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To one end of the trap was attached a short length of half-inch-thick chain,
terminating in a ring three inches in diameter; through this ring we drove a stout
peg, chaining the trap to the ground. When these arrangements had been
strip of flat ground we proceeded to bury the huge gin- trap, first removing from
the ground every dead leaf, bit of stick, and blade of grass that were lying on it.
After we had dug a hole sufficiently long, wide, and deep — removing the
Shortly after dark it came on to rain, and I whispered to Ibbotson that I feared it
would prove our undoing, for if the additional weight of rain-water on the
delicately set gin-trap did not set it off, the contracting of the fishing-line due to
getting wet, ...
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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