BINTANG TIMOR Surabaya – Wednesday Edition, April 4, 1866
Making a living in the circus world is hard. Mr Battij, a well-known entertainer from Cirque Napoleon, was bitten in the head by an angry tiger while performing a brave act. At first, he entered the tiger's cage, then held and opened the tiger's mouth casually like holding a cat. Not stopping there, he then put his head in the tiger's mouth. Horrifyingly, the tiger was angry and bit Mr Battij's head until he was wounded. Fortunately, he did not immediately panic and slowly poked his head out of the tiger's mouth. If he had panicked, he might have died on the spot.