Baily's Magazine of Sports & Pastimes Volume 4

Baily's Magazine of Sports & Pastimes Volume 4

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...out of the race. Dacre continued to lead; and the Magpie on the chesnut pony was becoming a strong favourite with the multitude. He had the foot of Solomon; but being a little nearer to dealers' condition, and not in such constant work as the Thoroughgood stable, there was still the ghost of a chance for Charlie. One more fence, and the run in: and with a laudable zeal for the ladies, who had transferred themselves to the winning post by a short cut through a couple of gates from the start, the Squire had taken care that it should be a jump. Already Alice and Edith Dacre looked upon their brother as the victor. Already Teddy Dacre felt himself secure of the prize. Already Wilkinson had declined, and Charlie began to think further perseverance useless, when the chesnut pony, which had hitherto been going well, declined the last fence, and Solomon, pricking his ears, and answering to a somewhat emphatic kick from Charlie, cleared the hurdles and furze-bushes, and landed the 'Dunce of the Family' a winner by some lengths. The grey mare, Kitty, was a tolerable second; and after considerable persuasion the chesnut hung his hind legs in such an ignominious manner that Teddy was compelled to dismount before he could be released. At an interval of a minute or two the missing competitors, Russell and Bosville, trotted up the course, still discussing in somewhat animated language by whose fault it was that they were both of them wet through. CHAPTER XV. A DINNER AND ITS AGREMENS. ' separat hoc nos a grcge brutorum.'--Juv. xv. There is no idea in the range of social life so beautiful as that of sisterhood. A single girl may remind us in her severity, if she be severe, of a Greek drama; if she be gentle, of a weeping willow. But two sisters are never too...
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677781
  • 9781236677785