On this page the author recalls a hunt in Duttia where he was charged by a panther. 'By a lucky fluke', he writes, 'I got him in the head and dropped him dead, so close that he hit my feet as he rolled over.'
About Leaves from the Diary of a Soldier and Sportsman
In this book Lieutenant-General Sir Montagu Gilbert Gerard reminisces on his twenty years service in India, Afghanistan and Egypt, from 1865-1885.
In the selected extracts the author discusses the perils of?hunting in the jungle, recalling incidents involving charging panthers and swarming wild bees. It is clear that English officers were causing havoc within a landscape that they did not understand. The stories are told as a series of amusing and curious tales.