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My brother was born under an unlucky star, sahib, for he has no son, and he had
only this one daughter who was to have been married shortly, and to whom he
looked in the fullness of time to provide him with an heir, and now the leopard
had been some little wind during the night, on which one of the youths answered,
' A little wind, sahib ! Such a big wind has never been known, and it has blown
away my hut ! ' To which his companion rejoined, ' That is no matter for regret, ...
When my father returned he told me he had seen the man-eater, and that with his
own eyes he had seen the sahib who had shot it. He also told me of the sweets
that had been distributed that day — his share of which he had brought back for ...
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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