Man-eaters of Kumaon - Chapter 9, The Thak Man-Eater Summary & Analysis

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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In September 1938 a girl in Naini Tal is killed by a tiger and Major Corbett's services are again required. The town where the attack occurred is seven miles west of Thak. An old woman is killed in Sem as Corbett approaches Naini Tal. When he arrived dozes of villagers are ready to hunt. The day after arrival, Corbett starts after pug marks, finding tigress and a young male tiger's tracks. The tigress is of average size and it is not clear why she is a man-eater, though perhaps the Chuka man-eater introduced her to human flesh.

Corbett again procures buffaloes and ties them up. On the 27th, a man from Thak is missing. After breakfast, Corbett puts out for Thak, accompanied by a number of men. When they arrive, the man has been found by his wife's clothes. The...

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