How did the Maharaja deal with a high–ranking British officer who wanted to shoot a tiger?

When the high ranking British officer expressed his desire to hunt tiger in Pratibandapuram, the Maharaja denied him permission. He said to the British officer that the latter could hunt anything, even mosquitoes, but not tigers. Later, when the Maharaja realised that refusing the high ranking British officer could jeopardise his kingdom, he sent fifty samples of diamond rings to the British officer’s wife to choose from. She kept them all; it cost the maharaja three lakhs rupees.

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