Early Memories

Early Memories

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... shall forget the power of the sleep-walking scene, the reserve with which she played it, and the shuddering horror she conveyed. It stands out in my recollection as one of the few really great bits of acting which are met with in a lifetime. The last time I recall her in Rome was one day when we had a fine run in the neighborhood of Monte Mario. It was a damp day, the ground very wet and slippery, and we had to go down into and up again out of a number of deep ravines, or gulches, as they would be called in the West. The scent lay strong, we were having a good day, and these descents and ascents were trying and risky. Miss Cushman kept warning me to be careful, and finally, when we came to an unusually steep slope, she called out that if I kept on as I was going I should either break my neck or lame my horse. But I was sixteen; I saw the hounds scrambling up the other side and then running straight with their heads up, and so down I went as fast as I could, my horse sliding almost on his haunches. But he did not fall, and when I reached the top of the gully opposite we were in a level country, the pack going as fast as they could, and one of the finest runs I ever had was the result. The fox finally got away and went to earth, but there were few left to see even that ending, and I was filled with glory and satisfaction. Here is the dry contemporary account from my diary: "Hunt today. Meet at Monte Mario. Beautiful day. View very fine. First rate run, fox went to earth and did not kill. Best run I have had; the country was very slippery and there were lots of falls. Some of the views I had of the city were splendid. I rode home with a young English man who was very pleasant and told me about English hunting." I recall the young...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659956X
  • 9781236599568