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It was generally believed that the Alaknanda offered no obstacle to the man-eater
and that when he found it difficult to obtain a human kill on one bank, he crossed
over to the other bank, by swimming the river. I discounted this belief.
Regret over a bullet fired into the ground was as profitless as regret over milk spilt
on sand, and provided the leopard had not crossed the Alaknanda my chances of
killing it had improved, for I now had the electric shooting light which the ...
I discounted the possibility of the leopard having crossed the Chatwapipal bridge,
for no matter how great the shock he had received by the discharge of my heavy
rifle a few feet from his head, it was not possible that he would have covered ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CeiliOkeefe - LibraryThing
A classic tale from the northern edge of India set in 1925 and told with poetic simplicity by a very brave, humane and observant man. I first read this book as a teenager and have reread it many times ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stbalbach - LibraryThing
Jim Corbett's second book, following his classic Man Eaters of Kummaon. In the first book, each chapter is a self-contained unit, concerning 1 tiger and Corbett's story how he hunted and killed it ... Read full review