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This lamp was of German make and was called a petromax. It gave a brilliant
light but, with its long body and longer handle, was not designed to be used as a
lantern in a jungle. I am a little taller than Ibbotson, and suggested that I should ...
The petromax lamp hidden in a near-by yam field was found, and while Ibbotson
proceeded to light it, I gave expression to my fears and doubts. I admit I deserved
Ibbotson's rejoinder, 'You are a rotten pessimist. First you think a few drops of ...
Ibbotson is an expert with all makes of lamps, and in a very short time he had the
petromax lit and pumped up. Throwing our doubts to the winds— for even
Ibbotson was by now beginning to suspect the silence— we set off over the rough
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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
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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