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Man-eaters of Kumaon Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1, The Champawat Man-Eater Summary

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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Chapter 1, The Champawat Man-Eater Summary and Analysis

Major Corbett is hunting with Eddie Knowles in Malani when he hears of the Champawat man-eater. His friend Eddie's family is full of excellent athletes and his brother-in-law has been hired by the Indian government to kill the Champawat. However, the tiger is still not dead four years later and the death-toll rises.

The tiger comes into Kumaon from Nepal as a man-eater, having killed two hundred people and then in Kumaon killing two hundred and thirty-four more. Major Corbett travels to Naini Tal to visit Deputy Commissioner Berthoud, who is pleased to know that Major Corbett will take up the responsibility of hunting the Champawat down. He declines government rewards and keeps his men back. He neither wants to be seen as a mercenary nor take the risk of being shot.

A woman in Pali, a village of...

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