The 'Lion-Killer'; Or, the Life and Adventures of Jules Gerard. Condensed Ed. for the Million

The 'Lion-Killer'; Or, the Life and Adventures of Jules Gerard. Condensed Ed. for the Million

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... THE FOUNDLING. A Pew weeks' rest was sufficient to restore me to health, and enable me to take the field again. One day in February, 1846, M. de Tourville, commander-inchief of the circle of Guelma, sent for me to say that the tribe of the Beni-foughal had asked my assistance to rid them of a lioness and her cubs, which had settled amongst them. An hour afterwards I was on horseback with the cheik of the tribe, and in the evening we arrived at his douar, situated at the foot of the Jebel-meziour. On the following day, at the earliest dawn, in searching the bush in which the lioness had concealed her young ones, I found under a thick cluster of heath, upon a bed of leaves carefully arranged, a small lioness, one month old, the size of an Angora cat. After carrying this beast to a douar, established on the side of the hill, I went back to the heath, to await the return of the lioness. At the moment I entered the forest, the sun was setting in the horizon, and I hastened on to the heath I have already mentioned, where I sat down near a cork-tree which stood close by. Observing, however, that the thickness of the wood was such that I could not possibly take an aim either before or on either side of me, I proceeded by means of a double-edged poniard to cut all the branches which were in my way, and soon found myself in the centre of a small opening, extending all around as far as the length of my gun barrels. This done, I sat down near the tree to wait for the arrival of the animal. My plan of attack was simple enough. No sooner should the lioness show her head between the heath-bushes, than I proposed to blow her brains out with a close shot. The night being now come, 1 directed my whole attention to the various sounds which were heard among the...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553128
  • 9781236553126