The Story of a Hare

The Story of a Hare

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Whilst few, if any, animals have more enemies than the hare, none perhaps is better endowed with instincts to outwit them. As that great mediaeval hunter, the Master of Game, said in 1402: "There is no man in this world that would say that any hound can unravel that which a hare has done, or that could find her. For she will go the length of a bowshot or more by one way, and ruse again by another and then she will take her way by another side and the same she shall do ten, twelve or twenty times, then she will come into some hedge or thicket and shall make semblance to abide there and then will make crosswards ten or twelve times and will make her ruses and then she will take some false path and shall go thence a great way, and such semblance she will make many times before she goes to her seat." Shifts such as these, probably unrivalled in their subtlety, are embodied in the incidents, based on observation or record, which make up the present story of the hare, a story for the first time told at length.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.57mm | 167.83g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508544956
  • 9781508544951