THE HUNTSMAN AT THE GATE by Almet Janks

THE HUNTSMAN AT THE GATE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A short morality tale of the hunting field should have a wide appeal to foxnunters throughout the country. For the Huntsman, after a trying day, jumps a five-sarred gate, finds himself on a lonely road, blows his horn and heads for the answering fall. He comes to a house, where he is expected, puts on the clothes laid out for him and joins a hunt dinner in which the conversation, and his companions, gradually prove the finer ethics of the sport, from both the human and the foxes' point of view. And with his forgiveness by an unreconciled fellow-diner, the Huntsman wakes at last to the fact he is dead. Hunts of all kinds and under all conditions embellish the story, while Edward Shenton's black and white illustrations complement it. Nice for a gift as a sporting book -- and less expensive than most.

Publisher: Lippincott