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It was generally believed that the Alaknanda offered no obstacle to the man-eater
and that when he found it difficult to obtain a human kill on one bank, he crossed
over to the other bank, by swimming the river. I discounted this belief.
Satisfied that the leopard had not crossed the river, I determined to put in
operation my plan for closing the two bridges at night and thus confining the
leopard to my side of the river. The plan was a simple one and, given the co-
operation of the ...
With a few quick steps he came out into the open, stood perfectly still for a few
seconds, took a few more steps, stopped again, and then with a little run plunged
into the river. Pigs— the wild variety — are exceptionally good swimmers, and
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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