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After we had dug a hole sufficiently long, wide, and deep— removing the
displaced earth to a distance— we put the gin trap in it, and when the powerful
springs that closed the jaws had been depressed, and the plate that constituted
the trigger ...
Shortly after it got dark, it began 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 because
of the ...
But for this missing tooth the leopard would have been fixed to the trap without
any possibility of getting free, for the grip on his ... Having dismantled the gin trap
and waited until the relatives had removed what remained of the old woman for ...
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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