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After being chased for a short distance it was seen to enter a cave, the mouth of
which was promptly closed with thorn bushes heaped over with big rocks. Every
day a crowd of men, which grew in numbers, visited the spot. On the fifth day, ...
... thorn bushes in the four-foot-wide archway in the towers carrying the steel
cables from which the plank footway was suspended, and during the whole
period that the bridges were closed with thorn, or were guarded by me, no human
Pulling the bush out of the gap I dashed up to the field, which was about forty
yards in width and bare of crops, and as I stood scanning the hillside dotted over
with thorn bushes and a few big rocks, the alarm call of a jackal far up the hill ...
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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