The moor and the loch

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Pagina 73 - We must submit to all this for the, good that's to come" — until lie mentioned the necessity of removing the dunghill from before the window. Her Highland blood could not endure so audacious an inroad upon her freedom : she determined to make a stand upon this odoriferous ground, proverbial for inspiring pluck even into the craven. With an attitude of defiance, and her fists firmly stuck in her sides, she bawled out, " Deed, Major, ye may tak our lives, but ye'll no tak our midden I .'
Pagina 31 - Should you see hoopers strong on the feed, nearly out of range of your gun, in place of taking the random shot, try to prevent their being disturbed, and return at dusk of evening or grey of morning, when they will most likely have come pretty close to the shore, especially if any little rivulets run into the loch near — this rule applies to most water-fowl. . If a swan be alarmed by an enemy on shore, his wont is not to fly, but to swim majestically away.
Pagina 92 - I had, unfortunately, so placed myself as only to command the nest-tree, never doubting that it would light on this before it settled upon the nest — but I was out in my reckoning ; as soon as it had tolerably re-assured itself, it rose perpendicularly in the air, and came down upon its nest like a stone. The manner in which I was concealed prevented my getting V a flying shot ; so nothing remained but to fire through the nest, which proved a sufficient defence, as the kite flew away, and never...
Pagina 6 - This may in part be attributed to the advance of cultivation ; but I cannot help thinking the Blackgame have a good share in driving off the Grouse, as I know of one instance where the former were killed off, and the latter again returned to their old haunts. I believe it is also more than suspected that the Capercailzie, wherever they are introduced, have a great inclination to dispossess both.
Pagina 22 - He never gives a whimper, if ever so keen, and obeys every signal I make with the hand. He will watch my motions at a distance, when crawling after wild-fowl, ready to rush forward the moment I have fired ; and in no one instance has he spoiled my shot. I may mention a proof of his sagacity. Having a couple of long shots across a pretty broad stream, I stopped a mallard with each barrel, but both were only wounded : I sent him across for the birds ; he first attempted to bring them both, but one...
Pagina 58 - Many people think a loch injured by pike: on the contrary, unless very numerous, as in Loch Menteith, I have seldom seen one much worth fishing without them; always excepting those where the Loch Awe trout or gillaroo are to be found. If a man prefers killing eight or nine dozen, with scarcely a halfpounder among them, to a dozen fine trout from...
Pagina 103 - I fired. Puss gave an active bound at this unlookedfor attack, and took her leave with far less ceremony than she made her entree. " I had just re-loaded, when my guide appeared with a breathless malediction on my gun. He had seen my friend going down the mountain, but quite beyond recall, and, when returning to me, had stumbled on the ptarmigan, most conspicuously perched on the top of a rock. He was in the act of taking his marks, to know the place again, in the hope of finding me, when my shot...
Pagina 91 - When out breaking a young dog upon the Perthshire moors, I put up a grouse, which, after flying some distance, was pursued by a blue falcon. The poor grouse, seeing it had no chance, dropped down in the heather ; but it was too late, the hawk was directly above. It immediately alighted, searched the heather for a minute, and presently the grouse fluttered out before it. I saw the chase for about ten yards, when they ran behind a hillock ; and on my going up to the place, the falcon rose, and there...
Pagina 10 - If the dog understands the business, he will ' chop' a great many in a day. On a moor in Roxburghshire I saw a sheep-dog, accompanied by a young farmer, perform to admiration. I had the curiosity to watch their proceedings, until I saw the dog snap up a young grouse quick as thought. The other plan is to set traps on the peat-stacks or in the green springs, where the birds come to drink and to eat small insects. This last may be continued all the season.
Pagina 23 - To eTect this he must creep cautiously forward to the first point that will command a view of the shore for some distance ; then, taking out his glass, he must reconnoitre- it by inches, noticing every tuft of grass or stone, to which...

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