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The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon

By Sir Samuel White Baker
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
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It is a difficult task to describe a wild country so exactly, that a stranger's eye shall at once be made acquainted with its scenery and character by the description. And yet this is absolutely necessary, if the narration of sports in foreign countries is supposed to interest those who have never had the opportunity of enjoying them. The want of graphic description of localities in which the events have occurred, is the principal cause of that tediousness which generally accompanies the steady perusal of a sporting work. You can read twenty pages with interest, but a monotony soon pervades it, and sport then assumes an appearance of mere slaughter. Now, the actual killing of an animal, the death itself, is not sport, unless the circumstances connected with it are such as to create that peculiar feeling which can only be expressed by the word 'sport.' This feeling cannot exist in the heart of a butcher; he would as soon slaughter a fine buck by tying him to a post and knocking him down, as he would shoot him in his wild native haunts—the actual moment of death, the fact of killing, is his enjoyment. To a true sportsman the enjoyment of a sport increases in proportion to the wildness of the country. Catch a six-pound trout in a quiet mill-pond in a populous manufacturing neighbourhood, with well-cultivated meadows on either side of the stream, fat cattle grazing on the rich pasturage, and, perhaps, actually watching you as you land your fish: it may be sport. But catch a similar fish far from the haunts of men, in a boiling rocky torrent surrounded by heathery mountains, where the shadow of a rod has seldom been reflected in the stream, and you cease to think the former fish worth catching; still he is the same size, showed the same courage, had the same perfection of condition, and yet you cannot allow that it was sport compared with this wild stream. If you see no difference in the excitement, you are not a sportsman; you would as soon catch him in a washing tub, and you should buy your fish when you require him; but never use a rod, or you would disgrace the hickory. This feeling of a combination of wild country with the presence of the game itself, to form a real sport, is most keenly manifested when we turn our attention to the rifle. This noble weapon is thrown away in an enclosed country. The smooth-bore may and does afford delightful sport upon our cultivated fields; but even that pleasure is doubled when those enclosures no longer intervene, and the wide-spreading moors and morasses of Scotland give an idea of freedom and undisturbed nature. Who can compare grouse with partridge shooting? Still the difference exists, not so much in the character of the bird as in the features of the country. It is the wild aspect of the heathery moor without a bound, except the rugged outline of the mountains upon the sky, that gives such a charm to the grouse-shooting in Scotland, and renders the deer-stalking such a favourite sport among the happy few who can enjoy it. All this proves that the simple act of killing is not sport; if it were, the Zoological Gardens would form as fine a field to an elephant shot as the wildest Indian jungle.

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  • Isbn : EAN:8596547213949
  • Pages : 469
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 338
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Book Summary:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Wintering in the Riviera" (With Notes of Travel in Italy and France, and Practical Hints to Travellers) by William James Miller. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Eskimo Life

By Fridtjof Nansen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547171409
  • Pages : 181
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: eskimo-life.pdf

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Eskimo Life" by Fridtjof Nansen. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Four Fathers of Big Game Hunting - Biographical Sketches Of The Sporting Lives Of William Cotton Oswell, Henry Astbury Leveson, Samuel White Baker & Roualeyn George Gordon Cumming

By Thormanby
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1446549178
  • Pages : 140
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 645
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Book Summary:

Biographical sketches of four of the most famous early big game hunters. Originally published in 1901. The illustrated contents include many little known facts and anecdotes on the sport and lives of William Cotton Oswell - Henry Astbury Leveson ("Old Shekarry") - Sir Samuel White Baker and Roualeyn George Gordon Cumming. These four were important pioneers of big game hunting worldwide. This fascinating book will appeal to all sportsmen and especially to those hunters of larger game.

The Ivory King

By Charles Frederick Holder
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338109064
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 819
  • File Pdf: the-ivory-king.pdf

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"The Ivory King" by Charles Frederick Holder. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Infinitives at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

By Lukasz Jedrzejowski,Ulrike Demske
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110520583
  • Pages : 372
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 849
  • File Pdf: infinitives-at-the-syntax-semantics-interface.pdf

Book Summary:

The major aim of this volume is to investigate infinitival structures from a diachronic point of view and, simultaneously, to embed the diachronic findings into the ongoing theoretical discussion on non-finite clauses in general. All contributions subscribe to a dynamic approach to infinitival clauses by investigating their origin, development and loss in miscellaneous patterns and across different languages.

The Greyhound - A Treatise On The Art Of Breeding, Rearing, And Training Greyhounds For Public Running - Their Diseases And Treatment

By Stonehenge
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528762533
  • Pages : 510
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 119
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This vintage book contains a thorough and timeless guide to breeding Greyhounds for racing purposes. It is written by the master of sporting literature, John Hartley Walsh. A comprehensive treatise on the subject, this book covers everything one needs to know for successful greyhound management, including information on subjects ranging from rearing and training, to diseases and treatment. As useful today as it was when first published, this antiquarian handbook is a must-have for modern greyhound breeders, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Michael John Hartley Walsh was an officer in the British Army, a surgeon, and the Chief Scout for the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1988. Many antiquarian texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.