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Among the Panthans

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,467 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,361
Added to site: 2009.01.25
mnybks.net#: 23240
Genres: War, Short Story
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t heard a leopard or a panther for an hour. As for those wretched jackals and foxes, the approach of the larger animals has petrified them into silence. But what is wrong with the large beasts, Charlie?" and he dropped his voice to a whisper. "I believe there is something worse than leopards or panthers down in the ravine."

"Impossible," I replied, though Melton's words had given me a cold chill. "Do you suppose those savages are in the habit of prowling about at night?"

"No," said Melton, "I don't believe it is habitual with them; but, "to speak plainly, I do believe that unfortunate discharge of my gun has put them on our track, and at this moment Jack is either dead, or a prisoner in their hands."

Melton ceased speaking, and at that very instant, as though in direct confirmation of his words, away down in the depths of the ravine, we heard an awful clatter, a ringing melody of sound like the beating of a gong. It echoed from cliff to cliff, rousing the birds from their nests, and then

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2015.04.22
Lisa Carr
***..

Some hill tribes in Northern India are causing a ruckus, so a detachment of the Queen's Rifles are sent to kill the blighters and level their villages.
Graydon is not remotely as good as Kipling for settings, characterizations, or plotting, and he can't touch Robert E. Howard's El Borak stories.
A mediocre story.


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