Shooting, Yachting, And Sea-fishing Trips, At Home And On The Continent (volume 1)

Paperback | January 31, 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 XXXV. SHOOTING IN FRANCE. FRENCH sportsmen are particularly jealous and irascible; the best friends will occasionally quarrel over a head of game. I have seen two brothers nearly coming to blows on account of one of them accidentally frightening away some wildfowl, and I have seen repeatedly two French sportsmen quarrelling in the field over a quail or a partridge which both had shot at. The greatest source of quarrels, however, is derived from hare-shooting, on account of hares carrying shot better than feathered game. For instance, who that has shot in France has not seen the following case happen before him when out with French sportsmen? A hare bolts, one of the gunners fires at puss, hits her, but she manages still to run, when another sportsman, necessarily farther from the hare than the first shooter, fires at her also, and then, according to the French rule, claims her as his. There was a man who often played me that trick, but I was once one too many for him, and it cured him--for a wonder! This man (a wealthy farmer, by-the-way) was the greatest duffer it has ever been my lot to fall in with. He never could hit anything, whatever it was--whether it rose or started close to him or far from him, it did not Vol. i. u matter; he missed invariably, of course, with the usual excuses, that his shot had balled, &c. &c. He found out by experience that I had a knack of placing myself at the likeliest places, and that I fired oftener than others on that account (for there is a knack in finding the best corners), and also that I generally managed to riddle my game more or less; so he always posted himself in my neighbourhood, and whenever I fired he fired also, and then, of course, I had to waive my claim on the game. He did me three times, but the ...

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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 XXXV. SHOOTING IN FRANCE. FRENCH sportsmen are particularly jealous and irascible; the best friends will occasionally ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217873863

ISBN - 13:9780217873864

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