Ceylon's jungle in all its fascination is home territory for a freak in nature, a coal black leopard whose first years of...

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BLACK LIGHTNING

Ceylon's jungle in all its fascination is home territory for a freak in nature, a coal black leopard whose first years of life are excitingly accounted for in a vigorous, sensitive animal story. Orphaned as a cub, Black Lightning roams a jungle whose description leaves little to the imagination. Captured then by a circus, he proves blood- curdlingly untamable in Colombo, and escapes, to find himself a mate and at one of his old haunts, to rescue a Buddhist monk- with whom he felt the bond of nature's unity- from the attack of another leopard. Dramatic and stirring events, by an author who may be remembered for his The Sea Kingdom of Corsica and Swordfish and Stromboli.

Pub Date: March 1, 1954

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Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954