We must also lessen the number of theological books, and choose the best; for it is not the number of books that make the learned man; nor much reading, but good books often read, however few, make a man learned in the Scriptures and pious. – Martin Luther

Great Cats I Have Met: Adventures in Two Hemispheres by William Thomson

Great Cats I Have Met: Adventures in Two Hemispheres by William Thomson

In throwing these various adventures together, I have followed as nearly as possible the actual course of my journeying from one country to another, so as to form the whole into a sort of continuous narrative, though in one case I jump from Brazil to Texas in order to bring in some relevant incidents which occurred long after the one related in the first part of the Brazilian story.

As the contents of this little volume are plain, unvarnished facts, possibly grown as well as young people may find entertainment in the perusal and, perhaps, come upon some things in regard to the American and foreign cat tribe not before brought to their notice.

Lacking, on the day I write these lines, but one month of completing my seventy-second year, it may well be that I shall not live to see this book published; yet I submit it to a generous public without fear of hostile criticism, because, from its utterly unpretentious character, it is not open to such. – W Thomson

A Lutheran Library “Extra”

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  • Author’s Note.
  • Chapter 1. My First Great Cat.
  • Chapter 2. A Bobcat And A Pigeon-pie.
  • Chapter 3. Little Manuel And The Jaguar.
  • Chapter 4. The “Little Spotted Tiger.”
  • Chapter 5. A Black Lion.
  • Chapter 6. A Day In A Tree.
  • Chapter 7. My First Lion-hunt.
  • Chapter 8. A South African Leopard.
  • Chapter 9. A Family Of Tigers.
  • Chapter 10. How I Met The True Panther.
  • Chapter 11. A Black Leopard.
  • Chapter 12. Two Girls And A Tortoise-shell Tiger.

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