After Patterson completes the bridge, he learns that a lion has been trying to destroy the train station. When he goes to see, he finds big bloodstains where the lion was trying to slash the roof. There were 3 men in one compartment and an uncertain number of coolies in another. Two of the men had been sleeping on the floor when the lion gained entrance. The lion was on one of the men while trying to attack another. The third man, in an effort to get to the other section, which the coolies had been holding shut with their turbans, leapt on to the lion’s back, and tried desperately to get through. The coolies opened the door just wide enough for him to get through, and then tied it shut again. As for the other men, one got carried off and eaten by the lion, while the other man lay very still, probably saving his own life. Hearing this, Patterson decides to go after this lion, eventually finding it and slaughtering it. http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man-eaters_of_Tsavo
If you have not ever watched the movie “The Ghost in the Darkness” today is the day! It will keep you on the edge of your seat that is for sure! After watching it again I had to research deeper and find the real book and see the photos of the real lions myself! The internet isn’t it great!
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