Popular Series; Zoology Volume 1-10

Popular Series; Zoology Volume 1-10

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...to my camp, accompanied by Abdullah his sergeant of Askaris (native police), who walked close behind him carrying a lighted lantern. All went well until they were about half-way through a gloomy cutting, when the maneater suddenly jumped down on them from the high bank, knocking Whitehead over like a ninepin and tearing his back in the manner I have described. Fortunately, however, my friend had his rifle with him and instantly fired. The flash and the loud report must have dazed the lion for a second or two, enabling Whitehead to disengage himself; but the next instant the brute pounced like lightning on the unfortunate Abdullah with whom he at once bounded up the bank and made off into the bush. All that the poor fellow could say was, "Eh, bwana, simba" (Oh, master, a lion.) The Lion Trapped. On the day following poor Abdullah's tragic death, the forces arrayed against the man-eaters were further increased. Mr. Farquhar, the Superintendent of Police, arrived from the coast with a score of sepoys (Indian soldiers) to assist in hunting down the lions whose fame had by this time spread far and wide. We made elaborate plans for a combined offensive against the man-eaters and posted men on the most convenient trees near every camp. Several other officials also came up on leave to, join in the chase and each of these guarded a likely spot in the same way, Mr. Whitehead sharing my post inside the crib on the girder. Also my lion trap was put into thorough working order, and two of the sepoys were installed as bait. Our preparations were quite complete by nightfall, when we took up our appointed positions. Nothing happened until about 9 o'clock when, to my great satisfaction, the intense stillness was suddenly broken by the noise of the door...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600436
  • 9781236600431