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Related article: held Clinker well in hand.. Radi- cal, as I expected, when close to the gate, turned right across Clinker. I stuck the spurs in, knocked Douglas over the gate and sent Radical heels over head, and lying on this side of it. Douglas did not lose his horse, his snaffle-rein was fastened to his wrist, and he was soon back again and mounted : but it fin- ished the match effectually. I turned round, jumped the corner of the fence and gained such a lead that he never got near me again. I suppose in these shop- keeping days killing a man in that way would be brought in • Wilful Murder.' Not so in 1826 : the verdict would have been • justifiable homicide.* " There were some queer scenes too in the hunting-field in those days, when the whip occasion- ally played the part I have de- scribed it as playing in the hands of some old-time jockeys. Dick Christian, the famous rough rider, used to tell a story of how he and Bill Wright got on ill terms through a misunderstanding — Bill believing wrongly that Dick had been finding fault with a horse the other was trying to sell. I will give the anecdote in Dick's own graphic phraseology. ** Bill Wright, of Uppingham, was a good-hearted chap, but given to such very vulgar language. Bill and me were always very par- tikler intimate — boys together in the racing stables. We once quarrelled out hunting with Lord Lonsdale. If we didn't get to horse- whipping each other ! — we did, indeed ! — for three miles straight across country, cut for cut. It was from Preston Gorse in the Prior's Coppice country. All the gentlemen shouted * Well done, Dick ! ' « Well done, Bill ! ' It pleased them uncommonly. We took our fences reg'lar all the time. If he was first over he stopped for me. If I'd a have fell, he'd have Timoptic 0.5 jumped on me, and, blame me, if I wouldn't ha* jumped smack on top of him. We fought back hand, or any way we could cut. Dal ! I was as strong as an elephant then. We pulled our horses slap bang against each other. He gives me such tinglers on the back and shoulders, but I Generic Timoptic fetches him a clip with the hook end of my whip on the side of his head — Buy Timoptic such a settler — and gives him a black eye. Then I says, * Bill, will you have any more, 'cos I'm ready prepared for you ? * But he'd got his dose for that day. Six weeks after that, Reeves, the landlord of the Falcon at Uppingham, says to me, * What's this between you and Bill ? I'll stand a bottle of wine to see you make it up. Let's send for him.' * Well,' I says, * I don't malice him if he don't malice me ; * so he comes, and though we was rather awkward at first, after we'd had a glass we shook hands and cleared up our differences, and after that we was like brothers. Lord bless thee, if you want to like a man thorough there's nothing like fighting him first." 366 [Mat The Sportsman's Library. Very timely is the appearance of this revised edition of Mr. Frederick Halford's ** Dry Fly Fishing."* Few men possess the many qualities necessary to make a really expert fisherman, and fewer still combine with those qualities the ability to impart their knowledge on paper, how- ever well they may be able to coach a pupil at the river- side. Mr. Halford is one of the latter. Readers of the delightful articles contributed by ** Detached Badger " to the Field, know that they are following the fortunes of a man who has few superiors when matched against the edu- cated trout of our chalk streams, and the first Timoptic Drops edition of his work proved his talent as an Timoptic Xe 0.5 instructor. The new edition has had the ad- vantage of the author's longer experience, and also of the help- ful criticism of angling friends. Too often the disciple of the floating fly method adopts an attitude of pitying contempt to- wards the sunk fly; so wide a difference does he discover be- tween the two that one might suppose dry fly Timoptic Xe fishing is to wet fly fishing what picking your bird is to blazing into the brown. Mr. Halford is far too good a sports- man to ridicule the time-honoured form of sport ; he greatly prefers the method he is at such praise- worthy pains to teach, but does not seek to minimise the skill required for success with the drowned fly. His frankness con- cerning the drawbacks of dry fly fishing is in keeping with this attitude. ** A dry fly fisher must expect to miss an abnormally large proportion of rises, owing to the small flies he uses, and some of our * "Dry Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice." New and revised edition. By Frederick M. Halford. (Vinton & Co.). 155. friends are apt to quote this as aa arf~- ment against the Hampshire school, kx- getting that even if an undsly la^ proportion are missed, yet in p^^ices, aiid on days hot, bright and calm, n-tiea tk sunk fly is utterly hopeless, the chilk stream Hsher will rise fish after fish, and y> excitement will be kept up by hopes Timoptic Eye Drops and judicial comparison. It is the difference between seeing your stag, stalking and mis^og, aod tramping the hills without seeing game. The care and minuteness with which the author describes the several modes of casting under varying conditions of wind and surroundings cannot be too highiv commended, and equally deserv- ing of study are his many valuable hints for extricating one's tackle from those frequent mlsha;^ which befall a score of times ia a day's fishing. In regard to the much discussed question of the ability of fish to discriminate be- tween shades of colour, Mr. Halford belongs to the school which adopts a middle course: which school, we think, has the largest number of pupils. He holds that judgment as to where, how and when to place the fly is of greater importance than the exact shade of colour. The author's careful directions fo: mastery of the several styles ot casting are admirably pictured by Mr. D. Moul, who can evideniiy handle his rod as cleverly as his pencil. Witness the frontispiece here reproduced, showing an angler in the act of scientificallv using the landing net. Short of a course of personal instruction from the author, the ambitioas dry fly pupil could not better equip himself for success than by careful study of Mr. Halford's ** Dry Fly Fishing" and " Dry Fly Entomology."