Records of Sport in Southern India; Chiefly on the Annamullay, Nielgherry and Pulney Mountains, Also Including Notes on Singapore, Java and Labuan, from Journals Written Between 1844 and 1870

Records of Sport in Southern India; Chiefly on the Annamullay, Nielgherry and Pulney Mountains, Also Including Notes on Singapore, Java and Labuan, from Journals Written Between 1844 and 1870

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...the shola. I waited for him to stop and give me a fairer shot than the round ball he was making of himself, but he would not, so I fired just as he entered the shola. Francis said I hit him, but I doubt it, as his mode of entering the shola was so absurd that I was unsteady from laughing. Instead of going nose first as a bear ought to do, he entered head over heels exactly as the harlequin at a pantomime would disappear through the wall of a house. As soon as he got well into the wood he sat down and began roaring most piteously, every roar being answered by a large black monkey. As it was getting dark we had not time to make much of a search so we gave it up. Francis was quite certain that we should find him in the morning, but we did not and never saw him again. It seems to be a peculiarity with bears, at any rate with the Indian bear, that they must always bite something when they are wounded. One day I was out looking for a tiger when I came across an old bear sitting up busily scratching herself. I stalked close up to her (a little over twenty yards), by which time she had commenced feeding again, so I waited till she turned towards me when I dropped her with a ball between the shoulders. However, up she got, and began singing out most lustily, so I gave her another which broke her fore leg, when she instantly seized and crushed it to pieces, I could hear the bones breaking. no HABITS OF WOUNDED BEARS. A third shot finished the savage old brute. She was a very handsome and very large female, measuring six feet two inches as she lay. Another day I knocked over an old she bear on her tracks, but before she gave up the ghost she got one of her fore paws in her mouth, her fangs nearly meeting in the foot. CHAPTER VI. IBEX SHOOTING ON THE...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632850
  • 9781236632852