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It was generally believed that the Alaknanda offered no obstacle to the man-eater
and that when he found it difficult to obtain a human kill on one bank, he crossed
over to the other bank by swimming the river. I discounted this belief.
The first thing to do was to find out if the leopard had crossed the Alaknanda, and
as I was firm in my conviction that the only way he could do this was by way of the
suspension bridges, I set out after breakfast to glean this information.
From my seat in the tree I had an uninterrupted view of a length of about ten
yards of the path, which to my left crossed a ravine and carried on at the same
level on the far side, and to my right, and some three hundred yards further on,
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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