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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 ...
There were eight of us in the little camp, and when we had eaten our evening
meal I wedged a thornbush securely into the opening in the fence we had
entered by, and as I did so I noticed that it would be very easy for the man- eater
to climb ...
... had come from the direction from which we had expected him to come, and on
arrival at the flat strip of ground, had skirted round and below it, and had then
approached the kill from the side where we had firmly planted the thornbushes.
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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