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How I Killed the Tiger (1902)

How I killed the tiger being an account of my encounter with a royal Bengal tiger, with an appendix containing some general information about India; 1902; Smith’s Print.and Pub. Agency, London.

How I killed the tiger; being an account of my encounter with a royal Bengal tiger, with an appendix containing some general information about India (1902) is a small book written by Lieutenant Colonel Frank Sheffield detailing his close brush with death by tiger. As the author explains in his introduction:

My main purpose in writing this little book, was to place in a permanent form a description of my wonderful preservation from death in a chance encounter with a Royal Bengal Tiger. My life had been adventurous up to that time. I had shot big game of various kinds. But this episode, so marvellous in itself, so important in its influence upon my after life and character, marks the close of my career as a hunter of big game.

See a selection of the book’s wonderful illustrative plates over in the post in our Images collection.

Housed at: Internet Archive | From: University of Toronto Libraries
Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights
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