Between 1764 and 1767, it sowed terror from Langogne to Pinols, Saugues to Aumont-Aubrac. It eluded every attempted capture, every time. It proved more intelligent than the men who tracked it and who tried -- in vain-- to trap it.
It is killed ten times! And ten times, like the Phoenix, it rises from the ashes. What was it? Thirty historians, from simple amateurs to academic scholars, each as uninformed as the other, have tried to identify the Beast by tentatively pointing to the “Canis lupus”, our European wolf.
In 1988, in the first edition of the present work, R.F. Dubois demonstrated the inanity of these historians’ claims, regardless of their credentials, in blaming anything other than a man for committing what were obvious crimes. In 1989, his second edition definitively exonerated the wolf.
In the present edition, the mystery is solved and the Beast is identified! The man, or rather the men, who hid behind a hound trained to kill, who led it and guided it, these men are finally unmasked.
Year of publication of the presented edition : 1990