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... and maidenhair fern, through luxuriant beds of vivid green watercress and sky-
blue strobilanthes. A hundred yards beyond the pilgrim shelters, and on the right-
hand side of the road, stands a mango-tree. This tree, and the two-storied house
Our thoughts were too bitter to give expression to as we went back to the mango-
tree and climbed into the machan. There was no longer any need for us to keep
awake, so heaping some of the straw over ourselves, for we had no bedding ...
... fortunately for the inmates, had two rooms, the door of the inner room being
sufficiently strong to withstand the leopard's onslaught. On return to the bungalow
after my tenth night in the mango-tree, Ibbotson and I discussed our future plans.
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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