Man Eaters of Kumaon

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THE Man-Eaters of Kumaon

TIGHT BINDING BOOK

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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

THE AUTHOR

MA-N-EAT'EftS
OF KUMAON

By
JIM CORBETT

With an Introduction by
SIR MAURICE HALLETT

! OR OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, 1939-45

and a Prefatp by
LORD LINLITHtfbW

VICEROY OF INDIA, 1936-43

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Oxford University Press, Amen House, London E.C.j

GLASGOW NEW YORK TORONTO MELBOURNE WELLINGTON

BOMBAY CALCUTTA MADRAS KARACHI KUALA LUMPUR

CAPE TOWN IBADAN NAIROBI ACCRA

Jim Corbett 1944

First published 1944

FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE CHAMPAK LIBRARY 1947,

Reprinted 1949, 1952,

PRINTED IN INDIA BY V. D. LIMAYE AT THE INDIA PRINTING WORKS,

FORT, BOMBAY, AND PUBLISHED BY JOHN BROWN,
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD HOUSE, APOLLO BUNDER, BOMBAY 1

INTRODUCTION

np HESE jungle stories by Jim Corbett merit as much popularity
JL and as wide a circulation as Rudyard Kipling's Jungle
Books. 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. These stories should prove of
entrancing interest to all boys and girls who like exciting yarns;
they should be of equal interest to all who take any interest in
the wild life of the jungle; they should prove of great value to
any genuine sportsman who wishes to earn by his own efforts
the credit of shooting a tiger; they will be of interest even to the
so-called sportsman who feels some pride in killing a tiger when
all that he has done is to fire straight from a safe position on a
machan or on the back of a staunch elephant, when all the hard
work involved in beating up a tiger to his death has been done
by others.

Corbett's description of his campaign against the man-eaters
of the Kumaon Hills shows the qualities that a successful shikari
needs, physical strength, infinite patience, great power of
observation and power not only to notice small signs but also to
draw the right inference from those signs. To these must be
added great courage. I will not make quotations from the book
to prove this statement. Read the book for 1 yourself; you will
soon see the truth of it; these qualities were exhibited by Corbett
himself, by his friends who...
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