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No more beautiful or peaceful scene could be imagined, and yet when the sun,
now shining on the back of my head, set on the far side of the snow mountains,
terror — terror which it is not possible to imagine until experienced — would grip,
When I climbed the tree the shadows cast by the snow mountains had reached
the Alaknanda. Slowly these shadows crept up the hill and passed me, until only
the top of the mountain glowed with red light. As this glow faded, long streamers ...
Lionel Fortescue — up till recently a housemaster at Eton — and I were on a
photographing and fishing tour in the Himalayas shortly after 191 8, and we
arrived one evening at a Forest Bungalow at the foot of a great mountain, on the
far side ...
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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