Well and truly out­foxed

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

MANY of your read­ers with chick­ens will have lost flock to foxes over the years. We cer­tainly have, so I was de­lighted to find this mo­saic on the floor of the basil­ica of Santa Maria e San Donato on the Vene­tian is­land of Mu­rano. The the­o­log­i­cal theme, ap­par­ently, is divine vig­i­lance over­com­ing cun­ning, but I was struck by the sim­ple good hu­mour of the 12th-cen­tury artist as well as by the sur­pris­ingly car­toon-like por­trayal of two chick­ens out­fox­ing Mr Fox. Rob Step­ney, Ox­ford­shire

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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