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... chula (an open cooking place), I picked up an axe and set out to cut down
thorn bushes to make an enclosure to protect us during the night, for we had
been warned ten miles further up the road that we had entered the man-eater's
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 ...
... every few steps to avoid huge rocks and thorn bushes, and possibly followed—
actually followed, as we found later— by a man-eater, was a terrifying prospect.
There are events in one's life that, no matter how remote, never fade from ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CeiliOkeefe - www.librarything.com
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