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By R. K. Narayan

A venerable tiger, previous and toothless now, seems to be again over his existence from cubhood and early days roaming wild within the Indian jungle. Trapped right into a depressing circus profession as 'Raja the magnificent', he's then bought into motion pictures (co-starring with a beefy Tarzan in a leopard pores and skin) till, discovering the human global too brutish and bewildering, he makes a dramatic bid for freedom.

R.K. Narayan's tale combines Hindu mysticism with ripe Malgudi comedy, viewing human absurdities throughout the eyes of a wild animal and revealing how, fairly without warning, Raja reveals candy companionship and peace.

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All these were of the greatest assistance to me; and, thanks to them, I shall be able to reproduce those hours of sheer love and terror, in their smallest details, before the reader舗s eyes. And I should be ungrateful indeed if I omitted, while standing on the threshold of this dreadful and veracious story, to thank the present management of the Opera, which has so kindly assisted me in all my inquiries, and M. Messager in particular, together with M. Gabion, the acting-manager, and that most amiable of men, the architect intrusted with the preservation of the building, who did not hesitate to lend me the works of Charles Garnier, although he was almost sure that I would never return them to him.

Joseph Conrad舗s Heart of Darkness is published. 1904 La Double Vie de Thȳophraste Longuet (The Double Life of Thȳophraste Longuet), Leroux舗s first novel, is serialized in Le Matin. 1905 Leroux travels with Cayatte to Russia to report on the revolution. A son, Andrȳ-Gaston, is born to the couple. Baroness Emmuska Orczy舗s The Scarlet Pimpernel is published . 1907 Le MystȲre de la chambre jaune (The Mystery of the Yellow Room) is published to strong sales; it is the first of a series featuring investigative reporter Joseph Rouletabille.

Erik舗s plea to Christine舒舠舖I am not really wicked! Love me and you shall see! If you loved me I should be as gentle as a lamb; and you could do anything with me that you pleased舗舡 (p. 214)舒explicitly puts forward the possibility of reversal, a reversal that in fact later occurs and is recounted by Erik with touching sincerity. This personal penitence is additionally accompanied by a narrative reparation and rehabilitation that clears him from the majority of the heinous acts attributed to him over the course of the novel.

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