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For a moment or two the fish did not appear to realize what had happened as,
standing perpendicularly in the water with his white belly towards me, he shook
his head from side to side, and then, possibly frightened by the dangling spoon ...
When the fish at last had been safely landed, I asked the brothers if they ate fish,
and on receiving their eager answer that they most certainly did, when they could
get any, I told them I would give them the fish we had just landed — a mahseer ...
movements on the face of the rock but were now beginning to return, and
presently an exclamation from the brothers, and an excited pointing of fingers,
drew my attention to a big fish downstream where the shingle bottom ended and
the deep ...
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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