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A tiger’s function in the scheme of things is to help maintain the balance in nature and if, OJQ. Robin resumed his training where pf had been interrupted in spring, but it soon became apparent that his early neglect and 32 Man-eaters of Kutnaon starvation had affected his sbook, for he fainted now after the least exertion.

The sound of the growling and the expectation of an attack terrified me at the same time as it gave me hope. And then again I think of the tens of thousands of men, women and children who, while working in the forests or cutting grass or or dry sticks, pass day after day close to where tigers are lying up and who, when they return safely to their homes, do not even know that they have been under the observation of this so called ‘ cruel ‘ and ‘ blood- thirsty’ animal.

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I did not want a pup, and it was quite by accident that I happened to be with a friend when the litter of seven was decanted from a very filthy basket for her inspection. At ten o’clock the Tahsildar and one man turned up, and thereafter the men came in twos, and threes, and tens, until by midday two hundred and ninety-eight had collected.

The stories also offer first-hand information about the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this obscure and treacherous region of India, making it as interesting a travelogue as it is a compelling look at a bygone era of big-game hunting.

When breath had been regained, accusations were made against one and another of having been the first to run and cause the stampede. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The expedition was a great success in more ways than one; for in addition to providing a ration of meat for everyone, it gained me the confidence of the entire village.

Separated ftoirn th6 main village by the public road was a small holding of a few acres. Corbett was also an author of great renown.


This is how matters stood, when shortly after my arrival in Naini Tal I received a visit from Berthoud. This subject of post-mortems of human beings alleged to have been killed by either tigers or leopards or, in the plains, by wolves or hyenas, is of great imporfance, for, though xii Man-eaters of Kumaon I rfefrain from giving instances, I know of cases where deaths have wrongly been ascribed to carnivora.

Oc print this scheme may not appear very attractive, but in practice it works; and, short of walking back- wards, I do not know of a better or kmaon method of going up-wind through dense cover in which a hungry man-eater is lurking.

By evening the crop from five large fields had been gathered, leaving only two small patches close to the houses, which the Headman said he would have no difficulty in dealing with the next day.

Robin 3t thick undergrowth and, coming to a stand, looked back’.

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Here I met a number of men from Dalkania. Indeed the destruction of these abnormal and dangerous animals is a service of great value both to the afflicted population and to Government.

Instructing the crowd not to make a noise, and to remain in the village until Og returned, I set off in the direction of the tree. In normal times these xvi Man-eaters of Kumaon rites are carried out very effectively; but when disease in epidemic form sweeps through the hills and the inhabitants die faster than they can be disposed of, a very simple rite, which consists of placing a live coal in the mouth of the deceased, is performed in the village and the body is then carried to the edge of the hill and cast into the valley below.

These pieces of flesh and bone were required for the lockets which hill children wear round their necks, and the addition of a piece of tiger to the other potent charms is credited with giving the wearer courage, as well as immunity from the attacks of wild animals.

On a Cold Road. The branches were eahers us, and on either side of the trunk there were light daters and a few scattered tufts of short grass. This is quite a reasonable supposition; but it is not borne out by actual facts, and the reason why the cubs of a man-eater do not themselves become man-eaters, is that human beings are not the natural prey of tigers, or of leopards.

The Tahsildar excused 14 Man-eaters of Kumaon himself to attend to some urgent work at Champawat, and said he would return to the bungalow in the evening and stay the night with me.

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Very gladly he went up, and when he straddled the top and signalled to me that he was all right I continued on down the watercourse, which, after skirting round the rock, went straight down for a hundred yards to where it met a deep ravine coming down from the left.


When, therefore, a tiger is suffering from one or more painful ebkok, or when its teeth are missing or defec- tive and its claw worn down, and it is unable to catch the ani- mals it has been accustomed to eating, it is driven by necessity to killing human beings. Oumaon it down and let us hack it to bits. Except for a strained look in her eyes the dumb woman appeared to be quite normal and, when I stopped to speak to her and tell her I had come to try and shoot the tiger that had killed her sister, she put her hands together and stooping down touched my feet, making me feel a wretched impostor.

I was young and inexperienced in those far-off Champawat days, but, even so, the conviction I came to after a brief sojourn in that stricken land, that there is no more terrible thing than to live and have one’s being under the shadow of a man-eater, has been strengthened by thirty-two years’ subsequent experience. The Second Jungle Book. Download link multiple formats.

Very warily Robin, who was leading, examined the ground where the leopard had stood, and then kunaon his head and snuffing the air he advanced to the edge of the undergrowth, where the leopard in falling had left great splashes of blood.

We had walked ‘far that day; the sun was mumaon setting and! Kipling’s Jungle Books were fiction, based on great knowledge of jungle life; Corbett’s stories are fact, and fact is often stranger than fiction.

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In all cases where killing is done by stalking or stealth, the victim is approached from behind. His books on the man-eating tigers he once tracked are not only established classics, but have by themselves created almost a separate literary genre. I rested in the village while a dish of tea was being prepared for me and told the people who thronged round how the man- eater had been killed.

Includes information on natural baits and care of the catch. I do not claim this as being a correct tally, for the map was posted up by me for two years and during this period all kills were not off to me; further, victims who were only mauled, and who died subsequently, have not been awarded a cross and a date.