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The wheatfield, msneater few yards from the huts, where the tiger, with belly to ground, had been detected only just in time, stalking the three women cutting the crop, was eagerly pointed out to me.

Despite the fact that he ukmaon lived to tell the tale, one soon finds oneself so kumaaon in the narrative that one wonders how Corbett can possibly escape the hairy situation kjmaon is describing. Corbett stares into the face of a more than one tiger and felt he had no business being alive to tell the story, but for skill and a huge dollop of luck. The tigress had carried the girl straight down on this spot, and my approach had disturbed her at her meal.

I had heard about Jim Corbett as a famous hunter. It seemed like a short, easy read to tackle while traveling, and I thought maybe I’d learn something about wild animals in case of bear incidents. In all cases where killing is done by stalking or stealth, the victim is approached from behind.

In Universal Pictures brought the rights to the book and made the film Man-Eater of Kumaon His tales are so descriptive, you can really imagine yourself next to him hearing a tiger’s roar disconcertingly close by as you’re crouched in the bush or up a tree.

Dec 05, Dennis rated it really liked it. As soon as the tiger and its victim were out of sight, the terror-stricken women and girls ran back to the village. Mar 18, Dennis Koniecki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of the two man-eating leopards of Kumaon, which between them killed five hundred and twenty-five human beings, one followed on the heels of a very severe outbreak of cholera, while the other followed the mysterious disease which swept through India in and was called ‘war fever’.

A cub will eat whatever its mother provides, and I have even known of tiger cubs assisting their mothers to kill human beings: In the case of this woman the cremation ceremony was yet to be performed, and as we started out, the relatives re- quested us to bring back any portion of the body we might find.


The police’s theory was that the accused conspired to murder the victim as he was in love with his wife, the defense was that the victim was killed by a man-eating tiger. I was armed with an old Martini Henry rifle, a weapon that atoned for its vicious kick by being dead accurate up to any range. Footpaths, beaten hard by bare feet, connect the villages. Corbett was also an author of great renown. While reading the book, I came across quite interesting passages like Corbett describing tigers as a beautiful and a proud animal.

As the grey dawn was lighting up the snowy range which I was facing, I rested my head on my drawn-up knees, and it was in this position my men an hour later found me fast asleep; of the tiger I had neither heard nor seen anything.

The reasons for the slow progress are manifold and none of them are related to how good the book is. Sometimes these ailments are from animal injury or human intervention, regardless of the cause the animals soon begins to prowl for human flesh.

There are sixty-four crosses on the map. It had taken us the best part of an hour to acquire this information, and if the chital now caught sight of us and warned the jungle folk of our presence, they would in one second undo the good they had so far done.

Jul 16, Alcatraz Dey rated it really liked it. Corbbet, maneatet a hunter, often misleads his prey, he follows a no-nonsense approach as an author. Early next morning, accompanied by the Tahsildar, I set out for the bungalow, and while I was having breakfast on the verandah two men arrived with news that a cow had been killed by a tiger in a village ten miles away.

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On hearing the shots the tigress whipped round and went straight back the way she had come, and as she disappeared into thick cover I threw maneatfr my rifle and sent a despairing bullet after her. I first read this book many many years manaeter and it stayed in my mind. However despi I first read this book many many years ago and it stayed in my mind. I read this book several times when I was a kid. Feb 18, Ganesh Sanal rated it really liked it Shelves: Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett.

Mar 24, John Winterson rated it it was amazing.

The book is pretty good There is, however, one point on which I am convinced that all sportsmen no matter whether their viewpoint has been a platform on a tree, the back of an elephant or their own feet will agree with me, and that is, that a tiger is a large-hearted gentleman with boundless courage and that when he is exter- minated as exterminated he will be unless public opinion rallies to his support India will be the poorer by having lost maneqter finest of her fauna.


I was careful not to show my pleasure at this offer and, selecting manaeter men, I set out, telling the Headman that if I found the ghooral as plentiful as he said they were, I would shoot two for the village in addition to shooting one for my men. It landed maneaetr the thorn bushes and Robin dashed in oc it. This announcement caused me no little surprise, for twice that day he had said he would stay the night with me.

Robin had not moved from my feet, and together we now examined the ground the leopard had passed over. Where the tigress had killed the woman there were signs of a struggle and a big patch of dried blood; from here the blood trail, now dry but distinctly visible, led across the ravine and up amneater opposite bank. This sudden cessation of sound could be accounted for in two ways: Two conditions I made, however: As these men knew the direction in which the tiger had gone with its victim, they joined the party, and can best carry on the story.

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On the present occasion we found the woman’s clothes, and a few pieces of bone which we wrapped up in the clean cloth we had brought for the purpose.

But kumaonn faults are small compared to the thrill that this book gave. When the movement was repeated I saw it was a ghooral flapping its ears; the animal was standing in grass and only its head was visible. I made the radius of the first circle about twenty-five yards, and had gone two-thirds of the way round maneatter Robin stopped.

A dozen times he caught my arm and whispered in a voice full of tears that he could hear the tiger, either on one side or the other, or behind us. As a general rule to which I have seen no exceptions tigers are responsible for all kills that take place in daylight, and leopards are responsible for all kills that take kumaom in the dark. No one could doubt his credentials as an animal-lover after reading that. The map with the crosses and dates, maneaater to me by Government, showed that the man-eater was most active in the villages on the north and east face of the Kala Agar ridge.