100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

July 29, 1916

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

Y at­ten­tion was first drawn to­wards bats by dis­cov­er­ing one in my bed­room, cling­ing to the case­ment cur­tain. I seized my ten­nis rac­quet, mean­ing to switch the un­wel­come vis­i­tor out the open win­dow, but as I watched the lit­tle crea­ture I felt I could not treat it with any harsh­ness. So I put the rac­quet away and took the bat in my hands and was sur­prised to find what an in­tel­li­gent lit­tle face it pos­sessed. At last, rather re­luc­tantly, I watched it fly away with that pe­cu­liar dart­ing, curv­ing flight which we usu­ally as­so­ciate with a but­ter­fly and which ap­pears so aim­less.


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