BA – The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag by Jim Corbett – Comprehension 3

In the third part of The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag Comprehension Series, we move deeper into this exciting chapter. If you haven’t gone through the second part yet, click here to do so now.

Q1.  Describe the room where the forty goats and the boy who took them out during the day slept.

Points to be covered in your answer ..
  1. Location of the room
  2. No of doors and windows of the room.
  3. Which part of the room the boy slept in?

Q2. Describe the possible efforts the leopard must have made  to break open the door and enter inside.

Points to be covered in your answer ..
  1. Use of claws by the leopard
  2. Opening of the door

Q3. Where did the leopard take the boy after attacking it and killing it?

Describe the trail of the tiger.

Q4. What was so strange about the killing incident?

 

Answers:

1.  Describe the room where the forty goats and the boy who took them out during the day slept.

The room had no windows and just one door. Quite obviously, it was stuffy and suffocating. The door was wooden, and was secured by a hasp which after being put in position was secured with a wooden stick. The boy slept in a fenced-off corner in the farthest end of the room. The room was in the ground floor, just below the room of the owner of the goats.

2. Describe the possible efforts the leopard must have made  to break open the door and enter inside.

The leopard used its sharp claws to break open the door. It made repeated attempts to jolt the door. The flimsy hasp failed after some time, and the wooden stick fell off. The door opened as a result.

3. Where did the leopard take the boy after attacking it and killing it?

The leopard must have killed the defenseless boy with very little effort. After that, it left the place dragging the dead body down the steep hill side. It crossed a terraced field to reach a boulder-strewn ravine. It was a long trail that was discovered late next morning.

4. What was so strange about the killing incident?

The killing took place at night, and the gruesome incident went totally undetected. The boy perhaps was fast asleep when the leopard made its noisy attempt to open the door with its claws. Even when the leopard came in, the hustle and bustle of the goats didn’t wake him up. His last-minute scream was inaudible and too feeble to wake up the people upstairs.

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