The North British Review, Vol. 40

The North British Review, Vol. 40 : February and May, 1864 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The North British Review, Vol. 40: February and May, 1864 March 6. - I have tried two or three days to get at the largest wild swan on Lochlee, but without success; my fruitless attempts I do not mark down - horas non name niaz' scream However, to-day - a fine sunny day - as I passed at some distance from the lake where the swans Were feeding, they rose and alighted on the largest of the pieces of water; seeing this, and that they were not inclined to take to the sea immediately, I sent the boy who was with me round the lake where they were, while I made my preparations for receiving them at their feeding lake, supposing that they would return to it if allowed to rest for an hour or so, and then quietly moved; even if they did not alight. I knew that I was pretty sure of their line of flight to the sea, and they seldom flew very high. I waded across part of the loch to an island, where I determined to await them, and set to work to make up a hiding-place of long heather, etc. This done, I loaded my gun with la e shot and cartridges. And established my 801 behind my barricade. With my glass I saw the boy and retriever go round towards them; the appearance of the swans floating aluietly on the water was most picturesque. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 548 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 28mm | 726g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 400 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243250223
  • 9780243250226