100 years ago in July 28, 1917

Country Life Every Week - - TOWN & COUNTRY NOTEBOOK -

WHILE rid­ing through a field the other day closely fol­lowed by a dog, I was star­tled by a sud­den noise. On look­ing round I saw that the dog had dis­turbed a pair of par­tridges and their brood. The dog sprang af­ter the young birds, but the par­ents at­tacked him fiercely. They pecked and bit at him till he fled in ter­ror, chas­ing him for more than 50 yards while the young ones es­caped. The dog has a pas­sion for killing birds and is not at all a cow­ard. The par­tridges were, how­ever, so sav­age that he had no thought for any­thing but self preser­va­tion. He is a rather large mon­grel wire­haired fox-ter­rier.—sybilla Kirk­land Ve­sey

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