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It was not until some hours later that I learnt that the man who so gallantly braved
both the leopard and the storm had done a forced march of over thirty miles from
Pauri to bring me the electric night-shooting light the Government had promised ...
lacked a night-shooting light and would telegraph to Calcutta for one, he said the
least the Government could do for me was to provide me with a light ; and he
promised to have the best one procurable waiting for me at Rudra- prayag.
As evening closed in heavy clouds spread over the sky, and as the moon was not
due to rise until 9 p.m., we had of necessity to depend on the electric light for the
accuracy of our shooting until then. This light was a heavy and cumbersome ...
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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