Game Birds at Home

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Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1895 - Game and game-birds - 219 pages
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Page 2 - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA : Its Valleys, Hills, and Streams ; Its Animals, Birds, and Fishes ; Its Gardens, Farms, and Climate. 121110. Extra Cloth, beveled, f 1.50. " The result of twelve years' experience in that noted region.
Page 40 - Before crossing look to the right, then to the left, then to the right again to make sure the road is clear.
Page 77 - Its pictures of scenes both comic and tragic give a truer and better idea of army life, in camp, campaign, battle and hospital, than any book I have ever examined, while the etchings of the renowned Forbes are true to life."— GEN. W. H. GIBSON, of Ohio. FORDS, HOWARD, & HULBERT, 47 East Tenth St., New York.
Page 17 - BOBWHITE AS AN OBJECT OF SPORT. Edwyn Sandys says of the bobwhite: "He truly is the king of his race; and not alone, that, for, in the opinion of hosts of enthusiastic sportsmen, he is the best bird that flies.
Page 76 - ... in the most entertaining way. It is a book to lie on the family table and to be often and enjoyably perused.'" — Christian Standard, Chicago. -' Contains much new and valuable information in regard to Lincoln's life and personal character. From it we get a definite impression of life at the White House during the first four years of the war, as well as some idea of Executive methods during those troublous times.
Page 5 - to the majority of sportsmen the love of nature is the principal element in the love of hunting.
Page 77 - The old soldier can take it up and read it to his boys, and as the flood of memory rushes on his brain, and a spark of the old fire kindles in his...
Page 103 - ... beat, but with stiffened wings that made it hiss beneath them, rode down the darkening air. Sprigtails and other large ducks came sliding down on long inclines with firmly set wings that made all sing beneath them. Blue-winged Teal came swiftly and straight as the flight of a falling arrow, while Greenwings shot by in volleys or pounced upon the scene with the rush of a hungry hawk. In untold numbers the old Gray geese, too, came trooping in, though few came near enough to give us a fair shot....
Page 105 - ... suddenly upward, belaboring the air with heavy strokes, and just as I turned the gun upon them a mass of bluebills, with the sound like the tearing of forty yards of strong muslin, came in between, and just behind me I heard the air throb beneath the wings of the mallards I had first intended to shoot at. The gun wabbled from the second mallards to the bluebills, and then around to the...

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