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Group Title: A day with the harriers : an extract from "Happy thoughts"
Title: A day with the harriers
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Title: A day with the harriers an estract from "Happy thoughts"
Physical Description: 21 p. : ill. ; 19 x 24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Burnand, F. C ( Francis Cowley ), 1836-1917
Hodgson, W. J ( Illustrator )
Hildesheimer & Faulkner ( Publisher )
Publisher: Hildesheimer & Faulkner
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: [1885?]
Subject: Horsemanship -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1885
Genre: fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
Statement of Responsibility: by F.C. Burnand by permission ; illustrated by W.J. Hodgson.
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Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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ORNIN(i.-- Down i fprpY T'oI-cI';rT.---l .ots of people ride, and never have an
to breakfast, accident.
''-...-- Earlier than uual. Half- Hasn't he ? he returns, heartily. His groom (confound
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' -' '..... .' ..-;,, aunt making tea. Mi!- i -himn ) las been up a:nd down tre t .. since five o'clock, ynd
'' i ", .. burd, a. I ente, is ask has hit ii)pon a very g ,oo i'ne- abotiil sixteen one--well up) to
Sing, How far it is ?" my weight. CarrN iu, in fact," says Milburd, likef a child."
Fi-_ replies, "A mere tro, ov-r I sippose he's not a hunter, is he ?
HApiY T'o'!Oni;(; .--- If h'e not a hunter, of course I shan't
HAPPY 'TH-OUHT. -1'ridoline looking as bright as Aurorn. risk "him over fences antl ditches.
My doubts are set ;t rest by the groomn, who enters at
HAPPY TiOUGHT.--on't say it: kepc it to myself. Aurora that moment. He informs me that The
sounds like a roar-,-, and ihe ladies mightn't like it. ol mare was rewlar hunted by Mr. Parsons, and "
"So soon?" I ask. Don't 1 know? No, I don't." '"Oh," with you (;ne) on his back, sit, shell go ,ver any I
says PT,. we've found out that the Dishiing pack meets thing almost.'" S/,' go, but will /
near here this morning, so we're going to have a run with Fridoline exclaims, Oh, how deliicous: Shall -
them." we ha, e much jumping ? It is such/ run !" '
.' i appears to know the country. "It's
HAIPY'v T'HCU'HT -Have a run without ,ea. ,
all very e'asy," Ae says. Into one Field, pop out
I suppose he hasn't been able to get a horse for me ? I again (this is his description), "into another, over
ask this with a tinge of regret in my voice. If he says he a hedge, little ditch, gallop across the open, little
hasn't been able, I shall be sorry; if he says he has--why, I brook (nothing to speak of), sheep hurdle, and
feel I must take my chance. then perhaps we may get a clear burst away on the downs."

I don't care about downs ; there's no jumping there! says sort of dress for riding in," or, by the way, for sitting in ; but
Fridoline. walking is out of the question. I wonder if they do fit ]
IHAi'I' Tiiouc;t. --Keep on the downs.
Swho looks so
I notice, on their rising from the table, that Milburd is in bwitig i
^ .bewitching min
tops and breeches, and that ".,: is in breeches and black her habit that
hoots. Both wear spurs. .. -
SI could fall

HAPPV THOc'Gn.--I can't hunt as I am. down on my
saysi" -} i 'i wi' c .n c.
The half uncle (who is not going-the coward i) says it won't -- s and
matter-there's little or no riding required with harriers. He offer her
pretends to wish he could join us--old humbug I wish he n t hand at once
could, I should like to see him popping out of one field, into -(my knees!
I don't think
another, over a hedge.
they do fit:
Byng has been considering. He has got by him an old pair
and I question
of cords, but no boots. question
whether this costume exhibits the symmetry of form so well as
"HAPPi THOUGHT.-Can't hunt without boots. Great the modern style)-- Fridoline says that I look quite military
nuisance. Better it up. Don't stop for me. (She means it as a compliment, but it isn't; because I want to
look sportsmanlike.) In antigropelos, if like -... ; .. I re-
A HAPPv Tioiu'Cr wciis to Milburd.-Patent iegarnns
A .HAPtv loCwr ,cus to Milburd.--Patent leggings, semble the Great Napoleon from the knees. Milburd says I'm
fasten with srins Antigro os. not unlike the master of the :... in a Irench circus. I can't
I try them on. They do fit me; at least, I imagine so help feeling that I am something like that, or, as I said before,
(meaning the hunting breeches), though never having worn the Great Napoleon ii' .. ] remarks I ought to have spurs.
hunting breeches before, I've got a sort of idea that they're not I object to spurs. I feel that without spurs I'm tolerably safe
quite the thing. So very tight in the knee. His J. _.. are but if there s a question of a li, spurs will settle it. That's
patent antigropelos, which go over my .'...';:.. and boots. my feeling about spurs. I ,.A say, "Oh, don't trouble your-
When 1 am dressed I walk downstairs, or rather, waddle self." Byng is going to tetch them: "I can get on just as well
downstairs, and can't help remarking that "This is just the without spurs." The groom says, "She won't want spurs,"


which awakens roe to the fact of the beast being now at the to go out again for a fittnight. 'Ihe groom thinks I'm in
ha loor. A right chestnut, very tall, broad, an(d swishing its luck. H ope so. It was off this horse that poor Parnsns
ial ao h a habit tf choking o ack ihout lurnin is hea r. a yopper" MissPellingle,n on th doorstep, sas
(whch inuovement is natural ), a if to see if any one is citing \Vhat a pretty rea ture and observes that she's ah way heard
u,. ask i this mine 1 ee it i, It is 1 can't hei, hes s am so fiery. I re rn, Indeed caelessly as if
s:n" nloci sel, as a a reminder to others to excuse any short- 1 -,ssessed Mr. Rarey's secret. The whole-un ic (frunt a
< omnms ins hrsemani-pii o window) suggests that perhaps ou'd rather have a r;iast
part, haven't ridden iestnut Peope laugh. (iro.m laus. At me.
l or ever so ilong; :I't afaid
S I shall be r! e h sti i' ''\ "l'i'ot I: r.- How id gi'ry hairs behione a fool and

o. / i ho e ins. d o[ i t.
.i .sitnss i. ai I've to /ear. I sister SlShakspcare: [ think. What haiti0' tights Shaki

S t '. ''- starting. Wil I help 1'ri aMoain,. don'tknow
i dne up ? 1 will :i! n ., any work on equcstrianisn
"t cutout u ilburd and iot which adquatel] deals \hith
lose an hat a ditiicuti thio it tiAs to hlp a 'ad the dflficulty of equalising
on to her horse After severall attempts, I am ohliged to the lengthof stirrups Vo
give in. \ don't find out that one leg
H-APi'V T tH- In must practise this some. here. PriatLe \ /is than the other
lesson in a riding wschol 1 feel i've ftilern in helr es.timaor until you get on horsebat k
I feel I'm no longer the bold dragoon to her. I apologise for for the first time after
nmy feebleness. She says it de-sn't matter Mise-ry' t' fail several years. The right is
and be feeble before the woman yoU adore longer than the left. Having removed that inconvenience, the
So, this is the horse frrom Brett's sablh s in ihe which ieft is iworer tiani e right. One hoie up will do it. One
thet, talked about la-t night. 1 shouldn't have had it if Mr. down ask, the groom. I mean one down.
'Parsons, Ph i always rides it withi the Ii rriers. "'hadn't come
rather a nasty cro;pper at D eeplord MI'l. and won't be able AiV T:4AP u' .wr (o /.'/ in .).--- -Nu ; i mean up.

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"FPoo~tmanl rzs after we, Here's a ,,/ip,'"

(room stand in front on a stretcher iater a nOts. cropper." I almost wish I was,
of me, as if I was a pi.rure, just to give him a lesson --I mean i I wasn't hurtj--say,
.Placing no fl-rther reliance Aren't those girths rather loose ?" The groom sees it tor the
-' on mn own judgment, I first time. He begins tightening tem. doesn't like it.
S : ask him -if it's al right poor flow good old man T mean good old woman,
"-- ''- now He says Ves," then."' iist p[a baik its ears and tries to make himself
S From siiube- into a sort o ar:h. I don't knos what happens when a horse
quent experience I believe he makes the answer merely to puts hack its cai:
save himself trouble. on horseback, curvetting, crime i\i 'I' ii Ar.- ': Mil rd
" Come along '" If mine curvettes or :enra.oles, where shPal i He :iswer.s. I icks!, Ah I know what happens if he
be? Perhaps the brute caraolted or urvetted at Decpford kicks. That wouli bie rte time ti- the nnsty criper. 'IThis
Mill when poor Parsons came that n;aty cropper." expression wii! hang about my mciory. All right now ?"
HAIa 'Pl noi:' i. -Sport in the oldun time.. akim. it Stil! Vwrn)., ahbit the stirrip: : ne dangling, the other
People -.' i sat still, in one place, watching a hawk. Not fting miy !:nee u!; but won't say anything more. or iridoline
much exercise, perhaps, hut safe. Why don't they revive: may t hiik 'n a nuisance.
hawking ? 'ITo reinm;, room says. She goes easy on the sniafc.
Milburd wants to know if I'm going to be all day. Frido- a little ai ti-t but you needn't hld her." I shall,
line's horse is restive; the other two are restive. I wish thoui. Trotting, I am told, is her great pace." The reins
they weren't. Mine wants to be restive : if he goes on sud- are confused. e ,One ought to be white, the other black, to dis-
denly. I go off tinguish them. Forget which fingers you put them in. Mustn't
HAPPY THO'I nr;HT.-II I d, come a nasty I like let the g.rooiii see thib
Parsons, I hope I shall do it alone. or before strangers onl. I iPv ToI toi i. akeA up careie-y, anyhow. Watch
HAtPv Totn rv. ---The imane. .y. ,
I like being comfortable before I start. Stop one minute. ;:
One hole higher up on the right. The whole-uncle, wbho i- ',
watching the start---old coward he aren't even come off tio e ,
doorstep, and d Iask moe once it I won't "take some ji ii .
ing-powder." He'd be sorry for his fun if I was bornie l iw.- .
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We are walking. My horse very quiet. Footman runs after H-i i' T o .-- Plty of time Needn't go too fast.
me. Idiot, to iomlne Iup I;rIn!tiv ; enoughh to fri;ltten an-y Tire the horses.
horse If you're not on ;oiur guard, you corne off so easily. M y left antigropelo has rome .
"' ere's a whip Oh, thank- you.' Ri ht hand for whi, undone. The spring is weak. .
and left for reins like lyn:g? Or, Itfl hand w I can't get a it. My horse neer
right for reins, like 1.' ? Or, both in one hand, like will ,o the same pace as theu ,
Fridoline ? gently. As we g, along ,[ilburdi points others. The groon-i .aid his great

"N '. h er-.e trottio'' and it is a rettt ,

II.N.r- T oir -I.iike dling. Fresh air exhiarating, pace : not so muwh foG 'a
Shall hiy a hoise. VAP.. Shall buy a horse which wil iCpeed, as for height. He -
as fast as other horcs : not Jpg '. Irritating ; to j If I check trots as if all his joints
hin. he jerks his head, and hops. Fridoline cail him "showy werte lh c His tril appear., to he a hlttle loose in the
Wonder iti to a spectator, I'ml shiowy ? Passing h' a,, vill, t .scket, and keeps whisking round and round, jidghlin mroin the
,roc,'r's 'mound. I go up and ,down. and from side to side.
i\APPv Tno'ni rr.--S e mnsAf in the window. N)t ba l: I'iv Ti',rHT.---Are people ever sea-sick from riding ?
but h:irdly shiowy." A '. effective.
Nho scientific riding here Can't get my equilibrium. Ought
H.Ip\v Ti',r:or.- If I stay long here. buy a saddle, and to h a, had a string for my hat. Cram it on. I think, from
stirrups my own length. My weight, when he jos, is too toush th horses habit of looking back sideways, that he's seen the
on one stirrup. loons antigrapolo, and it has frightened him. He breaks into
Fridoiine asks, Isn t this- d.ightful ?" I say, It fel a as if he was always stum],ing on one
Milhrd talks of riding as a sence. He sa'. -The great l' i re channgs hi leg, which unscttles me. le changes
thing in leaping is to keep your e tuilibriun,." his leg, every minute. Wish I could change mine for a

tIH'I" TnIUii:'i--The purnmel pair of strong ones in comfortable boots and breeches.
Shall we rot on?" If we don't jush along, Hyng says we Thank Heaven, I didn't have spurs Hope I shan't drop my
shall never racnh Founder's narrow, where the Harriers meet. whip. This antipropeh will bring me off sooner or later, I
Asi i is, we shall probably be too late. know it will.

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Mwe woid Mop Ame, ?V I iain I anfui. s ts nt pwss than xll. W at ge-ting !ose; anti-

vicw T !t!ii.--- l"uazsh ",,y -hat l,n ,\ylow' tight.,

cri-s Hiang the vow --, a be:ufu f UK Tic h air cat c / fin) 1 W d a violent
Oir a at-r." e breA ty home and 1) nato d tr. .. at her ) pac 1
breaks te th ant :, a '. not te sh e., -.up. I.s very unkind of h iyNt as

hinislhed niv trot. I wish it was a mnid tary saddle, vwith lags I shouldd stop; tor themi. VWhat a beas: this is for ,
before ;:od behind. A oldi' .a'i. -onne of. if the ant-. I ca'/L make hin feel.


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Tf'e are tow.A'eards a. heay'e. JIalpj,v t/ tghl. -Stop niy horse: violently."

HAPPY Tiouc,rur. -If I ride again, have a short coat made, HAPPY THOUGHT --Better not say anything about it. It's
without tails. the dogs' business.
r ..; i.," about me seems to be --... C.. in the wind; like "'he ,' .. find something. Everyone begins cantering. Just
a scarecrow. Fridoline doesn't see me. What an uncomfort- as I am settling my hat, and putting my handkerchief into my
able thing a hard note book is in a tail-coat pocket, when pocket, my horse breaks into a canter. Spring of antigropelo
cantering and bumnping. out again. It is a long field, and I see we are all getting
towards a hedge. The dogs I .,. Green-coat men dis-
HAppy THOUcFGHT.--End of canter. Thank Heavens! he (or appear over the hedge. I suddenly think of poor Parsons and
she) stops when the others stop. the nasty cropper.

Fridoline looks round and laughs. She is in high spirits. HAPY THOUGHT.-Stoip my horse : violently.
In an attempt to wave my whip to her with my right hand, I Our heads meet. Hat nearly off Everybody jumps the
nearly come that nasty cropper on the left side. Righted hedge. Perhaps my horse won't do it. If I only had spurs I
myself by the mane quietly. What would a horse be without a might take him at it. Some one gets a fall. He's on his own
mane ? horse. If he falls, I shall. He didn't hurt himself.

HArPPv TooUGHr.--'llTh hard road. Walk. Fasten m HApp TIIOUGcIr.-You can fall and not hurt yourself. I
thought you always broke your neck, or leg.
antigropelo. Tear it at the top by trying the spring gh y alwa keo neck or lg.
excitedly. HaPr'v THOUGHT -Any gap?
None. Old gentleman, on a heavy grey, says, No good
Before 1 11 1 to her I settle my hat and tic ; also manage
my pocket-handkerchief. Feel that I've got a red nose, and going after them. I know the country." Take his advice. If
don't look as showy as I did. On the common we fall in I lose the sport b e
with the Harriers, and men on horseback, in green coats. .

Byng knows several people, and introduces them to Miss
Fridoline. He doesn't introduce me to any one. We pass '
t. -, a gate into a ploughed field. The dogs are scenting, ( .
or something. I see a rabbit. If I recollect rightly, one ought
to cry out Holloa !"'or ";one away or Yoicks "' If I '
do, we shall all be : about, and hunting. -
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HA'PP THOUGiHT.--Hares double: therefore (logically) the in a ditch by the roadside. Old gentleman still angry. I am
hare will come back. told afterwards that he's one of the old school of sportsmen,
HA'PPY THluoiHT.-Stop in the field, who, I suppose, don't cut at hares with a whip.
Try to fasten antigropelo : tear it more. Trot round quietly. HAPPv THOUGHT.--I am in at the death. Say Tally ho !
I'm getting well into my seat now. :-i, .-.''.l't mind taking him to myself.
at the hedge. Too late, as they'll be back directly. I explain HAPPY THOTUGHT -Ask for a brush. If I get it, present it
to old gentleman who knows the country that I don't like to Fridoline.


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hired horses, or I should have taken him at that hedge." Milburd laughs, and says he supposes I want a hare-brush.
Old gentleman thinks I'm quite right. So do I. They come It is a great thing to possess quick perceptive faculties. I
hack : the hare first. I see him and cut at him with my whip. see at once that a hare has no brush, and treat the matter as
Old gentleman very angry. I try to laugh it off. With the my own joke. [Note for T)yical Dee es, Book X .

dogs I ride through the gate. C .pih. fun. The hare is caught Perception of the Ridiculous."i
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After looking about for another hare for half an hour, my HAPPY THOUGHT whichh flashes across me).--Mazeppa.
blood is not so much up as it was. We are "away" again. "'.' :ni he urges on his wild career! Alae1ppa was tied on,
The hare makes for the hill. We are i; '. I wish I'd though : I'm not.
had my stirrups put right before I started. A shirt-button has I shall lose the antigropelos. Down a hill. Up a hill slowly.
broken, and I feel my c iih- rucking up; my tie working round. The horse is "..il,.'. apparently, right out of his saddle. Will
I cram my hat on again. There's something hard projecting he miss me ?
out of the saddle, that hurts my knees. Woa He does pull. HAPPY THOUGHT.-I shall come off over his tail.
I think we've leapt something; a ditch. If so, I can ride better
than I thought. What pleasure can a horse have in following a
the hounds at this pace? Woa, woa! My .'.,,, are .
.in.; my antigropelos on both sides have come undone; my
breeches pinch my knees, my hat wants cramming on again. .-i,
In doing this I drop a rein. I clutch at it. I feel I am pulling- ;
the martingale. Stop for a minute : I am so tired. No one -
will stop.
HAPPY THOUGHT T (at gal/p).--" You gentlemen of '-/ -
England who live at home at ease, how little do you think
upon the dangers of this infernal hunting. I have an indistinct idea of horsemen careering all about
Byng's whole-uncle is at home reading his Times. Up a hill me. 1 wish some one would stop my horse. Suddenly we
at a rush. Down a hill. Wind rushing at me. It makes me all stop. I cannon against the old gentleman on the grey.
gasp like going into a cold bath. Think my shirt-collar has Apology. He is very angry; says "I might have I. i .i him."
come undone on one side, Pooh !

Iai- Tio-GHTr.---If this is : ; ., it isn't so i AP THUGHT --Shall write to old Boodels, and tell him
after ail. But what's the pleasure ? I'm going out with the hounds every day. Wish I was at
The hounds are g ..ilr.: again, :' countryman says home in an armchair. I've not come the "nasty cropper" as
he's seen a hare about here. Delight of everybody. All these yet; but the day's not over.
big men, horses, and dogs after a timid hare Why doesn't I Ask a countryman to fasten my antigropelos. Sixpence. Can
the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals interfere ? I he alter .. ,. ? He does; not satisfactorily. The hounds
.:i they always shot hares. The dogs have their tails make a noise, and before the countryman has finished my stir-
up, and are whining. They are 'l-.... If they find a hare rups, we are off Nearly off altogether. I shan't come out
they give that countryman a i ';'._ a'gan. Up another hill. This is part of the down country.

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My horse is beginning to get tired. He'll gu quieter. .Every i Some people standing about won't see it. Horses and hounds
one passes me. a long way on. I think Milburd or Byng, as I'm his guest,
., might have stopped for me. Very selfish.

S) .' HAP I'V T i u ruT -- oft and pick it i .

S' ^ If I ge I shall have to get up again. Perhaps he won't
"" : L ". stand still. I am all alone ; every one has disappeared, ext ipt
"- a few pedestrians who have been watching the sport from the
;et on get up Tchk' He is panting. Get on tchk top of this hill. Hate these sort of idle people who only come
I feel excited. I should like to be on a long way ahead, in out to see accidents and laugh at any one if he can't get. on.
full cry, taking brooks, fences, and ditches. Get on: Get I haven't got the slightest idea as to where I aL. 'What
along, ,zll you ? tchk an obstinate brute I think 1 counvy ? Ho fa ffro 'i :'s ? Th e horse seems t, toi lo
wouldd take him over that first hedge now. I find my legs be trembliug, probably from excitement. -He stretches his
kicking him. i has no effect. First tchking, then kicking head out. What power a horse has in his head he nearly
id give something to be at home. Dropped my rein; in get- 1 me He shakes himself violently. Very uncom-
ting it u,, dropped my whip fortabe. Perhaps he's:. hinscif fno another effort. I
have seen a "magic donkey" (I think) of in th
shop windows ; when the string<: i; !loose I'e head and tail fall.
"- It occurs to me that my horse is, at this minute, like the magic
Sdounkey with the string loose.

\' ,A.' I Tto(c;Lcrt.-Get off.

) I He is quivering in both his from legs. I feel it like a
S: ..*. running current of mild electric shocks, (;et out lmy ote
book. The beast seems to be giving at the knees. i don't
S. .... know much about horses, but sinstict tells me he's going to lie
down. Wonder if he's ever been in a circus ?


H.rvy ToMU;HT.--(et at once. or sicrtr wildly, grunts, glares, shivers, jerks himself
OIL Just in Lime.. ne He is shiv,!i-, and i csk : .i cn'c h old on much longer. If he runs away he'll
quivering all over. 'oor fellow WVai, my man, vwo, then, become a wil horse on the downs, and I hall have to pay for
pooi J have got hold of his bridle at the bit. liis cyes him. 3Hld on. Apparently he's trying to run away back
arc glaring at oe: what th- de1ce -i the anlecr wil'l the ac ..- -
beast ?
I I Ti c r. -i.s .' %e mad'
Hie pulls his had away fom nm he jerks after him. I try o diaw lini in wards nme: lie jerks back mom '
and more. Ilis b'l's cominng out of his minoth. is he goiig to
rear ? or kick ? or pliige ? r bite me ? What is the matter .
with him ? Is there such a thing as a lunatic asylum for -.
horses? .'
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HAIIPY 'iTHouGcir. Ask some one to hold him. "

11. [.lI orv THou-rT. -Say to man in gaiters, very civilly,
."' ,ouldd you mind holding my horse while I pick up my
"'_ "hi ? as if there was nothing the matter. -Ie shakes his
head, grios, and keeps at a distance. In his opinion, the horse
j; K o *has got the staggers.
S" / T'he staggers (Good heavens! I ask him, "Do they last
long ?"
ong time, i ," he answers. "' Will he fal ? I ask.
Most likely, hie answers. Then," I ask him, angrily, why
i the deucee h stands there doing nothing ? Why doesn't he get
"".."a docrtor ? If he'll hold the beast for a minute, // run to the
Two pedestrians coime t to irdsi cautious y, an ehlerly village for a doctor
man in yellow gaiters, and a re ectal person in black, He says, There ain't no village nearer than Radsfort, six


miles from here." Then I'll run six miles, if he'll only hold my ... -, It sounds like, "If you arshy booshy-marnsy-
horse. He won't-obstinate fool : then what's he standing goggo ( you'll soon make him balshybalshy (un-
looking at me for, and doing nothing ? IHe says he's as much '., and then you can easily causheycoosheycaushey."
right to be cn the downs as I have. The horse is getting Why on earth cant he speak plainly?
worse: he nearly falls. Ho! hold up. He holds iup conviu- I can only return, irritably and excitedly shouting to him,
sively, but shows an inclination to fall on his side and roll Wha-a-at ? What do you say ? He walks off in the opposite
down the hill. I haven't got the .... I. idea what I should direction. I ask, Who is that man ? Nobody knows. I should
do if he rolled down the hill. lik, to have him taken up and .... No change in the

HAIPP TI1,o;HTn (w.i/-h strikes li / prsn in b/sac/).- horse's symptoms. Where are ,_ Milburd. and the rest?
Loosen his girths They must have missed me. I think they might have come
back. I say, bitterly, Friendship Confound the horse,
HArP'l Tnoor'r;Hr (,'hic/h strikes Me).- -Do it yourself. and the harriers, and everybody. Here, hold up .
lie won't-the coward. He says hes afraid he'll kick. Another man comes up. Tall and thin,
Kick he won't kick. I tell him. I think I should fee! th. he stands with the other two, and stares as
same if I was in his place. I urge him to the work, explaining if it was an exhibition. If there is one
that I would do it myself if I wasn't holding his head. e thin that makes me angry, it is idiots
makes short, nervous darts at the horse's girths, keeping his staring, helplessly The last idiot who has
eye on his nearer hind leg. I encourage him, and say, Bravo, comre up has something to say on the sub
Lcome tip has something to say on the sub-
capital as if he was a bull-fighter, He loosens one girth. ject. The horse is shaking, gasping; I
Io the other he won't. know he'l! fall. If he falls, I've heard cab-
Horse still shivering. Now he is .:. away from me, men say in London, Sit on his head."
and trying to get down-hill backwards, harder than ever. P ,' ; rospect.--Sitting on his head, in the
Sr are like hysterics. What do you do to people in middle of the bleak downs, until somebody
hysterics ? Cold water, vinegar-hit them on the palms of comes who knows all about the staggers. If
their hands. Man behind a hedge, about a hundred yards no one cones, sit on his head all night : !
distant, who has been looking on in safety, haliocs out some
advice unintelligibly. Why doesn't he coine close up ? I shout Hiat'v TiI1O)i,;T (iv/ichz suddenly octcrs to te last comer).
back irritably, "What?" He repeats, evidently advice but Cut his tongue.

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What goodli that do ? Keiive hin," he r' s. Thn -e 'ili.- .' nruks." What? I bellow at hi
do it. IHe says lie won't undertake tthe responsibility. He has lMoiNd'inrtks. His rplyi i nerpreted to e iby tlh yellow
iot a pelnkrni and I rna cut the ltontguei it hike. (Cut his ,ait ters the 1iov is mindiing ,oks. i he o v gr ns an,1
tnte doesn th i_ man e ee la hoidin his liad ? I an'mt d: sIhows mi an ciaornrous ihorse-listi l with p on. point-d, ;ndcr
v' crylin. I I ri ifs iy mrnite ini g sr;ae veri is n the horse-'s his arni at me. The idea of hnumini stch an inlcriit with a
s .i hiv n I i! < t itsii ',y ,irs thf .taggers. It lq,'e rs pistol "Tun, il the other isay r s. fiain't i-dW '
o unpiy that 't ki ti.' he- the vin is. \ tt hell He, explains that th!ey' only t iVe- h1n a cap- 1)o poWtder
less too s tlese cotnir peol1 arce' I otiought ol ntr eole "Never mind t;rn it the oher way."
knev.-.;1S aliouLt horses' Vhtl are the) do)in on the dmo"nrs?
Nothiin. ols I hte pieope whho nmel' i.e a ou, *
"it any one of tiemn agt a do'to ? As I ask this, the horse
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ne' lv if n ,\ O i loiflC bov ai'rri .es *\ l h 1. -, "
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I N t'' n- Hei si ali hold hIe u l orse. *
I ask 1On: h grins: what an ass I omm:nl him in '
eriousl!'. h. h hold the hoMlse. He sav, in his dialet, that hc
an. \lw i ? I ask. -- on crth can he be doing H ry THoci.- If the long thin man will -old my horse
whi!e I go to Radslfor, 1 will give hinm haif-as overeuign. I
this i'..' hbecuse he is sin h a respectaed-looking
,Ts c k tCt i lookn; iperon cl' ses i i lt e, offer i nediately).
S" -> -. \ello a nd an ntr in iacNk oritopoise .to showvi me iwherle the

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Is tnls thle noble ., !ishl character that we read of in the iMiserable wrk- i. ,. .., i to rain.
of our '.. : land Men enary, ,.ri!in1
*" Man on horseback coming towards me.
a .;'I fools and cowards, who'v4 been ." themselves
with mi miseries lor the last hour, merely to trade upon heim ai IIA' TmnoUG r.---Byng's groom. I can imagine the de-
at thie last. of a shipwrecked man on a desert island on seeing some-
Long man holds the horse. '. east just as bad as ever. body he knows rowing towards him. He has come back to
Don't care now : rid of him. Feel that all the i.: i. look for me. lie is on his master's horse, and the ladies and
is on the an,. Wonder what the long man will do if he his master are in the trap in the road just below. The
falls on his side. It's worth ten '. .' .,- to be free. ladies

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