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A sportsman of my acquaintance wounded a tiger one after- noon, and followed the blood trail for several miles along a 38 Man-eaters of Kumaon- valley. Leaving his little less miserable brothers and sisters, he walked once round me, and then curled himself up between my big feet.
This is how matters stood, when shortly after my arrival in Naini Tal I received a visit from Berthoud. Very warily Robin, who was leading, examined the ground where the leopard had stood, and then raising 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.
Where this rock joined the cliff a small bush had found root-hold, and going up to it the tigress started to strip its branches. I rested in the village while a dish of tea was being prepared for me and told the people who thronged round how the ebool eater had been killed.
The rest of the party escaped, some by climbing trees kumaoj others by showing a clean pair of heels. Brought pf on a hill-station in north-west India, he killed kuaon first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunter.
On ebooj brow of the hill the track led through a thicket of blackthorn, on the thorns of which long strands of the girl’s raven-black hair had caught.
Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett
My guides were good walkers, and as the track went downhill most of the way we covered the ten miles in record time. The author who first used the words ‘ as cruel as a tiger’ and ‘as bloodthirsty as a tiger’, when attempting to emphasize the evil character of the villain of his piece, not only showed a eatfrs ignorance of the animal he defamed, but coined phrases which have come into universal circulation, and which are mainly responsible for the wrong opinion of tigers held by all except that very small proportion of the public who have the opportunity of forming their own opinions.
In the soft earth round the spring were tiger pug marks several days old, but these tracks were quite different from the pug marks I had seen, and khmaon examined, in the ravine in which the woman of Pali village had been killed. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Promising eatdrs do his best, he left for Champawat, while I climbed the hill to the bungalow. I was still a hundred and fifty yards from the gorge, and that I did not break my neck a dozen times in covering this distance was due to my having been brought up on the hills, and being in consequence mann sure-footed as a goat.
Since that day except when accompanied by Ibbotson I have made it a hard and fast rule to go alone when hunting man-eaters, for if one’s companion is unarmed jumaon is difficult to protect him, and if he is armed, it is even more difficult to protect oneself. The Chowgarh Tigers 47 Tigers do not know that human beings have no sense of smell, and when a tiger becomes a man-eater it treats human beings exactly as it treats wild animals, that is, mqn approaches its intended victims up-wind, or lies up in wait for them down-wind.
Next morning, accompanied by a number of men, one of whom was carrying his empty rifle and leading the way, he set eatrrs intending to take up the tracking where he had left off. My reasons for making these conditions need no explanation for I am sure all sportsmen share my aversion to being classed as a reward- hunter and are as anxious as I am to avoid the risk of being accidentally shot.
For twenty-five or thirty yards the desperate and unequal race continued, and just as the leopard was within reach of Robin, it unaccountably eboo and disappeared into the valley, while Robin circled round a shoulder of the hill and rejoined us on the road. I had side-stepped to the left to avoid crushing Robin, and when I looked down for him now, he was nowhere to be seen. As the tigress now appeared to have left this locality I decided, much to the regret of the people of Pali, if move to Champawat fifteen miles due east of Pali.
This incredible act of heroism was eaterss by the people in the main village.
Her hold was torn from the branch she was letting herself down by, and, pulling her kumzon the ravine, the tiger released her foot, and while she was struggling to rise caught her by the throat. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.
With a loud roar it sprang at the brave woman who, turning, raced down the hillside, across the road, and into the village, evidently with the intention of telling the people what they, unknown to her, had already witnessed. Round about midnight, when the last of the great throng of men had left with shouts of delight at being able to use roads and village paths that the man-eater had closed for four years, I had a final smoke with 28 Man-eaters of Kumaon the Tahsildar, and telling him that I could not stay any longer and that he would have to take my place at the festivities, egook men and I set off on our seventy-five-mile journey, with two days in hand to do it in.
The Tahsildar was waiting for me at the village.
It is a popular fallacy that all man-eaters are old and mangy, the mange being attributed to the excess of salt in human flesh. Beyond the nettles the blood trail turned sharply to the left, and went straight down the very steep hill, which was densely clothed with bracken and ringals.
An hour later, the tigress was laid down at my feet. Splinters of 1 Hill bamboos.
Very slowly she turned, crossed the stream to her right, climbed over some fallen rocks, and found a 24 Man-eaters of Kumaon narrow ledge that went diagonally up and across the face of the precipitous hill to where there was a great flat projecting rock. Expressing regret at my having had to go so far on a wild-goose chase, he rose, saying that as he had a long way to go he must start at once.
I could find nothing wrong with the plans I had made, and an hour before my time I was at the spot where I had asked the Tahsildar to meet me. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. I would like to interrupt my tale here for a few minutes to refute a rumour current throughout the hills that on this, and on several subsequent occasions, ‘I assumed the dress of a hill woman and, going into the jungle, attracted the man-eaters to myself and killed them with either a sickle or an axe. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.
The distance between the extreme crosses, north to south, is fifty miles, and east to west, thirty miles, an area of 1, square miles of mountain and vale where the snow lies deep during winter, and the valleys are scorching hot in summer. After killing the cow the tigers had taken it down the steep hillside into the ravine.