Frank Forester And His Friends (volume 1); Or, Woodland Adventures In The Middle States Of North…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byHenry William Herbert

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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. 1849. Excerpt: ... THE WOODCOCK. Luncheon was soon discussed, a noble cold quail-pie and a spiced round of beef, which formed the most essential parts thereof, displaying in their rapidly diminished bulk ocular evidence of the extent of sportmen's appetites; a single glass of shrub and water followed, cheroots were lighted, and forth the comrades sallied, the Commodore inquiring as they went what were the prospects of success. "You fellows," he concluded, "have, I suppose, swept the ground completely." "That you shall see directly," answered Archer; "I shall make you no promises. But see how evidently Grouse recollects those dogs of mine, though it is nearly a year since they have met; don't you think so, A?" "To be sure I do," replied the Commodore; "I saw it the first moment you came up--had they been strangers he would have tackled them upon the instant; and instead of that he began wagging his tail, and wriggling about, and playing with them. Oh! depend upon it, dogs think, and remember, and reflect far more than we imagine--" "Oh! run back, Timothy--run back!" here Archer interrupted him--" we don't want you this afternoon. Harness the nags and pack the wagon, and put them to, at five--we shall be at home by then, for we intend to be at Tom's tonight. Now look out, Frank, those three last quail we marked in from the hill dropped in the next field, where the ragwort stands so thick; and five to one, as there is a thin growth of brushwood all down this wall side, they will have run down hither. Why, man alive! you've got no copper caps on!" "By George! no more I have--I took them off when I laid down my gun in the house, and forgot to replace them." "And a very dangerous thing you did in taking them off, permit me to assure you. Any one but a fool, or a very young child,...

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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. 1849. Excerpt: ... THE WOODCOCK. Luncheon was soon discussed, a noble cold quail-pie and a spiced round of beef, which formed the most essential ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217837085

ISBN - 13:9780217837088

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