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The falling of the spoon into the water coincided with the arrival of the fingerlings
at the rock, and the spoon had hardly touched the water, when it was taken by the
leading mahseer. Striking with a long line from an elevated position entails a ...
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 ...
Waiting for a second to give the spoon time to sink, I started to wind in the line,
giving the spoon just the right amount of spin, and as I drew it along in little jerks,
the mahseer shot forward, and next moment, with the hook firmly fixr d in his
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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