On this occasion, Kohima and other villages were subdued, as already stated, and an annual tribute exacted by Manipur.
Kohima, which had sent a challenge, was destroyed on February 11th, 1851.
The leopard was quickly triced to a pole, and they were back in Kohima.
The shikari, after he had asked the locality of this encounter, said: "It is toward Kohima."
Some decisive action was much needed, and I attacked the hostile Chitonoma clan of Kohima, and destroyed part of their village.
The neighbouring villages had already risen, and were sending contingents to attack Kohima.
When they arrived at Kohima, the village sat under a pall of dread, and their advent was hailed with delight.
These he had insisted on being collected and stored up, when he paid a visit of inspection to Kohima some months before.
The men told me that early that morning they had seen smoke rising from Kohima, and thought it might have been burned.
Mahadua, the hunter guide, led the three sahibs always in the direction of Kohima, sometimes finding a few pugs in soft earth.