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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: his heels, goring him in the haunches; ever as he is touched he starts aside, till at length, beaten and jaded, lie fairly gives up the contest, and gallops away, still hotly pursued. Whilst this chase after the fugitive was continuing, in comes another hart from the opposite quarter; but no sooner had the victor heard his bellowing, than he returned to secure his hinds, and quickly drove this gay gentleman away, who took to his heels incontinently, being a beast of no mark or likelihood. After this amusing spectacle was over, these deer, being of no service to the drive, were suffered to go into Glen Dirie. The party, now having ascended to the summit of Coir-na-miseach, crept forward cautiously behind a ridge of ground, and got a view of that immense basin called the Culreach. Instantly, as they looked below, there was a whisper of caution; they crawled back on their hands and knees, sunk the hill again, and posted themselves on safe ground. They had seen the deer, which were scattered up and down the hill sides, some grazing, others basking in the morning sunbeam, fat and lazy, whilst the jealous hinda were so disposed as to prevent any sudden inroad upon their position. Some of them kept to the wind, and others were continually looking towards those points from which they could not profit by it. This law of detur fortiori" is an admirable provision of nature for keeping the stock from degenerating. Jamieson now went back to take a minute inspection of the whole herd. He soon returned with an expression of eager excitement, --" There are several good harts," he said, " in the herd on the eastern face of the hill; but," added he, " there is a small parcel below us, and, as sure as deid, the great Braemar hart is among them--there is...
  • ISBN13: 9781230226057
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00110
Publication DateSeptember 12, 2013
Primary CategorySports & Recreation/General
Sub Category 1History/General

Days of Deer-Stalking in the Scottish Highlands; Including an Account of the Nature and Habits of the Red Deer, a Description of the Scottish Forests,

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