Come Duck Shooting with Me by Herbert GardnerCome Duck Shooting with Me by Herbert Gardner

Come Duck Shooting with Me

byHerbert Gardner

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... THE MUD QUEEN "Flying in great flocks, like arrows And in long lines, waving, bending Like a bow-string snapped asunder Came the white geese, Wawa-wawa, From their wanderings in the Northland." Longfellow's Hiawatha. There's too much furniture in most bedrooms. My bedroom at the shack contained only a most comfortable bed and a row of nails on the opposite wall. It was a most equitable arrangement. I could lie in bed and see all my valued and treasured possessions in shooting raiment, hung in a row. At home these same garments are banished to the attic and every spring and fall threats are made that the old clothes man will get them. It never disturbs me however because I know that no old clothes man would even take them for a gift. Who ever heard of new shooting clothes. The real things are always old and faded, patched and stained. Then and only then do they reach close to their owner's heart. It was our good fortune to go to and from the hunting ground in the Mud Queen that day. The Mud Queen was a long narrow hunting skiff with the heart of a Ford. The Ford car had long since bid adieu to the world, but the engine still beat true. The Mud Queen hunting skiffs are made along the same lines but a little stronger and larger than the regular rowing skiffs. They are The Mud Queen making hen tracks in the mud Our Boats twenty-nine feet long and three feet wide. A few feet from both bow and stern the side lines begin to come together, tapering to a point at both ends of the boat. When used as rowboats they are arranged with outriggers for double scull rowing. The boats are flat bottomed and draw but little water, but for all their narrow draft they are remarkably seaworthy. The engine in the Mud Queen was arranged amidships and was set up in the boat exactly...
Title:Come Duck Shooting with MeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217195393

ISBN - 13:9780217195393