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The marks on the ground showed that the leopard had dragged the unfortunate
woman the length of the lane, then killed her, and carried her down the hill for a
hundred yards into a small ravine that bordered some terraced fields. Here he ate
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 ...
The distance the leopard had covered from the mango tree to the ravine was
about eight miles. This long and seemingly aimless walk away from a kill was in
itself a thing no ordinary leopard would have undertaken under any
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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