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Waiting a suitable length of time, I raised the rifle and covered the stone,
intending to fire the moment it was again obscured; but there is a limit to the time
a heavy rifle can be held to the shoulder, and when the limit had been reached I
rifle, for the time had now come when we could expect the leopard to show up.
There were still some forty-five minutes of daylight left, and during that time we
intently scanned —I with a pair of eyes that few are blessed with, and Ibbotson
... both of whom could climb the tree; and as there is no exact equivalent in
Hindustani for waiting until you come to a bridge before crossing it, I let the
second part of the men's objection go unanswered, contenting myself by pointing
to my rifle.
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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