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Next morning, when a search was being made for the victim, the leopard was
detected leaving the jungle. After a short chase it was seen to enter a cave, the
mouth of which was promptly closed with thornbushes heaped over with big
The bridges were closed by wedging thornbushes in the four-foot-wide archway
in the towers carrying the steel cables from which the plank footway was
suspended, and during the whole period that the bridges were closed with thorn,
or were ...
Pulling the bush out of the gap I dashed up to the field which was about forty
yards in width and bare of crops, and as I stood scanning the hillside dotted over
with thornbushes and a few big rocks, the alarm call of a jackal far up the hill ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CeiliOkeefe - www.librarything.com
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