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first big drops of a deluge began to fall, I heard a stone roll into the ravine, and a
minute later the loose straw on the ground below me was being scratched up.
The leopard had arrived; and while I sat in torrential rain with the ice- cold wind ...
And now, instead of the leopard, the jaws of the trap held only a tuft of hair and a
small piece of skin, which we later— much later— had the great satisfaction of
fitting back into position. However unbelievable the actions of the leopard may ...
When skinning the leopard later, I found a pellet of buckshot embedded in the
skin of his chest, which an Indian Christian— years later— claimed he had fired
at the leopard the year it became a man-eater. After Ibbotson and I had measured
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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