Sketches of Field Sports as Followed by the Natives of India; With Observations on the Animals ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 Excerpt: ...than a leopard. On another occasion a native Doctor informed me that a tiger had just killed a yearling bullock close to his house, and that he was still in a Rhar field at the back of the town, and eagerly solicited me to go and kill him. I went to the guard house, & four soldiers immediately ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 Excerpt: ...than a leopard. On another occasion a native Doctor informed me that a tiger had just killed a yearling bullock close to his house, and that he was still in a Rhar field at the back of the town, and eagerly solicited me to go and kill him. I went to the guard house, & four soldiers immediately volunteered to accompany me. A number of people with arms and noisy instruments were already assembled at the place, to drive him out of the field. We took our station, on a bank between the field and jungle, and I directed two only of the soldiers to fire at him when I gave the signal, and the other two, to reserve their fire, lest he should attack us; which precaution together with my second barrel, I thought sufficient to ensure our keeping him off, if we did not kill him. The people beat through the field twice, without seeing him, and were all inclined to give up the search, concluding that he must have gone off to the jungle which was near, but the Doctor persisted in asserting that he must still be there; I therefore desired them to beat it a third time, observing that their Rhar is a kind of vetch, a speices of Lupin that grows on a shrub from four to six feet high. numbers being now considerably increased, they might keep so elose to one another, that if he were there he must come out. Before they had traversed half the field, we observed something creeping by the side of the Rhar, not apparently larger than a jackal, which we conceived it to be; It at last quitted the Rhar field, and we instantly discovered that it was a leopard: he would have passed about fifteen or twenty yards from us, if we had not interrupted him, by firing at him, when at the distance of fifty yards. As soon as the report was heard, we saw him drop, rise again immediately, and run ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150484919
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2014
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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