Chasing their tails
HUNTING correspondent Lionel Dawson is forced to rise at 5am ‘fortified only by a glass of iced water and a cigar’ to go hunting. He remembered George Evans of the Hampshire Hunt, who said of an illplaced member of the field: ‘There’s a fool born into the world every day of the year and every one of them comes and hunts with me’ (October 27, 1966).
A letter in response from a friend of Mr Evans runs: ‘On at least one occasion George was rendered speechless. He jumped, or rather burst through a hedge into the lane, where he found a small Austin Seven of ancient vintage occupied by two old ladies. One of these stuck her head out of the window and said: “It’s no use George, we aren’t two bloody old bitches and we haven’t headed your bloody fox”’ (November 17, 1966).