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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
... I let the second part of the men's objection go unanswered, contenting myself
by pointing to my rifle. The pine was not easy to climb, for there were no branches
for twenty feet; but once having reached the lowest branch, the rest was easy.
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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