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... in order to acquire a full measure of the merits vouchsafed to you for the correct
performance of the pilgrimage, you must walk every step of the way from Hardwar
to Kedarnath, and thence over the mountain track to Badri- nath, barefoot.
From this twelve-mile walk I returned at midday. While I was having a late
breakfast two men arrived and reported that a boy had been killed the previous
evening at Bhainswara, a village eighteen miles southeast of Rudraprayag.
The track here ran over red clay, which the rain had softened, and the pug marks
of the man- eater showed that he was walking at his accustomed pace. Half a
mile further on he started to quicken his pace, and this pace he maintained until
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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