Shooting, Yachting, And Sea-fishing Trips, At Home And On The Continent (volume 2)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byLewis Clements

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLVIII. LITTLEHAMPTON. The wish I had expressed that I should be blessed with fine weather for my next trip was fulfilled, to my great gratification. The sun shone brightly, although the air was rather cold, and not a breath of wind rippled the sea. According to agreement, I telegraphed to my Yankee friend at Brighton that I was coming, and found him on my arrival waiting for me at the station. Even then the weather was very fine, and everything promised us a lovely morrow. My friend had brought his gun and traps with him, so we straightway booked ourselves for Ford Junction. This he could not understand. I explained that the tide was just going to turn, so that we should arrive at Ford in time for a stroll and a "shoot" along the river Arun. "And where does that river run to?" said he. "Well, where do all rivers run to?" I replied. "True," he said; "to the sea, of course. But I mean, to what place will it take us?" "To Littlehampton, whose harbour is formed by the mouth of the river." "Well, and when we reach Littlehampton, what shall we do?" "Why, then the tide will be half down, the sand and mud will be bare, and we will keep on our 'shoot' along the shore. We shall see plenty of birds; they always watch for a receding tide to come down for a feed. Will that do?" "Your programme," said he, "suits me to a T. Let us make tracks; but first let us liquor up. Waiting here in this smoky station would make a Good Templar drink." We had a liquor up and took the train. We landed at Ford, with very few more passengers, but there were three other shooters among them. "That looks well," quoth Doodle; "for if these fellows, who evidently live about here, come down this way, it shows pretty conclusively that there must be birds about." I signed to him to come ...

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLVIII. LITTLEHAMPTON. The wish I had expressed that I should be blessed with fine weather for my next trip was fulfille...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217048161

ISBN - 13:9780217048163

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