way for the car. The animal slid down the embankment into a paddy field. From there he filled his trunk with water and mud and began to douse Kenneth and his friend (the car engine had died right there and so they got stuck). The elephant literally filled the car with water and mud and the two men were completely soaked. They managed to start the car and drove to the village nearby where they were able to clean themselves up.

Creator

Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)

Date

January 1, 1927

Rights

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Format

.mp3

Identifier

LC57-12

Provenance

Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)

Duration

9:19

Sound File Location

Box 78: Item 1: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 55-60

Clip Location

Hour 57, clip 12

Sub-Collection

Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical

Citation

Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth on an Elephant that Doused Them,” Wheaton College Digital Exhibits, accessed April 22, 2019, https://omeka.wheaton.edu/items/show/533.