Lion Hunting and Sporting Life in Algeria Cecile Jules Basile GÉRARD

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Lion Hunting and Sporting Life in Algeria  by  Cecile Jules Basile GÉRARD

Lion Hunting and Sporting Life in Algeria by Cecile Jules Basile GÉRARD
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Jules Gérard (1817-1864) is considered one of the greatest African Lion hunters of his generation, Gérard,Jules built a durable career out of his formidable ability to track and kill the menacing lion thus ridding the village of its unwanted guest.MoreJules Gérard (1817-1864) is considered one of the greatest African Lion hunters of his generation, Gérard,Jules built a durable career out of his formidable ability to track and kill the menacing lion thus ridding the village of its unwanted guest. In the following pages Gérard has chronicled many of the experiences that befell him while hunting the African Lion.

This intrepid hunter, whose encounters, not only excited the wonder of the Arab population, but have resounded throughout the length and breadth of Christendom. After joining the French military, he embarked for Algeria, where, after assisting in several campaigns, he voluntarily entered himself in the 3rd Regiment of Spahis, then quartered at Bouo.

Active and ardent, Gerard caused himself to be enrolled amongst the Spahis who were about to push the war in the Guelma, an advanced post on the northern side of the inferior chain of the Atlas- and he took a part in the expeditions of 1843, 1844, 1845, and 1846, obtaining the honourable distinction of being mentioned twice in tho address to the army, and it was thus as a soldier Gerard distinguished himself before obtaining celebrity as a lion killer.

These powerful brutes had at different times committed great devastation in the neighbourhood of Guelma - and such was the fear they created that for a long period no check to their rapacity had been attempted.Gerard, who delighted in feats of danger, took a sudden resolution to devote himself to their extermination. Ono day the news arrived that an old lion had descended the chain of the Atlas, and had laid waste the country of Archcvua, situated within a short distance of Guelma.

Men nnd cattle had been carried off by the enormous beast, and the population was in consternation. Gerard at once undertook to face the animal- and accompanied only by his dog, a powerful and noble animal, he set out to traverse the vast Plain of Guelma, which is interspersed with ravines, denies, and small streams, abounding also with vegetation of the most luxuriant description.The greater portion of the work is devoted to Lions and Lion Hunting, but that the rest of the volume is filled with most interesting sporting adventures with the other wild animals of Northern Africa.This book originally published by Addey & Company in 1857 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.



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