Winter Sports Verse

Winter Sports Verse

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...of each rocky rise, Stealthily on in the morning air, The gray wolf seeks his rocky lair. Back from the spoils of a midnight raid, Red are his jaws from the feast he made; But, cunning as ever, he glances round And snifis the snow on the frozen ground. And now he stops and glances back On the crooked windings of his track; For, softly on the breeze has come A scent that makes his fierce heart numb. THE WOLF HUNT 119 He also hears the crushing sound Of trampling hoofs on the frozen ground, And off he starts in sudden fear; His instinct tells him foes are near. And run thou must the Bad Lands o'er As thou hast never run before; For like the wind o'er hill and brake, Grim Death comes dashing in thy wake. And now the hounds are in full sight, All eager for the coming fight, Urged on by many a lusty cheer From mounted hunters in the rear. Foremost in the chase comes Fly, Like meteor flashing through the sky; Then neck to neck and nose to nose, Brace, Sport, and Pedro swiftly close The intervening space that's spread Between them and the wolf ahead. While each one eager for the race, And old Don bravely setting pace, Bob and Queenie, Prince and White, Speed swiftly in the morning light; Their motto is to do or die, And nought but blood will satisfy. Foot by foot and yard by yard, With waning strength and breathing hard, The wolf is swiftly losing ground; He feels the breath of the leading hound; His fierce jaws snap, his eye-balls glare, He struggles hard in mad despair. i The race is o'er--the battle won, The wolf lies dying in the sun; His midnight raids are of the past, He's met the conquering foe at last. Well done, brave hounds! Your savage prey Was shrewdly caught and killed to-day. WALLACE DAVID Conmm more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766393
  • 9781236766397