A holy day’s hunting
AT a meet of our hunt yesterday, we were surprised and charmed to be joined by the local vicar, who first blessed hounds, then us and our horses. He announced himself to be a keen countryman and said he was about to take delivery of two spaniel puppies so that he could go rough shooting, this being what his salary could afford. We rode off feeling very fortunate and had a safe and happy day.
The hunt secretary said that he doubted any of us had ever been blessed at a meet before, but surely there must have been other hunts as blessed as ours? Rothes Miller, South & West Wilts Hunt