He camped in the Kumaon District, and started tracking the tigress. He moved around the villages and restricted the activities of the man-eater. After several unsuccessful attempts, Corbett managed to kill, the tiger when it killed a 16-year-old girl, in the village, near Champawat, and left a trail of blood, which Corbett followed. After a whole day of pursuit, Corbett had to abandon the hunt, decided to use villagers and to organise a bait the next day near the Champa River. With the help of the thasildar of Champawat, the bait was organised with about 300 villagers. The next day, Corbett shot the tigress dead, near the Chataar Bridge, in Champawat. A "cement board" was erected, marking the place where the tigress was finally brought down.
Jim lived in a tent for some days in Kumaon District and started tracing the tigress. He went around the villages and limited the activities of the man-eater. He made many attempts before killing the tigress. The tigress had killed a 16-year-old girl in a village near Champawat. Jim followed the trail of blood left by the incident. He followed and searched for a whole day. He could not find the tigress. He gave up searching and made a plan. Jim decided to use the villagers to help and organise a trap the next day, near the Champa river. The Thasildar of Champawat helped him to organize the plan with the help of around 300 villagers. The following day, Jim shot the tigress near the Chataar Bridge in Champawat. A cement board was fixed in the place, to mark it as a memory where the tigress was finally killed.
Meanings of difficult words:
|pursuit||follow or chase|
|trail||a mark or sign left behind by the passage of someone or something.|
|abandon||give up completely|
|bait||trap, to entice animals, as prey|
|erected||put together and set upright|
|brought down||to cause something to collapse|
|camped||live in a tent for sometime, especially in nature surroundings like picnic etc.|
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-1 English Standard-8. Jim Corbett, A Hunter Turned Naturalist(pp. 99-102). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.