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Five hundred square miles, much of which was clothed with dense scrub jungle,
and all of which was rugged and mountainous, was an enormous area in which
to find and shoot one particular leopard out of possibly fifty that inhabited it, and ...
At about four o'clock we went down to sit over the kill, taking the petrol-lamp and
night-shooting light with us. It was reasonable to assume that the leopard had
heard the noise the villagers made when searching for the girl, and later when ...
this direction, Ibbotson would see it long before it got to the glade and would get
an easy shot, for his rifle was fitted with a telescopic sight which not only made for
accurate shooting, but which also gave us an extra half-hour, as we had found ...
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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