To-Day Volume 22

To-Day Volume 22

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...protection the favourite trees may stand long after their saviour and protector is no more. And there are some superb trees in the forest. Not long since the Ba-lmoral forester showed me the giants with pardonable pride. Several years ago a memorable storm swept the district and played sad havoc among the timber. The Woodmen who live in the oentre of the forest slept little on that night. The thunder of crashing trees mingled with the noise of the hurricane, and when daylight crept in the men crept out, to find presented to their wondering gaze a picture of disorder and ruin. Luckily, all the Queen's favourite oaks withstood the fury of the elements. Ballechbule Forest.--=-=--a, So the Prince of Wales has at length The prime as succumbed to the charms of that demon ' a'_Golfer. tempter-----golf. News from Cannes informs us that H.R.H. has commenced to play under the tuition of the Grand Duke Michael of Russia! I am not surelthat it was wise of the Grand Duke topersuade the Prince to play. When he has mastered the preliminary details his troubles will commence, and if he allows his choice Anglo-Saxon language full play, as most beginners do, he will seriously prejudice his chance of a good time in the next world. Imagine our future ruler, having failed with ten strokes to get out of a bunker, anathematising the Grand Duke for having taught him such an irritating pastime! IT is seldom that one finds such a real sportsman among Continental royalties as the Grand Duke Michael. I am sure, at heart, that he regrets that he is not an Englishman. All of our sports and pastimes appeal strongly to him, although he is able only to participate in a. few. I remember meeting him and his charming wife, the Countess Torby, at a foreign lawn-tennis...show more

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  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 667g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838025
  • 9781236838025